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A Mental Health and Care Practices / MHPSS Head Of Department

Action Contre la Faim

eneral description of the position

Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director (line manager) and the Regional Technical Advisor (functional manager), you will have to define, supervise and coordinate the Mental Health and Care Practices (MHCP) programmes and strategies, in conformity with ACF and international standards and national policies.


Main responsabilities

To ensure the evolution of the humanitarian situation as regards MHPSS and care practices:

  • Collect and analyse information on MHPSS, care practices and protection;
  • Comprehend the impact of living conditions on the population ;
  • Analyse population practices to ensure that their needs are properly met ;
  • Write reports for communication and publication.


To contribute to define MHCP programmes’ strategy:

  • Assess the population needs ;
  • Propose national and local intervention strategies and define areas of intervention ;
  • Write proposals and technical reports for the donors ;
  • Guarantee a transversal approach of the interventions ;
  • Particularly, as a first priority, in South, and progressively in North of Yemen, design and implement an integrated MHCP program into current ACF nutrition and health program at PHCs level.

To supervise the MHCP programmes (when implemented):

  • Design and/or validate the projects implementation methodology, protocols and tools according to MHCP and international standards ;
  • Assess the relevance, efficiency and impact of the programmes through monitoring and evaluation follow-up, budget follow-up and from a technical point of view ;
  • Write monthly reports ;
  • Communicate and collaborate with the other ACF departments, particularly with Nutrition and Health department.

To supervise the team (when programs implemented):

  • Participate in the recruitment and training of team members in collaboration with the administrator or the HRM ;
  • Carry out appraisals of the executives ;
  • Reinforce programmes management ;
  • Stimulate and communicate internally with the teams ;
  • Organize and conduct team meetings.

To represent the organization when liaising with partners

To respect strictly confidentiality:

  • Ensure that confidentiality of data, property of project beneficiaries and of ACF is strictly respected;
  • Respect the confidentiality of clinical interviews apart from those with the psychologists in charge


Do you fit the requested profile ?

You hold a Master’s degree in clinical psychology or psychiatry with at least three years of field experience with NGOs in clinical, intercultural or humanitarian psychology. You have a proven experience in proposal writing and in emergency response management.

You are known for your ability to work independently, take initiative and live in sometimes solitary environment with significant restrictions on personal movement. You have already worked in partnerships and you demonstrate good communication skills (authorities, civil society, HQ).

You have demonstrated experience managing complex operations in challenging contexts and excellent inter-personal skills. You do have a good sense of confidentiality and possess a cultural sensitivity.

You are known for your skills in team management and supervision, and you demonstrate capacities in capacity building and system strengthening.

Your English (both written and oral) is professional. Arabic is a plus.


Specific conditions / Salary

Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience

Additional hardship allowance for the Yemen context (12% of the gross salary)

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year


Work context

ACF is operationally working in 2 bases: Hodeida (to target the northern governorates) and Aden (to target the southern ones), with its coordination team located in Sana’a. In total, the Yemen mission counts 215 national staff and 17 international staff.

Sanaa has a cold semi-arid climate. Due to its high elevation, the temperatures are much more moderate than many other cities on the Arabian Peninsula. In Sana’a, the expatriates live in a shared guest house (located next to the office), with electricity and internet. The amount of perdiem & living allowances is enough to live well in Sana’a, and the security restrictions don’t give much opportunity to spend it there. Despite the current calm atmosphere in Sana’a, the security situation remains very volatile and the expatriates are not allowed to go to restaurants/coffee. Once a week the expatriates are allowed to go to the supermarket, and they are allowed to go in the others NGO’s guesthouses. To balance with those movements/leisure restrictions, expatriates have a pool table and a ping-pong table at their disposition in the basement of the guesthouse. In bonus, if you’re a food lover, you will find our amazing Chef Ahmad and his delicous plates.


Manager word:

This position is a real challenge and a great opportunity as this is the first time that ACF will try to implement MHCP/MHPSS programmes in Yemen.

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