Reporting to: Health and Care Manager
Workplace & Conditions
Based in Lusaka with frequent travel to the field
Starting Date: 15th October 2020
Contract terms and duration:
1-year contract, Full time, with 3 months probation
The Zambia Red Cross Society (ZRCS) is a Humanitarian Organization established in 1966 by an Act of Parliament CAP 307 of the laws of Zambia as an auxiliary institution that augments government efforts in developmental works and humanitarian assistance. ZRCS is part of the International Red Cross movement known as International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). In line with its mandate, ZRCS partners to Government of Zambia in responding to both man-made and natural disasters, including epidemics.
Currently, ZRCS is part of a consortium of actors that has joined hands with Ministry of Health through a multisector approach, in responding to COVID-19. ZRCS has undertaken to expand the scope of its response interventions to the pandemic to include Metal Health and Psychosocial Support (MPHSS) component. To this effect, the National Society hereby invites applications from dynamic, qualified and experienced individuals in related field to take up a positions of MHPSS Officer
The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Officer will be responsible for the overall implementation of MHPSS intervention. He/she will be responsible to support people who are experiencing stress in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in Zambia focusing on families, relatives, contacts of COVID-19 positive patients as well as patients in targeted isolation or treatment centres, follow mental wellbeing of volunteers and staff, support families and care takers to understand emotional need of family members and ensure care for victims of violence like GBV, sexual and child protection. He/she will be responsible for planning and implementing and reporting of the MHPSS activities.
Job specific roles and responsibilities
REQUIRED QUALFICATION & EXPEREINCE
Zambia Red Cross volunteers who meet the prescribed qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Closing Date : 15 Oct, 2020