Community Mental Health Programme Officer At CBM Global Disability Inclusion

Use your expertise and experience in inclusive community development to help shape the vital work and future direction of CBM Global Disability Inclusion; a dynamic INGO working alongside people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives

Reports to:

The Community Mental Health Programme Officer will report to the Programme Manager.

Job Overview

CBM Global Disability Inclusion (CBM Global) is an international development organisation committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities worldwide and in Burkina Faso.

The CBM Global Burkina Faso Country Office receives, amongst other CBM Global member associations, funding from CBM Global Switzerland for the implementation of several projects in various fields, including community mental health.

Mental health is a priority area for CBM Global and its health partners in Burkina Faso. As part of this partnership, two mental health projects are being implemented in five health districts, with new prospects from 2023 onwards.

To strengthen its support to local implementing partners and programmatic assistance, the CBM Global Burkina Faso Country Office is seeking applications for a Community Mental Health Programme Officer.

Working closely with local implementing partners, the Programme Officer ensures the coordination, programmatic planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the projects under his/her responsibility. He/she will be supported by CBM Global’s mental health advisors.

Based: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso with travel within and outside the country. We welcome applications from those with the right to work in Burkina Faso. We do not offer expatriate contracts.

Hours: Full-time

Salary range: The salary offered will be competitive, dependent on skills and experience, as well as country of location. We only offer a local contract.

Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Monitor and support local partners in the implementation of the projects under his/her responsibility
  2. Update project plans as appropriate, ensure effective monitoring and measures of quality, as well as reporting, together with local partners
  3. Assess and validate the terms of reference for the implementation of activities
  4. Alert partners to any shortcomings (delays, non-compliance with quality standards, various risks) and propose remedial measures
  5. Ensure project budget monitoring and compliance with administrative, financial and HR procedures, with the support of the CBM Finance Manager
  6. Ensure reporting according to the CBM Global computerised project monitoring system and quality standards
  7. Represent CBM Global at meetings, conferences, workshops, and site visits
  8. Build collaborative relationships with international and government entities and non-governmental organisations with a view to developing new programmes
  9. Capitalise on inclusion (disability mainstreaming) and ensure its technical development in the projects under his/her responsibility
  10. Ensure effective coordination between implementing partners
  11. Act as a bridge between the CBM Global Burkina Faso Country Office, project implementing partners, and mental health advisors
  12. Provide analytic, programmatic and strategic input to the identification and development of new mental health projects
  13. Contribute to the drafting and monitoring of partnership contracts (rights and obligations)
  14. Ensure the conduct of midterm and final project evaluations, including the development of plans to implement the recommendations according to CBM Global’s and international evaluation standards
  15. Contribute to the drafting of other types of reports produced by the CBM Global Burkina Faso Country Office
  16. Ensure the identification of partners’ capacity building needs and the implementation of measures to address them
  17. Provide support and advice to partners and beneficiaries on compliance with procedures, and ensure effective transfer of skills
  18. Contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate accountability mechanisms for partners (complaints/feedback)
  19. Contribute to the documentation, sharing and dissemination of good practice with all project actors at both the community and national levels
  20. Contribute to the analysis of the security environment in the areas of intervention

How to apply

To apply:

Please click here Burkina Faso: Community Mental Health Programme Officer | CBM Global ( to download the Recruitment Pack for more information and how to apply. For enquiries, please email

Closing date: Tuesday 5th April 2022