3 Senior Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Officer US NGO Jobs – LWF World Service

 

Job Title:    Senior Mental Health and
Psychosocial Support Officer (3 Job Placements)

Organization: LWF
World Service

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to:   Protection
Coordinator

 

About US:

LWF World Service is
the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a
widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20
countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common
quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and
fragmented world.

 

Job Summary:  The Senior Mental Health and Psychosocial
Support Officer will work closely with the Protection Coordinator. The Senior
MHPSS Officer will be responsible for overseeing all MHPSS programming in LWF.
S/he will focus on ensuring technical support for programming, staff capacity
building, MHPSS mainstreaming and coordination at national and sub program
level. S/he will be based in Adjumani with frequent travel to Lamwo and Obongi.
S/He will ensure the project is implemented in a timely and efficient manner
according to the agreed LWF Uganda, and Donor Guidelines, and provide leadership
and coordination for all aspects related to project activities in Adjumani
Sub-Program.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Implement
all planned project activities with expertise and in a manner that leads to
attainment of the project goals and outcomes;

·       
Keep
records of all activities including project assets under custody/use,
beneficiary list, partner list, assets or inputs provided, activity and
monitoring reports, lists of PoC benefiting from the project, etc;

·       
Regularly
develop and share monthly activity plans with the Protection Coordinator;

·       
Ensure
100% implementation of the planned project activities on a monthly basis and
that budgets are not under and over spent;

·       
Develop
activity and budget tracking tool, and use on a monthly basis to track and report
on activity and budget management;

·       
Support
in collaboration and tabulation on a regular basis field data on project
activities carried out and undertake impact assessment using participatory
approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance and impact of the
assistance;

·       
Ensure
that proper mapping of project beneficiaries is done & information shared
in time. Regular visit to all beneficiary sites where project activities are
undertaken, check on progress, offer support as directed by the project manager
in line with the project objectives;

·       
In
collaboration with the PMER unit, lead in development of Tools and ensure
effective deployment and use of the Survey CTO.

·       
Provide
mental health and Psychosocial support services as required.

·       
Provide
supervision to staff offering Mental health and Psychosocial Support services
to PoCs and host community

·       
Ensure
and coordinate quality implementation in line with global and national Mental
health and Psychosocial Support standards and guidelines, protocols and
policies.

·       
Actively
participate/represent LWF in Mental health and Psychosocial Support
coordination mechanisms at national level and sub program level and communicate
relevant information to the team.

·       
Closely
work with relevant government, focal points, UN agencies, NGOs and other
partners for the implementation and monitoring of MHPSS interventions.

·       
Undertake
capacity building for LWF staff and partners on Mental health and Psychosocial
Support (e.g. through training, coaching and mentorship.)

·       
Work
with the program and resource mobilization unit to draft concepts and develop
proposals for future funding.

·       
Lead the
development of MHPSS-related IEC materials.

·       
Oversee
the timely collection and reporting of data/statistics for all subprograms in
line with internal and external requirements and ensure that all stakeholders
are provided with timely updates, following the established reporting
structures.

·       
Lead
MHPSS mainstreaming within LWF and support the same for partners ensuring
integration of MHPSS at the community level.

·       
Other
duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the LWF World Service Senior Mental Health and Psychosocial
Support Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Community
Psychology, Counselling and Guidance Psychology, Social Work or Social
Sciences, Development Studies or equivalents from a recognized Institution.

·       
A
Master’s in the same fields is an added advantage.

·       
At least
five years’ experience in MHPSS response in the humanitarian context.

·       
Solid
experience in networking, capacity building and inter-agency coordination for
MHPSS.

·       
Proven
knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization
projects.

·       
Excellent
interpersonal skills, proven networking, team-building, organizational and
communication skills

·       
Proven
sound judgment and decision-making skills; and Computer literate in MS Office
(Word, Excel, Outlook).

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit an updated CV and Application
letter giving a day time telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three)
work related referees only through our recruitment email,
recruitment.uga@lutheranworld.org

 

Please use the full
job title of the position you are applying for as the subject line

 

Deadline: Friday, 22nd January 2021 by 5:00pm

 

NB: Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted

 

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