HEAD OF THE MENTAL HEALTH, PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT AND PROTECTION DEPARTMENT – DRC At Action Against Hunger France



Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim is an international non-governmental organization that fights hunger in the world. Its charter of humanitarian principles – independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, transparency – has been the basis of its identity for over 40 years. Its mission is to save lives by ending hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of undernutrition, especially during and after emergencies related to conflicts and natural disasters. Action Against Hunger coordinates its programs around 5 areas of activity: Nutrition and Health – Mental Health, Psychosocial Support and Protection – Food Security and Livelihoods – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Advocacy. In 2021,www.actioncontrelafaim.org

Action Against Hunger has been working in the DRC since 1997 with programs in nutrition-health, food security and livelihoods, and WASH. ACF implements emergency and development intervention programs to reduce morbidity and mortality due to malnutrition. Multisectoral approaches integrating nutrition and WASH in accordance with the national strategy are implemented in 6 provinces.

One of ACF”s main areas of expertise in the DRC is the rapid response to nutritional crises, operational since 2008 with the financial support of donors such as UNICEF, ECHO and DFID. Through several years of deploying its emergency pool through the DFID-funded PUNC and the ECHO-funded RRCN, we have gained extensive experience in rapid deployments and effective monitoring of life-saving treatments in emergencies. Since 2008, more than 100 nutritional surveys and more than 60,000 malnourished children have been treated by ACF’s emergency response teams. Over the past four years, ACF has carried out more than 35 rapid response interventions across the country, including the provinces of Kasaï Central and Oriental, Sankuru, Kwilu, Kwangu, Equateur, Tshuapa, Maniema and Tanganyka. Currently ACF operates in the provinces of North and South Kivu, Kasaï and Kasaï Central.

Coordination in Kinshasa: 30 nationals / 15 expatriates.

Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Career category: Program/Project Management

Years of experience: 3-4 years

Theme: Health

YOUR JOB AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
As Head of the SMSP.P Department (Mental Health, Psychosocial Support and Protection), your role is to guarantee the quality, relevance and technical innovation of the SMSP.P strategy and interventions on the Country Office. In addition, you contribute to the definition of the country strategy while coordinating the identification of needs and the formulation of project proposals. You thus accompany the SMSP.P Program Managers in the implementation of these projects and represent the association in national and international bodies relating to your sector.

YOUR PROFILE

– Holder of a Bac + 5 diploma in Psychology or Psychiatry;
– In-depth knowledge of humanitarian psychology;
– 2 years of experience in INGOs;
– Experience in functional team management;
– Excellent relational skills (authorities, partners etc.)
– Capacity for organization, anticipation and proactivity;
– Capacity for analysis, synthesis and problem solving;
– Ability to adapt to complex situations from a security point of view;
– Excellent command of French and English;
– Computer skills.

YOUR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

– Fixed-term contract under French law: 12 months
– Gross monthly salary: from 2597 to 2968EUR depending on experience
– Pension insurance reimbursement for non-French citizens: 16% of the gross monthly salary
– Increase in the salary of base: 6% every 12 months of continuous contract
– Per diem and monthly living expenses: $1021 (cf eurocost) net, paid in the field
– Monthly context allowance: EUR150
– Child allowance: EUR1500 per year and per child present in the country of origin (ceiling of 6000EUR/year)
– Transport and accommodation: Support for travel and collective accommodation
– Medical coverage: 100% of the payment of health contributions (CFE + complementary health) and repatriation insurance
– Salary maintenance schemes (sickness, maternity, paternity)
– Leave and RnR: 25 days per year of CP and 20 RnR per year ; payment of the ticket with ceiling to go to the chosen break zone, and 215EUR lump sum compensation per RnR
– Support and training – Professional career monitoring and support
– Unlimited and free access to the e-learning platform certifying Crossknowledge ©

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