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    Médecins du Monde – Mental health coordinator, Beirut

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    Disponibilità: 1 dicembre 2015

    For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in 40 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts.

    Since 2012, MdM France and its partners offer primary health care (PHC) & psychosocial support services to refugees and displaced Syrian populations.


    Under the responsibility of the general coordinator, you will be in charge of the implementation, follow-up and supervision of all mental health and psycho-social services (MHPSS) activities in MdM Lebanon. You will participate in the development of the general strategy of MdM activities with the general coordinator, the medical coordinator and the team.

    More specifically:


    • You coordinate with relevant partners the appropriate psycho-social activities to be proposed, developed and implemented in the field.
    • You ensure that mental health components of the program are consistent and linked with the refugees’ and host populations’ needs.
    • You provide technical support in MHPSS related issues to partners’ and MdM medical staff.
    • You organize, in consultation and coordination with International Organizations, the capacity building for partners’ and MdM medical and non-medical PHC staff.
    • You maintain and improve the current data collection system for mental health activities according with the reporting needs.
    • You contribute to supporting the organizational development of MdM partner to integrate and develop the mental health component in its structure and in its long term strategy.
    • You coordinate, support, and supervise the American University of Beirut graduate Psychology students conducting their requested practicums within MdM supported PHCs.


    • You ensure the recruitment of national para-medical staff.
    • You train the new staff and evaluate their performance.
    • You emphasize on capacity building of the national medical team especially.


    • You represent MDM towards health local authorities and national/international health partners regarding mental health (UN agencies, NGOs)
    • You participate to other strategic and coordination meetings relevant to the MHPSS program.
    • This list of activities is not exhaustive and may change depending on the situation.


    Status : Employee

    Contract : Fixed-term contract

    Duration : 12 months

    Starting date: December 1st, 2015
    Position based in Beirut with mobility over Bekaa Valley.


    Skills required:
    Master’s Degree in Mental Health or Public Health
    Experience in leading MHPSS programs and activities
    Experience of work in Lebanon
    Knowledge of public health issues, in relation to MHPSS within contexts of conflict/civil war.
    Experience in negotiations with local authorities, partners and staff in difficult contexts is an asset
    Ability to train national staff on mental health/social issues
    Ability to take effective decisions according to the context
    Capacity to create relationships with the communities
    Ability to manage a team

    Personal skills required:
    Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability and capacity to take initiatives to changing requirements
    Organisational skills, rigor
    Ability to synthesise
    Listening and diplomacy skills
    Good writing and communication skills inside the team and from widely-varied organizations and agencies
    Team spirit
    Interest for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law
    Respectful of a traditional Muslim society

    English: fluent oral and written
    Arabic: fluent oral and written
    French: is an asset

    You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.