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Snap Plaza 8th floor, Bole Next to The Millennium hall. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Description:

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About International Medical Corps

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’.

Job Summary:


The position holder shall oversee technical quality implementation and delivery of the mobile health and MHPSS services in the assigned IDP sites and Woreda.

S/He will mainly be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the mobile health and nutrition services under the team, health education, provide MH consultation for MHC, referral and follow up of clients under MHC. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide supervision, technical assistance and capacity building to MHNT staffs and Health workers in health facilities. She/he will be responsible for the daily implementation of mobile health and Nutrition services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities assigned as integrated mobile health & Nutrition modality and daily dispensary and drug supply management. He will also be responsible for day-to-day documentation of morbidity data and all other provided services accordingly and compile weekly and monthly reports and share with Field senior emergency health response office MHPSS specialist and Woreda health offices.



  • Assist Senior MHPSS Officer with the integration of mental health and psycho-social support into general health care.
  • Provide clinical consultation for clients with MH conditions and psycho-social support services linked to general health care clinics.
  • Select, provide training and supervision for community volunteers.
  • Develop culturally appropriate psycho-social activities, including social support activities. These include, but are not limited to training in psychological first aid, designing holistic recreational, vocational and social activities; development of material for awareness campaigns;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between IMC and local partners involved in psycho-social activities.
  • Provide proper counseling service for those mentally ill clients need counseling and psychotherapy according to the type of illness and age category.
  • Strengthen community-facility referral system for people in psycho-social problem.
  • Establish, equip and run recreation centers to people in need of psycho-social support
  • Work in keeping with IASC guidelines on mental health and psycho-social support and promote guidelines where appropriate.
  • Provide oversight, direct and supervise activities of IMC supported psycho-social team.
  • Coordinate/ensure activities with relevant Government Authorities, International and National Organizations, including standardized reporting practices.
  • Work closely with other mental health and psycho-social staff in to ensure coordinated activities
  • Develop and provide culturally appropriate community based mental health care services
  • Collaborate informal service providers such as traditional healers to facilitate information sharing and referral of mental health cases to next higher level
  • Collaborate with community and existing institutional structures to ensure protection of those suffering with mental illness
  • Represent IMC in coordination meetings when necessary
  • Compile information and prepare written reports as necessary
  • Organize public awareness and de-stigmatization campaigns around mental health issues with support from local staff including IDPs
  • Work collaboratively with other agencies, local and international and with relevant government bodies
  • Implement other activities as per the direction of the MHPSS specialist
Job Requirements:


  • Bsc degree in psychiatry nursing with at least 3 years of clinical, counseling experience.


  • At least 2 years of mental health and psycho-social programming experience;
  • In depth knowledge and experience of mental health and psycho-social programming in the humanitarian context essential.
  • Familiarity with IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psycho-social Support In Emergency Settings
  • Training experience required on mhGAP
  • Proven counseling skill
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Strong writing and reporting skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments
  • Honest, hardworking and a self-motivated person.
  • Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources
  • Ability to travel on short notice to project sites by car or air
  • Excellent English  verbal and written skills
  • Computer skills: word, excel, and project manager
  • Local language skills is mandatory

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.

Job Category:
Health CareCommunity Service
Health Care, Community Service
Full time
Full time
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