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25 Nov 2022

Mental Health Psychosocial Support Specialist (Afar) at World Vision Ethiopia

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Job Description

World Vision is the largest child-focused private charity in the world. Our 34,000+ staff members working in nearly 100 countries have united with our incredible supporters to impact the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty. Through World Vision every 60 seconds…a family gets water…a hungry child is fed…a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Purpose Of The Position

The MHPSS specialist will be responsible for carrying out trainings on Mental Health and psychological support and emotional resilience for front line health workers, orient community and religious leaders, Health Development armies and Health extension workers. The incumbent will be a member of MHNT to ensure community engagement prevention discrimination subjected to violence and prevention of sexual exploitations and abuse in outreach locations.


  • S/he will be expected to work in collaboration with the district health offices, local stakeholders, staffs of World Vision and partners for effective implementation of the project activities.
  • In addition, the position holder will also be expected to provide supervision, technical assistance and capacity building to health extension workers and health workers in health facilities.
  • S/he will be responsible to strengthening of early identification, diagnosis, treatment and referral linkage of women subjected to Gender based violence.
  • Provide technical support on emotional resilience and participate in carrying out all components of MHSSP packages
  • Ensure establishment of one stop center and clinical rape management for GBV survives (documentations of injuries, treatment of injuries, evaluation of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and preventive care
  • Coordinate screening, identification counseling, treatment and referral linkage of women subjected to violence
  • Ensure the establishment of women- centered health response for women who have subjected to violence (PSEA, SGBV)
  • Ensure community engagement prevention discrimination subjected to violence and prevention of sexual exploitations and abuse

Job Requirements


Required Professional Experience

Previous work experience at least 2 years as MHPSS, GBV with NGOs working in the area clinical rape management, emotional resilience’s for front line health workers , women center in emergency health response prevention of sexual exploitations and .

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

· Education: Clinic nurse, Midwifery, Clinical psychologies with proven experience in supervising, coaching and mentoring others with minimum of two years relevant experience for degree holders and four years of experience for Diploma holders. Additional certificate

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 1 December. 2022


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