Psychosocial Officer

  ACTIN AGAINST HUNGER (AAH)
Diploma   Afghanistan, Ghowr Full Time 1007
Date Posted:Jun 18, 2017
Reference:MHCP-ACF02
Closing Date:Jul 4, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Public Relations
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:2 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About ACTIN AGAINST HUNGER (AAH):

Founded:  

Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was created in France in 1979. ACF has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, water and sanitation and Mental Health fields since 1995.

Job Summary:

Objective 1: Participate in implementing psychosocial care practice integrated with nutrition and health intervention implemented for inpatient and outpatient centres for malnutrition:
 Support the identification of psychosocial care needs of the mothers and care takers in the inpatient and outpatient health facilities
 Improve child stimulation and facilitate mother and child interactions, attachments and relationships
 Participate in data collection for real time evaluations of program implementation
 Work closely with the health and nutrition staff
 Organize and direct sessions on breast-feeding practices or on child development

Objective 2: Formal training and on the job support implemented for health facility staff and family health action groups
 Assess the capacity or potential of psychosocial services within targeted health facilities, and contribute to improving these psychosocial services in the health facilities with formal on-site training regarding care practises including diffusion of Infant and Young Children Feeding messages
 Creation of child and mother friendly spaces within mobile clinics and health facilities;
 Carry out the training sessions for FHAG, HF and HP Staffs as per the need
Objective 3: Support hygiene promotion implementation plan
 Participate in the development of training manuals, actively creating opportunities for participation of community key focal points
 Participate in the successful promotion of hygiene promotion trainings and the development of information, education and communication materials for men and women

Objective 4: Communication and Reporting
 Fill the monitoring tools and share with DPM
 Communicate with village CDCs, CHWs, CHS as per the program needs
 Report to DPM about the program updates/ progress/ challenges

Duties & Responsibilities:

1-Participate in implementing psychosocial care practice integrated with nutrition and health intervention implemented for inpatient and outpatient centres for malnutrition
2-Formal training and on the job support implemented for health facility staff and family health action groups
3- Support hygiene promotion implementation Plan

Job Requirement:

- Minimum of diploma/graduation in psychosocial services or psychology or related field from reputed university
Strong prior experience in and/or familiarity with mental health, care practises and psychosocial support in emergency
- Minimum 1 year experience in NGO including practical / academic experience in psychology / MHCP
- Good organization, planning and reporting skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skill
- Good team interaction and positive attitude
- Familiar with word, excel, Skype and email

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Ghowr
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