SERVICE CONTRACT - National MHPSS Officer-UNFPA Sub Office, Cox Bazar, Bangladesh, SB4

Level: SB4
Contract Type: Service Contract
Closing date: 19 July 2019 - 5:00pm(Dhaka time)
Duty station: Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Job ID: 24467

This position is open for Bangladeshi Nationals only

The position:

National MHPSS Officer shall be based in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The incumbents report to the GBViE Prograamme Specialist in Cox’s Bazar.

Under its global mandate to address GBV in humanitarian settings, UNFPA is committed to ensuring that the needs of GBV survivors are met through adequate health responses, psychosocial support and case management in line with international guidelines.  It is vital that responders have the capacity to provide quality response services, which in the Cox’s Bazar refugee and host populations must include competent and appropriate MHPSS care and support. 

This position reports to the GBViE Program Specialist, working closely with the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist and under the general oversight of the Head of Sub-Office in Cox’s Bazar. 


Qualifications and Experience

Master’s degree in social work, psychology or social welfare, or demonstrable experience in one of these areas, with a focus on MHPSS.

Knowledge and Experience:

At least 3 years’ experience in community-based psychosocial support interventions particularly as it relates to GBV

Experience in GBV/MHPSS in either a developmental or humanitarian context.

Experience in training, supervision, and mentoring of non-professional counselling staff

Knowledge of the situation of Rohingya women and girls in the camps in Cox’s Bazar is an asset.

Knowledge and understanding of UNFPA humanitarian/development programming and operations, including both human-rights based and survivor-centred approaches

Ability to collaborate with a wide range of partners, strong communication, networking and excellent organizational skills.


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