Job Title:                      Senior Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Officer (3)

Place of Assignment:  Adjumani Sub Program

Report to:                     Protection Coordinator

Job Purpose: Senior Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Officer will work closely with the Protection Coordinator. The Senior MHPSS Officer will be responsible for overseeing all MHPSS programming in LWF. S/he will focus on ensuring technical support for programming, staff capacity building, MHPSS mainstreaming and coordination at national and sub program level. S/he will be based in Adjumani with frequent travel to Lamwo and Obongi. S/He will ensure the project is implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed LWF Uganda, and Donor Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project activities in Adjumani Sub-Program.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Implement all planned project activities with expertise and in a manner that leads to attainment of the project goals and outcomes;
  2. Keep records of all activities including project assets under custody/use, beneficiary list, partner list, assets or inputs provided, activity and monitoring reports, lists of PoC benefiting from the project, etc;
  3. Regularly develop and share monthly activity plans with the Protection Coordinator;
  4. Ensure 100% implementation of the planned project activities on a monthly basis and that budgets are not under and over spent;
  5. Develop activity and budget tracking tool, and use on a monthly basis to track and report on activity and budget management;
  6. Support in collaboration and tabulation on a regular basis field data on project activities carried out and undertake impact assessment using participatory approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance and impact of the assistance;
  7. Ensure that proper mapping of project beneficiaries is done & information shared in time. Regular visit to all beneficiary sites where project activities are undertaken, check on progress, offer support as directed by the project manager in line with the project objectives;
  8. In collaboration with the PMER unit, lead in development of Tools and ensure effective deployment and use of the Survey CTO.
  9. Provide mental health and Psychosocial support services as required.
  10. Provide supervision to staff offering Mental health and Psychosocial Support services to PoCs and host community
  11. Ensure and coordinate quality implementation in line with global and national Mental health and Psychosocial Support standards and guidelines, protocols and policies.
  12. Actively participate/represent LWF in Mental health and Psychosocial Support coordination mechanisms at national level and sub program level and communicate relevant information to the team.
  13.  Closely work with relevant government, focal points, UN agencies, NGOs and other partners for the implementation and monitoring of MHPSS interventions.
  14. Undertake capacity building for LWF staff and partners on Mental health and Psychosocial Support (e.g. through training, coaching and mentorship.)
  15. Work with the program and resource mobilization unit to draft concepts and develop proposals for future funding.
  16. Lead the development of MHPSS-related IEC materials.
  17. Oversee the timely collection and reporting of data/statistics for all subprograms in line with internal and external requirements and ensure that all stakeholders are provided with timely updates, following the established reporting structures.
  18. Lead MHPSS mainstreaming within LWF and support the same for partners ensuring integration of MHPSS at the community level.
  19. Other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.


Education, Experience, Skills & Technical Competencies

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Community Psychology, Counselling and Guidance Psychology, Social Work or Social Sciences, Development Studies or equivalents from a recognized Institution.
  • A Master’s in the same fields is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in MHPSS response in the humanitarian context.
  • Solid experience in networking, capacity building and inter-agency coordination for MHPSS.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills
  • Proven sound judgment and decision-making skills; and Computer literate in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Application Procedure:

Candidates who are interested in the above positions should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact  and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only  through  our recruitment  email

Please use the full job title of the position you are applying for as the subject line

Deadline for receiving applications is Friday 22, January 2021 by 5:00pm

LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.  Persons with disabilities and Female candidates possessing the above requirements are encouraged to apply.  LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies.  Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted