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Under its global mandate to address GBV in humanitarian settings, and as the lead agency for multi sectoral coordination of GBV, UNFPA is committed to ensuring that persons affected by the different emergencies are protected and that the needs of GBV survivors are met through adequate health responses, psychosocial support, and case management in line with international guidelines and best practices. It is vital that frontline local organizations and first responders have the capacity and competency to provide quality response services and care for GBV survivors to ensure their right to safety from violence and safety in emergencies.

Under the overall supervision of the GBVIE and DRR Project Manager and in coordination with the BYMC Coordinator, Mental Health and Psychological Support (MHPSS) experts will provide mental health and psychosocial support to male beneficiaries, GBV survivors in Temporarily Reception Centers in Una Sana Canton. The main duty of the experts will be to develop, plan and implement occupational/group and individual mental health and psychosocial support sessions based on the client's needs and presenting complaints. MHPSS Expert will provide Case Management services to their clients, through Boys and Young Men Centres. The psychologist will also liaise with other entities to ensure holistic service provision for participants.

Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:

  • University degree in psychology or social work with experience in area of mental health (psychotherapist);
  • At least three years of specialized experience in practicing mental and psycho social support to vulnerable population;
  • Experience in providing MHPSS support to survivors of GBV will be considered as advantage;
  • Psychotherapeutic education and work experience in psychotherapy is highly desirable;
  • Experience in developing and facilitating workshops and trainings;
  • Proven experience in providing survivors-cantered approach;
  • Cross-cultural working experience in the field of community based psychosocial support is desired;
  • Knowledge on IASC guidelines on MHPSS in Emergency is desired;
  • Experience on safe house/shelter management would be an asset;
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment and independently, and to handle requests or issues as they arise;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to confidentiality, data safety and other ethical concerns related to the sharing on sensitive data between humanitarian agencies;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to successfully and effectively liaise with people in a wide range of functions in a multi-cultural environment
  • Working with international standards and legislation would be an asset;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated
  • Fluent knowledge of English is compulsory.

Flexibility and harmonization of work with constant and frequent changes is necessary and required!

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application (CV and Motivation Letter) by email: by 10 September 2021 with the subject line MHPSS Expert Application.