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Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer(ILIGAN)

Full Time

ICRC/ International Committee of the Red Cross - Manila

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer
2 to 4 Years Experience
ICRC/ International Committee of the Red Cross – Manila
Unit 8, Arkadia Arcade Building Purok 6, Hinaplanon, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte
Posted on : August 10, 2019
Job ID : 319153

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a Geneva-based humanitarian organization that protects and assists victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence without discrimination. It has been providing humanitarian aid in the Philippines for more than 70 years, with a permanent presence since 1982. The ICRC works closely with the Philippine Red Cross, its primary partner in the country.
 Join the Health team of an international humanitarian organization. The ICRC Mindanao sub-delegation is looking for a:
(Based in Iligan)
 The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer (MHPSS FO) contributes to the overall implementation of the ICRC’s MHPSS Programs in Mindanao within a multidisciplinary team under the supervision of the MHPSS delegate, in coordination with the Health, Protection, and other departments of the ICRC.
Assesses the MHPSS needs of the target population and determines their needs, and ensures proper MHPSS assessment/analysis of the field situation (e.g. health centres, communities, etc.).
Contributes to the prioritization of planning and running MHPSS interventions in Mindanao (programs, activities) for the specific ICRC target population and areas of operation; especially for the families of missing persons.
Provides psychosocial support directly to beneficiaries at individual, family, and community levels.
Provides direct specialized mental health service to beneficiaries if decided by MHPSS Delegate.
Monitors and ensures the proper follow-up of the MHPSS activities in ICRC-assisted health facilities and communities, as well as the evaluation of the MHPSS programs.
Contributes to report writing and documentation needed, in relation to MHPSS programs/activities as required, under the supervision of the MHPSS Delegate.
Works in the field for long periods, and moves across Mindanao, as necessary.
Maintains regular contact with all interlocutors, especially with the health authorities, at various levels and keeps informed about the security situation.
Assists and eventually takes care of preparation and implementation of training sessions.
Collects, organizes and participates in the analysis, together with the MHPSS delegate, of all data related to the MHPSS activities in Mindanao.
Contributes to the annual planning (PfR) and budget follow up.
Implements the MHPSS strategy for Mindanao developed and approved by the Delegation of the ICRC in Philippines.
 A successful candidate will have:
University degree in Psychology (Master’s degree and certificate in clinical psychology is a strong advantage)
Minimum of 3 years work experience in MHPSS field
Extensive knowledge of local MHPSS services and other health and social services, staff, and system
Skills for MHPSS service delivery
Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages (Visayan, Maranao and Tagalog)   
Proficiency in computer programs (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.)
Comprehensive and accurate analytical skills
Skills for planning, organization, assessment, and program implementation
High level of communication, negotiation, and social skills
Ability to take initiative and work both in a team and with autonomy, in a multidisciplinary approach
Ability to work under stressful conditions while maintaining patience, perseverance, and self-confidence
Flexibility to work several weeks in the field and to travel to different areas
Cultural and geographically knowledge of Mindanao areas
A successful candidate will be:
Proactive with a sense of responsibility, self-awareness, and leadership skills
Able and willing to perform systematically incorporated self-care actions in day-to-day activities
Experienced in working with the administration of MHPSS, medical, and/or DSWD structures in the Philippines
Aware and respectful of professional and institutional ethics, particularly with respect to confidentiality
A meaningful career within an international humanitarian setup
Competitive compensation package
Opportunities for continued learning and development
To learn more about the ICRC in the Philippines, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook
How to Apply
Closing date of application: 02 June 2019

Duration of contract: Open-ended
Contract Start: As soon as possible
Qualified applicants are requested to send their comprehensive resume, cover letter to

with subject line: SURNAME First name – ILI MHPSS Field Officer (cover letter, resume).     
 Office Address: Unit 8, Arkadia Arcade Building Purok 6, Hinaplanon, Iligan City 9200.

 Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. A valid NBI clearance must be submitted once shortlisted. However, the date of application may be closed before the date set once the shortlist is acceptable enough.

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