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Are you our next MHPSS and Education in Emergencies Technical Officer?

We are searching for a Technical Officer to join our team on MHPSS and Education in Emergencies projects.

Job title: MHPSS & EiE Technical Officer
Department/section: MHPSS Collaborative/Save the Children Denmark  International Department
Line manager: Director of the MHPSS Collaborative with technical oversight from the MHPSS Advisor
Location: Remote or Copenhagen, Denmark
 

Type of contract:

This is a seven month temporary contract, with the possibility to extend

Scope & Purpose of the Role

The Technical Officer will support the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Collaborative on specific MHPSS & education in emergencies (EiE) projects and research for children and families in humanitarian settings. The Technical Officer will be responsible for project specific tasks such as liaising with and coordinating key stakeholders, outlining key milestones within the projects and ensuring they are met, drafting technical reports and publications,  and research contracts, planning and co-designing key dissemination events, grant writing and sharing responsibilities with the MHPSS advisor in communication with donors. The Technical Officer will work closely with the MHPSS Collaborative Programmes Officer in project management and MHPSS Advisor on technical issues.

The Technical Officer is expected to be able to engage credibly with key partners and other project consultants in coordination with the MHPSS Collaborative team.  The role requires the ability to work closely and coordinate with multiple key partners and report effectively on on-going activities while possibly working remotely.

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Project Support

  • Communicate with key partners, country offices, university partners, and the research advisory group, as necessary.
  • Track and submit deliverables to donors based on previously agreed upon dates.
  • Coordinate and draft advocacy pieces in collaboration with key partners.
  • Organize all project related documents.
  • Take and disseminate meeting notes as needed.
  • Develop content in collaboration with the Programmes Officer, and media team, for social media and dissemination.
  • Support contracting other project consultants as needed.

Technical tasks

  • Input on technical pieces of MHPSS and EiE research and projects.
  • Draft technical reports and publications as needed in collaboration with the MHPSS Collaborative staff and project consultants.
  • Support the development and drafting of Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications with key partners.
  • Provide technical input were necessary.

Grant tracking and writing  

  • Report project budgets and funding spent to the Programmes Officer.
  • Process project consultants’ invoices and time sheets.
  • Manage project extensions, in collaboration with MHPSS advisors and Programmes Officer.

Planning Meetings & Convening Key Stakeholders

  • Plan and organize various key stakeholders’ meetings, webinars, taking care of various logistical tasks*.
  • Support the MHPSS Collaborative staff to run meetings with key stakeholders and partners.

*Given the COVID-19 pandemic, skills to organize and support remote and online meetings are valued.

 

Qualifications & Skills
A professional with a track record of relevant expertise in assisting organizations to manage various projects:
• Advanced degree in psychology, social work, or another relevant field;
• Minimum 3 years’ relevant work experience as a project manager or officer, or relevant position;
• Technical knowledge of MHPSS and EiE in humanitarian settings;
• Thorough knowledge of humanitarian settings and global guidelines and practice;
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills;
• Excellent verbal and written English skills, particularly communication, facilitation and presentation skills for diverse audiences;
• Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, specially excel and accounting skills;
• Experience in knowledge transfer and learning (e.g., running workshops, seminars, presentation, webinars, creating learning materials and lessons learned reports)
• Keen attention to detail and an aptitude for problem solving;
• Able to proactively address potential issues; and
• Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships with donors, key partners and consultants.

The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

 

Policies and Values

On top of the responsibilities described above, the postholder is required to adhere to the Save the Children child safeguarding policy and code of conduct, and to carry out the duties in accordance with Save the Children health and safety policies and procedures. Employees are also expected to live up to the values of Save the Children by demonstrating the following behaviour:

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling save the children
  • 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.

Ambition:

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

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and
  • Values diversity and sees it as a source of competitive
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to and approaches all interactions with

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative
  • Willing to take disciplined

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

 

To apply 
Please send your CV and cover letter to info@mhpsscollaborative.org by June 22nd, 12 pm CET.

Please direct any questions about the role to info@mhpsscollaborative.org.

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