PSYCHOLOGIST COORDINATOR (CAMEROON) 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 Cameroon since 2014, following the massive and sudden influx of refugees fleeing the Central African crisis and subsequently the Boko Haram crisis. The multiple offensives in each border area of ​​Cameroon have caused significant internal displacements and substantial arrivals of refugees. Since then, ACF has been implementing its humanitarian response with an integrated and multi-sector approach, with interventions in health and nutrition, water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), mental health and care practices, food security and livelihoods for vulnerable people, including Cameroonian internally displaced persons (IDPs), Central African refugees as well as returnees and host communities.
YOUR POSITION AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
You will be responsible for ensuring the quality, relevance and scaling up of the PMSC-P and Gender strategy and interventions on the mission, in compliance with ACF and international standards and national policies. More specifically
, you will be in charge of:
– Contributing to the definition of the country strategy, and to the definition of the strategy and positioning of the SMSP-P technical department,
– Coordinating the identification of needs and the formulation of project proposals,
– Supporting the implementation and ensuring the reporting of programmes/projects,
– Guarantee the quality and accountability of projects, Ensure the active participation of ACF in national sector coordination, technical platforms and develop sector partnerships, – Promote
capitalization, development, technology and research within the SMPS-P department
– Ensure technical supervision of PMSC-P and Gender Project Managers
– Ensure frequent contact with health authorities, coordination mechanisms (OCHA, clusters, WGs, etc.), UN agencies and NGOs
The position is based in Yaoundé, with travel to be expected in the intervention areas, in isolated areas with sometimes basic amenities, and in a relatively tense security context.
YOUR PROFILE

– University degree in psychology or degree in social sciences accompanied by proven experience in positions coordinating programs focused on mental health and protection;
– Experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of projects and in leading working groups / steering committees;
– Knowledge of care practices and basic animation techniques;
– Experience in program data analysis;
– Sense of confidentiality;
– Mastery of protocols for psychological care and psychosocial support, psychological first aid and emotional stabilization;
– Ability to propose and manage the implementation of appropriate protocols;
– Excellent computer skills;
– Communication, listening and observation skills;
– Good team spirit ;
– Autonomy – Creativity – Flexibility;
– Physical ability to move around in the field (30%);
– Fluency in French and English.

YOUR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

– 12 months of fixed-term contract under French law
– Gross monthly starting salary of 2450 to 2800 EUR depending on experience
– Per diem and monthly living expenses: 551EUR (cf eurocost) net, paid on field.
– Monthly context allowance: 150EUR
– Child allowance: 1500EUR per year and per child present in the country of origin (ceiling of 6000EUR/year)
– 16% of gross monthly salary for pension insurance reimbursement for non-French citizens.
– Transport and accommodation: Support for travel and collective accommodation
– Medical cover: 100% of the payment of health contributions (CFE + complementary health) and repatriation insurance
– Leave and RnR: 25 days per year, 20 RTT per year and 215EUR paid during the recovery period
– Training: Unlimited and free access to the e-learning platform certifying Crossknowledge ©

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