Mental Health Manager

RESTORE HOPE: LIBERIA

About the organization

RHL has been working in Kolahun District, Lofa County since 2015. RHL’s programs consist of health, education, and economic development.

RHL’s mission is to provide essential support to vulnerable children – and their caregivers – in the developing world, with timely and sustainable resources and activities that will protect their health and well-being, ensure access to education and provide economic opportunities beyond school, thus providing a way out of extreme and enduring poverty.

The program has 115 primary beneficiaries enrolled (children who meet a vulnerability criteria). Their caregivers are secondary beneficiaries of the program – support includes adult literacy classes and membership in the Women’s Weaving Cooperative.

Duties

The Mental Health Manager is responsible for implementation and overall supervision and coordination of the mental health program, primarily Interpersonal Group Therapy (IPT-G) including its resources (financial, in-kind assets, and human resources). The Mental Health Manager is responsible for program quality and accountability, achieving objectives as outlined in RHL’s IPT-G & Women’s Empowerment proposal. The Mental Health Manager will supervise the IPT-G facilitators and monitor their work, ensuring the activities follow the timeline for the project and achieve the stated outcomes. The Mental Health Manager will work closely with the Health & Nutrition Coordinator and the Field Coordinator to implement the program in alignment with RHL’s existing projects. The position demands excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be committed to achieving program goals in resource-poor, remote region in Liberia.

Qualifications

Qualities:
• Excellent communication skills, written & oral
• Excellent management and supervisory skills
• Excellent leadership and administrative skills
• Excellent diplomatic and interpersonal skills
• Excellent judgement and decision-making skills
• Managerial courage – ability to give honest, constructive feedback
• Comfortable taking initiative and realizing a vision for the program

Preferred Qualifications:

• Education: Master’s Degree or higher (Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Social Work (MSW), Public Health, Nursing or similar)
• Prior INGO experience (program management/supervisory role), 3+ years
• Clinical supervision and project supervision experience
• Basic accounting skills including the ability to execute scrupulous financial oversight
• Excellent English, written and oral
• Ability to write reports
• Previous data management (data collection and monitoring of program data)
• Good computer skills, especially in Word and Excel, email and other communications programs
• Ability to supervise and teach the facilitation of IPT in a group setting

Highly Desired:
• IPT Certification
• Minimum one-year experience in IPT
• Clinical academic research experience
• Demonstrated cultural competence

Technical Skills:
• Proficient computer skills, including Word, Excel, E-mail, Skype/Zoom

Salary

$500/month

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send CV and Cover Letter to [email protected]

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