Mental Health Care and Practices Program Manager
Action Against Hunger

Action Contre la Faim | Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization committed to ending child hunger. Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, Currently operational in 50 countries, it started its work in Nepal from 2005. Usually referred as technical expert for acute malnutrition in Nepal, it has been operational in different parts of the country addressing undernutrition through integrated approach following the Nepal Government’s Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan. The organization was successful in bringing attention of the government, key donors, UN agencies and stakeholders to address severe acute malnutrition both in terms of treatment and prevention through Generation Nutrition Campaign where more than 39 different organizations shown their solidarity. Currently operational in 6 districts (Makwanpur, Nawalparasi, Nuwakot, Saptari and Rasuwa, Rautahat), it is fighting hunger through different programme intervention viz. Nutrition and Health, Mental Health and Care practices, WASH, and food security & livelihood. The organization now seeks to strengthen its initiatives around Disaster Risk Reduction to help establish integrated and resilience building approach to all its programmes. 
As a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious organization, we are committed to principled humanitarian action as outlined in our International Charter of Principles: independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to affected populations, professionalism and transparency.

Mental Health Care and Practices Program Manager

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : mid
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 2 ]
Offered Salary : None
Apply Before(Deadline) : Jul. 20, 2016 00:00 (2 years, 2 months ago)

Job Specification

Experience Required : Not Required
Other Specification
  • Four years of experience with at least one year experience in Humanitarian Sector
  • Expertise in psychosocial sector in Humanitarian field
  • Experience of working in field and managing teams.
  • Good knowledge of care practices (MIYCN) and Nutrition
  • Able to work in rural environment
  • Good knowledge of budget management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Capacity to conduct trainings and facilitate meetings
  • Capacity to take initiatives
  • Stress management skills
  • Should have strong sense of confidentiality
  • Good computer skills
  • Good monitoring and reporting skills

Job Description

Main Objective: To identify and implement relevant and innovative quality MHCP interventions, respecting ACF strategy, ACF and international standards and national policies


Mission 1: To supply analysis on the strategy and the positioning of the MHCP department

  • For analysis of the humanitarian situation in MHCP and of the context of intervention in a continuous, systematic and satisfactory way in its area of intervention
  • For internal transmission to the Field Coordinator and the Department Manager of collected and analysed information
  • For participating in definition of the strategy over its area of intervention and the sectoral strategy at the national level
  • For implementation of projects consistent with the ACF charter, the ACFIN 2015 strategic framework, the Policies (MHCP and other ACF sectors), positioning documents, the national strategy and other legal texts of the technical ministry/ministries in charge of the sector, the key international documents of the sector(SPHERE, IASC and WHO Standards, etc..)
  • For proper appropriation of these documents by the teams
  • For participating if necessary in drawing up the MHCP part of the Preparation and Emergency Response Plan (PPRU) over his/her area of intervention
  • For promoting transversal integration of the MHCP sector with the other sectors in collaboration with the Field Coordinator
  • For management of transversal problems in the MHCP responses (HIV, Gender, Disaster risk management, Environment, Disability, etc...)staff, transportation allowance, provident fund benefit and festival bonus)

Mission 2: To identify the needs and contribute to the formulation of projects

  • For identification of the humanitarian needs in MHCP in its area of intervention, including submission of related reports
  • For the appropriate inclusion of the target populations and local and sectoral actors in the identification of the needs and response modalities
  • For participating in the definition of the MHCP programmes
  • For contributing to the writing of the MHCP sections of project proposals

Mission 3: To ensure the implementation, monitoring and reporting of MHCP projects

  • For implementation of the MHCP programme(s), consistent with the logical framework of the intervention, the budget, the ACF logistical and administrative procedures
  • For the quality of the programmes implemented in conformity with the technical and management standards of the ACF project
  • For having complete knowledge of his/her project(s), the challenges, the logical framework and the indicators, by having a printed copy of the contractual donor documents, and sharing the information with his/her teams
  • For identification of the technical constraints linked to implementation of his/her projects
  • For the proposal of innovative technical solutions to respond to its constraints
  • For implementation of the technical recommendations in his/her project (Department Manager, Head Office Referent, Experts, Assessors…)
  • For monitoring of his/her programmes, by means of internal APR monitoring tools, his/her regular presence in the field, an updated chronogram, monthly analysis of budgetary monitoring
  • For donor and ACF visibility on the sites of their project
  • For writing within the deadlines of the MHCP parties of external and internal reports to be submitting in connection with the projects
  • For identification and implementation of the safety measures for the teams and the populations (distribution site, community work sites…)

Mission 4: To contribute to the Quality and Accountability processes and assessment of the impact of his/her programme

  • For promoting and contributing to the evaluation of the impact of his/her project (external evaluation)
  • For promoting and contributing to learning and improvement of quality (external evaluation and joint visits)
  • For implementing the complaint mechanisms focusing on the transparency and ethics of projects in particular with assisted populations
  • For carrying out implementation of the Baseline (initial/finale)

Mission 5: To participate in coordination and representation and with the ACF partnerships in its area of intervention

  • For coordinating his/her activities with the other sectors and ACF departments for rationalized use of the resources and maximum integration
  • For participation at the request of the Country Director and the Field Coordinator to visits to donors
  • For ACF representation and for undertaking relationships with the partners, the authorities, the agencies of the United Nations and the NGOs in his/her sector in collaboration with the Field Coordinator
  • For the contribution to the process of selection, formalization and strengthening of the capacities of the partners (local NGO, international NGO, International, national and private authorities, etc...)
  • For strengthening the capacities of the partners in MHCP

Mission 6: To train and manage his/her teams

  • For the dimensioning and recruitment of his/her tam
  • For the management of his/her team (leadership, monitoring, motivation)
  • For the evaluation of his/her teams
  • For the development of the skills of the members of his/her team

Mission 7: To contribute to capitalization and technical development within his/her sector

  • For capitalization of the programme data and documentation of the innovations carried out
  • For transmission of the technical and operational knowledge acquired in his/her programme
  • For contributing to the increase in field information to supply ACF communication

Mission 8: Guarantee and ensure the confidentiality of data collected during the MHCP activities of the mission

  • Ensure data confidentiality, ownership of project beneficiaries and ACF
  • Guarantee the confidentiality of clinical interviews / individual or group counselling with the psychologists in charge

Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract
Contract Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension
Basic Salary per month : NPR 93,192 plus (accommodation allowance which depends on localized/delocalized staff, transportation allowance, provident fund benefit and festival bonus)



Interested Nepali applicants with suitable skills are requested to submit an application letter, updated CV with two referees through email: by 20th July 2016. The Vacancy Reference must be mentioned in the subject otherwise the application will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. ACF Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applicants and ACF provides equal opportunities for all candidates.

Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

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