Project Assistant (MHPSS) (Monywa)

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JOB TITLE: Project Assistant (MHPSS)




Number of Position: 1

Type of Contract: Fixed Term


Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the vetting process staff.


He/she will be responsible for overseeing and mentoring partner staffs on the implementation of mental health and psychosocial support services and activities. He/she will receive training and coaching from CPiE advisor on partner capacity strengthen. He/she will work closely with PC to report PC on information and data of partner’s implementation on all MHPSS activities. He/she will guide partner staffs on volunteer’s supervision and coaching, identify competency gaps and ways to improvement. Work with the child protection team to ensure close links with case management and community-based child protection mechanism and six grave violation monitoring and reporting mechanisms. Collaborate with other departments/sectors to ensure the implementation is on track according to the implementation plan.


Reports to: Project Coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: Nil

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Budget Responsibilities: No Financial Approval

Role Dimensions: Regular Contact of basic factual information

Key accountabilities

  • To collaborate with CP project staffs, partner staffs and community members to deliver tailored MHPSS and activities to address the psychosocial needs of children and families, providing PFA, safe recognition of child protection concern and safe referral and promote child development and well-being.
  • Assist to deliver training sessions for partner staffs on PFA and PSS activities including group PSS, life skill, positive parenting, self-care, etc.
  • Coaching and mentoring partner staffs in implementing of MHPSS services through mobile CFS to children and families in conflict affected or hard-to-reach areas.
  • Coaching and mentoring partner staffs in dissemination of key mental health messages to children, their families, communities, schools, and other stakeholders to raise awareness on the child mental health and wellbeing in the crisis context.
  • Coaching and mentoring partner staffs to facilitate life skills training programs for adolescents.
  • Coaching and mentoring partner staffs to deliver positive parenting training programs for parents. caregivers
  • Assist in preparing reports on MHPSS program activities, progress, and challenges to inform project management.
  • Ensure the quality of child protection services to children and the community.
  • She/he is necessary to attend the relevant trainings in order to carry out CP CM-related activities, if required for the project.
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor and manager.

Child Safeguarding Responsibility

  • Make sure that you, community volunteers (such as community workforce) are aware of Child Safeguarding and code of conduct and apply all the time.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
  • Always acts in the best interests of children


  • University degree on psychology, social science, education, nursing, humanitarian, related or equivalent experiences.
  • At least 1 year of experience working in humanitarian aid, MHPSS and/or child protection, is an asset.
  • Experience working with partner organizations, is an asset.


Essential Desirable

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in implementing child protection programming.
  • At least 1 years in implementing and working with children and youth.
  • Ability of using computer is desirable.
  • High motivation to work under difficult circumstances.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Previous experience working for an NGO or other non-profit organization.
  • Good interpersonal, communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment & independently.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • A commitment to children’s rights, children’s participation, and non-discrimination.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and build strong relationships with partners and community.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in MHPSS programs, preferably with children and families affected by conflict or crisis.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and facilitating skills.
  • Ability to work in a high-conflict environment with sensitivity and cultural awareness.


  • University degree on psychology, social science, education, nursing, humanitarian, related or equivalent experiences.

Communication and Technical Skills

  • Good personal organizational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel to field and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements


  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All staff has an obligation and a responsibility to:

  • Ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures.
  • Conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
  • Ensure the way they are carrying out their work is not putting children at risk (or further risk) – this means constantly scrutinizing their work through a child safeguarding lens and talking to children about possible design/implementation “flaws”.
  • Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general.
  • Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.

All managers have the above responsibilities as well as ensuring

  • Their staff are doing the above.
  • That child safeguarding is integrated and given a “voice” in all management processes including recruitment, induction, performance management, team meetings, annual planning processes, field level monitoring, etc.

Safeguarding our Staff:

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.
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