Deadline: 18 October 2022
Location: Copperbelt, Zambia (with some travel to three other provinces)
Ubumi Prisons Initiative works with health, including mental health, education and reintegration/rehabilitation with a solid departure in international human rights and local law. We work to support the general inmate population, but with a particular focus on vulnerable groups. These are among others circumstantial children aged 0-4, pregnant women and mothers, juveniles and the seriously ill, as well as psychologically vulnerable. We are an international organisation based in both Denmark and Zambia.
We are seeking an experienced, skilled, and enthusiastic mental health specialist to play a key role in advancing and promoting mental health related activities of inmates as well as officers, in the Zambian Correctional Facilities/Prisons. This role will work to advance Ubumi’s vision of holistic health promotion (including mental health) of support for inmates and officers in the Correctional Facilities.
The mental health specialist will be responsible for mentoring ZCS clinical staff in screening and managing mental health conditions and psychological vulnerabilities of inmates and officers in designated correctional facilities, clerking, diagnosing, treating and opening files for individuals whose symptoms meet diagnostic criteria for psychiatric conditions. He/she will also assist with developing and preparing mental health materials to be used workshops/trainings/conferences where he she will be expected to co-facilitate/teach. He/she will also be responsible for training inmates and officers to set up support groups, and to continuously monitor and supervise the support groups.
Required Skills and Experience
Practical information: The base for the job will be in the Copperbelt, but the applicant is to expect to be in Lusaka the first month at own cost (travel cost will be covered, but not living costs) for introduction to the organisation.
Application: Please send a cover letter, CV and documentation for any degrees and diplomas (beyond secondary school) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Mental health specialist”. In the application, please address your level of competency in the abovementioned skills and please outline which personal skills and values you bring to the job. Please direct any questions before the deadline to email@example.com
Application period closes 18 October 2022. Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.