Job Vacancy: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Responsible

15 December 2020

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization 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.

The ICRC Regional Delegation for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, based in Brasilia, is looking for a qualified candidate to work in the post of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Responsible.

Purpose of daily activities:

The responsible of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) program defines the strategy of positioning, guidance and technical support of the program in the Regional Delegation of the ICRC in Brasilia, ensuring technical supervision and coherency to MHPSS activities in the five countries covered by the delegation (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay) according to the institutional guidelines. S/he coordinates and technically strengthens the capacity of the MHPSS team in the field.

Your next team

The Brasília Regional Delegation, covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay & Uruguay, works with six main operational priorities: the mitigation of humanitarian impacts of armed violence in general and securing access to public essential services for people living in violence affected areas. The accompaniment of missing persons and their families, as well as the promotion, creation and implementation of mechanisms and public policies dealing with the consequences of disappearances due to multiple circumstances. Migration, with a special focus on migrants and refugees from Venezuela, the conditions & fate of people deprived of their freedom, as well as support and advice to the detaining authorities, cooperation with the Movement and the promotion of international humanitarian law and human rights, when applicable.

Job Description:

• Defines strategies based on the analysis of context and evidence, in line with international standards, ICRC-wide guidelines and the objectives of the delegation.
• Assess, identify and prioritize MHPSS needs of target populations.
• Provides technical guidance to MHPSS team in the field.
• Supports the identification and development of MHPSS referral networks at the local and national level.
• Plans the necessary resources to implement MHPSS programs and contributes to recruiting local staff, training them appropriately.
• Provides technical support for the implementation of programs in the field, in accordance with the standard frameworks of the ICRC MHPSS guide.
• Ensures regular monitoring and evaluation of MHPSS activities in the field.
• Regularly assesses the results of the MHPSS program based on the real needs of the beneficiaries and adapts activities accordingly.
• Contributes to the ICRC's annual planning processes (PfR) on MHPSS related activities.
• Contributes to the preparation of MHPSS reports, responding to requests for information from the Protection Coordinator.
• Communicates and reports both internally and externally about the context of MHPSS and the needs of target populations, as well as relevant local policy and security issues.

Minimum requirements:

• University degree in clinical psychology or psychiatry.
• Fluent command of English and Spanish (both written and oral), as well as Portuguese. Knowledge of French is an asset;
• License to practice in Brazil;
• Practice in clinical psychology and psychosocial programmes;
• Knowledge of results-based management/project-cycle management;
• Aptitude for planning, budgeting, and time management;
• Outstanding communication skills (social, email and phone) and ease in working across hierarchies and departments;
• Enthusiasm to work collaboratively across departments at all levels of the organization (both internally and externally);
• Commitment to embrace our core values of building trust, accountability, communication, compassion, integrity, leadership and resiliency;
• Computer skills including basic data management;
• Excellent Excel skills;
• Ability to develop clear and objective reports;
• Hold a work visa in Brazil or be a citizen of the Mercosur countries and associated countries.

Your attitude is everything:

• Solution-oriented problem solver;
• Ability to prioritize time and manage multiple projects;
• Willingness to learn;
• Performance-driven;
• Ability to work with bold goals.

What we offer:

• The opportunity to join a humanitarian organization active in 100 countries, part of the largest humanitarian network in the world and the oldest;
• Create impact and influence through the work that the Protection team develops in the Brasília Regional Delegation;
• Professional development and stimulating benefits package;
• A unique, global, remote and diverse team;
• You will work at the ICRC office in Brasilia, Brazil.

Additional Information:

• Start date: 02/2021
• Workplace: Brasilia
• Exclusive dedication, 40 hours per week
• Open-ended contract

Applicants must send Motivation Letter and Resume indicating Professional Salary Intention and Reference to the email address bra_recruitment_services@icrc.org, in the subject "(role) – Name and Last name (of the candidate)". Application Deadline: 03/01/2021.