Ended MHCP Deputy Program Manager – Psychologist

The Job

Action Contre la Faim is an International Humanitarian Organization which is private, non-political, non-denomination and non-profit making. Action Contre la Faim vocation is to save lives by combating hunger, disease and those crises threatening the lives of vulnerable men, women and children. Action Contre la Faim currently operates in 46 countries globally and conduct programs in nutrition, food security, health, water and sanitation.

Mental health and care practices deputy program manager – Psychologist

Location:  Aden.

Number of Positions: 1 position .

Assignments :

  • Provide technical support to project staff, supervise, and train the team of Care Practice Officers, and carry out evaluations
  • Ensure quality implementation of planned activities
  • Participate in capacity-building of ACF staff on care practices


Objective 1: Provide technical support for the care practices.


  • Provide technical support, supervise, and evaluate the work of the Care Practice Officers
  • Proofread, edit, and approve reports of Care Practice Officers and help write monthly internal report (narrative and quantitative)
  • Work with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) department to ensure databases are capturing relevant information
  • Feedback technical suggestions to the Mental Health and Care Practices (MHCP) Head of Department (HoD) via the Nutrition Programme Manager
  • Gather information from the field staff regarding inputs into technical documentation such as proposals, trainings, and guidelines

Objective 2: Participate in the management of the care practices staff members and MoPHP supervision


  • Follow up on day-to-day management of schedule and activities with Nutrition Programme Manager to ensure quality implementation of activities
  • Participate in recruitment process for new care practices staff
  • Participate in defining the team’s objectives and carrying out appraisals

Objective 3: Coordinate staff training


  • Liaise with the deputy HoD and HoD regarding internal training needs assessments with care practices team and provide recommendations for trainings
  • Create training plans for validation by the HoD
  • Organise and provide trainings to Care Practice Officers
  • Supervise training plans for Care Practice Officers for MoPHP staff
  • Participate in capacity-building of internal ACF staff on care practices & other related topics

Objective 4: Maintain strict respect of confidentiality


  • Ensure that beneficiary information is held in confidentially and protocols are in place for the data under ACF’s responsibility
  • Provide regular reminders of the confidentiality procedures

Objective 5: Help plan and ensure adherence to activity schedule


  • Ensure weekly activity planning is carried out with Care Practice Officers
  • Liaise with Nutrition Programme Manager & support focal points to plan a realistic schedule of activities in each health facility
  • Ensure availability of resources or request (and follow up) procurement of resources
  • Make sure beneficiary targets are realistic, and included in the weekly planning
  • Any other tasks as required by the Head of Department (HoD)

Educational / Professional Background and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology ( Psychologist ); experience in psychosocial programming, social work, public health, or health education
  • 2+ years of humanitarian experience

Required skills and Competencies

  • Experience in team management
  •  Capacity to supervise and evaluate employees’ work and quality of programming
  • Sense of confidentiality
  •  Knowledge of child development
  • Knowledge of nutritional practices and/or infant and young child feeding practices
  •   Good communication and flexibility
  • Analytical skills
  • Understanding of health system
  • Good relations with people
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to plan and run training sessions
  • Speak and write Arabic and English fluently
  • Microsoft office skills (word, excel, powerpoint)

Desired skills :

  • Project management experience
  • Experiencing with nutrition programming
How to Apply

Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to send an application comprising a detailed CV and cover letter in English ( PDF , Word format ) , Clearly mention the position you have applied for in the subject while submitting your application, to recruitment-ad@ye.missions-acf.org latest by 23rd January 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Employer: Action Contre la Faim
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 10 January 2019
  • Deadline: 23 January 2019