Médicos Sin Fronteras en México A.C.

SEEKS

 MENTAL HEALTH ACTIVITY MANAGER

 to work in the INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS

 To join our team in International Projects

(Minimum availability of 6 months)

 

*** Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English ***

THIS JOB PROFILE IS IN ENGLISH SINCE THIS IS THE REQUIRED LANGUAGE FOR THE JOB

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION

Defining, coordinating and monitoring all mental health related activities in the project area including management of staff, ensuring the quality of care and analysing statistics and reports, according to MSF protocols in order to provide the most appropriate support for patients

  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In close collaboration with other medical team members, identifying the needs of MH support in the target population and participating in the definition, planning, organization and update of the appropriate MSF strategy and the Mental Health (MH) activities and its budget. Monitoring and evaluating MH support activities.
  • Reviewing and developing the technical materials, tools, guidelines and documents, and coordinating and ensuring the implementation of all Mental Health standard protocols and procedures set by MSF in order to provide the most appropriate treatment for patients.
  • Planning and supervising, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, potential detection, development and internal communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required.
  • Coordinating and ensuring that Mental Health activities (in and outside health facilities), with the clients are performed with regular follow-up in order to provide the most appropriate treatment for clients with psycho social problems. Ensuring Mental Health team is calm and neutral during sessions regardless of personal feelings and/or beliefs and that the translators are trained about terminology and appropriate behavior during sessions.
  • Mapping and regularly updating the existing Mental Health services, including other INGO’s, local NGO’s, community groups and governmental health services, etc. and maintaining good and regular communication and collaboration with other components of the project according to objectives and context. Identifying possible advocacy issues and informing MC and PC before taking any action. (Note: Advocacy is not under Mental Health Activities Manager accountabilities)
  • Ensuring in close collaboration with medical department, that MH department participates in counselling as well as Prevention Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) and Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VTC) activities when needed
  • Participating in monthly reports according to guidelines (SitRep, statistical report, etc.) and reporting problematic situations and cases with the Medical Coordinator to help with decision making and problem resolution.
  • Ensuring that psychiatric patients coming to MSF facilities receive proper treatment including psychotropic medication and psychosocial support either within an MSF program or thru referral to an appropriate resource.

 

PROFILE

Education and formation

  • Psychology or social work degree or master
  • Or Medical Doctor with psychiatry specialization

Experience

  • Essential 2 year working experience related to the diploma/degree
  • Desirable working experience with MSF or other NGOs
  • Desirable working experience in developing countries

Languages

  • English as primary language (B1-B2 level)
  • Knowledge of French will be an asset

Knowledge

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

Competencies

  • People Management and Development
  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

 

POSITION CONDITIONS

Work Venue:                   Where the needs of the project require it

Profits:                             Monthly remuneration: in the first 12 months, the bonus approximate gross monthly is USD $1,500. From the second year remuneration increases based on experience (previous and acquired) and the level of responsibility in the field. Private insurance coverage that includes medical coverage and hospital, temporary disability and life insurance. The organization also has an arranged medical evacuation if necessary. The expenses of stay in the land are covered: housing, basic services, cleaning and washing. Other expenses such as transportation, visas, transfer to the country of destination and Displacements in the field will also be covered by MSF. Per diem or monthly per diem: mainly to cover meals and small personal expenses.

Start:                                 Depending on the needs of the project

Duration:                          Minimum 6 months

Working day:                   Full time

 

***Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English***

 

The vacancy remains open all year round due to the needs within the Humanitarian Missions

To learn more about life within Humanitarian Missions, we invite you to enter the following link: https://www.msf.mx/proyectos-internacionales

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