District Epidemic Control Centre (DEpiCC) Mental Health Coordinator

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Kabwe, Zambia
  • Date Posted:
  • Listing Expired: Applications have closed

Website Company Name: John Snow Health Zambia Limited

Company Summary:

Job Description:

The USAID Controlling HIV Epidemic for Key and Underserved Populations (CHEKUP II) Activity was awarded on September 13, 2022, with implementation through September 6, 2027.  USAID CHEKUP II is implemented by John Snow Health Zambia (JSH) in partnership with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and Media 365. The Activity aims to support the Ministry of Health in mitigating against and attaining HIV epidemic control by increasing equitable access to, and use of person-centered, community-driven, and high-quality HIV prevention services for key and underserved (priority) populations. USAID CHEKUP II Activity operates in seven districts with the highest HIV-burden in Zambia. These include: Chirundu, Lusaka, Kabwe, Kapiri-Mposhi, Kasama, Chipata, and Nakonde.
The Activity aims to address the needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and those most at risk of acquiring HIV and contribute to HIV mitigation and epidemic control. USAID CHEKUP II seeks to improve the health outcomes of priority and key populations by preventing new HIV infections and ensuring that all infected are identified, diagnosed, linked to treatment and virally suppressed. USAID CHEKUP II Activity seeks dynamic and highly experienced candidates to fill the following vacant positions.
1.     Position 1(One)
Job Title: District Epidemic Control Centre (DEpiCC) Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support Coordinator
Roles Purpose
The DEpiCC Mental Health Coordinator leads the implementation of interventions to increase the uptake and sustained use of mental health and psychosocial services (MHPSS) interventions and as well as lead responses to GBV targeted at key and underserved populations.
This is a full-time position based in Kabwe. The Coordinator will be supervised by the DEpiCC Manager.
Tasks and Responsibilities:

Provide day-to-day supervision for all CHEKUP II staff working at the district level working on district-level MHPSS and GBV interventions
Lead implementation of district-specific MHPSS and GBV prevention and linkage models
Act as the district-level focal point person for CHEKUP II Child Safeguarding Policy and initiatives
Facilitate implementation of JSH and CHEKUP II’s Child Safeguarding Policy at the district level
Establish networks and strategic partnerships to enable sustainable implementation of district-level MHPSS and anti-GBV interventions
Adhere to JSH’s personnel, financial, operations, and fraud management policies.
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor consistent with CHEKUP II’s objectives.

Minimum Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

Undergraduate degree in clinical, health psychology, or relevant field. A Master’s Degree or its equivalent is an added advantage
At least four (4) years of progressive work experience related to MHPSS and GBV Programming and integrated HIV/AIDS programme
Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at national, district, and Community levels.
Must have excellent communication (English and language spoken in implementation district), interpersonal, analytical, decision-making, conflict management, empathy, negotiation and networking skills
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

Supervision and Reporting:
The DEpiCC Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support Coordinator will work under the guidance and supervision of the DEpiCC Manager.
How to Apply: 
To apply for the above position, please complete the application forms available for Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support Coordinator HERE . Applicants must submit a cover letter and CV with three traceable references, full addresses and contact information via the application form by June 13, 2023 at 17:30hrs. No telephone inquiries. Please note that applications not meeting the above application guidelines will not be considered. Finalists will be contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date.
John Snow Health Zambia, Limited is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions.

To apply for this job email your details to chekuprecruitment@jsh-z.com

Application email or URL: chekuprecruitment@jsh-z.com

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