Mental Health Activity Manager

Posted By: MSF India (Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières)


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Monitoring & Evaluation

Public Health/WASH

Job Description

Job Location: Ccpur or Moreh, Manipur.

Duration: 10 months

Start Date: February 2022

Application closing date: 17 January 2022

We offer:

• Salary Gross INR 87,415/- per month (non-negotiable)

• Additional relocation package will apply if the successful candidate is from a different state.

• 18 days annual leave; 12 days paid leave as per specified list of holidays; Sick/Casual leave of 12 days as per calendar year (pro-rated based on hire date).

• Contributions made for statutory benefit programs such as Provident Fund.

• Covered under accident insurance

• DWBI provides medical reimbursement for employees and their dependents as per health care policy

• A stimulating, professional environment in an international organization.


Defining, coordinating and monitoring all mental health related activities in the project area including management of staff, ensuring the quality of care and analysing statistics and reports, according to DWBI protocols in order to provide the most appropriate support for patients



• In close collaboration with other medical team members, identifying the needs of MH support in the target population and participating in the definition, planning, organization and update of the appropriate DWBI strategy and the Mental Health (MH) activities and its budget. Monitoring and evaluating MH support activities.

• Reviewing and developing the technical materials, tools, guidelines and documents, and coordinating and ensuring the implementation of all Mental Health standard protocols and procedures set by DWBI in order to provide the most appropriate treatment for patients.

• Planning and supervising, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, potential detection, development and internal communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required.

• Coordinating and ensuring that Mental Health activities (in and outside health facilities), with the clients are performed with regular follow-up in order to provide the most appropriate treatment for clients with psycho social problems. Ensuring Mental Health team is calm and neutral during sessions regardless of personal feelings and/or beliefs and that the translators are trained about terminology and appropriate behaviour during sessions.

• Mapping and regularly updating the existing Mental Health services, including other INGO’s, local NGO’s, community groups and governmental health services, etc. and maintaining good and regular communication and collaboration with other components of the project according to objectives and context. Identifying possible advocacy issues and informing

PMR and PC before taking any action. (Note: Advocacy is not under Mental Health Activities Manager accountabilities)

• Ensuring in close collaboration with medical department, that MH department participates in counselling as well as Prevention Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) and Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VTC) activities when needed

• Participating in monthly reports according to guidelines (SitRep, statistical report, etc.) and reporting problematic situations and cases with the Medical Coordinator to help with decision making and problem resolution.

• Ensuring that psychiatric patients coming to DWBI facilities receive proper treatment including psychotropic medication and psychosocial support either within a DWBI program or thru referral to an appropriate resource.


Education : Essential: Master Degree in Psychology or Counselling Psychology (full time – on campus) from a university recognized by University Grants Commission

Desirable: MPhil in clinical Psychology recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India.

Experience : Essential: At least two years counselling experience in a clinical setting and one year of managing / supervising a team.

Languages : Essential Mission Language. Desirable Local Working Language.

Knowledge : Computer literacy

Competencies : Results and Quality Orientation, Teamwork and Cooperation, Behavioural Flexibility,

Commitment to DWBI Principles, Stress Management

To apply for the above position:

Please clearly state which position you are applying for and send CV and Letter of Motivation to apply for this position

(with phone number) not later than 17th January 2022 until 4:00 PM to

You can also send your application to:

DWBI Office,

Phalam Road, Chiengkonpang,


Manipur – 795158, India.

Due to high volume of applicants only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Note: We do not use any external recruitment consultants.

Desired Candidate Profile


Not Specified

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:MSF India (Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières)
  • About Organization:Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors without Borders India is an international humanitarian medical aid organization working in more than 70 countries worldwide. Médecins Sans Frontières is neutral, impartial, independent, and not linked to any political party or governmental body. Our teams provide emergency medical assistance to people in need, irrespective of their nationality, race or religion. In 1999 MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as recognition for its medical work in several continents.