Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Officer (MHPSSO)

Job Description

Médecins du monde or Doctors of the World, is an international humanitarian organization which provides emergency and long-term medical care to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Médecins du Monde (MDM) is operating in Ethiopia since 1986 in different types of health projects. MDM–France invites qualified candidates to apply for the following position:

Duty station:  Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Officer will be based at the Tigray field office with frequent travel to the Project sites.

Employment Term: 3 Months with possibility of extension

Basic Salary: 37,440.00 ETB

Reported to: He/ She works under the supervision of the Health Program Manager in the clinic hierarchy and technically to the Mental Health Coordinator

Required positions: 1 (One)

Job Summary

The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Officer (MHPSSO) supervise the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of MHPSS components of the programs in MdM support clinics in Ahsea, Tigray region and contribute to their development under the supervision of the Health program Manager and technically to the Mental Health Coordinator

Essential duties and responsibilities.


He/ She supports project team and trainers during training phase
He/ She prepare handouts and materials for training on MH GAP and Basic PSS under the supervision of the Health program manager.
He/ She communicate, provides technical guidance, and support to clinic staff
He/ She supports in the supervision process set up for MHPSS clinic staff
He/ She supports in the collection of MH data for project follow up, coordinate with the MEAL team and report to the line Manager.
He/ She supports in monitoring and evaluation, data collection during training, supervision and on the stage of service provision


He/ She proactively participate in relevant team meetings,
He/ She debrief on a weekly basis with the clinic staff.
He/ She provides follow up the day-to-day progress of activities at the field level, mainly the activities implemented by the clinic staff based on a previous well-set plan designed by the operational and technical managers.
He/ She establish and maintain collaborative relationships with relevant partners and other project stakeholders working in the project areas.
He/ She ensures documents are recorded and maintained confidentially at all times.
He/she ensures that confidentiality and consent processes are in place and adhered to.
He/she assists in the development and implementation of the technical monitoring tools for the project’s activities for all MHPSS components, in collaboration with MHPSS coordinator


He/ She supports follow up of the referred cases, with the patient and the referring counsellor.
He/ She supports in dissemination and implementation awareness campaign
He/ She supports for the workshops, training, and meetings that hosted as part of the project.
Other duties as assigned by the line Manager

Team management and support at the field level.

Provide supervision to the team in the field
Liaise with each member of the team in provision of health services.
Ensure that team have necessary available resources to achieve team objective.

Involved in project planning and intervention.

Participate in planning of project intervention
Contribute to the identification of difficulties and share propositions.

Participate in representation with stakeholders on behalf of the MHPSSO coordinator.

Attend stakeholder meeting on behalf of MDM when called upon
Attend and report the meeting minutes.

Work closely with existing MDM team and other partners in area of operation

Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security etc.)
Participate in all the relevant trainings organised by MDM and partners.

Collect, compile and analyze weekly epidemiological data.

Compile the, daily and weekly activities report to submit to the Health Program Manager
Participate in the weekly computerisation and analysis of the medical data.

Job Requirements

Educational Qualification

MSC /BSC Degree or Diploma in Clinical  Psychology or related field having Training / certification in MH Gap in PHC

Work Experience

At least 2 years of working experience in health care setting in emergency situations
At least one year experience in similar positions.
Experience with other NGO is a plus.

Skills and qualities required

Ability to manage a team.
Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, capacity to take initiatives
Organizational skills
Excellent written and communication skills
Ability to manage priorities
Team spirit
Good computer skills: MS Word and MS Excel



English and  Tigrina  language are mandatory (speaking and writing)
French language a plus.
Women are strongly encouraged to Apply

Interested applicants are required to fill the application form through the link
 (Note : All the information that provided in the form is true and accurate ) and submit your CV with Cover letter through  with the subject Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Officer (MHPSSO)
NB: Please notice that if you have not heard from MdM within 15 days of the submission date of the deadline, you should presume you were not short listed for this position. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. However, MdM thanks you for your interest and encourages you to apply for other openings where your skills and experience match.

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