MHPSS Case Worker – Afar, International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement

MHPSS Case Worker – Afar, International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement, March 24 2024



Organization: International Medical Corps (IMC)

Position: MHPSS Case Worker – Afar

Location: Chifra, Afar

Employment: Full time

Date of Announcement: March 18 2024

Deadline: April 1, 2024




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’.




Work within a case management model using a biopsychosocial, multidisciplinary and a community-based approach. Being frontline worker providing mental health case management sessions and services to IDPs /displaced population in the given location and vulnerable host communities, whereby the mentioned population’ needs are addressed in a timely and efficient manner, using a variety of non-pharmacological MHPSS and community-based approaches.


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

    MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSABILITIESo   Promote and introduce the International Medical Corps (IMC) mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services to institutions, centers, PHCCs and individuals.

o   Provide brief low intensity evidence-based scalable psychological interventions for those in need including GBV survivals, woman and girls at risk at WGFS, OSC and PHC

o   Ensure a seamless integration and case referrals between GBV and MHPSS and vice versa.

o   Complete an overall assessment for all their beneficiaries by filling the Biopsychosocial assessment (data collection) and the other IMC MHPSS case management set of tools.

o   Oversee and ensure accordance with IMC mental health case management model in mental health case management services (assessment, care planning, referral, follow up and discharge)

o   Build and maintain a solid professional relationship with the clients, their environment and support networks and their surroundings including parents, siblings, relatives, neighbors, etc. with the client consent.

o   Provide psychological and social support for IDPs, returnees and vulnerable host population MHPSS beneficiaries at the primary health care centers and field levels community settings.

o   Comprehend, fully understand, and commit to IMC mental health case management model.

o   Work closely with the members of MHPSS case management team (psychotherapist/psychiatrist) to develop and follow up on the intervention plans.

o   The case worker/case manager will be an essential source of providing accurate referrals and ensure adequate follow up of all cases referred.

o   Conduct outreach activities and home visits when needed and document it.

o   Prepare and conduct mental health awareness sessions using the relevant forms and background documentation developed and approved by IMC MHPSS department.

o   Prepare and conduct psychoeducation sessions using the relevant forms and MH booklets developed and approved by IMC MHPSS department.

o   Maintain accurate documentation including records, client’s files maintaining confidentiality and consent.

o   Attend any training relevant to assigned tasks

o   Prepare, facilitate, take-part and document case Management technical meetings and case conferences.

o   MHPSS case worker will work in close coordination with the MHPSS program managers on issues related to the field in terms of identification of challenges encountered, gaps, provide all necessary information to ensure better implementation of activities

o   Attend regular meetings with MHPSS manager on weekly or biweekly basis and other parterres required by direct supervisor.

o   Report any emerging issue firsthand to the direct supervisor

Submit monthly qualitative and quantitative reports as agreed by the MHPSS program manager

Additional Tasks:

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



Submit monthly qualitative and quantitative reports as agreed by the MHPSS program manager



Job Requirements


  • BSc degree or above in General psychology/clinical psychology/Counseling Psychology/Social Psychology/Social Work
  • Two years’ relevant experience on counseling and GBV case management and two years on program implementation on MHPSS.
  • Experience in facilitating group/individual psychological and psychosocial activities.
  • Knowledge on national and international guidelines, protocols and strategies on MHPSS.
  • Excellent training experience and skills, including on job and formal training
  •  Ability to work with a broad spectrum of people from different cultural backgrounds
  •  Extremely flexible with ability to cope with stressful situations and challenging conditions with limited resources
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.·
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity
  • Skill of local language is an asset

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.


It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk,  and any form of trafficking in persons.



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 April 1, 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female Applicants are highly encouraged to apply

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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