About The Friendship Bench
The Friendship Bench is a non-profit organization delivering an evidence-based, scalable, and sustainable community-based intervention to enhance mental well-being and improve quality of life in low-resource settings. Founded by clinical psychiatrist Dr. Dixon Chibanda, the program is designed to address the fact that more than 450 million people around the world suffer from mental illness, yet the gap between patients with mental health needs and the availability of treatment is estimated to be as high as 90% in some countries. Friendship Bench’s model trains lay health workers in primary care settings to deliver an evidence-backed form of cognitive behavioral therapy to improve mental health and ensure a sense of belonging in communities.

This role offers incredible opportunities to work with the world’s leading experts in access to community-based mental health services. The incumbent will form part of the team, as FB pursues aggressive scaling and expansion and will play critical role in managing and developing internal systems, processes and procedures in his/her respective area. This is a tremendous opportunity for a top drawer candidate to join an incredible team, and to maximize and strengthen the organizational capacity of a rapidly growing NGO with outsized impact potential.

The Program Manager is responsible for all the Friendship Bench Programs in the country. Working closely with the coordinators in various parts of the country, the incumbent ensures the programs have the desired impact in the local communities.

Offer / SeekerJob Offer
Company SectorNGO
Job TypeContract
Minimum Remuneration (USD per month)TBA
Maximum Remuneration (USD per month)TBA
Starting DateASAP
Work CountryZimbabwe
Reports ToAssistant Executive Director - Programs
Supervision OfProgram Coordinators
Interacts WithPatients, District and Provincial officials, donors
Environment GenderMixed
Environment AgeN/A
Environment CultureVery Informal, results driven, and dynamic
Years of ExperienceA minimum of 7 years of relevant field-based experience in mental health and at least 3 of these must have been at managerial level.
Qualifications•A holder of a Master's degree in a Mental Health or related field.
Computer ExperienceIn-depth knowledge of various computer packages
Knowledge Of•Demonstrated experience in community and social mobilization. •Experience and skills in networking.
Ability ToCommunicate in Shona and Ndebele. Ability to speak any other native language will be an advantage •Able and willing to travel for up to 50% of the time.
OtherHiring Practices The preceding job descriptions have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within these classifications. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventories of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the jobs. The Friendship Bench recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. The Friendship Bench may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, college recruiting and search firms. If the above descriptions sound like you and fits your background, send your application and CV by 5th February 2020 to [email protected] An attractive remuneration is on offer for the right candidates. ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

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