Jobs in Uganda - Senior Mental Health Officer Job at International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

Senior Mental Health Officer Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 07 October 2021

Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee

Job Details:

Requisition ID: req20299
Job Title: Senior Mental Health Officer
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Location: Bidibidi, Uganda

IRC Background:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community based organizations, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, economic recovery and development, protection, and prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV). IRC has its country office in Kampala and works in Yumbe/Bidibidi, Arua/Imvepi and Omugo, Kitgum, Moroto, Kiryandongo and Kyegegwa/Kyaka.
IRC is the lead health, nutrition and protection IP for UNHCR implementing in the whole of Bidibidi settlement. The IRC is part of the inter-agency coordination forum as well as participating in the various technical working groups at settlement and district level (Nutrition, Mental health, health, Protection, GBV). With funding from BPRM and UNHCR, the IRC is implementing Women Protection and Empowerment activities including the provision of comprehensive response services to survivors of GBV and conducting GBV prevention activities within Bidibidi settlement.

• The psychiatric clinical Officer coordinates Mental health and Psychosocial activities across his catchment the area, Represents IRC in MHPSS technical working Group meetings within his area of jurisdiction and collaborates with other agencies / institutions to ensure effective coordination and referral of cases.
• He / She shall ensure integration and provision of proven and highly standard MHPSS services both psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological to the Beneficiaries in all IRC supported PHC Facilities.
• He / she shall provide mental health and psychosocial support services to beneficiaries in the covid-19 treatment units, isolation units and quarantine centers.
• He / she shall assess, diagnose, manage mental health patients, and prepare cases complex mental health disorders for case conferencing with the Mental health Officer, medical officer or mental health Technical Advisers or Visiting Psychiatrist.
• He / she shall build capacity of fellow staff through CMEs in MHPSS using the, UCG, DSM-V, mhGAP-HIG and he will act as a link between Protection and Health programming in facilities to ensure Protection and PSEA mainstreaming in PHC facilities supported by IRC with in his / her Jurisdiction.
• He / She will ensure effective custody and utilization MH DEPT supplies, participate in the routine data collection and reporting pertaining the IRC MH indicators and HIS.
• He / She shall directly lead, mentor and Supervise a Registered or Enrolled Mental health nurses attached to facilities in his catchment.
• He/she shall lead mass awareness campaigns in the community to raise demand for professional MH service utilization and to fight stigma associated with Mental health.

Professional Standards
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Deadline for receiving applications is October 7th, 2021

• Minimum of 2 years of practicing clinical mental health care to children, adolescents, and adults.
• Knowledgeable in and experience following IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in Emergencies and international best practices on the integration of MHPSS into primary health care settings.
• Ability to work within a team structure or independently, flexible, and can cope with stressful workload.
• Honest, hardworking and a self-motivated person.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within different cultural environments.
• Experience working in the region
• An excellent command of verbal and written English NB clerkship skills in JUBA Arabic, Kakwa, Acholi and Aringa is an added advantage.

Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2021-09-26




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