Mental Health Users and Carers Association (MeHUCA) is a volunteer-based, patient advocacy organization working directly with users of mental health services and their carers. MeHUCA focuses on promoting and protecting the rights of persons with mental health conditions in Malawi by creating an enabling environment where they can thrive without discrimination and stigmatization. MeHUCA is implementing a 12 month program funded by Disability Rights Fund (DRF). The overall objective of the project is to ‘Raise Awareness of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities among Mental Health Peers Support Group Members and Community Leaders’ in two local districts of Mangochi and Nkhotakota. By raising awareness, the project will be building the capacity of support group members, community leaders and members on knowledge and skills of mental health, mental health conditions and their ability to advocate for their human rights.
A fixed term job opportunity has arisen with MeHUCA Secretariat for the position of Project Coordinator, directly reporting to the Executive Director and based in Blantyre.
POSITION: PROJECT COORDINATOR
Terms: Fixed Contract
GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Project Coordinator will work directly with DRF’s Program Officer for Malawi to successfully ensure the implementation of the CRPD Awareness Project in two districts in Malawi. The Project Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director in order to achieve program objectives and targets outlined in the project scope of work.
SPECIFIC DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
MODE OF APPLICATION
Qualified and interested candidates should apply to the address below, enclosing their cover letter, a motivational letter on choosing to work in the field of mental health and Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating three names of traceable referees with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 20th November, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
MeHUCA is an equal opportunities employer, Persons with Mental Health Conditions, Persons with Disabilities and Women are especially encouraged to apply.