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19-372: MHPSS Trainer
Country:Iraq
Department:International Programs
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Job Purpose

The MHPSS trainer will work closely with the MHPSS technical Coordinator to assess, plan, organize, and provide training for MHPSS and MOH Staff at the field and office levels in coordinated efforts with partners involved in a MHPSS consortium. The position is based in Baghdad/Erbil with frequent travel to other governorates and field sites, including Erbil, Ninewa, Kirkuk, Duhok. 

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

  • Plan, organize and provide training based on global guidelines (such as WHO mhGAP Intervention guide, IPT, PM+ etc.) and adapted to the local context and needs. 
  • Provide training in the identification, management and referral for selected priority mental health conditions for general health care providers adapted to the local context. 
  • Provide training on mental health promotion, psychosocial interventions and community outreach for IMC MHPSS staffs. 
  • Provide ongoing on the job supervision and mentoring to trained staff as well as group and individual supervision. 
  • Provide oversight and support quality control for mental health service provision including supervision, chart audits and reporting. 
  • Ensure completion and analysis of pre/ post knowledge tests and on the job supervision checklists. 
  • Facilitate multi-disciplinary team meetings and case discussion among more specialized and general health staff. 
  • Support the integration of mental health at the health facility level by utilizing IMCs MH PHC checklist and standards, providing feedback to clinic and IMC management and supporting sustainable and measurable systems-level integration. 
  • Liaise with IMC country-level staff and HQ Technical Unit (Senior Global MHPSS Advisor 
  • Work within the framework of the IASC guidelines for mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings and Sphere standards as well as WHO MH guidelines 
  • Represent IMC as requested and work collaboratively and in coordination with other agencies, local and international and with relevant government bodies.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications:

Psychiatrist/Psychologist (Master degree) with 3+ years’ experience working on MH and PSS programs, preferably in humanitarian settings. 

Experience

  • Training and supervision experience required. 
  • Experience of developing training materials 
  • Experience and skills in training medical professionals and non-professionals 
  • Previous NGO experience in a crisis setting. 
  • Experience in mental health and protection work with displaced persons, refugees, returnees and vulnerable host communities.

Competency 

  • Ability to work in difficult environment under very basic living conditions. 
  • Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources.
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within different cultural environment.  
  • Trained on Psychological First Aid, PM+, familiar with mhGAP manual (various versions IG and HIG) and community based MH training material as well as previous training experience to multicultural groups; 
  • Good communication, teamwork skills and ability to work independently
  • Networking and negotiation skills
  • Acquired knowledge of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, and IASC Guidelines. 
  • Good command of English and Arabic (speaking & writing). 
  • Excellent command of the use of Microsoft Office especially Outlook, Work, Excel and Power Point. . 

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.