MHPSS Research Consultant – International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.Program Background: In 2017, International Medical Corps conducted an evaluation of it Mental Health Integration into Primary Health Care program in Nepal in order to identify program achievements, challenges, and lessons learned, and to generate recommendations for future program design and management. A mixed-methods approach was adopted, combining quantitative data on program activities with qualitative data from stakeholder interviews and focus groups.Job Summary: The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Research Consultant will support the preparation of data analysis and development of a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Objectives & Deliverables
- Review available data from Nepal MHPSS Program and determine a data analysis plan with the MHPSS Technical Unit Advisory Team
- Conduct data analysis methods in order to produce necessary data for reporting
- Incorporate results from the data analysis into a manuscript
- Support the MHPSS Technical Unit Advisory Team in submission of the manuscript
The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
- The qualified candidate will be a public health professional with an educational background related to MHPSS and a master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, information management or relevant degree with experience in MHPSS programming and research.
- Experience with public health research, implementation science, and the relevant evaluation models and methods, particularly in establishing baseline figures and assessing post-intervention changes and targets
- Experience with health information management systems and relevant platforms
- Excellent analytical skills, qualitatively and quantitatively; high proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, and other relevant software packages
- Minimum of 2 years of professional experience coordinating MHPSS projects in humanitarian settings
- Knowledgeable in and experience following IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in Emergencies and international best practices on the integration of MHPSS into primary health care settings
- Demonstrable technical expertise in the statistical analysis, descriptive analysis, inferential statistics and methods of linear regression.
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work within a team structure or independently, flexible, and can cope with stressful workload
- Honest, hardworking and self-motivated
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within different cultural environments