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National MHPSS Program Manager – International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement

National MHPSS Program Manager – International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement; October 26 2023



Organization: International Medical Corps (IMC)

Position: National MHPSS Program Manager

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Full time

Deadline: Oct 27, 2023





Job Description

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A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those hit by disaster, and offers the skills needed to rebuild stronger. We train people – giving communities the tools and knowledge to be self-reliant and be their own best First Responders when disaster strikes again.

International Medical Corps focuses on the delivery of community-based primary health care.  We emphasize training and education, and prioritize hiring local staff – in fact, 96% of our field-based staff and health professionals are recruited from the local community. This helps to ensure that skills and knowledge are passed on and remain long after our programs have ended. Through the integration of specialties like emergency medicine, women’s health, nutrition services, water and sanitation, and mental health into the primary health care setting, we ensure that those we serve receive holistic, comprehensive care. The value of International Medical Corps’ integrated approach to community health and well-being and our emphasis on capacity building through training are critical for the long-term growth of ‘conflict and natural disaster-affected communities’ and ‘fragile states’.




Responsible for supporting the MHPSS Coordinator in conducting various day-to-day operations and strategic implementation of the program and ensuring that the objectives of the projects, with respect to all components are met in an efficient, effective and financially prudent manner.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.



1.            General Managerial task

§  Oversee the development of a matrix necessary for the follow-up of implementation progress that includes deadlines for submission of reports; follow up on indicators, documentation, etc.

§  When requested, develop the monthly budget projections in coordination with finance department

§  Provide recommendations regarding the implementation progress, follow up, budget reallocation of staff and program development.

§  Keep track of all programs spending according to budget lines and available resources.

§  Support program strategy development and updating, proposal development, prepare draft narratives and assist in budget design, as well as other necessary documents.

§  Oversee reporting in coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team.

§  Liaise with relevant stakeholders, including MOH, MHPSS TWG Members and represent IMC in coordination mechanisms and external meetings and events

§  Develop and implement plans for MHPSS assessments and research

2. Support Program development

§  Regularly assess new developments and needs in the country, including new gaps and potential areas of intervention in Mental Health and Psycho-social support interventions.

§  In collaboration with MHPSS program Coordinator, identify potential areas for new projects and prepare concept notes and project proposals

3. Program Follow up

§  Ensure that service provision and capacity building are implemented according to the work-plan.

§  Oversee the documentation process and ensure all necessary documentation is filed and backed up appropriately, ensuring the confidentiality and privacy of all sensitive information.

§  Ensure that support to and supervision of all MHPSS staff is conducted in a timely manner by allocating specific persons to specific tasks and developing individual work-plans and supervision plans as necessary.

§  Ensure that programming and implementation are on track as per the projects indicators and any deviations of are reported in good time.

3. Monitor spending and budget pipelines Organizational follow up:

§  Assist in the development and improvement of MHPSS work systems and procedures

§  Meet regularly with the MHPSS staff to discuss implementation progress and check on the filing system, documentation process and implementation on program activities via regular field visits

4. Reporting:

§  Follow up with the M&E department regarding the collection of data from the field and reporting.

§  Review reports and timely submission

Perform other duties as assigned.

§  The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive. Be flexible and be able to give assistance with different activities not included in this primary job description.




Job Requirements




§  MSc/BSc degree or above in mental health/Psychiatry or clinical psychology or other related field of study.

§  Three years’ relevant experience on clinical and two years on program implementation and management

§  Familiarity with national and international standards and guidelines for MHPSS programming and coordination.

§  Familiarity with IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psycho-social Support in Emergency Settings

§  Good knowledge of the mhGAP, community based mental health, Psychological First Aid and other MHPSS interventions and tools

§  Ability to work well with a cross-cultural team, in conflict and post conflict settings and under pressure.

§  Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret technical information in both English and local language.

§  Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources

§  Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior management in the field and HQ, counterparts, government representatives and other stakeholders

§  An excellent command of verbal and written English and local languages

Compliance & Ethics:

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these standards to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.




How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter and CV by clearly stating the position and location  that you are applying for through On OR before October 27, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.



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