Programme Co-Director: Student mental health and wellbeing
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LEVEL: Senior Management
REPORTING TO: Chief Executive Officer
WORKSTATION: Kigali, Rwanda
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15th April 2023, 5:00pm CAT
Solid Minds is a private, independent outpatient Mental Health Clinic located in Kigali, Rwanda licensed by the Ministry of Health. They provide excellent, evidence-based psychological services to individuals, couples, families and children. The Clinic supports local and international organizations with employee assistance programs, capacity building, consultation, training and supervision as well as delivering student wellness programs with universities.
The Clinic is currently in the second year of an exciting three-year programme supporting mental health and wellness for university students on a Scholarship Program at a number of universities across Africa.
This programme is working to:
- Build capacity of up to 15 African-based Partner Organisations through a tailor made approach to improve awareness of mental health issues and identify Scholars at high risk.
- Reduce stigma and increase knowledge among the Scholar and Alumni community by developing a range of resources, trainings, and peer-learning and support activities.
- Provide individual counselling and evidence-based interventions for up to 30 Scholars per year within Rwanda.
Solid Minds is seeking for a suitably qualified and competent individual to take up the role of Programme Co-Director. The incumbent will lead and oversee all of the programme’s components as well as manage the project team. They should be eager to make a difference in the lives of African students and contribute to the success of this programme.
The Programme Co-Director will be responsible for the vision of the project, providing quality control and monitoring of project activities to ensure the project goals are met. The Programme Co-Director will ideally have extensive Clinical experience, so as to oversee Clinical cases, assess and manage risk and facilitate case management where necessary. They will liaise closely with the MasterCard Scholars team and other MasterCard partner organizations to build strong collaborations and networking.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage and supervise the Project Team including the Project Manager, an M&E Consultant, Senior Clinicians, Psychiatrist, the Learning & Communications Senior Manager.
- Explore professional development goals and provide mentorship and skill development including addressing any performance related concerns with the team.
- Periodically review staff performance and identify areas of growth.
- Monitor the financial management and oversee the financial reporting of the Programme.
- Collaborate pro-actively with the other Programme Co-Director to ensure the smooth running of the Programme.
- Create or oversee all programme design and implementation including documentation, measurement and evaluation, and all reporting mechanisms, and upholding quality control.
- Translate concepts into deliverables.
- Oversee and supervise all elements of the project activities including capacity-building of partner organizations, direct services and stigma reduction activities for Scholars.
- Refine and develop the vision.
- Oversee, monitor and problem solve for execution of the Monitoring & Evaluation activities and input into regular reporting requirements.
- Provide regular updates and reports to the MasterCard Scholars Programme Management Team.
- Facilitate strong partnerships with other stakeholders and MasterCard Scholars Programme partners.
- Manage challenging problems within the staff team or within the activities of the project.
- Work with the team to identify possible project extensions or additional grants to strengthen or scale up this work.
- Network with individuals and organizations for the successful growth of the programme and the Clinic as a whole.
- Carry a caseload of up to 2 high risk clients where needed, providing excellent evidence-based treatment and timely documentation.
- Provide support to the Clinical team through case management of complex individual cases, and assessment and management of risk.
- Provide Clinical supervision and case review to designated Clinicians.
- Provide coordination of capacity building services to Partner Organizations and work with team members to design training workshops.
- Collaborate with the project psychiatrist regarding Scholar referrals to psychiatry and medication management.
Required Qualifications and Skills
- Post-master degree in Clinical psychology or mental health related fields.
- At least 10 years’ experience working in and managing mental health programmes.
- Experience working with African students and Universities.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
- Successful experiences starting projects or programs from conception to completion.
- Excellent PowerPoint presentation and facilitation skills.
- Ability to evaluate and manage Clinical risk.
- Exceptional project management skills.
- Proven track record of building and managing effective teams and leading complex projects.
- Ability and experience to conducting results-oriented meetings and other job tasks via online platforms.
- Creativity and innovation in shaping the project and achieving maximum impact.
- Skills to move between micro level project and activities and macro level.
- Sensitivity and understanding of diversity: culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation.
- Committed to operate in a culturally sensitive way and reflect on group processes.
- Skilled in giving and receiving feedback.
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation, financial management or managing grants.
- Solution oriented, self-directed and pro-active.
- Excellent IT skills including experience of using Excel, databases and other online tools and programmes.
- Proven ability to build and manage relationships.
- Licensed mental health professional preferred.
Desirable Skills and Experience
- At least 10 years of experience in Clinical interventions and supervision.
- Experience in student mental health support in universities or in educational organisation.
- Additional language abilities particularly French or Kinyarwanda, a plus.
- Proven track record of building and leading programmes from start to finish.
- Entrepreneurial experience.
Why Join the Team?
- Beside a competitive salary including other benefits, Solid Minds also offer an excellent and flexible working atmosphere.
- A supportive environment where the Clinic supports employees’ personal and professional growth.
- Contract until 30th September 2024 with potential for renewal.
How to Apply
Click here to complete the application form no later than 5:00 pm CAT on 15th April 2023. You will be required to provide your CV, copy of your academic qualifications, cover letter and two referees. Should you have any inquiries, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NOTE: APPLICANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO MAKE ANY PAYMENTS TO ANYONE DURING ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.
Clinical Mastercard Foundation Fellow: Student mental health and wellbeing
Solid Minds is a private, independent outpatient mental health clinic located in Kigali, Rwanda licensed by the Ministry of Health. We provide excellent, evidence-based psychological services to individuals, couples, families, and children. We also have employee assistance programmes, offer capacity building, consultation, training and supervision, as well as deliver student wellness programmes with educational institutions.
We are starting a new and exciting 3-year project in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme that will promote mental health and wellness for Mastercard Foundation Scholars at Partner Organisations across Africa.
This programmes aims to:
- Build capacity of up to 15 African-based Partner Organisations through a tailor-made programme to improve awareness of mental health issues and identify students at high risk.
- Reduce stigma and increase knowledge among the Mastercard Foundation Scholar and alumni community by developing a range of online resources as well as recorded or live webinar/workshops throughout each year of the programme.
- Provide individual counselling and evidence-based interventions for up to 30 Scholars per year within Rwanda.
We are looking for Clinical Mastercard Foundation Fellows that have clinical training and therapeutic experience and are comfortable working across multiple aspects of the programme to support the development and implementation of specific activities in the first year of a multi-year programme. They will be eager to make a difference in the lives of African students and contribute to the success of this programme.
We will be recruiting 1 or 2 Mastercard Foundation Clinical Fellows to be based in Kigali, Rwanda. The Mastercard Foundation Fellow/s will represent the voices of other Mastercard Foundation Scholars and alumni in the creation, coordination, and execution of tasks related to different elements of the programme with a specific focus on our direct services to Mastercard Foundation Scholars. They will work closely with the project leadership providing support to the successful implementation of the programme activities. This is a 1-year contract with the potential to extend pending circumstances.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- You will support us in reducing stigma around mental health, build capacity of educational institutions, and provide supervised clinical services
- You will collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary, integrated team
- You will support the Clinical team in the development of clinical processes and protocols for the direct services we’ll offer the Mastercard Foundation Scholars
- You will contribute in supporting risk management processes and cases
- Under supervision you will:
- Provide exemplary therapeutic services to scholars utilising evidence-based therapeutic practices.
- Establish strong therapeutic alliance with your clients while maintaining professional boundaries and respecting confidentiality
- You will participate in regular supervision of counselling cases and procedures and proactively engage with supervisors
- You will provide timely and accurate clinical documentation
- You will perform all duties in a manner consistent with ethical principles of mental health professionals and Solid Minds’ Code of Conduct.
- You will be involved in supporting our stigma reduction and capacity building activities
- You will contribute to activities that raise awareness of positive mental health and well-being among the Scholar community
- You will contribute to the design and implementation of stigma reduction programmes
- You will contribute to building the capacity of mental health services within 15 Mastercard Foundation partner organisations across the continent.
- You will be responsible for ensuring the voice of Mastercard Foundation Scholars and alumni from all populations are represented with equity
- As we design our work, you will keep the voices of the diverse Mastercard Scholar population in mind in everything that we do
- You will think of ways to involve the Mastercard Scholar network in the activities we develop
- You may support with the facilitation of workshops and reflective groups for Mastercard Foundation Scholars and alumni
- You will be contributing to the growth of Solid Minds as an organisation beyond the scope of this project
- Other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Qualifications
- Mastercard Scholar alumni
- Master’s degree (MA, MSc) in Clinical Psychology or similar mental health field
- Graduated from a clinical psychology programme or similar type of programme
- Trained in models of counselling, with clinical experience
- At least 1 year of work experience in clinical work, and/or with NGO, non-profit, or start-up organisations (internship, volunteer work, etc.)
- Experience working with vulnerable populations directly through an internship, volunteer work, work experience, or lived experience
- Demonstrated understanding of and ability to provide person-centered care
- A high level of compassion and empathy
- An openness and sensitivity to exploring the roles of culture, background, and racial identity in clinical practice
- A clear understanding of and commitment to professional and personal boundaries in a small community practice
- Familiar with the notion of confidentiality and ethics
- Commitment to lifelong learning as a clinician
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
- Ability and experience to conduct therapy, meetings, and other job tasks via online platforms when needed
- Ability to stay calm under pressure
- High levels of creativity, and innovative problem-solving
- Natural collaborator who enjoys working in teams
- Strong interpersonal skills: clear and effective communication style, emotional intelligence, introspection, and self-awareness
- Ability to identify and solve problems early on
Desirable skills and experience
- Experience in related fields such as student well-being, education, international development, refugee support
- Additional certified training in evidence-based practices such as CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, or Motivational Interviewing Additional language abilities particularly French
- Skilled in giving and receiving feedback
Why Join the Team?
- We offer an excellent and flexible working atmosphere
- A supportive environment where we prioritise our employees personal and professional growth
- We will provide a stipend
- Potential for accruing clinical hours toward international licensure
Please submit a letter of interest and a detailed CV here. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and experience as well as at least two professional references. You must also have the authorisation to work in East Africa to apply. Should you have any inquiries, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rolling applications accepted, but looking to hire ASAP. Please note we will only be contacting those who will be moving to the next steps.