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Mental health and psycho social services coordinator (M/F)

Mental health and psycho social services coordinator (M/F)

Cox's Bazar
Bangladesh
Emergency

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in 40 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts.

MdM France has launched a quick assessment in Bangladesh in December 2016 and opened a new mission in February 2017. MdM has succeeded to launch 2 partnerships with 2 local institutions, namely “Gonoshasthaya Kendra” a local non-governmental organization (NGO) specialized in primary health care and community health care and the “Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association”, a lawyer’s association based in Dhaka that aims “to create equal opportunities and equal rights for every woman and child in the country “BNWLA”.
For these two partners, MdM focus its intervention today on capacity building activities on medical and psychological care for Gender Based Violence (GBV) victims.
From 25th August 2017, a massive wave of populations fleeing violence in the Rakhine state in Myanmar crossed the border to find refuge in Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. This unprecedented situation (more than 500 000 new comers arrived in a very fragile area) creates an emergency situation that is very worrying for many stakeholders. MdM now supports BNWLA and GK with this emergency response in camps, settlements and host communities. 
In coordination with relevant national and local authorities, institutional donors and local partners, MdM now wishes to develop more operations in the field of migration, health and human rights, crises and emergencies in case of natural disasters, and mental health and psychosocial support.

Job description

Under the supervision of the emergency coordinator, you are in charge of the following of the activities in order to ensure the quality of mental health and psycho social services in the fields.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:
-Assess the context and needs together with the partner and propose an emergency response intervention in MHPSS
-Manage daily program, including planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, and reporting
-Conduct routine project needs assessments and program reviews
-Develop a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework for partners and MdM MHPSS programs
-Contribute to develop and implement integrated referrals mechanism
-Propose a set up for the MHPSS team, draft/update job descriptions, recruit and train the staff
-Provide technical support and capacity building to partners and MdM national staff
-Assess the quality of MHPSS activities run by the partner in emergency and propose a suitable (and diplomatic) action plan in terms of on the job coaching and training
-Contribute to set up indicators
-Submit data required for donor reports, weekly sitrep reports
-Participate to the coordination meeting and represent MdM to in relevant external meetings

employment condition

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Fixed-term contract
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6 to 12 months

Starting date: as soon as possible
Position based in Cox's Bazar

Single posting

Profile

Clinical psychologist diploma Significant experience on a similar position Experience of work in inter-cultural context and in emergency context Knowledge of public health issues Training and supervision experience required Proven pedagogical and psychological technical expertise Excellent computer skills Languages: English is mandatory French is an asset Resistant to work under pressure and stress Strong organizational and supervisory skills Capacity to create relationships with the communities Ability to create tools and monitoring process Capacity to take initiatives to changing requirements You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

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