COVID-Go Clinical Psychologist (Part Time/Locum)

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COVID-Go Clinical Psychologist (Part Time/Locum)

  • Post Date:April 4, 2022
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Position Summary

The Clinical Psychologist is responsible and accountable for overseeing the scale up mental health services for health care workers under the COVID-Go Program. The overall goal of the project is to support the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to scale up services to achieve national vaccination targets and respond to impact of COVID-19 in communities. Specifically, the clinical psychologist will work with implementing partner, Friendship Bench to establish a dedicated mental health support hotline service and self-care materials and services for health care workers working in OPHID areas of operation highly affected by COVID-19. The clinical psychologist will be responsible for ensuring achievement of project outputs and outcomes, monitoring and reporting to the COVID-Go program under the mental health objective, in close collaboration with the COVID-Go Programs and SIE Managers. The Clinical Psychologist position is based in Harare, will report to OPHID’s COVID-Go Program Manager and also work closely with the OPHID Target, Accelerate and Sustain Quality Care (TASQC) Strategic Information and Evaluation and Programs teams at central, provincial and district offices, in addition to relevant MOHCC, implementing and donor agencies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate a technical working group of relevant MOHCC and local mental health experts to provide input and technical oversight of COVID-Go materials and activities.
  • Co-develop/adapt existing evidence-based tools and resources to support HCW mental health activities under COVID-Go, including but not limited to:
    • COVID-19 related counselling prompts and scripts addressing unique mental health needs of HCWs on a dedicated FB Openline platform to provide:
    • Self-Care Materials and Social Media tools for Health Care Workers through adaptation of FB ‘Tools to Thrive’ for HCW
  • Co-design innovative dissemination strategy of materials through workbooks, social media, self-care app, and expansion of the FB ‘Community Minds’ website targeted to health care workers
  • Timely and high quality documentation and reporting all program activities, outputs and outcomes of MH activities in line with COVID-Go program objectives, funder requirements and OPHID policies
  • Organize and arrange logistics for training activities of existing mental health professionals/Openline counsellors, in coordination with Friendship Bench
  • Support training of 10 Clinical Psychologist Interns on a dedicated FB Openline platform for HCWs
  • Train and manage 6 Senior Psychologists working in ‘COVID hotspot’ locations (areas with highest COVID-19 case rates) to provide locum services for stepped-care referrals for clients calling Openline with red-flags or in need of one-on-one counselling
  • Oversee and support implementation of COVID-Go mental health support and referrals for health care workers on Openline platform
  • Support management of FB COVID-GO HCW Openline interns through weekly? meetings and data review
  • Monthly meetings with FB senior management to review activities and performance to target
  • Conduct a mental health referral mapping in OPHID-supported Provinces through engagement with mental health professionals’ network and MOHCC
  • Identify and engage 7 senior psychologists in the COVID-Go MH program to provide one-on-one counselling for clients referred for red-flags on the Openline platform
  • Support FB to design and implement strategies to reach HCW in Zimbabwe with awareness and access to self-care resources to manage stress and build resiliency and health self-care behaviours.
  • Support the co-design, production and dissemination of Self-Care Workbooks for health care workers.
  • Co-design curriculum for and manage the implementation of facilitated self-care therapy sessions in COVID-19 hotspots.
  • Working together with OPHID COVID-Go SIE and FB, design and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework for HCW MH activities
  • Manage reporting timelines and routine performance monitoring using electronic dashboards of mental health cascade indicators.
  • Design concepts and oversee implementation and reporting of embedded data-driven deep dives, process and outcome evaluations of COVID-Go MH activities.
  • Produce and submit weekly activity reports to COVID-Go management
  • Extract, clean, verify and enter data on select routine indicators
  • Submit data to program managers within specified format and timelines
  • Coordinate with relevant Ministry units, partner organizations and donor technical working groups to share lessons and evaluation findings
  • Prepare the project annual budget and workplan in consultation with the Deputy Executive Director
  • Oversee the use of organizational resources in line with OPHID’s policies, the donor agreement, and in compliance with the donor’s rules and regulations as applicable
  • Compile and submit monthly projections and monitor expenditure against budget, explaining any variations thereof
  • Submit timely requests and acquittals for resources in line with financial management policies and other relevant SOPs to support program implementation
  • Oversee the timely submission of all administrative documents and reports (vehicle logbooks, asset verification checklists, petty cash certificates etc) in line with relevant SOPs
  • Manage Project/program resources for the organization
  • Prepare the project annual budget and workplan in consultation with the Deputy Executive Director
  • Oversee the use of organizational resources in line with OPHID’s policies, the donor agreement, and in compliance with the donor’s rules and regulations as applicable
  • Compile and submit monthly projections and monitor expenditure against budget, explaining any variations thereof
  • Submit timely requests and acquittals for resources in line with financial management policies and other relevant SOPs to support program implementation
  • Oversee the timely submission of all administrative documents and reports (vehicle logbooks, asset verification checklists, petty cash certificates etc) in line with relevant SOPs
  • Annual Budget and Workplans,Monthly projections; Donor and Internal Policy Compliance

Requirements

  • Master’s in Clinical Psychology or better
  • Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a clinical psychologist
  • Experience in a program management/supervision of other mental health professionals
  • Fluent Shona and/or Ndebele speaker
  • Previous research experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and experience of COVID-19 and mental health policies, services and routine indicators in Zimbabwe
  • Good written and oral English
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Added Advantage

  • Advanced training in public health
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification.
  • Experience in facilitating stakeholder discussions
  • Experience in working with electronic platforms for provision of health information and/or data collection

Attributes

  • Ability to work in a team and form productive, supportive and professional relationships with all colleagues
  • Organized self-starter, proactive and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Honest, conscientious and reliable
  • Strong work ethic coupled with enthusiastic and passionate approach to work
  • High degree of professionalism and integrity and ability to demonstrate good judgment, discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • Good problem solving skills, with attention to detail
  • Well organised and able to plan effectively and efficiently

To apply

  • Step 1: Click Here and Complete the Application Form.
  • Step 2: Submit your cv and application letter via email to: [email protected] clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

OPHID and its Consortium partners are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status (including HIV status) or age.

OPHID does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, technical test, oral interviews, processing, training, or any other fees).

While OPHID may from time to time engage external consultants for the facilitation of the recruitment process, only OPHID has the right to offer employment to candidates. No third parties have been authorised to offer employment on behalf of OPHID. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. If you do not receive any communication within a month from the date of closing, consider your application as unsuccessful.

Deadline: 1600 hours, 08 April 2022.