Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Specialist at Heartland Alliance International

Heartland Alliance International - Nigeria, one of the world’s leading anti-poverty and a services based human rights organizations, works in communities in the U.S. and abroad to serve those who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety. It provides a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, jobs and justice - and leads state and national policy efforts, which target lasting change for individuals and society.We are currently recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) SpecialistReq ID: 4929Location: NigeriaReports To: Program Director  OverviewHAI seeks a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Specialist to oversee the implementation of the technical aspects of a MHPSS response focused on the internally displaced population in Borno State, Nigeria. The MHPSS Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that the MHPSS activities are aligned with global guidelines and best practices in the field of MHPSS and for providing supervision and capacity building of national MHPSS providers. The MHPSS Specialist will report to the Program Director and will liaise closely with HAI’s global MHPSS Technical Advisor.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesGuides the implementation of MHPSS programming with a focus on technical aspects and quality assurance through close monitoring and supervisionEnsures that MHPSS program components are implemented according to approved work plan to achieve program deliverables. Through strong planning and monitoring, identifies potential obstacles to programmatic success in a timely fashion, and implements corrective actions as neededEnsures technical oversight and field-monitoring of the program staff in close coordination with program managers, notably to ensure quality control and adequate implementation of the planned tools and frameworksProvides capacity building training  and supervision to  national MHPSS staffAs needed, contributes to the development of case studies of successes and lessons learned, and other publications to highlight HAI’s niche areas of expertise and value addedProvides regular comprehensive program updates to supervisor as to program status, current and emerging issuesOversees the recruitment of MHPSS field staffAttends relevant coordination groupsDevelops scopes of work, project deliverables and monitoring and evaluation indicators and targets together with the Program Development team and HQ MHPSS Technical Advisor for grant and service delivery partners as required 

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