SPIR II Men’s Group Facilitator

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Health Care, Social Sciences and Community, Community Service
Darolebu, Habro and Boke Woredas, Oromia 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
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Job Description

POSITION:                SPIR II Men’s Group Facilitator

OPEN TO:                 All interested Ethiopian Nationals (Female applicants are encouraged)

OPENING DATE:      19 May, 2022

CLOSING DATE:      29 May, 2022

Location of work:  SPIR II Operational Woredas (West Hararge- Boke, Darolebu and Habro Woredas)

Strengthen PSNP Institutions and Resilience (SPIR II) is a 5-year USAID/BHA funded Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) led by World Vision and including consortium partners CARE, ORDA and IFPRI. World Vision and its partners will create a strong, shock responsive ecosystem of public, private, and community level actors to support PSNP households to graduate from poverty and sustain income and food security gains in 17 targeted woredas in Amhara and Oromia regions. Building from key formative and research studies during an initial refinement period, SPIR II will use continuous learning to drive program level reflection, analysis, and adaptation.

Purpose of the position:

The key role and responsibilities of Men’s Group Facilitator is to facilitate 1) Men Engagement Group sessions for the gender intervention activities, and 2) Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Groups (IPT-G), and Group Problem Management plus (G-PM+) sessions of the mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) intervention activities for PSNP clients. The Men’s Group Facilitator establishes and maintains a close working relationship with communities, PSNP clients (for social and cultural norm change, and those experiencing mental health problems), Community Health Facilitators, and community organizations, particularly with PSNP institutions and participants in his working area. Moreover, he will work closely with the Gender and MHPSS officer for SPIR II.  He will primarily be working out in the community to promote gender, mental health and psychosocial, nutrition, and livelihood activities. The Men’s Group Facilitator will work closely with male advocates, men group members, kebele administration, HEW, KFSTF members, and the community to improve quality implementation of men engagement and MHPSS in his working area. He also carefully documents the implementation process of both interventions and supports clinical referrals if necessary. He ensures that all activities related to gender and MHPSS are implemented in a coordinated and harmonized manner.

Major Responsibilities

·       Facilitate the process of identification and registration of male advocates in two kebeles.

·       Work closely with kebele administration and food security task force members in identifying male advocators and organizing male groups in two kebeles.

·       Provide male engagement training to male advocators.

·       Provide supportive supervision and guidance to male advocators in facilitating the men’s engagement sessions in two kebeles.

·       Ensure quality of implementation through facilitating periodic review meetings with the male advocators.

·       Organize community campaign on male engagement along with the male advocators and male groups using the Men Engagement Community Campaign Guide developed by SPIR II.

·       Facilitate and oversee other Gender interventions or activities at the kebele level.

·       Closely follow up on the GSD provision consideration and other gender implementation at the kebele level

·       Identify and screen men with depression and admit them to interpersonal psychotherapy for groups (IPT-G) sessions.

·       Identify and screen PSNP clients with common mental health problems and admit them to group problem management plus (G-PM+) sessions.

·       Conduct 12-week IPT-G and 5-weeks G-PM+ sessions (meeting every week) for depressed men and PSNP clients with common mental health problems. 

·       Track the IPT-G and G-PM+ participation, recovery, discharge, and link participants to other SPIR II services.

·       Handle referral of complicated or severe cases to the nearest health facility and hospitals.

·       Link treated and recovered clients to available BCC sessions and Livelihood activities, and any other relevant economic and social opportunities.  

·       Closely follow and support client until full functional restoration in post IPTG and G-PM+ sessions and encourage Health, Nutrition, WASH, and livelihood behavioral adoption. 

·       Ensure MHPSS client confidentiality and proper documentation at all levels.

·       Frequent and close monitoring of the men’s engagement activities through using the monitoring tools on the ground level and report to the Gender and Youth Officer.

·       Collect information on the status of the men’s engagement discussion for periodic reports and communicate the result to the Gender Officer.  

·       Monitor the progress of the MHPSS activities at the field level and provide ongoing feedback and recommendations to the MHPSS officers, project management, and community leaders.

·       Keep quality records and documents and report to supervisors and also use the information for MHPSS data input.  

·       Effectively work with people (staff, clients, experts, agencies, etc) from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socio-economic barriers between clients and institutions.

·       Build and maintain positive working relationships with the clients, service providers, government representatives, supervisors, and SPIR staff.

·       Participate in learning and reflection programs.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

Required Professional Experience:

·       Previous experience in community development and/ or community health programming is highly desired

·       Experience in interactive adult training and conducting quality field-level data collection

·       Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, conceptual understanding of the participatory approach, and sustainable development.

·       Ability to work in teamwork with people of different educational and cultural backgrounds;

·       Demonstrates respect for the local culture, traditions, and local values;


Qualification required:

·       BA in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Social Psychology, Gender Study, BSc in public health & other related fields.

·       2 years of work experience in a rural setting.

·       NGO Experience is desirable  

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications:

·       Fluency in Afan Oromo for Oromia region implementation area/ Fluency in Amharic for Amhara implementation area is required as the position needs direct communication and interaction with the local community.

·       Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Working Environment / Conditions:

·          Frequent travel to the designated kebeles and villages for group activity facilitation, follow-ups, home visit etc.  

How to Apply

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to apply by following the below link

https://worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WorldVisionInternational/details/SPIR-II-Men-s-Group-Facilitator-Darolebu-Woreda_R5976?q=Ethiopia ;

https://worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WorldVisionInternational/details/SPIR-II-Men-s-Group-Facilitator--Habro-Woreda_R5974?q=Ethiopia ;

https://worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WorldVisionInternational/details/SPIR-II-Men-s-Group-Facilitator-Boke-Woreda_R5977?q=Ethiopia ;

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Note: Applicants from Darolebu, Habro and Boke can apply by hardcopy to the nearby WVI offices within the stated vacancy period
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