MHPSS Emergency Coordinator - Tenders Global

MHPSS Emergency Coordinator

  • Contract
  • Spain
  • Posted 4 months ago

Acción contra el Hambre España

Length: Indefinite
Start Date: Inmediately

The expert will be available for frequent deployments to the missions MHPSS Emergency Coordinator, being responsible for developing MHPSS strategy in emergencies, toolboxes to be implemented at field level and to lead MHPSS response during emergencies, including training and implementation of PSA.

In case of Emergency response, the expert will act as MHPSS Emergency Coordinator in the sectorial management of ACCIÓN CONTRA EL HAMBRE’s emergency response programme including design of activities, RNA, programming, and sectorial stakeholder relations.

In case of Gap Filling, the expert will cover a MHPSS emergency-related vacant position – upon specific job description – and insure that key action points are managed until longer term profile has been identified.

When based in Madrid, the expert will develop the strategy and operationalize it.

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Emergency Pool, to the Head of Emergency Pool, Deputy Country Director and/or to the Geographical Desk; as appropriate.

The main activities will be:

  • Lead the development of MHPSS strategies, methods, and standards for implementation in emergencies. When deployed, contextualize and adapt global guidelines, tools, and protocols to meet locally identified needs for MHPSS program implementation and training.
  • Ensure safe, quality and timely assessment of individuals and family protection needs in complex emergencies and provide recommendations for program interventions in line with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS), to relevant stakeholders.
  • When an emergency occurs, participate in the planning, coordination and supervision of mental health and psycho-social related services to provide appropriate mental health support to beneficiaries, mainstreaming protection in all the interventions.
  • Ensure integrated MHPSS initiatives support and demonstrate best practice in safeguarding, inclusion, and gender mainstreaming; collaborate with families to establish child-friendly, accessible and confidential feedback and reporting mechanisms for protection concerns.
  • Monitor and evaluate MHPSS interventions against accepted international humanitarian standards and ensure the application of evidenced-based practices to deliver high-quality services to the targeted population.

Does this description match your profile?

  • Knowledge/Training ideally in psychology, psychiatry, social work or related field with experience in psychosocial sector and humanitarian field Experience in developing MHPSS strategies in emergencies. A valid HEAT training or similar
  • Experience in complex emergency context , high volatile contexts and under strict security constraints. Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operational context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.
  • Minimum 5 year experience of work in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support programs in humanitarian emergencies/context developing strategies and leading emergency responses in this field–Experience in inter-agency coordination, representation and negotiation with state and non-state actors, including local authorities and partners. Experience working in a volatile environment and tight security constraints. HR management, conflict resolution and problem-solving experience.
  • Languages: Spanish, English and French are mandatory.
  • IT systems: Computer office, data management (KOBO), data analysis (SPSS, PowerBI) and internet use skills Mobility (national/ international).

Our remuneration package:

Joining a multicultural, professional and innovative organisation that is committed to equality and has an Equality Plan as a tool to mainstream its commitments in this area. By working with Acción contra el Hambre you will also have the opportunity to participate in projects with a high social impact.

  • Permanent contract.
  • Based in Madrid.
  • Availability to travel up to 70%, in periods of maximum 8 weeks (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Competitive remuneration based on the candidate’s merit.
  • Access to flexible remuneration plans (medical insurance, transport, childcare and meal vouchers).
  • Professional career adapted to you where talent and motivation are recognised.
  • Continuous training in both technical skills and soft skills.
  • Work-life balance, with the option of flexible working hours, intensive working hours and the possibility of taking part in our teleworking programme.
  • 25 working days of holiday per year with the possibility of organising them at your discretion and even taking half days.

Action against Hunger is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work such as but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and/or financial misconduct; We expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through endorsing our code of conduct and other related policies and only those who share our values and code of conduct will be recruited to work for us.

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