Organization: Un Ponte per
Un Ponte Per… (UPP) is an Italian NGO with multiple locations, including Amman, Jordan. The mission of UPP is to prevent new conflicts, protect human rights, and support civil society, especially in the Middle East, through awareness raising campaigns, cultural exchanges, and international cooperation projects. UPP considers strongly interconnected its solidarity initiatives towards war-torn populations, the political commitment to curb the causes of war, and the building of connections across civil societies.
This initiative in partnership with the WHO is intended to promote mental health awareness at a community level, targeting vulnerable women and men from both the Jordanian and refugee community. The majority of people in Jordan still have very basic notions about mental health problems, while the stigma is still widespread in all layers of society.
The proposed action aims at supporting communities to increase their knowledge on mental health issues, in order to promote better identification and referral, as well as to avoid discrimination and marginalization of mental health users.
The Mental Health Facilitator will be responsible for the coordination, facilitation, and delivery of protection support groups targeting youth (aged 18-24) in Irbid, Zarqa, Amman, and Karak. This role will report to the Project Managers of this project, as well as the Head of Mission, Jordan. This role will include design, delivery, and monitoring and evaluation of the protection support groups. The topics of the sessions held will be basic concepts of mental health, identification of mental health signs and main problematics (es. Depression, Anxiety), basic concepts of mental health promotion and risk factors, promote best practices, information on service providers, referral pathways and prevention on substance abuse. Each session will target, on average, 20 women and men. The facilitator for this initiative will be knowledgeable about the aforementioned topics with a youth focus and willing to develop and design interactive workshops for youth on these topics. Materials and resources for workshop delivery from the WHO may be provided for these sessions. These focus groups will take place from October 1st to December 30th, 2018.
Job duties and tasks:
The Mental Health Specialist’s main responsibilities are:
· Provide professional technical support and guidance to this initiative on mental health and youth (including but not limited to program strategy, assessments, evidence-based project design, MEAL) in collaboration with UPP Project Managers/UPP management as well as together with the Donors/other Partners
· Participating in psychosocial and protection needs assessments for new projects to be developed/adaptation of the existing projects or during interagency rapid needs assessments.
· Monitor implementation of the UPP/WHO project against M/E and Log frames and guide teams in integration of lessons learned. Lead the process of development of TORs, supervision of surveys and dissemination of results.
· Research emerging opportunities for new programming, and lead project design in line with UPP strategy
· Promote synergy between UPP and external projects relevant to this initiative.
· Liaise, and collaborate with International (i.e. WHO) and National (i.e. Our Step) partners involved in the delivery of this program, including designing the facilitation programming and interactive workshops in a method that is aligned with the requirements and expectations of UPP as well as the Donor(s).
· Undertake regular travel to Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, and Karak to liaise with partners, facilitate sessions, and complete monitoring and evaluation of program progress
· Develop reports on the program activities, beneficiaries, and report these to the Project Coordinator(s) and Head of Mission, Jordan
Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV, a brief cover letter to address the requirements above and contact information for two professional references to: email@example.com. Please reference “Mental Health Program Facilitator – Mental Health Project” in the subject line of your email application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.