United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Support Advisor – Mental Health & Psychosocial

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 19 Mar 2017

Salary: £40,000 – £44,000 per annum depending on experience

Based in London with International travel

We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to join us as Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Advisor and work in collaboration with Child Protection (CP), Health, Nutrition and Education to develop a MHPSS strategy for Save the Children UK and to support Save the Children humanitarian responses.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Mental Health & PsychoSocial Support Advisor you will work with the global MPHSS working group to further develop the mental health components of our global MHPSS strategic framework. You will support and integrate MHPSS into the public humanitarian health team emergency responses. In addition you will:

  • Provide technical backstopping support for Humanitarian responses that have a health, nutrition or education based MHPSS component, including surge deployments
  • Directly support the humanitarian health and nutrition teams and coordinate with the CP and Education teams on MHPSS roll out to ongoing programmes
  • Develop a pool of deployable MHPSS consultants/managers
  • Build on existing external networks with important stakeholders in MHPSS, with a focus on clinical mental health.

To be successful you will be a mental health professional with RN, MD, Masters or equivalent degree with relevant clinical experience. You will also have strong knowledge of MHGAP and MHPSS in humanitarian settings with. In addition you will have:

  • Experience of organizational level thought leadership in a technical sector
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with experience in advocacy
  • Highly developed writing skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills at a level appropriate for external representation
  • Experience in coordination and technical assistance provision at the level of working group/task force or equivalent.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 19th March 2017

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website via the link below:
https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/humanitarian-mental-health-and-psychosocial-support-mhpss-advisor-3039/3065/description/

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