1: Implementation and monitoring of the Baby Friendly Spaces program activities in the refugee camp.
§ Ensure monitoring of the operational quality, effectiveness and access of the program to meet beneficiary needs.
§ Through the psychologists/supervisors and counselors, ensure follow up of beneficiaries is adequate.
§ Assist in training the psychosocial team and assure very close supervision and support in the field.
§ Monitor measure and if needed propose and implement improvements on the psychosocial activities based on the context.
§ Ensure that the mental health and child care practices are well mainstreamed within the ACF interventions, particularly with nutrition.
§ Collect and ensure the quality of data on mental health, psychosocial and care practices issues in the different sites and to strengthen our analysis and comprehension of the refugees.
§ Contribute in the development of mental health and care practices strategy.
2: Management of the project team
§ Recruit psychosocial personnel (psychosocial workers).
§ Ensure initial and on-going training of psychosocial staff on psychosocial activities.
§ Participate in the development of job descriptions and organizational charts for the team.
§ Strengthen good team cohesion through the organization of internal communications for the psychosocial team: work meetings, coordination meetings, training/ workshops.
§ Participate in various organized meetings, briefings on the operation of the base and the ACF mission, relations with support services (log/admin), etc.
§ Anticipate and manage, in collaboration with the HR, any potential conflicts internal to the team through mediation, communication, assessment, individual interviews, or any other method appropriate to the situation
§ Coordinate activities closely with the nutrition team with the various actors present in the field (health facilities, NGOs ...).
§ Communicate with management committees in the camps or areas identified for the smooth operation of activities.
§ Represent ACF in meetings, visits and thematic forums related to mental health at field level (also Protection and GBV) as needed.
§ Participate and share information with other program managers and Technical Support in technical meetings as well as general ACF meetings.
4: Logistics and administrative management for the program
§ Prepare the purchase request for required items and submit them to the logistics department.
§ Ensure that the list of needs is in line with the program budget(s).
§ Ensure, with logistics, the weekly programming, daily if necessary, of all of the logistics resources for the program (vehicles, items etc.)
§ Responsible for inventory management and "quality control" of inputs (equipment for the BFS, etc...), in collaboration with logistics.
5: Reports and capitalization of the project
§ Ensure timely submission of donor, monthly and situational programmatic reports as requested by the country office, HQ or the funding agency.
§ Contribute in the capitalization of the Baby Friendly Spaces program.
§ Participate in the drafting of project proposals in collaboration with other managers and the Technical Support.
§ Provide due support and/or participate in any external/internal mental health, nutrition or health related assessments within the camps and host communities.
6: Strictly respect confidentiality:
§ Ensure that confidentiality of data, property of project beneficiaries and of ACF is strictly respected.
Respect confidentiality of clinical interviews apart from dealings with the psychologists in charge.
Educational Qualifications: BA or MA/MSc in Psychology from a recognized College/University
Required skills and characteristics: 3/5 years of Clinical Experience– Project and Team Management or Supervisory Experience – Good communication (written and oral) – Adaptation capacity especially in hardship areas – Training or Capacity Building Experience – Attentive/Compliance with organizational rules – Sense of confidentiality – Respect for cultural diversity – Maturity – Humanitarian experience an asset – Good knowledge of English, Amharic, and Nuer languages (is a plus)
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