Mental Health Officer (LICA NO-B)

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Mental Health Officer (LICA NO-B)

  • Post Date:October 21, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 2 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Health Care
    Qualification Certificate
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number WHOAFG-2022-10-90
    Location Kabul
Job Description

About World Health Organization:

Founded:

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the technical and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership in global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical and implementation support and monitoring and assessing health trends. In Afghanistan, WHO works to improve the health and well-being of all Afghans by preventing and reducing mortality, morbidity and disability and strengthening health services in close coordination with national and international partners.




Job Summary:

Purpose of the Post:

To monitor the implementation and operations of mental health programmes with a special focus on Mental Health services in the designated area in order to facilitate the development of comprehensive plans tailored to the needs

Objectives of the Programme and the immediate Strategic Objective (Overview of the programme):

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, top event, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

Organizational context (Describe the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on the intricacy and difficulty of working environment):

Under the overall guidance of the WHE Team Lead and technical supervision of the Public Health Officer, the incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Public Health Officer who coordinates the mental health programme or in small to medium-sized Country Offices directly under the WHO Team Lead. S/he is expected to perform his/her duties and responsibilities with highest degree of efficiency and sound judgment

Under the overall guidance of the WHE Team Lead and technical supervision of the Public Health Officer, the incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Public Health Officer who coordinates the mental health programme or in small to medium-sized Country Offices directly under the WHO Team Lead. S/he is expected to perform his/her duties and responsibilities with highest degree of efficiency and sound judgment

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected):

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

Evaluates the situation of Mental Health services in the designated area and facilitates the development of comprehensive plans tailored to the needs, achieving results such as:

·        Needs assessment of beneficiaries and evidence-based psychosocial services in the designated are and facilities.

·        Substantive inputs on the formulation and evaluation of joint projects, planning initiatives and developing strategies.

·        Monitoring number of beneficiaries at facilities technically supported by WHO, highlight and deficiencies or gaps and make recommendations for interventions.

·        Production of tools, templates and questionnaires to be used for regional database and analysis or categorisation of regional data sets on mental health and substance abuse.

·        Facilitates implementation of national programmes, strategies and policies in coordination and collaboration with MoH, achieving results such as:

·        Visits to project implementation sites in designated areas to monitor and document projects implementation.

·        Proper implementation of the case-management system and the bio-psychosocial approach by the multidisciplinary team at the clinic.

·        Production of various technical tools and materials that facilitate implementation of Mental Health field activities as needed.

·        Development and revision of technical documents, briefing notes, meeting reports, and other information products. Coordination and monitoring of the dissemination of key technical materials.

·        Participation and substantive input in coordination meetings and activities with partners and stakeholders, e.g. the Mental Health and Psychosocial Coordination Group.

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

·        Contribution to initiatives and activities on human rights and mental health in order to mainstream Mental Health.·        Facilitation of group therapy and group sessions in coordination with the multidisciplinary team.·        Home visits to provide further psycho-social support when needed.

 

Manages training activities to strengthen capacity at various levels, achieving results such as:

·        Identification of training needs for respective target audiences and development of comprehensive plans for capacity building.

·        Preparation of training material tailored to the specific needs.

·        Organisation and delivery of workshops or in-service training activities to various target groups, e.g. implementation of capacity building activities for mental health and general health staff and development and of skills and abilities of beneficiaries through the CMHCs “Community Mental Health Center“ and Our Step Association.

·        Arrangement of community rehabilitation and awareness activities for beneficiaries and their families in coordination with the multidisciplinary team.

·        Assessment of impact of training and capacity building activities.

*Difficulty, Sensitivity, Nature and Importance of Work Relations  

With whom (indicate title only) and for what purpose does the job require contacts?

The Mental Health Officer is the liaison and focal point for a wide array of different partners both at local and international level. The liaison mainly involves development of plans, coordination of implementation and sharing information and lessons learnt. The incumbent delivers capacity building training activities to various target audiences. At times the incumbent directly liaises with beneficiaries of mental health programmes to provide counselling, psycho-education and psychological support.

Job Requirement:

Qualifications Required:

Competencies:

*1. Teamwork

*2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

*3. Communication

4. Producing results

5. Setting an example

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

–      Sound organization skills;

–      Stress and time management skills.

–      Good knowledge of WHO systems, procedures and practices.

 

Educations:

Essential:

First level university degree in medicine is required. A study in Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology would be a definite asset.

Desirable:

Experience:

Essential:

At least 2 years of experience required in the areas of mental health and substance abuse.

Extensive knowledge on public health approach and prevention/promotion models of mental health and substance abuse.

Experience in bio psychosocial causes and models of MNH/SA problems.

Desirable:

Experience or sound knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in Health Action in Crises or experience in UN organization/agencies, international institutions or NGOs. Good knowledge of WHO procedures and policies is highly desirable

 

Languages: Very good knowledge of English and local language. French is an asset.

 

IT Skills:

– Very Good knowledge of Microsoft applications.

– Knowledge of ERP/Oracle applications is an asset.

Criteria

« Screening of the candidates;

Ø Long List – The candidates shall be longlisted base on the minimum qualifications and relevant experience to the Vacancy Notice (VN).

Ø Short List – Further shortlist shall be done base on years of relevant experience, higher education and required skills.

« Assessment method:

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

Ø WHO may conduct written/presentation and interview or combination of the mentioned mediums to select the most qualified candidate.Ø WHO is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply and equally qualified female candidate will be given preference.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit their applications quoting this Vacancy Announcement Number (WHOAFG-2022-10-90) along with their curriculum vitae, copy of civil, educational certificates, and National ID (Tazkira) to below;

 

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

 

ONLY CANDIDATES UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW AND TEST.

ANY APPOINTMENT/EXTENSION OF APPOINTMENT IS SUBJECT TO WHO STAFF REGULATIONS, STAFF RULES AND MANUAL.

Submission Email:

  [email protected]



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