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National Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Job Summary

Location: Kayin

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

Capacity Building:

The volunteer will take an active role in the day-to-day implementation, follow-up and monitoring of MHPSS

capacity development plan, including training, coaching and supervision visits. In the beginning, the

volunteer will shadow the International MHPSS Technical Officer, but eventually, the volunteer will take a

leading role in ensuring systematic capacity building and supervision is in place and implemented at the

partners’ offices/facilities. The volunteer is expected to closely work together with partners in organizing

PSS sessions at Women and Girls safe spaces on daily basis. The volunteer will also support organization of

MHPSS Peer Support Network (PSN), and will co-chair the PSN sessions with UNFPA staff after certain

period.

Development of IEC Materials:

S/he will contribute to the design and implementation of behaviour change communication campaigns by

providing inputs to and implementing specific and targeted IEC/BCC interventions on gender equality and

women’s empowerment issues, also increasing the community awareness in term of MHPSS in culturally

sensitive manner.

Partnerships and Coordination:

The volunteer will do mapping and develop partnerships at the local level to strengthen opportunities and

visibility for individuals and communities engaged in the project. S/he will establish functional linkages with

development partners and government line agencies working in relevant areas. S/he will support smooth

implementation of coordination activities among MHPSS actors. S/he will attend/engage with coordination

mechanisms to ensure effective coordination of partners on MHPSS.

Skills and experiences require:

• Bachelor’s degree in development studies, gender and development, public health, social work,

psychology or other related fields.

• At least three years’ experience working on gender/GBV, social work, psychosocial support,

humanitarian response or community development issues.

• A sound understanding of gender and gender-based violence in Myanmar context, as well as a good

understanding of the stakeholder landscape at the local level.

• Extensive experience in training on topics related to the project, and providing technical assistance

to local stakeholders.

• Fluent Myanmar, relevant local languages as well as excellent spoken and written English are

essential.

• Knowledge of potential partners in GBV/MHPSS

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