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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’.


International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, nonprofit, humanitarian aid organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering by providing emergency medical services, as well as healthcare training and development programs, to those in great need. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, we are a private group with no political or religious affiliation. Our mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that strengthen underserved communities worldwide. With the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergencies no matter where in the world they occur, we offer medical assistance and training to people at the highest risk, always working to strengthen local healthcare systems and promote self-reliance.


The MHPSS specialist play a roving role and contributes to the national strategy in line with the global strategy. The specialist ensures technical support to MHPSS team and projects in line with the global and IMC technical frameworks and standards. Besides, the position holder ensures technical learning from projects, control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of IMC MHPSS activities across the mission. In addition, the position holder ensures compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes contributes to the development of research and innovation projects.


1.       Support for Program Development

o   Regularly assess new developments and needs in the country, including new gaps and potential areas of intervention in Mental Health and Psychosocial support interventions.

o   In collaboration with MHPSS program Coordinator, identify potential areas for new projects and prepare concept notes and project proposals

2.       MHPSS Program Implementation, and logistics management

o   Ensure that the MHPSS interventions are appropriately implemented in line with the agreed proposal  

o   Ensure IMC MHPSS care standards and protocols are met, national health policies and strategies are respected and other relevant project management issues including donor requirements are properly addressed.

o   In collaboration with MHPSS coordinator provide technical leadership and guidance during the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of MHPSS service project activities

o   In collaboration with MHPSS program coordinator and program managers; ensure smooth phase out in each project areas during project phase out period.

3.       Reporting and MEAL

o   Coordinate MHPSS officers/MHPSS counselors to collect updates and provide regular reports on MHPSS to Country Office (Addis)

o   Assist the MEAL team and program managers to compile the MHPSS reports and provide high-level regular reports and updates to the Addis-based management team and donors.

o   Support the program managers/senior officers to establish reporting systems and data flow mechanisms and ensure proper functioning of the systems for regular assessment, monitoring, and evaluation of the projects against its objectives and expected results.

4.       Representation

o   Represent the organization during MHPSS technical meetings as required  

5.       Capacity Building and Coordination

o   Identify training needs and make a capacity development plan for the MHPSS team  

o   Capacitate MHPSS team across the mission and other IMC staff to enable them to provide high-level MHPSS performance during planning, implementation, and reporting.

o   Provide training in the identification and management of priority mental health condition to general health staff in line with WHO mhGAP Intervention Guidelines. Besides, facilitate other pragmatic trainings, PFA, basic MHPSS and referrals and etc

Additional Tasks:

o   Implement other MHPSS related activities as per direction from immediate supervisor at Addis Ababa IMC office

o   Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Additional Information

Travel Required:      % of Time: At least 40% - 50% of time to spent in fields


This job description is subject to review to ensure that it reflects the requirements of International Medical Corps.

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.


If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.


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, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.

Equal Opportunities 

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

 PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT your CV or application to www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com  website, it will not be considered for review.

Job Requirements:


o   The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in psychiatry/clinical psychology/other related mental health background  

o   5+ years’ experience working on MHPSS programs, preferably in humanitarian settings

o   Training and supervision experience required, particularly with experience in WHO’s mhGAP-HIG, PM+, IPT-G etc.

o   Strong organizational and supervisory, and interpersonal skills

o   Ability to work in difficult emergency environment under very basic living conditions.

o   Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources.

o   A good command of verbal and written English

o   Ability to travel to the different intervention areas

o   Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Job Category:
Health CareCommunity Service
Health Care, Community Service
Full time
Full time
Country Office, Addis Ababa
International Medical Corps (IMC) International Medical Corps (IMC)

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