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Vacancy Notice - Mental Health Coordinator

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Applications are invited from qualified persons to fill one (1) post of Mental Health Coordinator, Ministry of Health

Salary:         On a contractual/gratuity basis and will commensurate with qualification
and experience.

Educational Qualification:

1.    Possession of a Master’s degree in a recognized mental health profession, public health or related health field with a minimum of 5 years working experience.

Professional Experience:

At least one (1) year experience in Administrative and/or supervisory. Knowledgeable of National Policies and standards that govern mental health.

Deadline:     17th October, 2016

Application with two (2) references on professional experience and copies of qualifications and a Curriculum Vitae are to be submitted to:

Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Health
3rd Floor, East Block Building
Belmopan City

Job Description

Mental Health Coordinator

Name of Position:        Technical Advisor – Mental Health

Salary:                 PS 23

Station:            Ministry of Health - Belmopan


The technical advisor provides leadership in the implementation of the Government’s Mental Health Strategy by providing expertise in relation to mental health. The TA is directly responsible for the development and implementation of mental health policies and strategic plans, and providing oversight to the budgeting and allocation of the program’s funds.

Roles and Responsibilities:
1.    Provide technical advice as well as expertise to the development mental health services and programs
2.    Lead the development of mental health and other related policies of the mental health program
3.    Direct the development of the Ministry of Health National Mental Health Annual Operational Plan.
4.    Responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the mental health plan
5.    Advises and acts as a resource person for the empowerment in mental health in the public sectors.
6.    Liaises, coordinates and collaborates with NGOs, other Ministries and Regional and International organizations on matters concerning mental health in Belize.
7.    Lead the  development of the national mental health budget
8.     Represents the mental Health Program/Ministry of Health as directed by the Ministry of Health
9.    When required, identify or develop appropriate mental health training programmes or materials and teach or instruct others
10.    To act as the Principal Investigator for mental health focused project

Reports to:        Director of Health Services
Accountable to:            Chief Executive Officer - Health


1.    Health professional with a Master’s degree in Mental Health or Public Health and at least 3 years of relevant experience. Individual who have social science degree but have additional mental health qualification and/or experiences is also eligible. 
2.    Experience in training and facilitation of workshops at national and/or district level is desirable
3.    Excellent knowledge and understanding of the mental health situation and issues particularly of vulnerable people
4.    Able to work around barriers to achieve goals of the Mental Health Program within the Ministry of Health.
5.    Experience in developing and using health research