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Senior Clinician: Student mental health and wellbeing - Capacity Building

Overview

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 universities.

We are starting a new and exciting 3-year project that will promote mental health and wellness for university students on a Scholarship Programme at a number of universities across Africa.

This programme aims to:

  • Build capacity of up to 15 African-based Educational Institutions 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 student and alumni community by developing a range of online resources as well as recorded or live webinars/workshops throughout each year of the programme.
  • Provide individual counselling and evidence-based interventions for up to 30 university students per year within Rwanda.

 We are looking for a Senior Clinician who will be leading the capacity building strategy and championing cultural sensitivity across our team and our activities. The right person will be eager to make a difference in the lives of African students and contribute to the success of this programme.

 

Job Purpose

The Senior Clinician will head up the capacity building efforts within our new programme with the goal of improving the mental health services offered by our educational partner organisations. The Senior Clinician will also participate in overall programme delivery and development to ensure that the goals are met within the given timeframe.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Capacity Building Programme

  • You will Lead the capacity-building strategy with our educational partner organisations and provide capacity building trainings
  • You will actively participate in programme delivery and development to ensure that the programme goals are met within the given timeframe
  • You will oversee the communication with educational partner organisations in partnership with the other Senior Clinicians
  • You will develop and implement a needs and strengths assessment with our partners and provide guidance and supervision as they build and/or grow  programmes
  • You will contribute to the development and implementation of training sessions for educational partner organisations
  • You will contribute to programme reporting procedures
  • You will monitor and track results and outcomes of the programme in partnership with the Monitoring & Evaluation Project Officer
  • You will participate in regular team meetings and report directly to the Programme Co-Directors

 

Literature review

  • You will conduct a comprehensive review of literature on the design and implementation of university mental health programs
  • You will map and expand our network of experts in the field of university mental health to get their perspectives with a critical eye

Direct Services

  • You will support the implementation of a model to identify and manage risk in partnership with the Project Manager and under the lead of the other Senior Clinician
  • You will carry a mixed caseload of up to 10 individual clients providing excellent evidence-based treatment and timely documentation
  • You will research culturally sensitive measures to evaluate clinical improvement
  • You will participate in peer supervision groups, as well as individual supervision sessions to reflect and build on clinical skills.

Clinical Team

  • You will facilitate reflective groups on cultural sensitivity for the clinical team
  • You will facilitate or organise professional development sessions for the clinical team, including peer-led sessions
  • You will potentially manage and supervise a Programme Fellow, assigning appropriate activities and duties

You will contribute to the health and growth of Solid Minds as an organisation

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in psychology or mental health related field
  • Licensed counsellor or psychotherapist
  • At least 10 years of experience in clinical work with supervision
  • At least 5 years of mental health curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation ideally for capacity building purposes
  • Experience working with African students and universities
  • Experienced trainer
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French
  • Ability to evaluate and manage clinical risk
  • Ability and experience to conduct meetings and other job tasks via online platforms
  • Sensitivity and understanding of diversity: culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation
  • Strong interpersonal skills: clear and effective communication style, emotional intelligence, cultural sensitivity, people management skills, integration management skills, group facilitation skills
  • Skilled in giving and receiving feedback
  • Creativity and adapting capacity building approaches to the needs and resources of the client
  • Systemic approach
  • Experience in supervision and working with multidisciplinary teams.

 

  Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience in student mental health support in universities or in educational organisations
  • Experience working with vulnerable groups especially refugee and disability populations
  • Trained and certified in the latest trauma interventions (e.g. EMDR, IFS, TRE, Somatic approaches, etc.)
  • Experience supervising other clinicians
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation and/or research (e.g. data collection and management)
  • Additional language abilities (e.g. Swahili, Kinyarwanda, French)
  • Solution oriented, self-directed and pro-active

 

Why Join the Team?

  • Beside a competitive salary including other benefits, we also offer an excellent and flexible working atmosphere
  • A supportive environment where we support our employees personal and professional growth
  • 3-year contract

 

To Apply

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 info@solidminds.rw. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 4th, 2021. Please note we will only be contacting those who will be moving to the next steps.

 

Mastercard Foundation Fellows: Student mental health and wellbeing

Overview

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, capacity building, consultation, training and supervision, as well as delivering student wellness programmes with universities.

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 Scholars at Partner Organisations across Africa.

This programme aims to:

  • Build capacity of up to 15 African-based educational institutions 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 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 Mastercard Foundation Fellows who are enthusiastic about mental health, wellbeing, and communications. The right person will be 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.

Job Purpose

We will be recruiting 1 or 2 Mastercard Foundation Fellows to support our programme activities:

  • Stigma reduction through the development of online resources (job role based in Johannesburg, South Africa or Kigali, Rwanda)
  • Capacity-building activities with educational institutions (job role based in Kigali, Rwanda)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation and/or programme development (job role based in Kigali, Rwanda)

The Mastercard Foundation Fellows 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 project. They will work closely with the project team, supporting the successful implementation of the project activities. This is a 1-year contract with the potential to extend pending circumstances.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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 Foundation Scholar population in mind in everything that we do
    • You will think of ways to involve the Mastercard Foundaiton Scholar network in the activities we develop
    • You will support in the collection and coordination of any needs assessment data and M&E data
  • You will support project staff in the coordination and execution of the activity you are assigned to
    • You will be assigned different tasks and responsibilities based on the programmatic activity and expected to adhere to deadlines
    • You will create and develop high-quality deliverables as needed by the programme
    • You will look for opportunities for innovation and creativity to ensure our messaging and work reach as many stakeholders as possible
    • With the stigma reduction activities, you may support the development of concepts, graphics, and layouts for trainings/workshops and design materials used to communicate externally and internally
    • With the capacity building activities, you may support the coordination with Partner Organisations, coordinate the logistics of capacity building trainings, and ensure any meeting materials are prepared
    • With the M&E or programme development activities, you may support the collection and analysis of data across all programme activities and/or be a support to any programme activities as needed.
    • You will provide support in developing and editing presentations and communication materials developed for the programmes
  • You will also contribute to the growth of Solid Minds as an organisation beyond the scope of this project
    • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Mastercard Foundation Scholar alumnus
  • Undergraduate degree in related fields such as public health, counselling, social work, clinical psychology, communications, or graphic design
  • At least 1 year of work experience preferably in clinical, NGO, non-profit, start-up or marketing agency settings
  • A self-motivated person able to work independently when needed
  • High levels of creativity and innovative problem solving
  • Sensitivity to diversity: including culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation and refugee populations
  • Natural collaborator who enjoys working in teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills: clear and effective communication style, emotional intelligence, introspection, and self-awareness
  • Familiar with the notion of confidentiality
  • Good knowledge of mental health and wellbeing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Ability to identify and solve problems early on

Desirable skills and experience

  • Master’s degree in related fields such as public health, counselling, social work, clinical psychology, communications, or graphic design
  • Project management experience in related fields such as student well-being, education, international development, refugee support or mental health
  • Experience volunteering or working with students or in educational organisations
  • Additional language abilities particularly French
  • A high level of compassion and empathy
  • Skilled in giving and receiving feedback
  • Comfortable with using Adobe (e.g. photo editing tools) and video production tools
  • Experience running digital marketing and social media campaigns

 Why Join the Team?

  • We offer an excellent and flexible working atmosphere
  • A supportive environment where we support our employees personal and professional growth

To Apply

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 or South Africa to apply. Should you have any inquiries, please reach out to us at info@solidminds.rw. Rolling applications accepted but looking to hire as soon as possible. Please note we will only be contacting those who will be moving to the next steps.

 

 

 

 

Monitoring & Evaluation Project Officer: Student mental health and wellbeing

Overview

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, capacity building, consultation, training and supervision, as well as delivering student wellness programmes with universities.

We are starting a new and exciting 3-year project that will promote mental health and wellness for university students on a Scholarship Programme at a number of universities across Africa.

This programme aims to:

  • Build capacity of up to 15 African-based Educational Institutions 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 student and alumni community by developing a range of online resources as well as recorded or live webinars/workshops throughout each year of the programme.
  • Provide individual counselling and evidence-based interventions for up to 30 university students per year within Rwanda.

We are looking for a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Project Officer who will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of all 3 elements of the programme as well as contributing to other aspects of the organisation. The right person will be eager to make a difference in the lives of African students and contribute to the success of this programme.

Job Purpose

The M&E Project Officer will assist the programme team with the creation, and implementation of an M&E strategy and system. The role is located in Kigali, Rwanda. You’ll report directly to the Programme Co-Directors.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • You will design the project M&E strategy and system, which includes
    • Taking a lead in the development of the M&E strategy and system in line with donor requirements and the needs of each programme activity
    • Leading efforts to promote rigorous, inclusive, and impact-oriented evaluation design
    • Selecting quantitative and qualitative monitoring tools as well as designing the corresponding data collection procedures
    • Supporting and managing staff in designing constructive information feedback loops to inform programme design

You will lead monitoring implementation, which includes

    • Supervising and coordinating the application of tools to monitor and track programme performance
    • Offering technical support to project staff in the implementation of their monitoring responsibilities to ensure correct and timely collection of monitoring data
    • Managing and conducting any necessary quantitative research and analysis and qualitative data collection among programme beneficiaries and other stakeholders (e.g. surveys, focus group discussions, interviews and case studies).
    • Wherever possible, empowering staff to run their own M&E processes through capacity building of the staff team

You will be responsible for data management and impact evaluation, which includes

    • Coordinating analysis of programme monitoring data collected on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
    • Leading and conducting analysis of quantitative and qualitative data on all programme inputs, outputs and outcomes
    • Compiling and publishing quantitative and qualitative monitoring results in visually-attractive reports for internal and external audiences
    • Supporting the programme team to respond to donor data queries in an accurate and timely manner

 

  • You will contribute to the growth of Solid Minds as an organisation beyond the scope of this project
    • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

 Master’s degree in social sciences or related field (such as social science, economics, mental health, education, psychology, or public health)

  • M&E certification and extensive training
  • At least 5 years of experience supporting or managing M&E activities with non-profit or NGOs
  • Experience building M&E into programme design utilising technology for innovation
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, management and analysis
  • Experience adapting measures to cultural context and with inclusivity in mind
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative monitoring methodologies and proven ability to design monitoring tools
  • Advanced skills in presentations and report writing, including excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Strong interpersonal skills: clear and effective communication style, emotional intelligence, cultural sensitivity, people management, integration management skills, facilitation skills, ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts, building commitment within the team
  • Excellent IT skills including experience of using Excel, databases and statistical software (SPSS, STAT or similar)
  • Ability and experience to conduct meetings and other job tasks via online platforms when needed
  • Ability to identify and solve problems early on
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Capable of reaching project goals within given constraints
  • Solution-oriented
  • Self-directed and pro-active
  • Good organisational skills and project planning
  • Familiar with the notion of confidentiality

 Desirable skills and experience

  • At least 10 years of experience supporting or managing M&E activities with non-profit or NGOs
  • M&E experience in related fields such as student well-being, education, international development, refugee support or mental health
  • Knowledge of measures around mental health (e.g. screening tools for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression)
  • Experience working with students or in educational organisations
  • Additional language abilities particularly French
  • A high level of compassion and empathy
  • Skilled in giving and receiving feedback
  • Experience in the design and implementation of trainings for team members in M&E skills
  • Experience in financial management and budgets

 

 Why Join the Team?

  • Besides a competitive salary including other benefits, we also offer an excellent and flexible working atmosphere
  • A supportive environment where we support our employees personal and professional growth
  • 3-year contract

 

To Apply

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. Should you have any inquiries, please reach out to us at info@solidminds.rw. Rolling applications accepted, but looking to hire as soon as possible. Please note we will only be contacting those who will be moving to the next steps.

 

 

 

Project Manager: Student mental health and wellbeing

Overview

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, capacity building, consultation, training and supervision, as well as delivering student wellness programmes with universities.

We are starting a new and exciting 3-year project that will promote mental health and wellness for university students on a Scholarship Programme at a number of universities across Africa.

This programme aims to:

  • Build capacity of up to 15 African-based educational institutions 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 student and alumni community by developing a range of online resources as well as recorded or live webinars/workshops throughout each year of the programme.
  • Provide individual counselling and evidence-based interventions for up to 30 university students per year within Rwanda.

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager who will be comfortable building and managing the project. The right person will be eager to make a difference in the lives of African university students and contribute to the success of this programme.

Job Purpose

The Project Manager will co-create, manage and oversee all elements of the programme. They will plan, organise and direct the completion of the programme while ensuring the activities will be on time, on budget, and within scope. You’ll report directly to the Programme Co-Directors.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for project management, budget, and financial tracking to ensure the project meets its impact goals: contributing to Scholar mental health and well-being within Rwanda and throughout Africa
    • Ensuring proper documentation, data-management, and report drafting
    • Monitoring the project budget and financial oversight through financial tracking
    • Monitoring project progress as well as revise project work plan and deadlines
    • Improving efficiency through the use of technology, data analysis, and tracking deliverables
    • You’ll work closely with the M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation) Project Officer
  • You will manage and supervise staff and interns, keeping them on track on the project at all times and contributing to our team working environment
    • Keeping all aspects of the project on a timeline
    • Sharing knowledge across the organisation
    • Monitoring and contributing to the health of the programme and the organisation (team cohesion, professional growth, timelines)
    • Be aware of where all project elements stand and keep team members accountable and on track
    • Monitoring and elevating risk of harm of our consumers and safeguarding issues to Programme Leadership
  • You will provide support in developing and editing presentations and communication materials developed for the programme
  • You will contribute to the health, growth, and vision of Solid Minds as an organisation as we build and execute this project

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent work experience in Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Business Administration or related fields
  • 3-5 years of experience in project management including grant management and proposal writing
  • Experience in risk management
  • Experience in key managerial roles: leading, planning, monitoring, organisation and facilitating communication across the team
  • Strong skills in financial tracking and management
  • Strong interpersonal skills: clear and effective communication style, emotional intelligence, cultural sensitivity, people management skills, integration management skills, facilitation skills, ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts, building commitment within the team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Ability to identify and solve problems early on
  • Capable of reaching project goals within given constraints
  • Solution-oriented
  • Self-directed and pro-active
  • Excellent IT skills including experience of using Excel, databases and other online tools and programmes
  • Ability and experience to conduct meetings and other job tasks via online platforms when needed
  • Sensitivity to diversity: including culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Good knowledge of mental health and well being
  • Familiar with the notion of confidentiality
  • Ability to shift between detail-oriented and big picture thinking
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure

 Desirable skills and experience

  • Project Management experience in related fields such as student well-being, education, international development, refugee support or mental health
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience working with students or in educational organisations
  • Additional language abilities particularly French
  • A high level of compassion and empathy
  • Skilled in giving and receiving feedback
  • Experience in designing and conducting trainings
  • Comfortable with using Adobe 

Why Join the Team?

  • Besides a competitive salary including other benefits, we also offer an excellent and flexible working atmosphere
  • A supportive environment where we support our employees’ personal and professional growth
  • 3-year contract

To Apply

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 have work authorization in East Africa to qualify. Should you have any inquiries, please reach out to us at info@solidminds.rw. Rolling applications accepted but looking to hire as soon as possible. We will only be contacting those who will be moving to the next steps.