Health Field Officer- Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

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VACANCY: Health Field Officer- Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organization, which assists and protects victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC is currently looking for staff for its support operations in Iraq.
ICRC offers:
• By joining our organization, you will have an opportunity to practice your profession in stimulating, complex, and sometimes challenging environments, where your work can really make a difference.
• You will work with colleagues from various fields of expertise in a cross-cutting manner to help victims of conflict and other situations of violence. You will be dealing with humanitarian situations that require experience, resourcefulness, and innovation to achieve the best possible impact.
• You will work for the oldest major international humanitarian organization in the world, adding to your sense of achievement in alleviating the suffering of people and communities and giving you the chance to promote humanitarian values in these turbulent times.
• You will benefit from a competitive employment package, including different possibilities for career and personal development. You will take part in an onboarding course and follow continuous training, to build your career
within the ICRC and beyond;
• Competitive compensation package, a monthly salary with benefits including (13th salary, IRSP (International Retirement savings plan), medical coverage, life insurance, mobility allowance, and social security scheme).
Job Title: Health Field Officer 2
Level: B2
Duty Station: Iraq – Najaf Sub Delegation
Reports to: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Delegate
Duration of Contract: One-year fixed term contract (with the possibility of renewal to an open-ended contract where performance and competencies are key to be selected for further contractual continuity)
Date of Issue: 22 December 2022
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2023

The Health Field Officer contributes to implementing, running, and monitoring the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities, according to the objectives set out in the health annual planning for this area. She/he has the capacity to oversee programmes with a degree of autonomy and/or deliver services with autonomy and contributes actively to planning and coordinating MHPSS activities at a field level. In particular, the Health Field Officer implements Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities. In the framework of Families of Missing People with an integrated people affected by the violence component – sexual violence included – in health facilities and/or at a community level, and People with Disabilities.

• Implements MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support )programs within his/her area of responsibility and/or field of responsibility;
• Assists the MHPSS ( Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) Delegate or the MHPSS Program manager or Health coordinator in designing operational strategies and planning the MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) program at local and national levels;
• Trains different professionals, community volunteers, and/or external actors.
• Conducts MHPSS assessments to tailor the response to resources and needs identified in the field.
• Provides language/cultural assistance to the MHPSS delegate during the implementation of the program.
• Provides direct MHPSS care when needed, always respecting the privacy and confidentiality of the patients.
• Organizes referral of beneficiaries and performs case follow-up.
• Complying with ICRC standards, setting up culturally and context-appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools, and ensuring regular data collection and reporting.
• Actively participates in the identification of needs and target populations for MHPSS interventions.
• Identifies gaps in the competencies and training needs of the target population.
• Supports the trainees in the clinical assessment (diagnosis and treatment plan) of identified patients.
• Respects always the “Do no harm” principle and acts in the best interest of the beneficiaries.
Education and Professional Experience required:
• 3 to 5 years of overall professional experience with a minimum of 2 years of experience in MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) programs.
• Good connections with local health authorities or groups of interest for the ICRC.
• Experience in training, capacity building of community, and clinical supervision.
• University degree in Medicine, Psychology, or nurse.
• Strong sense of responsibility and adaptability, able to work overtime when needed.
• Highly developed analytical, planning, writing, communication, and organizing skills.
• Fluent command of English and Arabic required.
• Experience in MHPSS training and clinical supervision.
• Monitoring and evaluation skills.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office package (Outlook, Word, Excel).

• Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
• Applications will only be accepted with a valid residency and work permit in Iraq.
• The successful candidate will undergo a three-month probation period.
NB: If you have not heard from us within a Month of receiving your application, please consider your application
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