The purpose of the Regional MHPSS Advisor is to promote access among children and families affected by conflict in the Middle East to high quality and well-coordinated MHPSS programming in line with global standards and latest research. This builds on a growing and increasingly well-documented recognition of the critical MHPSS needs in the Syria regional response and other crises in the region, and of the lack of available national and local services, NGO responses, referral mechanisms and documentation for this constantly growing challenge. More specifically, the purpose of the MEE RO MHPSS Advisor is to continue to build a cohesive, well-coordinated and high quality response across multiple Save the Children country offices in order to provide a holistic and integrated approach to addressing the MHPSS needs of children affected by conflict and crisis in the region in general.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
Qualifications and experience
Education to Masters Level within the field of mental health, such as psychology, psychotherapy or other relevant area.
Significant knowledge and experience from the field of MHPSS, including child trauma, resilience & recovery, child development, work with parents & caregivers.
Excellent knowledge and experience in using key tools and approaches, including the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies.
Significant experience working in emergency response, protracted crises or fragile state contexts (experience from the MEE region is a strong advantage)
Strong experience with learning exercises, including management of assessments and evaluations
Proven capacity to technically support, train and coach staff, including remote support
Ability to write clear and effective assessment and project reports
Excellent communication and influencing skills with experience in advocacy
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
A high level of written and spoken English. Arabic is an advantage.
The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
Experience of representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums.
Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Language skills in Arabic
Experience of contributing to successful funding proposals for donors
Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
Contract length: 6 months with possibility of extension
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
Due to the urgent nature of this recruitment, applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates interviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants should therefore apply as soon as possible.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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Location: Amman, Jordan
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Monday 20 August 2018
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified
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