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Regional Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Coordinator (Re-advertisement) at SOS Children’s Villages


Regional Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Coordinator (Re-advertisement) at SOS Children’s Villages,

Regional Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Coordinator (Re-advertisement) at SOS Children’s Villages

Jobs at SOS Children’s Villages



SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental international development organization which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.

Regional Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Coordinator (Re-advertisement)

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

  • Support the RMHPSS advisor in the adaptation and contextualization of MHPSS MSP interventions developed for children, young people, Child and Youth Care Practitioners, families, co-workers, and community.
  • Support the planning and rollout of MHPSS training and interventions in the Region
  • Assist in developing MHPSS implementation guidelines and tools to facilitate effective delivery of MHPSS services
  • Provide MHPSS training and regular in-service coaching to national MHPSS workers in MSP interventions as indicated above
  • Support the MHPSS advisor with systematic supervision and oversight of National MHPSS team to ensure implementation of MSP in line with the guidelines and procedures in place
  • Develop and implement data collection tools to document implementation process, track results and identify challenges and remedial actions
  • Compile, analyses and report on MSP implementation progress to GPEG
  • Support the MHPSS Advisor in developing and adaptation of quality assurance tools and rollout to MHPSS teams
  • Ensure compliance of MSP interventions to MHPSS minimum standards and best practices in the field
  • Support the MHPSS advisor in preparing and sharing the outcome of MSP initiative at different coordination platforms to promote the scale up of the interventions.
  • Travel to support in training and monitoring visits for 15 to 20% of your time


  • Post graduate education in psychology, clinical counselling, global mental health. Social work, public health or related fields may be considered
  • At least 2years of working experience in MHPSS programs in the region
  • Training and supervision experience (incl. remotely), focusing on MHPSS pyramid level 2 (community and family based MHPSS programs, such as caregiver support, group based MHPSS for children) and level 3 interventions (deep understanding and knowledge of evidence-based focused non-specialized MHPSS interventions such as counselling, PM+, TeamUp)
  • In-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in Emergencies and international best practices on the integration of MHPSS into Education, Child Protection, Primary Health Care and community settings would be advantageous
  • Demonstrable technical Knowledge in the assessment, design, and delivery of responses to MHPSS needs in humanitarian settings
  • Capacity and proven track record in national staff and partner organization training and capacity-building
  • Experience in evidence generation, documentation of case studies, success stories, MHPSS research protocol, and piloting MHPSS studies at community level
  • Strong experience and background on monitoring and evaluation tools including Means of Verification of MHPSS programs would be advantageous
  • Ability to prepare high compliance donor reports and other documents
  • Prior experience in the field of MHPSS is required
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
  • Strong capacity in documentation and administration tasks such as logistics.
  • Ability to reflect and link current work to new opportunities/possibilities
  • Enthusiasm, motivation, self-confidence and pro-active approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to take individual initiative with limited supervision, meet tight deadlines and deliver quality results
  • Affinity with SOS mandate

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to SOS Children’s Villages on careers-sos-kd.icims.com to apply

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