Mental Health Supervisor - TRIPOLI

Mental Health Supervisor - TRIPOLI
Deadline for applications: Friday, October 20, 2017
Location: North Lebanon
Working area: Tripoli
Job Description

Main purpose:

Participate in the planning, supervision and coordination of mental health / psycho-social related services in the programme in accordance with MSF standards in order to provide the most appropriate mental health support for patients.


  • Participate in the planning, organization and coordination of Mental Health activities, in close collaboration with the Mental Health activity manager and other medical team members, in order to ensure an efficient and effective implementation of the resources needed while maintaining high levels of quality in Mental Health MSF programs and activities.
  • Coordinates activities of counselling services with other relevant actors and liaises with the local counterparts (like MoPH, WHO, ICRC and NGO) on mental health matters, including referral services.
  • Supervise the daily mental health activities and patient support according to MSF protocols and standards in order to provide the most appropriate support for clients with psycho social needs
  • Liaise with the other MSF team members of the project.
  • Supervise, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required
  • Oversee the administrative processes associated with psychosocial functioning.
  • When needed, give psychological support to patients according to MSF protocols to improve mental health conditions of patients and enhance their functionality.
  • Compile the data and statistic linked with MH activities and report to the MH activity manager
  • Offer clinical counselling supervision to mental health counsellors in collaboration with the Mental Health Activity Manager.
  • Ensure the patient’s related information is kept confidential

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities:

  • Ensure reporting respecting is done respecting the deadlines and following MSF standards.
  • Participate in regular meetings (project and medical meetings) and ensure good collaboration with other medical and non-medical team members to assure patients in need receive adequate MH support
  • Supervision of MH teams with technical and organizational planning of activities, working hours, leaves.
  • Promote the professional development of MH staff, assess their training needs and encourage participation on relevant training opportunities.
  • Oversee the administrative processes associated with psychosocial functioning
  • In close collaboration with the Consultant Psychiatrist, support and participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the mhGAP program
  • Perform any other tasks, as requested
Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Experience required: Essential 2 years-experience minimum in a similar position with MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries. Education degree: Essential degree or diploma in psycho-social or related field. Languages: English and Arabic essential. Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet) Competencies: • People Management • Results • Flexibility • Commitment
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Period: 12 months Fixed Term with possibility of renewal
Salary: LBP2,807,817. monthly basic salary. MSF offers 25 days paid leaves, private insurance, transport allowance and opportunities for local and international trainings
Submission guidelines: Submission guidelines: Please send your CV & Cover Letter in English as an attached document to the below email and specify the position you are applying for in the subject of your email. Otherwise it will not be considered. Subject: Mental Health Supervisor. Only selected applicants will be contacted for test and interview, if successful. Contact information:
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
Husein Bechara
HR/Admin Assistant