Marie Stopes International Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement – Mental Health & Psychosocial Officer

Mental Health & Psychosocial Officer

Job By: Marie Stopes International Ethiopia

Source: Ethio Jobs

Job Overview

  • Job Title: Mental Health & Psychosocial Officer
  • Location: Kelwan Hospital, Gulina/Galikoma & Yallo/Gubidar, Afar
  • Experience Level: Mid level (4 years)
  • Number of Position: 03
  • Employment Type: Contract
  • Salary: As per MSI Ethiopia Reproductive Choice Salary Scale
  • Deadline Date: March 2, 2023

Job Description

We want individuals who support our mission of eliminating unsafe abortion by 2030 and who work with us to build an enabling environment to increase access to safe services everywhere. We expect all team members to share our vision and commitment to achieving our mission whilst promoting equality and safeguarding the welfare of all clients and colleagues.

Job Summary

This position will be working closely with Emergency Sexual Reproductive Health (ESRH) outreach teams in mobile clinics, supporting internally displaced people and host community with an aim to:

  • Improve the beneficiaries’ mental health wellbeing and psychosocial conditions
  • Supporting the Primary Health Care Services (PHCS) medical team by providing guidance and capacity building for the implementation of qualitative psychosocial care and mental health activities
  • Assisting the community volunteers (CVs) in the identification of beneficiaries in need of specific psychological counselling and ensuring individual or group support for identified beneficiaries
  • With overall guidance from area program managers, the position will be directly supervised by emergency outreach coordinator

Key Responsibilities

Detailed responsibilities and tasks:

Objective 1: Improving the beneficiaries’ mental health wellbeing and psychosocial condition

·         Implementing psychosocial activities and providing psychological consultations on regular basis.

·         Ensure all work with clients is confidential and that ethical practices are observed.

·         Document client data accurately in the intake forms and ensure they are under lock and key.

·         Ensure that the MH Data Tool is accurately updated on a regular basis.

·         Participate in the interpretation of the analysed data on trends.

·         Participate in the preparation of accurate reports for all Psycho-social related activities.

·         Assess the beneficiaries’ psychological condition by using psychological tools to detect the vulnerable cases and ensure psychological follow up.

·         Actively participate in weekly supervision meetings.

·         Assist in development of referral networks between partners implementing GBV and implementation of referral pathways.

·         Participate in conducting trainings for medical and non-medical staff on Mental Health related topics.

·         Support the Hygiene & Health promoters to identify beneficiaries with vulnerabilities and to properly refer them to the MH worker

·         Conducting regular Awareness raising session with target communities within IDP sites and Health Facilities.

·         Managing the activities of Community volunteers through regular follow-up.

Objective 2: Supporting the emergency SRH outreach teams by providing guidance and capacity building for the implementation of qualitative psychosocial care and mental health activities

·         support the ESRH team to identify appropriate trainings and providing them regular trainings on Mental Health & Psych-Social Support (MHPSS).

Objective 3: Reports and project development:

·         Producing timely progress reports, including both quantitative and qualitative information, on MHPSS activities and clinical case studies


·         To maintain good socio-professional relationships with national and international partners

·         To attend trainings when required

·         To attend team meetings and to give qualitative inputs

·         Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services

·         Strictly respect confidentiality of data, property of beneficiaries and respect confidentiality regarding the content of clinical interviews, except when exchanging information with the medical team in charge and within a professional frame

Job Requirements

Qualification and Experience:

  • Degree in clinical Psychology, Psychiatry with four-years’ experience

Personal skills required:

  • Committed to the protection of team members and clients, with a focus on vulnerable groups.
  • Able to role-model inclusive and culturally sensitive attitudes and behaviors.
  • Psychology or social work.
  • With expertise and experience Mental Health and Psychosocial Support field
  • Fluent in local language, Amharic
  • Work as team player and has flexibility in his/her work
  • He/she can work independently and innovatively to develop and implement supervision and training activities that help expand community participation
  • Experience working in humanitarian emergency settings is an asset

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should mail only their motivation letter and C.V, within ten (10) days from the date of this announcement to: Talent Acquisition and Development Department, MSI Ethiopia Reproductive Choices through the following e-mail address:

Due to the volume of applications, we will only contact shortlisted candidates, and we are unable to provide any feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Please mention the title of the position and workplace you applied for on the subject line of your email.



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