Mental Health Field Officer

Posted by Jobgurus Services - VERIFIED EMPLOYER VERIFIED29 Jan 10:42 amYola North, Adamawa

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer

Locations: Adamawa

Main Responsibilities

Assesses the affected communities in the northeast
Identifies needs for psychosocial support and develop a program to response to those needs
Develops activities for psychosocial support program, implement them and provide accurate reports
Conducts extensive field activities to implement and monitor the program
Identifies key community actors who will receive intensive trainings and coaching in basic psychological support
Develops training program and trains persons involved in MHPSS activities
Coordinate volunteers to implement MHPSS activities
Required Qualifications

University degree in Psychology.
Post graduate degree in Clinical Psychology, Counselling or Medical Doctor specialized in Psychiatry or similar degree is highly desirable
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in clinical and/or community mental health and psychosocial programs
Experience working with the psychological effects of war political violence or other traumatic events highly desirable.
Group facilitation skills, training and supervision experience.
Able to use Microsoft office efficiently
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, fluency in Kanuri and Hausa is an asset
Good knowledge of the political, social and cultural assigned environment
Personal Attributes:

Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
Team leadership and good communication skills
Flexibility and ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative
Team work and partnership working skills
Willingness to learn and support others in their learning
Highly developed analytical, planning and organising skills
Ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative
Method of Application
Interested and qualified should send their application letters, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to Email


Please clearly indicate "Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer" as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)
Late application will not be considered
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

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