Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer (MHPSS Field Officer) at International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the positions below:Job Title: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer (MHPSS Field Officer)Locationn: Biu, BornoMain ResponsibilitiesIn consultation with the MHPSS Delegate, coordinate the implementation of all field activities as defined in the MHPSS project document.Collaborate with the NRCS to coordinate volunteers to implement MHPSS activities as appropriate, supported by the MHPSS Programme AssistantLead the volunteer team in a collaborative manner to identify the mental health and psychosocial needs of hospitalized patients, identifying relevant topics for problem solving, therapeutic and psychoeducational individual sessions, groups and sensitization activities as appropriate, with the support of the MHPSS Delegate.Maintain client files in accordance with international standards. Ensure all client information is kept confidential and clinical records and are kept securely and written in a respectful mannerIdentify key community actors and/or health staff who will receive intensive & ongoing training, coaching and supervision in mental health and psychological support, with the support the MHPSS delegate.Maintain a continuous awareness of the evolution of the situation and the impact on programme implementation, security considerations and MHPSS needs, communicating these with the sub delegation and the MHPSS Delegate as appropriate.Identify and facilitate referral pathways for clients in need of specialist psychological, mental health, medical and other humanitarian needs. 

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