Description

SUMMARY:

The IPT-G Supervisor will provide ongoing supervision of the IPT-G sessions to enable the IPT-G Facilitators to deliver effective and ethical counselling services to pregnant and lactating mothers with depression attending IPT- groups.

  • Facilitate Identification of depressed women and support facilitators on formation of groups for the intervention using locally validated depression screening tools.
  • Train IPT-G facilitators to equip them with knowledge and skills to conduct weekly 90 minutes IPT-G sessions for 12 weeks.
  • Provide supervision and mentorship to facilitators for weekly IPT-Group sessions for women with depression.
  • Support follow–up of women participating in IPT-Groups and document progress including success stories.
  • Support facilitators with supply and usage of IPTG tools including documenting the learning while they conduct the group sessions and use the information for improving the IPT- group session.
  • Maintain strong collaboration with District Health Office and Social welfare department to provide high quality therapeutic intervention including maintaining referral pathways.
  • Support facilitators to adhere to code of conduct including maintaining confidentiality in all matters relating to group participants consistent with organizational policies and laws.
  • Collect participants’ data electronically or using hard copies and prepare reports on progress made and submit to the IPT-G Specialist.
  • Work with nutrition care groups, family members or other community support groups to ensure sustained support to women who have recovered from acute depression.
  • Conduct debriefing sessions with IPT-G facilitators to support them deal with compassionate fatigue, burn-out or vicarious trauma.
  • Follow up the IPT-G Facilitators on a bi-weekly basis and provide brief fortnightly updates to them regarding the technical progress of the team, including identified additional training/capacity building needs.
  • Conduct district and community mapping to identify potential partners for mental health and social services referrals.
  • Participate in all required district stakeholder technical meetings and Akule ndi Thanzi team meetings or with management as needed and perform other duties as assigned.

*Perform other assigned functions within their area of expertise.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Feed the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging personal and team goals, takes responsibility for own personal development, and encourages teams to do the same
  • Widely shares vision for Feed the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with team, colleagues, Donors and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Diploma in Psychosocial counseling or Psychology from a recognized institution B.A
  • Knowledge and skills in the practice of professional psychosocial counselling and clinical supervision

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Must have at least 600 hours of supervised practice session
  • Demonstrated interest in social work and helping others.
  • A person who has completed a group IPT training course is an asset.
  • Experience of working with people with depression and their families & group facilitation (2 years or more)
  • Broad and in-depth understanding of issues relating to mental health, specifically depression.
  • Experience of facilitating and supervising group therapies.
  • Understanding of self-help approaches and empowerment in mental health
  • Ability to work independently but willing to seek emotional/psychological support in critical moments.
  • Ability to develop, inform and sustain professional relationships, partnerships and networks.
  • Empathy with the aims of Strong Minds goal of treating depression.
  • Natural team player
  • Outstanding organizational skills, with the capacity to handle conflicting demands, meet tight deadlines, and adapt priorities as needed.
  • A positive attitude and flexibility in managing work tasks in a dynamic, high-pressure environment.

Additional job responsibilities

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 reason and in line with their level of skills and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Oral Communication – Speak clearly, persuasively, and professionally in positive or negative situations; listen and gets clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings.

Written Communication – Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork – Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; put success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; support everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Project Management – able to manage multiple projects, deadlines and stakeholders simultaneously.

Innovation and creativity – ability to come up with innovative communications strategies or angles to communicate FEED stories.

Ethics – Treat people with respect; keep commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Reasoning – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

Feed the Children strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. Feed the Children holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment. Feed the Children expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that Feed the Children work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the Feed the Children safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

DISCLAIMER:

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description. Any essential function or requirement of this job will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent or applicant be unable to perform the function or meet the requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent or applicant when possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and cover letter, highlighting your suitability for the role to email address: [email protected] 09 June 2024. Please ensure that you indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. FEED International reserves the right to not fill any advertised post.

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