EXTERNAL / INTERNAL
VACANCY: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer (MHPSS FO)
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organisation, which assists and protects victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC is currently looking for staff for its support operations in Iraq.
- By joining our organization, you will have an opportunity to practise your profession in stimulating, complex and sometimes challenging environments, where your work can really make a difference.
- You will work with colleagues from various fields of expertise in a cross-cutting manner to help victims of conflict and other situations of violence. You will be dealing with humanitarian situations that require experience, resourcefulness, and innovation to achieve the best possible impact.
- You will work for the oldest major international humanitarian organization in the world, adding to your sense of achievement in alleviating the suffering of people and communities and giving you the chance to promote humanitarian values in these turbulent times.
- You will benefit from a competitive employment package, including different possibilities for career and personal development. You will take part in an onboarding course and follow continuous training, to build your career within the ICRC and beyond.
- Competitive compensation package, a monthly salary with benefits including (13th salary, international retirement savings plan, medical coverage, life insurance, and mobility allowance).
Job Title: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer (Psychologist 2).
Duty Station: Iraq –Erbil.
Reports to: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Delegate.
Duration of Contract: One-year fixed term contract (with the possibility of renewal to an open-ended contract where performance and competencies are key to be selected for further contractual continuity).
Date of Issue: 2 February 2023.
Deadline for applications: 15 February 2023.
Psychologist 2 implements Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities as defined in collaboration with the relevant coordinator at local and national level. S/he provides direct support to victims of armed conflict and/or other situations of violence and/or trains, supervises and coaches others to do so. In same contexts this position could manage pre-established national level MHPSS programs.
- Physical Rehabilitation Centre:
- Provides adequate response to ensure the psychological and/or psychosocial wellbeing of beneficiaries in the PR Centre.
- Takes over the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) response from the social worker currently working at the Physical Rehabilitation centre.
- Design a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) framework for the PR Centre -which includes capacity building addressed to health staff, delivery of psychological and/por psychosocial assistance to beneficiaries/ case study sessions/ psychoeducation sessions/ sensitization-awareness sessions and observation visits if needed.
- Provide direct Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) consultations when needed, respecting always privacy and confidentiality of the patients.
- Respects always the “Do no harm” principle and acts in the best interest of the beneficiaries.
- Organizes referral of beneficiaries and performs case follow-up.
- Complying with ICRC standards, sets up culturally and context-appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools, and ensures regular data collection and reporting.
- Actively participates in the identification of needs and target populations for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
- ICRC Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) programmes in Iraqi Kurdistan Region:
- Attends Mental Health cluster meetings and any other meetings required to inform, coordinate, collaborate or promote ICRC Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities with other humanitarian actors and Directorate of Health (DoH).
- Maintains regular communication with the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) delegate and with the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) program manager, providing data, reports and relevant program updates -institutional reporting and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
Education and Professional Experience required:
- University degree in Psychology, master’s in clinical psychology is preferable.
- 3 to 5 years of overall professional experience with minimum 2 years’ experience in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) programs. And clinical experience is an asset.
- Experience working with people with disabilities is highly desirable.
- Good knowledge about evaluation methods.
- Highly developed planning, communication and organizing skills.
- Flexibility and ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative.
- Fluent command of English and Kurdish and Arabic languages.
- Computer proficiency.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications will only be accepted with valid residency and work permit in Iraq.
The successful candidate will undergo a three months’ probation period.
NB: If you have not heard from us by a Month of receiving your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.
ICRC DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, OR PROCESSING).
- How to apply How to Apply: All qualified and interested candidates should forward their applications with a detailed updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating email and phone contacts with a minimum of two professional references, a cover letter stating why you think you have the necessary skills and qualifications for the said job opportunity and your salary expectations. Clearly marked to [email protected] with subject line: SURNAME First Name/ Vacancy tittle.