GBV/MHPSS Officer – Action for Social Development and Environmental Protection Organization (ASDEPO) Vacancy Announcement

GBV/MHPSS Officer – Action for Social Development and Environmental Protection Organization (ASDEPO) Vacancy Announcement, February 12 2024



Organization: Action for Social Development and Environmental Protection Organization (ASDEPO)

Position: GBV/MHPSS Officer

Location: 4 (2 for each Woredas)

Employment: Contract

Date of Announcement: February 6 2024

Deadline: February 13 2024




Job Description


External Vacancy Announcement


Work Location: Rural Adwa Woreda of Central Zone or Bora Woreda of Southern Zone Tigray Region

Career Level: Senior-Level (3+ years’ experience)

Employment Type: Contract

Contract duration: 12 months

Salary: As per the organization salary scale

Required Number: 4 (2 for each Woredas)


Job Summary

The GBV/ Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Officer will provide the psychosocial. Emotional and mental health needs for the GBV survivors and mainly be responsible for the day- to-day implementation of MHPSS activities and services with supervision of GBV Coordinator. MPSS Officer also expected to provide individual and group counseling and PFA for refugees and other groups: provide supervision, technical assistance, and capacity building to staffs, oversee and provide technical assistance to incentives, volunteers and social workers to ensure smooth delivery of MHPSS service. S/he will have the overall responsibility for coordinating operations to ensure the timely delivery, effective and efficient implementation of the activities.


Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide individual and group counseling, psychosocial support for IDP and host community members in need of the service
  • Support GBV coordinator with the integration of mental health and psychosocial support into different sectors
  • Develop culturally, age and gender appropriate psychosocial activities for IDP and host communities
  • Work to improve referral linkage and collaboration with relevant partners and collaborators on MHPSS service and management of cases with mental illness and GBV
  • Organize awareness raising and sensitization event, workshop, campaign on mental health topics for IDPs and host communities targeting various age groups
  • Participate in various assessments and surveys including institutional readiness assessntent, MHPSS needs PDM/client service satisfaction survey etc.
  • support project team and trainers during training phase
  • Prepare periodical reports and submit to GBV Coordinator
  • Participate in MHPSS coordination meetings for information sharing, collaboration with partners. referral mechanisms, and advocacy for best practices and IASC MHPSS guidelines
  • Ensure the implementation of MHPSS activities according to the project proposal and plan
  • Ensure the proper identification, referral, and case management of critical mental health cases based on established referral protocols.
  • Ensure proper identification of people with acute stress and enroll to PFA and other MHPSS service
  • Participate in different mental health related implementation at woreda level meeling and TWG represent ASDEPΟ cluster mee
  • Provide MHPSS with in women and girls safe spaces
  • Regular discussion with facilitators and government bodies for quality improvement and reach effective quality standards
  • Collect key MHPSS client data and prepare reports on progress made, together with observations, challenges faced, and lessons learned
  • Documentation of best practices and share to respective technical team for review
  • Other duties as assigned by the line Manager
  • Represent ASDEPO in protection and GBV cluster coordination meeting and at sector working group meetings, coordination meetings as well during other stakeholder meetings (if relevant), and maintain a positive, continuous and visible presence for ASDEPO.
  • Ensure ASDEPO’s mandate is shared and explained to relevant stakeholders.
  • The role holder will have contact with children and/or young people because he/she works at the community level.
  • The role holder should be well acquainted with and act towards ensuring the ASDEPO’s Child Safeguarding Policy inclusive of awareness creation for prevention, reporting, and responding.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and understanding of systemie diversity and cultural differences.
  • Ensure that gender equity is addressed in ASDEPOs staffing and programming


Job requirements




. MA/MSc  or BA/BSc in Clinical and Community Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nurse.

Social Work, Clinical Nurse, Public Health Officer, Counseling Psychology or combination of these or other related fields.


A minimum of 3 years professional experiences in a mental health and psychosocial support projects and provision of MHPSS.


How to Apply


Interested and qualified applicants should submit a short CV (maximum 3 pages) and a covering letter (maximum 1 page which should describe how you meet the requirements for the position).

Applicants can apply directly via or in person at Tigray Region, ASDEPO Mekelle Coordination Office, Adihaki Sub city near to IOM Sub Office. Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application.

ASDEPO strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam

Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

ASDEPO is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process

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