Mental health and psychosocial services coordinator (M/F)

Mental health and psychosocial services coordinator (M/F)


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 more than 45 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

Violence in the northeast of the country has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement. It has disrupted food supplies, seriously hindered access to basic services, and limited agricultural activities. Since February 2016, as humanitarian access is increasing, extreme food insecurity and malnutrition conditions have been revealed in Borno state.
As of 3rd August, 1.82 million people are estimated to be displaced within/from of Borno state, from which 1.63 million actually stayed within the state. Most of them (more than 1.2m) are living in Maiduguri with the host community and others in formal and informal camps.
MdM has started since October 2016 an emergency response to this crisis, in the Borno state. In 2018, MdM strategy in Borno state will focus on improving access to:
1) Free comprehensive PHC services;
2) Quality nutrition treatment for malnourished children;
3) Mental health and psychosocial support;
4) Lifesaving medical care, holistic referral services for survivors of gender based violence.

Job description

Under the supervision of the medical coordinator, you are responsible for technical program support in activities preparation and implementation in order to ensure the quality of mental health and psychosocial services (MHPSS) in the fields.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:
-Manage daily program (planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting)
-Conduct routine project needs assessments and program reviews
-Implement sustainability strategy, ensuring community engagement, mobilization and capacity development
-Supervise the mental health supervisors in the field
-Provide direct technical support and capacity building to national staff, in training development and in program implementation
-Participate in the recruitment processes
-Provide technical support in developing and reviewing MHPSS training packages
-Ensure that all staff receives appropriate and adequate MHPSS orientation 
-Develop a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework
-Contribute to develop and implement integrated referrals mechanism
-Take a lead in MHPSS program development and new proposal writing
-Establish systematic data collection for reports
-Participate to the coordination meeting and represent MdM to in relevant external meetings
-Provide support to remote projects with multiple visits to the projects

employment condition

Fixed-term contract
9 months

Based in Maiduguri with field visits in Damboa
Starting date: ASAP

- 2700 gross monthly salary on 13 months
-Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
-Transportation cost (home-work), vaccines and visas covered
-Guesthouse housing
-22.5 RTT per year
-5 weeks of paid leaves per year
-Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
-Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Single posting


Clinical psychologist diploma Previous similar experience in conflict and post conflict context Knowledge of public health issues Languages: English fluent Capacity to create relationships with the communities, government authorities, INGO and UN agencies Ability to create tools and monitoring process Patience and stress management Ability to work with minimum support and 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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