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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mental Health Officer/ Trainer Job at People Performance Group - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Mental Health Officer/ Trainer

Jobs at:
People Performance Group

Deadline of this Job:
5PM on the 30th June 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Organisation: People Performance Group
Title: Mental Health Officer/Trainer
Effort: Full-Time
Supervisor: Executive Director
Duty Station: Kampala Office
About Us: A local NGO that looks at empowering impoverished African women enabling them to lead more healthy, productive, and satisfying lives is looking at recruiting a Mental Health Officer/ Trainer.
Job Purpose / General Objective:
The MHO role is to manage and coordinate the implementation of training and clinical capacity needs for technical teams in Mental Health, Interpersonal Psychotherapy in Groups (IPT-G) in Uganda. The MHO will lead the technical capacity development of the organisation's key program teams, partner institutions, and work with all key stakeholders to ensure that the organisation conducts its services within the updated Mental Health realm, depression and all emerging knowledge and skill developments. S/he will participate in ensuring organisation compliance to quality service provision, service utilization, and good clinical practice. The MHO will report to the Executive Director.
Specific Tasks:
  • The MHO/Trainer will be responsible for all organisation training and capacity development needs including Mental Health, depression, and any other which would improve staff efficiency and effectiveness.
  •  Lead in the development of appropriate training materials, curricula, and related tools in respect to the organisation's needs and the growing program.
  • Suggest and recommend appropriate training methods, techniques and tools to properly design and deliver training courses suitable for organisation program needs.
  • Lead staff in preparation of appropriate curriculum, budgets and programs in respect to their needs.
  • Follow up all trained teams and in clinical fidelity for the organisation and partners to assess application of acquired knowledge and skills. .
  • Participate in the preparation of key reports and information on the organisation's depression treatment for sharing with key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all training needs are implemented timely and as per the required organisation Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs).
  • Support all supervisors and managers in enlisting the training needs of their respective staff.
Training Network & Partnership Development
  • Working in collaboration with the Program Manager and Executive Director, liaise with national and regional Mental Health Training Networks to continuously gather best practices and new tools and update program training needs.
  •  Lead in evaluating the appropriateness of the organisation's training methodologies and recommend appropriate effective strategies for all its projects.
  • Support the organisations outreach to partner agencies and lead training and capacity development with external partners.
  • Participate in regular staff debriefs to understand emerging challenges and take corrective steps through training and induction; provide clinical support supervision as needed.
  • Spend at least 25% level of effort in the field working with staff to understand the flow of the organisation's IPT-G process, client, field dynamics and any other necessary parameters.
  • Prepare monthly work plans and share with the Executive Director, Program Manager, and Finance and Administration Manager for implementation.
  • Submit monthly activity reports to the Executive Director using agreed upon templates.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, or related.
  • A Post-Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Counseling and/ or psychotherapy or counselling for depression will be an advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in training and teaching, experience training and supervising para-professionals and or in clinical settings is a plus.
  • Strong familiarity with psychotherapy methods, familiarity with interpersonal psychotherapy a plus.
  • Previous work in the NGO sector and with vulnerable populations, especially those affected by depression and mental health disorders.
Closing date is by 5PM on the 30th June 2017.
Job application procedure
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any fom1 of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
All application should be sent to the addresses below;
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P. O. Box 12405, Kampala, Uganda
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