Country: Ukraine Department: International Programs Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work: International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
The Child Protection / Psychosocial Support Technical Supervisor will support all CP / PSS programming for the country’s response, primarily in the designated areas of eastern Ukraine, and will support directly one Psychologist and 2 program staff as well as monitor IMC’s partnership with local partners for the implementation of various CP/PSS projects.
The MHPSS/CP TS also serves as the co-chair of the MHPSS working group, with representation in Kyiv (as co-chair) and Mariupol (chair) as well as through focal points in Kramatorsk, Severodonetsk.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Coordinate the CP/PSS programming for the country, including strategy development and monitoring of multiple projects. Ensure case-management recording systems are in place, effective and utilized Manage the CP/PSS team; support with team-building, performance reviews, and professional development of staff Closely work with local NGO partner(s) and relevant government focal points for the implementation and monitoring of CP/PSS projects Provide continual technical guidance and support for CP/PSS-related trainings and supervision as needed Prepare and implement a Training of Trainers (ToT) program on PFA and other relevant topics and support national trainers to roll out trainings Support the development and appropriate use of CP/PSS referral pathways with partner NGO(s) and external service providers to strengthen links to available MHPSS- and Protection-related services In collaboration with local partners, engage community leaders, community-based organizations, and other service providers in supporting beneficiaries to access CP/PSS services as well as ensuring their feedback for quality monitoring and accountability Design, co-ordinate and oversee timely and contextually appropriate mental health and psychosocial needs assessments consistent with IASC (2013) and WHO/UNHCR (2012) Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Needs Assessment Guidelines Lead the development of CP/PSS-related IEC materials Oversee monitoring and evaluation of CP/PSS programming, and development of M&E tools and collection and analysis of program data Prepare CP/PSS reporting on a regular basis, as the focal point for the CP/PSS team Work closely with support departments to support program administration and the logistical implementation of activities in program sites Coordinate regularly with other teams, for example Gender based Violence team, for integrated approach to activities and trainings Work with local coordination mechanisms and groups to orient national and international actors on the “IASC Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings”, Child Protection principles & Minimum Standards (CPMS) Participate in and contribute to Child Protection and MHPSS sub-clusters and actively work with and coordinate with other local and international agencies and organizations engaged in MHPSS and CP programming and services, advocating for best practices and adherence to IASC MHPSS guidelines.
Code of Conduct
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.
Qualifications: The qualified candidate will be a mental health and psychosocial professional (Psychologist, clinical social worker, or child protection specialist) with experience in CP and PSS program coordination Experience
Minimum of 4 years of professional experience coordinating CP/PSS projects in humanitarian settings Knowledgeable in and experience following IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in Emergencies and Child Protection principles & Minimum Standards Demonstrable technical expertise in the assessment, design, and delivery of responses to pre-existing and emergency-induced CP/PSS needs Training experience required; capacity and proven track record in national staff and partner training and capacity-building Experience with and knowledge of coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs Cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issues Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions with limited supervision Extremely flexible, and have the Ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively Creative and able to work with limited resources Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written Competency
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the responsibilities specific to the job, as well as the ongoing capacity to stay abreast of changes in job functions Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other employees. Maintains good work relationships both internally and externally and has the ability to work productively as a team as well as their own Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within different cultural environments Demonstrates the ability to make good decisions about what should be done given a specific situation. Thinks carefully before taking action and behaves appropriately for the circumstances. Strong organizational, planning and supervisory skills. Ability to work with minimal oversight and self-motivated Demonstrates the ability to use creativity, reasoning, past experience, information and available resources to resolve issues. Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. Takes responsibility for actions, decisions, and outcomes. Can confidently take the lead role on a team, if and when necessary. As applicable to the 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.