The Mental Health & Psychosocial Coordinator (MHPSS Co) launches the MHPSS interventions, enforces the mission’s MHPSS strategy and the quality of current and future programmes during the design, implementation, and evaluation stages.
The MHPSS Co will contribute to the identification of programmatic priorities through needs assessment, the design and guidance for MHPSS programming in Colombia, as well as any other areas where needs are identified.
In addition, the MHPSS Co will ensure that MHPSS programs are implemented in accordance with international standard protocols, guidelines and best practices, providing support to programme managers and directly to national MHPSS staff.
S / he will promote quality of care in all PUI services.
Evaluation / Strategy : S / he takes part in launching and developing the operating strategy and proposes new services to respond to needs identified in the target country.
S / he carries out MHPSS monitoring for the country and analyses strengths and weaknesses from the point of view of public health
Programmes : S / he provides functional support, related to technical aspects during programme implementation.
Representation / Coordination : S / he ensures PUI’s representation to partners, donors, and authorities within the sector, in the technical field of expertise, and ensures that information about the mission is properly distributed.
Human Resources / Training : S / he supports the MHPSS team (PUI employees), provides support to project managers for recruiting technical staff and oversee the technical training activities on the basis of identified needs.
Logistics and Administration : S / he ensures the activities for which s / he is responsible comply with logistical and administrative procedures.
Safety : S / he contributes to compliance with safety rules within the mission and communicates any safety-related information to the Head of Mission.
Clinical Psychologist (or Psychiatrist) with at least 3 years of clinical experience and implementing MHPSS programs
Humanitarian (previous experience with NGO)
International (previous working experience abroad)
Technical (in managing MHPSS related projects)
Good written communication skills
Knowledge of programs management
English and Spanish are mandatory