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MHPSS Technical Working Group Coordinator

Date Posted: Sep 17, 2023
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    Rotating Days
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    Experienced Professional
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    5 Year
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    Sep 28, 2023

About Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger (AAH) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was created in France in 1979. AAH has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, and water and sanitation fields since 1995.  AAH improved access to health and nutrition services for the most vulnerable people, who live in remote areas without a local health system. In particular, the country team supported pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under five, who are at greater risk of malnutrition. Nutrition programmes rely on an integrated approach, addressing both primary and underlying causes, in order to have a lasting impact on nutritional status.  The country team worked at community level, in villages and at provincial level, strengthening the public health system. It also worked at national level to ensure reliable information about the nutritional situation reached the wider humanitarian community. Covid-19 prevention was integrated into all interventions and additional response activities were implemented, such as the disinfection of health facilities and public places, cash assistance, psychosocial support and the distribution of hygiene kits to affected populations.

Job Description

Objective of the post

The goal of the MHPSS Working Group Coordinator is to support MHPSS Working Group to improve Mental Health and Psychosocial Support interventions in Afghanistan. The MHPSS WG will coordinate and work with government authorities and NGOs on standard setting and regulatory frameworks.


Mission 1. Improvement co-ordination and information sharing

  • Take  responsiblity for overall implementation and sector coordination, and in accordance with IASC guidelines, to build and foster effective coordination of the MHPSS Sub-Sector to ensure it is functioning at a high standard commensurate with the sector working groups, inclusive of: MHPSS stakeholders, health and protection cluster members, health authorities, national and international organizations and civil society actors
  •  Ensure that I/NGO membership is engaging, contributing to and sharing responsibilities
  • Provide administrative services to the MHPSS TWG, in close collaboration with the MoPH, including organizing meetings, drafting minutes and compiling reports and plans.Review and Update the MHPSS ToR and strategy based on annually;
  • Jointly work with other MHPSS WG members to prepare plan of action annually.

·  Contribute to the development of MHPSS tools for Afghanistan  with particular focus on assessment, monitoring and evaluation tools to be used by national level actors.

Mission 2. Information  sharing

  • Support the MHPSS data collection and keep data in the Share drive;
  • Regularly identify and document key achievements, best practices, lessons learned, meeting minute and other information on effective mechanism to provide MHPSS, and utilize the information for future planning and programming;
  • Distribute regular and consistent reports to all stakeholders to keep them informed about the nature and extent of MHPSS and how it is being addressed.
  • Coordinate the production of regular newsletters, update and maintain the MHPSS TWG online page
  • Work with partners to develop and/or revise MHPSS materials according to local context;
  • Support the enrolment of partners into MHPSS related learning programs.


Mission 3. Building capacity of GBV/Protection MHPSS partners to provide quality MHPSS

  • Support capacity building and technical support within the sector as needed, applying evidence-based protocols and packages, including WHO mhGAP, PFA, and other well established and relevant treatment interventions and activities
  • Provide technical supervision to ensure quality in roll out trainings and activities
  • Develop tools and resources needed to optimize the MHPSS response including facilitation of actor mapping to support  4Ws database and updated referral pathways collaboration with other clusters and experts, advocate for the developing, implementation and monitoring of a referral pathway to ensure prompt and appropriate MHPSS service.

Job Requirements

Qualification/level of study:

    • At least 5 years of experiences in related activities
  • College / University, Master degree in Psychology, Social science  Public health/ related field


Skills required

  • Mandatory excellent knowledge/experience in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support   
  • Knowledge/experience in gender mainstreaming would be a plus
  • Knowlegde of the MHPSS IASC guide lines
  • Knowledge/experience in protection mainstreaming (especially in Gender Based Violence field) would be a plus
  • Organization and planning skills of meetings
  • Fluent in English, Dari and Pashto
  • Computer skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic and team player
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a multicultural environment and integrated Health/nutrition programs

Submission Guideline:

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and full CV with three Referees indicating the vacancy announcement to the address:

Human Resources Department AAH office

or can also be emailed to: indicating the job tile and vacancy number of the position in the email subject line.

Eligible candidates are invited to apply the earliest possible deadline is set for 28 Sep 2023. 

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

Do not submit academic certificates with the application. These will be requested if the candidate is selected. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the written test/interview.  

Action Against Hunger/Action Conter La Faim is an equal opportunity employer.  We strongly encourage women and people with disabilities to apply.  ACF/AAH has zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, and abuse (SEA).

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