MHPSS Officer

Syrian American Medical Society Foundation Gaziantep
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Position: MHPSS Officer

Job Location: Gaziantep
Reporting to:  Senior Medical Advisor Manager

Working area: Gaziantep, Turkey




Number of positions open: 1






Key relationships: Senior Program Manager, Project Dept., Field Managers, Information Management Unit, MEAL, Grants, Procurement, specialized projects.


General objective of the position:

The MHPSS Officer is responsible for developing and executing a MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial support) program vision for the organization that incorporates standards, testing approaches, and mental health & psychosocial support strategies and frameworks.


 Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Define, implement, and manage SAMS’ MHPSS program, testing methodologies and supporting tools.
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality MHPSS services by ensuring functionality meets documented specifications and organizational goals.
  • Review requirements to provide feedback on completeness, testability and other risk areas that could impact service.
  • Identify, replicate, document, prioritize and track issues to closure using issue tracking systems. 
  • Ensure service user and career feedback is captured and used to drive quality improvements for service users.
  • Manage day to day relationships with providers including reviewing the quality of their service delivery and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Work with program management and operations to ensure quality of processes and procedures.
  • Represent SAMS in the MHPSS technical working group and other meetings related to MHPSS.
  • Produce quality metrics, testing results and other reports for all levels of management.
  • Ensure the technical compliance between the program, project and the standards.

Office Culture:

  • Initiate team building initiatives
  • Promote and model a positive, professional and respectful office culture.
  • Ensure effective internal communications




Mandatory Qualifications required

  • University Degree in medical Background, preferably Psychiatrist.
  • Minimum of two years of MHPSS experience.
  • Previous experience in the MHPSS program in humanitarian context.
  • Knowledge of mhGAP program.
  • Self-motivated, with strong leadership abilities.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical, problem solving skills.


  • Fluency written and spoken in Arabic
  • Fluency written and spoken English


The salary will be defined regarding the SAMS Turkey Office salary scale on-going.

Last date for application is 30/ April / 2019

Syrian American Medical Society Foundation

SAMS Foundation is governed by an appointed board of director and its operations are implemented by dedicated staff and volunteer medical professionals in five countries.

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