Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Technical Advisor

Save the Children, Kabul, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th July, 2020

Job Description


  •  Support, mentor and advise on matters of mental health and psychosocial support within proposal development and programme design on fully focused MHPSS or integrated programmes.
  •  Input to programme design, country office technical strategy, training curriculums, learning agenda and research pieces
  •  Develop and adapt guidelines, manuals and training materials and tools to ensure quality delivery.
  •  Ensure that the MHPSS capacity is built in order to scale up response and deliver with increased impact and quality across multi-sector projects
  •  Develop methodologies and data collection techniques for assessments, indicators, programme management, evaluations, research.
  •  Support provincial staff in the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of MHPSS activities that may include: recreational and psych osocial activities, individual support to vulnerable children and adults, and trainings of facilitators or support officers.
  •  Provide technical supervision and mentoring to case workers, community mobilizers that provide 1-1 support (counselling where possible) to beneficiaries where possible
  •  Lead the continuous assessment of MHPSS needs of children, adolescents and youths and ensure that these are appropriately reflected in program strategy and proposals.
  •  Support regular participatory activities with different groups of children, adolescents and youths to identify issues affecting children in their communities, and assist the teams to develop appropriate responses;
  •  Coordinate the designing of children, adolescents and youth and family assessments and psychometrics tools and supervise their administration.
  •  In cooperation with other Technical Advisors, ensure that the integrated MHPSS activities are implemented acc ording to SC and international standards.
  •  Assist Save the Children in development and rolling out of MHPSS Monitoring &Evaluation tools,
  •  Support MHPSS team to identify severe cases to be referred to specialized psychological/psychiatric service providers

Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability

  •  Work with the regional/global MHPSS TA and MEAL team to develop MEAL plans

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

  •  Develop a capacity building strategy to build the quality and scope of MHPSS activities
  •  Support in ensuring appropriate staffing within the operations component of the project team, within budget parameters.
  •  In consultation with the Director of Programme Implementation, ensure all project staff understand and are able to perform their roles, identifying areas of development as noted earlier.

Representation & Advocacy & Organizational Learning

  •  Help shape broader sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children (and adults) are being addressed including representing Save the Children in inter-agency forums.
  •  Pro-actively identify advocacy opportunities, case studies and research opportunities which link with wider organisational strategic objectives, and turn these into action.
  •  Lead on organisational level programme policy, innovation, learning or representation initiatives in consultation with relevant internal stakeholders

Safe Programming



  •  Advanced degree in psychology, mental health or other relevant field
  •  Minimum 5 years of experience in MHPSS field
  •  Knowledge of protection in humanitarian context
  •  Proven capacity to supervise, and coach staff in MHPSS technical skills
  •  Experience of designing proposals and collecting technical data
  •  Ability to analyse information, evaluate options, and think and plan strategically
  •  Experience in capacity building and training of local communities, and protectıon stakeholders regarding education programming
  •  Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills English
  •  Experience in a conflict context
  •  Commitment to Save the Children values and Child Safeguarding.


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