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Mental Health, Care Practices, Gender and Protection Program Manager

Job Overview

  • Medical/Health-Care, Management
  • Full time
  • Starting Basic Salary 23,995 ETB with other additional benefits provided according to the social benefit packages of the organization.
  • Wollega, Gimbi, Oromia
  • Mid-Level-Experienced

Job Description

Duties & Tasks:

The program manager will be responsible for the implementation, improvement and monitoring of the Mental Health, Care Practices, Gender and Protection program and the team supervision in the IDP sites and host community setting of Wolega. In addition, they will be responsible for analysis,  monitoring & reporting of mental health, childcare practices, Gender, protection needs and activities.  They will work closely with the other program managers (especially with Nutrition, WASH & FSL) to deliver the contracted services in the nominated settings. 

Objective 1: Implementation and monitoring of all Mental Health, Care Practice, Gender and Protection activities in Wolega through outreach and psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) or Baby Friendly Spaces (BFS) approaches



  • Ensure monitoring of the operational quality, effectiveness and access of the program to meet beneficiary needs and indicators.
  • Ensure that service provision and follow up of beneficiaries is adequate.
  • Monitor measure and if needed propose and implement improvements on the psychosocial activities based on the context.
  • Ensure that the Mental Health, Care practice, Gender and Protection activities are integrated within the AAH interventions (FSL, WaSH and Nutrition).  
  • Collect and ensure the quality of data on mental health, care practices, gender and protection issues in the different IDP sites and host communities to strengthen our analysis and comprehension of the beneficiaries.
  • Contribute in the development of mental health, care practices, gender and protection intervention strategy.

Objective 2: Management of the project team

  • Activities:

    • Recruit MHCP, Gender and protection staff
    • Ensure initial and on-going training of staff on MHCP, gender and protection activities and on AAH approach and standards.
    • Assure weekly group clinical supervision and regular practical support in the field.
    • Participate in the development of job descriptions and organizational charts for the team.
    • Strengthen good team cohesion through the organization of internal communications for the MHCP, Gender and Protection team: work meetings, coordination meetings, training/ workshops.
    • Anticipate and manage, in collaboration with the HR, any potential conflicts internal to the team through mediation, communication, assessment, individual interviews, or any other method appropriate to the situation
    • Assure staff management for timesheet, plan of action and appraisal

    Objective 3: Coordination

    • Activities:

      • Participate in various organized meetings, briefings on the operation of the base and the AAH mission, relations with support services (log/admin), etc.
      • Coordinate activities closely with the other AAH team with the various actors present in the field/IDP sites (e.g. health facilities, NGOs)
      • Communicate with management committees in the IDP sites or areas identified for the smooth operation of activities.
      • Represent AAH in meetings, visits and thematic forums related to mental health, psychosocial support Gender and Protection.
      • Participate and share information with other program managers and Technical Support in technical meetings as well as general AAH meetings.

      Objective 4: Logistics and administrative management for the program

      • Activities:

        • Timely preparation of the purchase request for required items and submit them to the logistics department.
        • Ensure that the list of needs is in line with the program budget(s).
        • Ensure, with logistics, the weekly programming, daily if necessary, of all of the logistics resources for the program (vehicles, items etc.)
        • Responsible for inventory management and "quality control" of inputs (equipment for the Psychologically Informed Environment, etc...), in collaboration with logistics.

        Objective 5: Reports and capitalization of the project

        • Activities:

          • Ensure timely submission of donor, monthly and situational programmatic reports as requested by the country office, HQ or the funding agency.
          • Contribute in the capitalization of IDP and host community projects
          • Participate in the drafting of project proposals in collaboration with other managers and the Technical Support.
          • Provide due support and/or participate in any external/internal mental health, nutrition or health related assessments within the sits and host communities. Responsible of MHCP, Gender and Protection assessments analysis and writing.

          Objective 6 : Strictly respect confidentiality :

          • Activities :

            • Ensure that confidentiality of data, property of project beneficiaries and of AAH is strictly respected.
            Respect confidentiality of clinical interviews apart from dealings with the psychologists in charge.

          Job Requirements

          Educational/Professional Background:

          • BA or MA in psychology.  Relevant training and/or work experience in the field of mental health and psychosocial support, Child Care practice or Gender and protection. Familiarity with participatory methods, knowledge in child development, and nutrition issues.  Minimum of 2 (two) years’ related experience and NGO work experience.


          Required competences & skills :

          Communication (fluent in oral and written English), good computer skills (outlook, excel and word), experience in team management, project management and training aptitudes, coordination skills, ability to establish good relations with other people, organisation and activity supervision skills, capacity to manage priorities, precision, autonomy, creativity, flexibility and to show initiative. Ability to speak Oromiffa is preferred but not essential. 

          How To Apply


          If you are interested, please send your application composed of: none returnable CV, Covering Letter with “ Mental Health, Care Practices, Gender and Protection Program Manager” written in the subject line, and three references, applicants to the following addresses:

          • Action Against Hunger – Addis Ababa – Human Resources Department, (On the way to Meskel Flower from Dembel city mall, Behind Addis Ababa Road Transportation Authority Garage ): or
          • Through www.ethiojobs.net ; or
          • Directly In Person to Action Against Hunger,  Gode, Sekota, Gambella, Mega, and Hirna offices ; or
          • Action Against Hunger– Addis Ababa – Human Resources Department, directly in person Gimbi office next to family Guidance Association office.


          Deadline: Wednesday 13 February 2019 before 5:00 pm


          “Women Applicants Are Highly Encouraged”


          NB: Only short listed applicants will be communicated On and selection process includes technical test and an interview.

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