Mental Health Officer

Mental Health Officer, Khartoum, Sudan

  • Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Country: Sudan
  • City: Khartoum
  • Office: WHO Khartoum
  • Mental Health Officer
  • Contribute to the assessment of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) needs, resources and capacities within the country.
  • Assist in development of mental health service organization plans, with initial focus providing mental health and psychosocial programming in the country.
  • Promote a system based approach to integrate MHPSS in health and related social sectors, in coordination with relevant agencies and entities
  • Work with counterparts in the Ministry of Health and other national entities/ institutions to improve capacity in the MHPSS response at national level.
  • Provide technical input to partner civil society organizations and other entities, on MHPSS activities.
  • Participate in the development of community-based mental health services.
  • Monitor the integration of mental health in the primary health care service of the country.
  • Prepare briefing notes, meeting reports, information products and content on mental health topics.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
  • Essential: A first level university degree in Medicine (with emphasis in Mental Health), Psychology or Public Health (with an emphasis in Mental Health).
  • Desirable: Advanced university degree (Master's level or above) in Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or related field. Specialized training or certification in (a) public health (b) clinical psychology or psychiatry and/or (c) MHPSS in emergency and humanitarian crises.
  • Essential: At least two years of relevant experience providing mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS).
  • Desirable: Experience working in the area of humanitarian and/or emergency response. Experience in WHO, other UN agencies, relevant nongovernmental, health cluster partners or recognized humanitarian organizations.
  •  Technical skills and knowledge in providing mental health and psychosocial support.
  •  Strong skills in providing support in mental, neurological, substance use disorders and other mental health related areas.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in emergency and humanitarian response activities and how it relates to MHPSS.
  • Good knowledge of country level situations with regard to Mental Health and Non-Communicable Diseases with good understanding of relevant country's needs, priorities and policies, along with WHO's policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the related areas and ability to apply them in the country office setting.
WHO Competencies
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
Use of Language Skills
  • Essential: of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.
  • Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 41,710 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
  •  This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  •  Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. cwHig1t BIpnb
  •  A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  •  In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  •  Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  •  Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
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  •  WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  •  WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  •  WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct.
  •  WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  •  This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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Deadline: 31/10/2021

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