WHO Mental Health Officer Jobs 2024 – Zimbabwe NGO Jobs

WHO Mental Health Officer Jobs 2024 – Zimbabwe NGO Jobs.

WHO Zimbabwe looking for “Mental Health Officer”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before 15th May, 2024.

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”.

WHO Mental Health Officer Jobs 2024

The WHO has published a job vacancy announcement on 04th May, 2024 for qualified Zimbabwe’s to fill in the vacant post of Mental Health Officer to be based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Recruiter World Health Organization (WHO)
Position Mental Health Officer
Location Harare, Zimbabwe
Country Zimbabwe
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification University Degree
Experience Required Minimum of Two (02) year’s
Application Deadline 15th May, 2024

WHO Job Vacancy 2024

Description Of Duties

  • Oversee the overall timeliness and quality of all program deliverables of the Special Initiative for mental healthoperational work plan, assure compliance with WHO rules and regulations,and efficiently deliver related services/products within the country.
  • Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and other lineministries and their technical departments in the review and implementation ofthe of mental health strategy through the Special Initiative for Mental Health as part of the Universal Health coverage ensuring care that is timely,efficient, equitable and people centered.
  • Coordinate with the international and national stakeholders (includingUN/NGO and civil society organizations and institutions working in the field of mental health to optimize mental health service delivery
  • Contribute to the mobilization of adequate and sustained resources forthe development and implementation of mental health activities.
  • Facilitate the development of community-based mental health servicesand contribute to the development and strengthening of secondary level specialist psychiatric services.
  • Provide technical guidance to develop, implement and disseminatestrategic information, policies and guidelines with stakeholders and partnersas well as monitor and evaluate implementation of mental health plans and the integration of mental health in the primary health care.
  • Monitor implementation of the Grand Challenge Canada Fund (GCC) on the FRIENDZ project
  • Facilitate and advocate for strategic partnerships to enhance public private partnerships for health and fostering joint Mental Health integration into other programs
  • Promote and support Operational/Implementation Research to identify innovative strategies which inform national policies, strategies and enable evidence-based decision making and programming for Mental health and the documentation of best practices in Mental Health awareness, prevention,detection, treatment, and care.
  • Monitor impact of pandemics like Covid-19 and Floods and any emergencies that impact on people’s psychosocial wellbeing and identify innovative strategies to ensure continued delivery of these essential services.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly progress reports of activities accomplished.
  • Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by thefunctional supervisor;

Position in Organization:

  • Position Title: Mental Health Officer
  • Grade: NO-B
  • Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
  • Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months
  • Job Posting: Apr 30, 2024, 6:16:46 PM
  • Closing Date: May 15, 2024, 3:29:00 AM
  • Primary Location: Zimbabwe-Harare
  • Organization: AF_ZWE Zimbabwe
  • Schedule: Full-time

Minimum Requirement:


  • Degree in psychiatry,clinical psychology, social work or allied sciences from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • Masters in a mental health field, post-graduate qualificationor specialized training in (a) public health (b) clinical psychology or psychiatry;Training in delivering interventions in MNS disorders, training in WHOQuality Rights.


  • At leasttwo (2 ) years of practical experience in the assessment,development and implementation of policies, strategies, and action plans for nationallevel Mental health in a developing country.
  • Experience of managing national mental health programme(s) including experience withi mplementing WHO’s Mental health Gap Action Programme (MHGAP), in capacity building, developing, and promoting collaborative partnerships. Relevant work and in WHO, other UN agencies, relevant nongovernmental, and health cluster partners. A minimum of 3 years of working experience in large public health projects would be an asset.

Use of Language Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of English.

How to Apply WHO Mental Health Officer Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2403526

The Closing Date: 15th May, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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