Mental Health Consultant
|Position Location:||Africa - South Sudan|
Consultancy: Mental Health Consultant
Program: Health & Nutrition
Location: Batil Refugee Camp
Relief International is a leading non-profit organization working in 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. RI’s signature approach emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
Relief International (RI) is implementing a UNHCR funded Livelihoods, Environment and Agriculture for Peace (LEAP II) project. The overall objective of the LEAP II project is to improve communities’ resilience and self-reliance through integrated health, nutrition, livelihoods, and environment programming. Relief International has 2 PHCC (primary health care centres ) (Central and West) in Yusuf Batil camp, Maban, providing comprehensive Primary Health Care with integrated nutrition. Services include outpatient consultation (according to South Sudan PHCC/U and IECHC guidelines), EPI, HIV/AIDS/Reproductive Health services (ANC, skilled delivery and PNC), management of SAM and MAM, health education and referral for emergencies and SAM with complications. Relief International also implements the Care Group model as its behavior change strategy.
The IRR project will see the initiation of mental health programming in Batil camp. Mental health interventions will be implemented at different layers of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) pyramid. RI adopts a mental health and pyscho-social support (MHPSS) approach, ensuring that all health and nutrition services are provided in a way that promotes psychosocial well-being, does not negatively affect mental health and is inclusive for people with specific vulnerabilities, including those mental health disorders or survivors of sexual and gender based violence.
Purpose of the consultancy
The Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) consultant will be responsible for supporting the integration of MHPSS into primary health care service delivery in Yusuf Batil camp in line with WHO / UNHCR mhGAP Intervention Guidelines. He/She will be involved in training and developing the capacity of national and refugee staff and providing them with training and supervision as per WHO /UNHCR and IASC guidelines, build a referral link to the other formal service providers and informal community support groups after identifying the mental health needs in the community.
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:
Planned Dates: Maban July 9th – July 31st, 2018.
Due to the urgency to fill the position, applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position may be filled before the closing date of 20th June 2018.
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