Mental Health Activity Manager for international field missions

Médicos Sin Fronteras en México A.C [Proyectos internacionales]
Ciudad de México
MXN 200,000 - 400,000
Descripción del empleo

Mental Health Activity Manager for international field missions

To be determined

SEEKS

MENTAL HEALTH ACTIVITY MANAGER

to work in the INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS

To join our team in International Projects

(Minimum availability of 6 months)

*** Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English ***

THIS JOB PROFILE IS IN ENGLISH SINCE THIS IS THE REQUIRED LANGUAGE FOR THE JOB

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION

Defining, coordinating and monitoring all mental health related activities in the project area including management of staff, ensuring the quality of care and analysing statistics and reports, according to MSF protocols in order to provide the most appropriate support for patients

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In close collaboration with other medical team members, identifying the needs of MH support in the target population and participating in the definition, planning, organization and update of the appropriate MSF strategy and the Mental Health (MH) activities and its budget. Monitoring and evaluating MH support activities.
  • Reviewing and developing the technical materials, tools, guidelines and documents, and coordinating and ensuring the implementation of all Mental Health standard protocols and procedures set by MSF in order to provide the most appropriate treatment for patients.
  • Planning and supervising, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, potential detection, development and internal communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required.
  • Coordinating and ensuring that Mental Health activities (in and outside health facilities), with the clients are performed with regular follow-up in order to provide the most appropriate treatment for clients with psycho social problems. Ensuring Mental Health team is calm and neutral during sessions regardless of personal feelings and/or beliefs and that the translators are trained about terminology and appropriate behavior during sessions.
  • Mapping and regularly updating the existing Mental Health services, including other INGO’s, local NGO’s, community groups and governmental health services, etc. and maintaining good and regular communication and collaboration with other components of the project according to objectives and context. Identifying possible advocacy issues and informing MC and PC before taking any action. (Note: Advocacy is not under Mental Health Activities Manager accountabilities)
  • Ensuring in close collaboration with medical department, that MH department participates in counselling as well as Prevention Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) and Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VTC) activities when needed
  • Participating in monthly reports according to guidelines (SitRep, statistical report, etc.) and reporting problematic situations and cases with the Medical Coordinator to help with decision making and problem resolution.
  • Ensuring that psychiatric patients coming to MSF facilities receive proper treatment including psychotropic medication and psychosocial support either within an MSF program or thru referral to an appropriate resource.

PROFILE

Education and formation

  • Psychology or social work degree or master
  • Or Medical Doctor with psychiatry specialization

Experience

  • Essential 2 year working experience related to the diploma/degree
  • Desirable working experience with MSF or other NGOs
  • Desirable working experience in developing countries

Languages

  • English as primary language (B1-B2 level)
  • Knowledge of French will be an asset

Knowledge

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • People Management and Development
  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

POSITION CONDITIONS

Work Venue: Where the needs of the project require it

Profits: Monthly remuneration: in the first 12 months, the bonus approximate gross monthly is USD $1,500. From the second year remuneration increases based on experience (previous and acquired) and the level of responsibility in the field. Private insurance coverage that includes medical coverage and hospital, temporary disability and life insurance. The organization also has an arranged medical evacuation if necessary. The expenses of stay in the land are covered: housing, basic services, cleaning and washing. Other expenses such as transportation, visas, transfer to the country of destination and Displacements in the field will also be covered by MSF. Per diem or monthly per diem: mainly to cover meals and small personal expenses.

Start: Depending on the needs of the project

***Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English***

The vacancy remains open all year round due to the needs within the Humanitarian Missions

Please indicate your place of residency  *

Please note that the CAMINO (Central America and Mexico Integrated Offices) office can only recruit people who currently reside in Central America and Mexico. If your residence is in another country, please start your selection process in another MSF office. Please enter this link to find out which recruiting office corresponds to you. https://www.msf.org/work-msf 

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Do you have a degree in medicine with specialization in psychiatry, psychology or social work?  *
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Please indicate how many months you are available to travel to a mission in MSF.  *

MSF favors at least 2 years of active engagement, during which field workers complete 2-4 assignments. Please think if this is a commitment that you are open to?

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Please indicate the exact date you're available to start work in MSF (DD/MM/YY)  *

How many times would you be willing to travel on a mission with MSF?  *
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MSF operates in 4 different contexts:1. Natural disasters2. Conflict and war zones3. Endemic and epidemic zones4. Social violence and extreme marginalization.Are you ready to leave on all type of contexts? Are you ready to work in insecure/unstable areas (e.g. conflict/war zones)?  *

MSF will always respect and understand if you feel uncomfortable accepting an assignment because as a responsible employer, your security will always come first.

Nevertheless you need to be aware that the majority of MSF's operations are in highly intensity or insecure contexts, hence it's very probable that you will constantly be proposed with such assignments.

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How many years of professional experience do you have after receiving your professional degree diploma? (Please add volunteering, internship or training)  *
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If you have managerial experience, please help us describing what your responsibilities were, how many people you had under your command, the period in which you worked in that role and if it was in NGO, private company, public company, etc.

Please indicate if you have lived abroad volunteering, studying or working and share your most relevant travel experience with us, including the date, duration and type of trip.

Relevant experiences for MSF include having traveled, lived, worked or studied in regions such as Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe and remote regions of northern Canada.

Please indicate if you have ever taught / trained others? If so, please describe the context and the number of people you trained / taught.

How did you find out about working with MSF in the field?  *
MSF staff
Other NGOs
Television / Radio / Newspaper
LinkedIn
Facebook
Instagram
Publications job boards on the web
Publications job boards of my university
MSF website
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If you have applied to MSF before, please indicate the month and year of the last application

What is your level of fluency in Spanish?  *
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What is your level of fluency in English?  *
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What is your level of fluency in French?  *
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Do you speak another language? If so, please indicate which one and the level according to the criteria of the previous options.

Have you already participated in one of our informative MSF webinars / FB Live?  *
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Please indicate the gender you identify with

MSF takes very seriously that in our recruitment process we take into account Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices. Accordingly, we will be grateful if you could answer the following questions. Nonetheless, your answers are completely optional

Female
Male
Androgyne
Bigender
Butch
Cisgender
Gender expansive
Genderfluid
Gender outlaw
Genderqueer
Masculine of center
Nonbinary
Omnigender
Polygender and pangender
Transgender
Trans
Two Spirit
Other
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MSF takes very seriously that in our recruitment process we take into account Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices. Accordingly, we will be grateful if you could answer the following questions. Nonetheless, your answers are completely optional

Please indicate your ethnicity

Individuals seeking employment at Médicos Sin Fronteras en México A.C [Proyectos internacionales] are considered without regards to ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. MSF takes very seriously that in our recruitment process we take into account Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices. Accordingly, we will be grateful if you could answer the following questions. Nonetheless, your answers are completely optional

-American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
-Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
-Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
-Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
-Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The term, "Spanish origin", can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino".
-White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
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Disability status

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression
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Please indicate if you have been granted or seek any type of refugee status currently
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MSF has a current partnership with INTRARE in México and will consider any beneficiaries of this organization within our recruitment process. 

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