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IPTG Supervisor at Feed the Children

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe, Malawi
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  • Salary: 000

Feed the Children

Job Purpose

The IPT-G Supervisor will provide ongoing supervision of the IPT-G sessions to enable the IPT-G Facilitators to deliver effective and ethical counseling services to pregnant and lactating mothers with depression attending IPT- groups.


  • Facilitate Identification of depressed women and support facilitators on the formation of groups for the intervention using locally validated depression screening tools.
  • Train IPT-G facilitators to equip them with knowledge and skills to conduct weekly 90 minutes IPT-G sessions for 12 weeks.
  • Supervise and mentor facilitators during weekly IPT-Group sessions for women with depression.
  • Support follow–up of women participating in IPT-Groups and document progress including success stories.
  • Support facilitators with all necessary IPTG tools and guide the use of such tools.
  • Support facilitators to adhere to the code of conduct including maintaining confidentiality in all matters relating to group participants consistent with organizational policies and laws.
  • Collect participants’ data electronically or using hard copies and prepare reports on progress made and submit them to the Specialist.
  • Work with family members or other community support groups to ensure sustained recovery and support
  • Conduct debriefing sessions with IPT-G facilitators to support them deal with compassionate fatigue, burn-out or vicarious trauma.
  • Follow up with the IPT-G Facilitators on a bi-weekly basis and provide brief fortnightly updates to them regarding the technical progress of the team, including identifying additional training/capacity-building needs.
  • Conduct district and community mapping to identify potential partners for mental health and social services referrals.
  • Participate in all required district stakeholder technical meetings and Ana Akule team meetings or with management as needed and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Where participants information such as photos is needed, support facilitators to ensure that consent forms are signed and stored in strict secure repository.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Minimum of diploma in Psychosocial counseling or Psychology from a recognized institution or B.A Social work
  • Knowledge and skills in the practice of professional psychosocial counseling and clinical supervision
  • A person with at least 600 hours of a supervised practice session
  • Demonstrated interest in social work and helping others.
  • A person who has completed a group IPT training course is an asset
  • Experience in working with people with depression and their families & group facilitation (2 years or more)
  • Broad and in-depth understanding of issues relating to mental health, specifically depression.
  • Experience in facilitating and supervising group therapies.
  • Understanding of self-help approaches and empowerment in mental health
  • Ability to work independently but willing to seek emotional/psychological support in critical moments.
  • Ability to develop, inform and sustain professional relationships, partnerships, and networks
  • Empathy with the aims of Strong Minds goal of treating depression
  • Natural team player

Method Of Application

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