mental health advisor
The Bolivian Mental Health Advisor reports to the CBM Global Mental Health Director and is supported in day-to-day operations by the CBM Global Country Director for Bolivia.
job description and main purpose
This position holder is part of the CMH (Community Mental Health) Technical Area core team and leads the organization’s mental health technical support area globally. Although the focus is on mental health activism in Bolivia, the advisor also represents CBM Global in regional/Spanish-speaking forums such as PAHO. This role also supports strategic planning and operational activities globally, including setting and maintaining quality in program implementation and advocacy.
Knowledge and experience in disability inclusion is strongly required, and experience in mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian emergencies (MHPSS) and children’s mental health is also welcome.
The primary objective of this role is to provide local partners with the information and capabilities they need to deliver quality programming. This role also covers advocacy work and communication on mental health issues and may include advising other organizations on mental health issues on behalf of CBM Global.
This role is guided by the application of CBM Global’s standards and organizational strategy to CBM Global’s program work and the Volvia Country Strategy. The overall direction is defined by a community mental health strategy based on the CBM Global Federation Strategy. Good practice guides and other publications show us how we actually work.
base: We are looking forward to receiving applications from those who have the right to work in Bolivia. This role will be based in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is expected that some will travel within Bolivia and possibly other countries (no more than 25% of working hours).
time: Part time (50%)
salary range: Offered salary is competitive according to skills and experience. We propose a local contract.
Responsibilities and Obligations
This role is responsible for supporting CBM Global’s Community Mental Health (CMH) efforts in Bolivia and has the following specific responsibilities for our program: Additionally, regional/global projects may occur in different locations, and advisors will be members of the Global CMH Core Technical Team and assigned specific global-level duties.
- Develop new mental health programs in a tripartite collaboration with member teams and the Bolivian Country Team. These may be mental health focused or integrated into other departmental work.
- Supporting the CBM Global Bolivian Country Team in the delivery, monitoring, evaluation and continuous improvement of the program in accordance with CBM Global’s operating model
- Participate in relevant CBM Global Bolivia conferences, including national coordination forums
- Support the work of partner staff and build capacity as needed
- Recruit and manage consultants as needed to perform specific tasks
- Representing CBM Global in external forums to provide quality technical advice and targeted advocacy through appropriate events and various groups
- Represent the community mental health technical team in internal CBM global forums and work processes
- Build relationships and networks that support the organization’s mission and advocacy
- Manage and report Bolivian CMH budgets and get an overview of CMH project budgets
- Other relevant aspects of the CMH initiative’s work are relevant and within the overall scope of the advisory work
Good judgment and timely decisions can be made to safeguard risk management to ensure program safety. Develop and implement innovative solutions to minimize risk for program participants.
Always consider risk protection in all activities and interventions.
Key outcomes expected from this role
- Working with MAs, country teams and partners to develop and successfully grow the CMH program portfolio in Bolivia
- Partners are provided with relevant and up-to-date technical advice, supported mental health competencies, including Organizations for Disabled Persons (OPD), and maintain close working relationships with partners to ensure high quality project delivery is guaranteed.
- CMH and MHPSS capabilities of CBM Global staff and partners are built to conform to expected core competencies.
- The core CMH technical team is strengthened through regular contact with regional CMH advisors and other members.
- Users and staff of the CBM Global Partner Program are protected from abuse and exploitation.
All of the following requirements are mandatory: However, unless marked with * where preferred, the information provided by the application form and the interview process will be combined and evaluated.
CBM Global welcomes applicants from a variety of backgrounds and people with disabilities.
education, knowledge, experience
- Background qualifications in mental health, psychiatry, psychology, psychosocial disorders, or related fields at degree level or above
- 3+ years of practical experience in mental health and development or development involving people with disabilities, ideally advisory level
- Deep understanding of disability-inclusive development and its application to mental health
- Experience in applying relevant tools and methods (project management, data and monitoring and evaluation, holistic and participatory approaches, etc.)
- Humanitarian Response and MHPSS, and Child Mental Health Experiences*
- Networking, advocacy, and influence experience with knowledge of major global and continental networks, ideally having played an active role in such networks
- Experience in developing project proposals and successfully raising project funding. Understand and incorporate donor requirements for protection and accountability mechanisms.
- Experience writing reports and guidelines
- Experience in operational research, and the interpretation and application of real-world evidence*
- Teaching/Training/Coaching Experience
- Experience managing and supervising others*
- Willingness to learn and use CBM Global project management tools, reports, statistical formats, Global Online, Global Connect, People HR software, etc.
- Tools and resources dedicated to mental health work. WHO QualityRights, mhGAP, scalable hyperdiagnostic psychological interventions, MHPSS in emergencies
- Good MS Office skills, such as making documents and presentations accessible. Ability to manage budgets in Excel
- Learn and implement CBM Global’s protection policies, codes of conduct, incident response protocols, and the role of first responders in recording, responding, and reporting incidents
- Make good judgment and timely decisions about safeguarding risk management to ensure the program is secure and developing and implementing innovative solutions that minimize risk to program participants can do. We can source the technical and professional expertise you need to design and deliver secure programming.
- Spanish and English (professional competence, spoken and written required)
- French or other language*
Alignment with CBM Global values;
- advocate for inclusion
- we strive for justice
- we strive for excellence
- we accept partnerships
- we live honestly
Serves as a role model for CBMG’s commitment to zero-tolerance, harmless, and protective standards against abuse. Use a survivor-centered approach to treat survivors and others involved in the incident with dignity and respect.
How to apply
Learn more about CBM Global disability inclusion You can find it on the CBM Global website (www.cbm-global.org).
- Use this link: Apply for Job Openings (peoplehr.net).
- Please prepare your resume in English as it will need to be uploaded to the ATS system.
- Please download and complete the English application form as it will need to be uploaded to the ATS system.
- Applications by e-mail are not eligible. If you have any problems with the system, please redirect to our email address Recruitment@cbm-global.org in the following format: First and last name: Mental Health Advisor, Bolivia.