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Psychological Support Expert

Jhpiego Ethiopia Country Office

Title:       Psychosocial support expert

Salary Grade: The recruitment type is contract with daily allowance without salary. The daily allowance will be 650.00 Ethiopian birr per day and 500 birr monthly mobile allowance in cash. The payment will be done after the confirmatory letter from their assigned district which will be approved by zonal health department. 

No. of positions:    31 (24 in Amhara and 7 in Afar)

Department:  Health facilities/IDP sites in conflict affected zones of Amhara and Afar regions

Date: November 2022

Duration: nine to 10 months 

Summary Scope of Work:

Jhpiego is seeking to hire psychosocial experts with health background for an anticipated post conflict recovery response in Amhara and Afar regions. The position will be based in selected zones of the regions to provide psychosocial support to affected communities in close collaboration with regional and zonal health bureaus.
Under the leadership of regional Human Resource for Health (HRH) in Emergency advisor, the assigned nurse will be responsible to provide essential health care services to communities in conflict affected zones. The position will be temporarily assigned staff specific for the mobile health and nutrition team or part of a service delivery team at the assigned health facility.

As part of the health delivery team, the assigned health worker will be responsible to provide diversified health care services and should be experienced in providing services in emergency context.

The team members should be currently unemployed is expected to fully commit to service delivery in the assigned location. The teams will be deployed to in the areas where public health emergencies occurred based on the zones demand with considering the criteria. The team’s specific health facilities or working areas will be determined by the zonal health department in consultation with assigning health facilities district with advising of regional public health institute. The team will be relocated based on the severity of emergency of health and nutrition needs.

Reporting Structure:

Position Reports To:  Human Resource for Health (HRH) in Emergency advisor

Positions Supervised:  None 

General responsibilities: 

All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • model the mission stated above
  • participate in the business development process
  • contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  •  make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability

Specific responsibilities

Provide day to day service delivery in the assigned IDP site or health facility

  • Provide psychosocial support for the community (mental Health education, Screening, Counseling, diagnosis and refer)
  • Provide emergency psychosocial therapy to cases at working site.
  • Provide onsite psychosocial training for health workers and community volunteers.
  • Conduct other activities given by the zonal health office, health facility leader and supervisor.

Job Requirements

  • First degree in clinical psychology or social work/health with relevant training on psychosocial support who graduated within the last 24 months.
  • Proficiency in common computer packages (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel….)
  • Experience in emergency response/similar setting will have an added value
  • Fluency in local language is desired
  • Thorough understanding of case management and social work
  • Good communication skills with different stakeholders
  • Ability to work under pressure

How to Apply

Applicant are expected to STRICTLY follow the below listed application procedures:

  1. Only qualified and interested applicants can submit application letter and well written curriculum vitae saved in one complied PDF format.
  2. Applicants must make sure their application document is saved by their full name in PDF format.
  4. The job position being applied for must be explicitly stated in the application letter.
  5. Applicants must use this E-mail to submit applications and make sure to state the job position title applying for in the subject line.
  6. Applications not fulfilling the requirements stated above will automatically be rejected.

 Equal Opportunity Employer

The deadline for applications is November 28, 2022.