Job Title : Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Research Officer
Location : Mae Sot,Tak
Application Deadline : 7 June 2021
Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The IRC has been operating in Thailand since 1975 and currently provides assistance to displaced persons in Tak, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and Mae Hong Son provinces
The IRC’s programming in Thailand focuses on five core programming areas – primary health care, protection, women’s empowerment and the prevention and mitigation of gender-based violence, education, and livelihoods. These programs reflect IRC’s guiding principles of capacity-building, participation, partnership, protection and promotion of human rights as well as holistic programming.
Job Overview/Summary: The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Research Officer will support the MHPSS Research Manager in the project: Integrating An Evidence-Based Mental Health Intervention Into Non-Communicable Disease Care, funded as part of ELRHA’s Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) to International Rescue Committee, and partners Johns Hopkins University, Khon Kaen University. The project aims to examine the integration of an evidenced-based mental health intervention into existing non-communicable disease (NCD) care models, implemented by IRC in Thailand refugee camps to compare health outcomes, factors influencing treatment compliance, and costs between intervention and control groups. The MHPSS Research Officer will have a key role in the RCT study, as well as work with the MHPSS Research Manager, partner teams and key IRC staff and consultants (Senior Health Coordinator, Health Coordinator, MHPSS Manager, MHPSS Lead Research Consultant, etc.) to ensure key milestones of the project are designed and implemented. The position will be based in Mae Sot and the MHPSS Research Officer will support day-to-day operations of all study activities. The MHPSS Research Officer will report directly to MHPSS Research Manager for RCT-specific work and to activity/ research management of the overall project.
Technical and Research Management
Staff Supervision & Development
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: MHPSS Research manager
Position directly supervises: Qualitative and intervention Data collectors.
Indirect Reporting: none
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Country Director, Deputy Director of Programs, Mae Sot Field Coordinator, Health Coordinator, IRC Headquarters health technical advisor(s), IRC health staff in all Thailand sites, Bangkok-based program unit, IRC Women’s Protection and Empowerment program team in all Thailand sites; IRC protection team in all Thailand sites; sub-grants compliance unit; finance unit; Operations/Logistics/Supply Chain unit
External: Local community-based partner organizations, CCSDPT Health Sub-Committee, Thai public health authorities, non-governmental organizations, World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations agencies engaged with IRC programs.
Working Environment: The position is a NATIONAL post. The position is based in the IRC office in Mae Sot Tak Province with frequent travel to the refugee camps.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
If you are interested, please apply via link below.
Contact : HR Department