MHPSS/Child Protection Case Management Consultancy ToR

The MHPSS Collaborative is a global platform for research, innovation, learning and advocacy. In the field of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), we connect key academic and humanitarian actors with local civil society to give children and families in fragile circumstances the possibility to thrive. 

The MHPSS Collaborative identifies MHPSS as a priority area, building upon existing programming through child protection, education, climate change and suicide. Worldwide, 10-20% of children and adolescents experience mental disorders, and 1 in 4 children is living with a parent who has a mental disorder. Suicide is among the top 5 leading causes of adolescent deaths, with higher rates among adolescent girls.

Looking at child protection with a MHPSS lens is critical for case management, with special considerations for continuity during and after the COVID-19. Significant gaps remain in evidence-based and inter-agency guidance and training for caseworkers, including paraprofessionals, to address the increasingly complex MHPSS needs of children with protection concerns, children with developmental, intellectual, and behavioral problems, and other mental health issues affecting their wellbeing.

The MHPSS/Child Protection Case Management Consultant will join a small project team comprised of a MHPSS Technical Advisor, MHPSS Adviser and Project Officer. The objective of this assignment is twofold: (1) to provide feedback and input to the development of the field informed Operational Framework on MHPSS in Child Protection Case Management; (2) to assist in the development of Mental Health and Psychosocial learning modules and a package of tools and approaches based on current evidence of best practice for identified topics. 

The successful candidate will begin the beginning of July 2021 through October 31st 2021.   Read the full Terms of Reference for more details on the key deliverables and how to apply.   

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