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Program Description (Background)
The successful candidate will be assigned to provide technical and programmatic support to existing Middle East MHPSS programs as well as possible expansion of programming. S/he must be able to travel to the field as needed for assigned programs or emergency response. There will additionally be opportunities to work closely with global team to support MHPSS training and supervision guidance and support, and global projects.
The successful candidate can be based anywhere in the world where International Medical Corps has a program office.
JOB SUMMARY: As a member of the HQ TU MHPSS Team, provide technical quality oversight and programmatic guidance and support to global and country-level MHPSS activities and programming
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Program support: Support country teams and provide guidance and oversight in the development and running of culturally appropriate mental health and psychosocial activities, including MH PHC integration, MHPSS case management, Early Childhood Development, Psychological First Aid, designing holistic recreational, vocational and social activities for children and youth targeting refugees and vulnerable populations across the region, peer support programs for people with chronic or severe mental illness, mental health advocacy and other programs in line with global guidelines and IMCs approach.
Proposal Development: Assist country teams in developing further MHPSS programming as appropriate and in the development of project proposals
Standards and principles: Ensure that all MHPSS work is in keeping with IASC guidelines on MHPSS support in emergencies.
Promote global guidelines such as IASC MHPSS guidelines where appropriate opportunities arise
Ensure and promote complementary and holistic coordinated community based MHPSS programming compliance with IMC's MHPSS approach and Technical Unit Guidance notes on minimum and comprehensive quality standards for MHPSS programs.
Crosscutting integration: Provide support to country teams based on identified needs and working to ensure IMC holistic and crosscutting approaches across MHPSS, Nutrition, Health, Child Protection and GBV program areas.
Coordination: Support country level coordination WG efforts, promoting IMC's active participation and/or leadership, and contribution to WG advocacy, coordination and mapping activities.
Support country teams in coordinating activities with relevant Government Authorities, International and National Organizations, advocating for best practices, and partnerships in line with national strategies.
M&E: Develop and employ consistent, standardized tools for monitoring and evaluating processes and outcomes of IMC MHPSS programs across the region, with attention to record of lessons learned through evidence-based practice for the purpose of project replication or expansion.
Representation and visibility: Represent IMC and its MHPSS programs in relevant national and international conferences and meetings.
Travel: Support teams remotely and in person through frequent field visits
Reporting: Regular reporting and updates to TU Senior Global MHPSS Advisor and regional Senior Director
Regular contact with Senior Global MHPSS Advisor about planning, methods and tools used, and progress.
Expected Outputs for each country technical assistance field visit will include:
Field trip report that includes a situational analysis, program(s) assisted, assistance provided, and recommendations for follow up/improvement.
Annexes that include all work products including any new or improved MHPSS tools or measures used during the assignment
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
Additional Technical or Language Requirements
Preferred professional proficiency in Arabic as well as experience supporting MHPSS programs in the Middle East
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