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MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT OFFICER – Al Kufrah , South East Libya - Premiere Urgence Internationale


 Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 200 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 22 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

 

PUI Libya mission started implementing operations in East of Libya (Benghazi area) in 2017 and developed an emergency health response that provides primary health care services to the most vulnerable population. PUI’s intervention focuses on health care through the deployment of Mobile Health Teams (MHT) delivering direct services to internal displaced populations and their host communities, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. PUI Health intervention consists of general practitioners consultations, adequate treatment provision, sexual and reproductive health services, integrated management of Childhood Illness, psychosocial support interventions. Furthermore, PUI is reinforcing sensitization, communication and prevention on health and hygiene related topics within the communities. In 2019, PUI Benghazi office is starting a new project called Evidence Based NCD care, a model for PHC in Libya with the objective to enhance access to Non Communicable Disease health services in the PHC level in the target area. The project includes 2 health facilities and 2,000 patients will benefit from the services.

 

Since 2018, PUI intends to extend its area of intervention to eastern and southern Mantikas in East of Libya to better reach out the most vulnerable. For that purpose, PUI conducted an exploratory mission in the Al Kufrah region (south-east Libya) in order to identify the specific needs of this isolated area and develop an adapted humanitarian response. Thus, PUI will soon start implementing comprehensive health related activities to ensure a continuous access to essential care. PUI’s Al Kufrah’s action will combine three levels of intervention: (1) Direct service delivery of primary health care by one MHT through an outreach approach targeting the vulnerable population, (2) At community level, PUI will deploy a network of community health workers (CHW) that will facilitate and optimize the work of the MHT through sensitisation, screening and referral activities; and (3) At health facility level via technical support. The operation will start in Autumn 2019 after a three month inception phase including capacity building of the team and installation of a PUI office, composed of a full management and health team.

 

 

 

Job Description
Overall purpose
The MHPSS Officer works as a primary mental health and psychosocial support caregiver within PUI’s mobile medical services, according to identified needs and activity planning. The MHPSS Officer conducts mental health and psychosocial needs assessments of identified beneficiaries within PUI’s mobile services catchment area. He/she develops individualized treatment plans, leading individual or group therapy sessions, runs preventative mental wellness activities and makes referrals. He / She implements capacity building for PUI team members concerning mental health needs identification, management and referral in accordance with national and international standards. He/she supervises PFA activities within the MHC.
Responsibilities and scope of duties
1.       FULFIL EXPECTED CLINICAL AND RELATED DUTIES (MHPSS)

2.       OTHER DUTIES

Specific Responsibilities
1.       FULFIL EXPECTED CLINICAL AND RELATED MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT DUTIES

·          Establish personal rapport with potential and actual patients and their relatives;

·          Assess and diagnose patients by taking history, physical examination and basic available investigations.  This includes the performing of mental status examinations;

·          Provide recommended treatment using National guidelines and protocols, PUI protocols and International protocols; adjusted to the individual needs of the patient and at lowest cost

·          Carry out psychological first aid (PFA) according to protocols, and supervise all PFA activities within the clinic;

·          Refer patients to Secondary Mental Health services according to the assessment, and ensure referral documents accompany the patients;

·           Follow up retro-information after referral of patient with the referral facilities

·           Collaborate with the mobile health team leader to ensure mental health and psychological support is given to Sexual and Gender Based Violence survivors;

·           Provide mental health and psychosocial health education to patients concerning their health, treatment and prevention of diseases;

·           Document collected patient information and prescribed treatment on health cards and other records;

·           Support in various data collection;

·           Maintain and promote patient confidentiality regarding patient information and records, and ensure informed consent for appropriate cases and management plans;

·           Adhere to infection-control and health care waste management policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations;

·           Adhere to diagnostic and therapeutic standards;

·           Ensure coordination and continuity of care through verbal and written reports and coordination with Nurse and other Health team members;

·           Give technical supervision to Nurses and other health Collaborator; and ensure the follow-up of protocols in his field of expertise;

·           Assist in the training of other health team members;

·           Keep up to date with MHPSS developments, new treatments/medications and protocols and guidelines;

·           Participate actively in meetings and trainings when required;

·           Perform other relevant duties as requested by supervisors

2.       OTHER DUTIES

·         Reports concerns or requests from patients or their families about PUI services to the MHC Team Leader;

·         Follows safety and security rules on-base

 

In General, the Collaborator has to remain flexible and to perform any other duties as required for the good care of patients

 

NB: This job description may be subject to modifications in the future, depending on the evolution of the activities. These modifications will then be defined and discussed between the Collaborator and PUI

 

 

Required Profile
Required knowledge and skills
Required desirable
Education / Training 4 Registered Medical Doctor with mental health care experience or Psychologist 4
Professional experience

4   Technical

4   Humanitarian

 

4  MHPSS experience, including PFA

 

 

4  Counseling and social work experience

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Knowledge and skills

 

 

4 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

4 Knowledge of standard national and international medical protocols

4 Understanding of the Libyan medical system, particularly in Benghazi, and with reference to services available at different types of facility and the referral system

4 Knowledge of WHO’s MHGap

Languages

4   English

4   Arabic

 

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Software

4   Microsoft Office

 

 

 

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 BENEFITS

  • Attractive Salary paid in EURO + other benefits (Family Health Insurance…)
  • Induction trainings paid in Tunis and/or Benghazi

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit their applications by EMAIL ONLY with the subject: AKF MHPS OFFICER + your FULL NAME to lby.recruitment@premiere-urgence.org with letter of motivation, resume, diplomas and any relevant certificates (work, training), contact (phone/email

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