Mental Health Expert Consultant – Aga Khan University – Nairobi

Job Summary
The purpose of this role is to plan, monitor and coordinate the implementation of a Mental Health Literacy Programme (MHLP) in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kilifi counties for the project titled “Supporting Civil Society Organizations to enhance the mental health of vulnerable women in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The successful candidate will work closely with local community leaders, County Government Officers, Civil Society Organizations among other partners. The contract will run for eight (8) months.

Take the lead in developing and/or adapting 3-5 day mental health literacy programme for use in communities;
Organize co-design workshops with end-users/partners at the local level to adapt the MHLP;
Organize and coordinate the training of selected CSOs and stakeholders on the administration of the MHLP at the community level;
Pilot the MHLP before its implementation in the selected areas;
Monitor the implementation of the MHLP in the selected areas and ensure- it is administered according to the protocol;
Collect baseline and endline data on the MHLP to evaluate the efficacy of the intervention in the selected sites;
Support the research team in carrying out campaigns on mental health awareness to increase the public knowledge on mental health and fight stigma; and
Organize study meetings and related events.

Masters degree and above in Public Mental Health, Psychology, Psychiatry or other related fields;
Two years of research related professional experience, or the ability to demonstrate strong and relevant research skills, especially experience working on mental health and/or social science research projects;
Experience in developing interactive and participatory training programs is desirable;
Willingness to travel in different counties; and
2 years of experience in research project/programme management.

Method of Application
Application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, should be sent to the Manager, Talent Acquisition, Aga Khan University, via the email: Please quote the position title on the email subject. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications should be submitted latest by March 22, 2023