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MHPSS Psychologist HND / BA / BSc Job

2024-06-14 09:18   Medical / Healthcare   Yobe   37 views
Job Details

Position Summary:
The overall purpose of the job is to provide technical support in mental health and psychosocial support activities, supporting training programmes for the PSS Counselors, provision of quality assurance supervision, recording learning and coming up with adaptable intervention approaches to support effective implementation of the project goals and objectives.
The Psychologist will be working across 3 LGAs- Fune, Gujba and Geidam LGAs in Yobe State
Main responsibilities:

Providing psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to beneficiaries in need according to MHGAP and other standards protocols in order to improve their psycho-social and mental health conditions
Document progress on cases, maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent, and ensure that data protection protocols are respected
Assisting and training staff members (Case Workers and PSS Counselors) and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MHPSS activities. Facilitate trainings for internal staffs and communities on psychosocial first aid (PFA)
Strengthen community based psychosocial support and peer support group activities standard protocols and procedures set in order to provide the most appropriate management.
Provide coaching and technical support to the field staff in the implementation of structured MHPSS activities for beneficiaries
Carry out all tasks respecting key protection principles, including but not limited to: do no harm, non-discrimination, confidentiality, accountability and need-to-know principles
Participate in collecting the beneficiaries data and liaise with Project M&E Officer for the accurate recording of the activities and according to the internal guidelines
Proactively participate in relevant coordination meetings, as requested by the Project Officer
Submit Weekly, monthly, quarterly reports to the project officer

Note: This job description is not exhaustive and the Officer may be asked from time to time to perform duties over and above those described here. The Officer is also expected to work with survivors of GBV including persons at risk
Experience and Skills

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Social Work, Mental Health, Psychology or related fields
Minimum of 2-4 years of specialized experience in community-based psychosocial support interventions particularly as it relates to social norms change.
Experience working in humanitarian sector is an asset – specifically in MHPSS programs
Familiarity with IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Setting.
Strong communication and facilitation skills
Perfect knowledge of MS Office packages, especially Excel & Word
Good knowledge of counselling and community mobilization methods and tools
Good spoken and written English
Good spoken and written Hausa, with at least one other local language: Kanuri and Marghi, Shuwa, Fulani,
Be committed to AHI’s values as an organization

Behavioral Skills:

Strong interpersonal skills, and teamwork.
Strong communication skills
Ability to work on own initiative and adaptable to changing needs and situations
Flexible, patient and adaptable to a changing environment.
Ability to work under pressure with numerous deadlines, etc.

Company Description
AHI advances this agenda by working with young people, parents, community opinion leaders, youth-serving organizations, government agencies and policy makers to:
Promote and protect young people’s sexual and reproductive health especially, increasing their ability to prevent early pregnanci... read morees, sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS and making informed choices about their sexuality free of discrimination, coercion, and violence; as well as developing competencies to thrive now and in adulthood;
Increase community awareness and action on challenges youth face so that policies and programmes are put in place to effectively address these issues; and
Build alliances to increase the number of government, private sector and civil society programmes offering support and life-enhancing opportunities for young people.
Over the last 26 years, AHI has worked to assure that both private and public sector programmes include comprehensive, gender-sensitive, life skills and rights-based approaches to sexuality education and clinical services for youths. During this period, AHI has developed models that have been adopted and expanded by government and other civil society organizations. Some key accomplishments include:
Successful advocacy for approval of the national education policy for universal access to sexuality education targeted at young people in Nigeria; and development of the National Family Life and HIV Education Curriculum for primary, secondary and tertiary levels in collaboration with education stakeholders.
Facilitating the development of the Family Life and Emerging Health Issues Curriculum for Colleges of Education in Nigeria in collaboration with the National Commission for Colleges of Education(NCCE)
Catalyzing/operationalizing Youth-Friendly Health Services in partnership with stakeholders to promote young people’s access to age-appropriate, gender sensitive, sexual and reproductive health information and services in several states of Nigeria.
Published reviews and situation analyses on the sexual and reproductive health of married adolescent girls in Northern Nigeria and expanding their access to services in four northern states including facilitating the return of married girls to school.
Raising greater awareness about the vulnerabilities of out-of-school adolescent girls in the urban slums of Lagos and facilitating advocacy to improve policy and programming response.