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Application Submissions Guideline: 

Please submit your application before June 25, 2024 on [email protected] specifying "MHPSS Internship" in the Subject. 
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Department Background:
The International Medical Corps Mental Health Department provides Mental Health and Psychosocial support (MHPSS) consultations through its case management teams located in Bekaa, South, North, Beirut and Mount Lebanon. International Medical Corps also aims to advocate for mental health, by promoting community-based interventions in addition to provision of awareness sessions on several mental health topics. Moreover, International Medical Corps coordinates with the National Mental Health Program within the ministry of public health to ensure alignment with national strategies and better integration of MHPSS services into primary health care centers.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
The intern will play a role in supporting the team by undertaking the following responsibilities.

I. Mental health Integration project:

Support with the Performance based financing Monthly Report:

  • Assist in the systematic cleaning of data of the PBF monthly score sheet and cover sheet.
  • Collaborate with Quality Officers to share the results of performance indicators.

Field Visits to Primary Healthcare Centers:

  • Visit PHCCs that are part of an active integration project in different areas in Lebanon. The intern will accompany and observe nurses during triage to assess the implementation of screening protocols (PHQ-2 and EPDS questionnaires).
  • Provide positive and constructive feedback to the nurses and reports on these observations to the MHPSS team to help in the ongoing assessment of project efficacy.

Dissemination of Key Psychosocial Support Messages:

  • Work closely with nurses during field visits to disseminate key messages for psychosocial support and referral.

Conduct Interviews with Service Users:

  • Engage with individuals who are currently visiting or have previously visited the mhGAP trained GP.
  • Conduct structured interviews to gather feedback on their experiences, focusing on the quality of the services received.
  • Analyze the feedback to identify strengths and areas for improvement and report these insights to the team to enhance the quality and impact of the mhGAP services.

II. MHPSS Technical support:
 

Program-Related Tasks:

  • Become familiar with all IMC MHPSS programs and service packages.
  • Provide support to the technical unit in designing and conducting training.
  • Provide support to the technical unit in reviewing, proofreading, and designing (or organizing) MHPSS tools and reports.

Quality Assurance:

  • Assist in reviewing, proofreading, and providing support in research efforts.
  • Undertake various program-related tasks as required.
  • Assist in developing and amending program materials including guidelines, reports, tools etc. to ensure quality assurance of the MHPSS services.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Reporting and documentation: Submit a monthly report of the work executed to the supervisor at the end of each month.

Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing or having recently completed a degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or a closely related field.
  • Basic understanding of data collection, cleaning, and analysis processes.
  • Adheres to ethical considerations and principles in regard to working with vulnerable populations.
  • Demonstrated interest in mental health and primary healthcare services.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently when required.
  • Empathetic and patient, with strong interpersonal skills to interact positively with service users and staff.
  • Good communication, teamwork skills and ability to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Proficiency in English and Arabic.
  • Basic knowledge in Microsoft office

Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies,
including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

Safeguarding
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.

Equal Opportunities
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.

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Last modified: 
11 Jun, 2024
Intervention Sector(s):
Health
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, 25 June 2024
Contract Type:
Internship
Period of Employment:
3 months from start date
Salary
N/A
Salary Range:
Unpaid Position
Education Degree:
Other
Education Degree Details:
Experience Requirements:
No experience required
Arabic Language:
Fluent
English Language:
Fluent
French Language:
None
Country/City: 
  • Lebanon
  • Beirut