Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Coordinator
|Position Location:||Africa - South Sudan|
Position: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Coordinator
Location: Juba, South Sudan, with at least 60% travel in country
Duration: 6 months
Reports to: Program Director
Relief International is a leading nonprofit 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. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—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.
RI believes that gender equality is a basic right for all people, and it is critical to directly address gender-based discrimination and promote gender equality in order to ensure sustainable development.
The MHPSS Coordinator will be part of Relief International’s South Sudan health team. This is a new position working in a new-subsector for Relief International South Sudan. The MHPSS Coordinator will spend at least 85% of their time delivering technical assistance in-person and remotely to country program colleagues in the field, and coordinating mental health and psychosocial support within the health programmes and in collaboration with other units such as the GBV prevention and response team.
This is a primarily field facing position with the central responsibility focused on program quality. The remaining 15% of their time is spent on influence, advocacy, research, programme development (proposal writing)
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
The MHPSS Coordinator’s specific responsibilities are as follows:
Building technical capacity of country program staff to ensure ongoing program quality and innovation (50%):
Project delivery support (35%):
Engaging in program development and program design (10%):
Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions
This position is based in Juba, South Sudan and requires up to (60%) travel to field office locations within the country, and offers an opportunity to join a diverse and open workplace, with a team committed to inclusion, innovation, and personal development. We also offer:
How to Apply
Interested candidates are required to submit a detailed CV and cover letter by April 4th, 2021. We greatly appreciate your interest in working with RI, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Due to the critical nature of this assignment, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates will be interviewed prior to the closing date that may appear on any of the job boards where this vacancy is posted.
Female candidates that meet minimum qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.
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