Back A PSYCHOLOGIST - MENTAL HEALTH AND CARE PRACTICES, GENDER AND PROTECTION PROGRAM MANAGER - SINJAR - IRAK

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 20 December 2019

Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim is a non-governmental organization that fights against hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principals- independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, transparency - has been part of its identity for more than 35 years. Its mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. Action contre la Faim focuses its actions on 5 main areas of expertise: Nutrition and Health – Mental Health and Care Practices - Food Security and Livelihoods – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Advocacy. In 2016, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 14.7 million people in more than 49 countries worldwide. www.actioncontrelafaim.org

Contexte : Irak basé à Sinjar

ACF MHCP department is currently working in Ninewa governate (orange and red zone), IDPs camps near Erbil, and IDPs camps and non-camps settlements in Dohuk governate.

The current situation could evolve in any of multiple scenarios. The likelihood of an improvement in the humanitarian crisis as a whole is therefore, and as the conflict continues, the humanitarian consequences increase.

ACF's experience has shown that displacement, loss of points of reference and support, lack of financial resources, breakdown of social structures and uncertainties of the future lead to social, family and individual upheaval. Adaptive behaviours and coping strategies are further eroded by difficult life conditions (precarious accommodation, hygiene, no privacy). Fear, worry, lack of vision for the future and stress are the most commonly cited feelings and highest ranked MH concerns identified during interviews conducted by the assessment team in the current operational area. Direct consequences are:

Development of mental health troubles (especially among vulnerable groups) such as post- traumatic stress disorders, anxiety, depression, violent behaviours, isolation, suicidal passive and active thoughts, psychosomatic symptoms, at risk behaviours) Social disruption and reduced community coping mechanisms of mutual support;

Deterioration of child care practices (poor feeding and hygiene practices, limited psychosocial care) and difficulties in parent-infant bonding can have an impact in the long term on mother and child wellbeing, health and nutritional status;

Increase in sexual, gender based and domestic violence due to stress related to hard living conditions, to uncertainty about the future, to perception of non-control, to unstable environment or lack of activities and also sometimes to the difficulty to express emotions.

Lenght of contract : 13 months, starting as soon as possible

You will be responsible of the implementation of the assigned AFD funded MHCP project, respecting ACF’s strategy, and following ACF’s, international standards, and national policies. The project has a strong component of reinforcement of national System of Health and training of General Practitioners on MH-Gap. You will support the base in identifying new funding opportunities.

More precisely, you will have to :

  • Implementing development oriented program with overall responsability on it's budget and logistics.

  • Strengthing MHPSS technical skills within ACF’s MHPSS programs.

  • Support identification of other funding opportunities at mission level.

The applicant :

You hold a Master’s in Clinical psychology (traumatology will be an advantage) and have at least two years’ experience on a similar position with an INGOs

Experience in program management and implementation, strong experience in team management

Ability to manage priorities & take decisions. Pedagogy and focus on capacity building (team quite young, DPM has started in January)

Very Good proficiency in English (written and spoken), Arabic and Kurdish are advantages.

Demonstrated experience and/or personal commitment to promoting gender equity and equality.

Status : Contract 13 months fixed term contract under French legislation

Remuneration and benefits :

Monthly gross salary from 1600 to 1975 upon experience.

Per diem and living allowance : 454 € (cf eurocost) net, field paid.

+ 12 % of monthly gross salary as country allowance.

+ 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.

+ Child allowance, limited to 5 children.

Transportation and accommodation :

Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.

Individual room in guesthouse covered

Medical coverage : 100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.

Leaves and RnR :

25 days of paid leaves per year.

  • 20 RnR per year.

  • 215 € at each RnR period (averagely every 3 months)

Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference.

Training :

Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©.

Technical trainings at HQ or regional level (averagely 1 per year).

Intermission Workshop once a year.

La participation à des formations externes coûte l’éligibilité de la demande.

This vacancy is archived.

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