PUI (Premiere Urgence Intenational)

Psychologist / Mosul – Rabiaa

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Job Overview


General information on the mission


The organisation

Première Urgence Internationale is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organisation. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalisation and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. Première Urgence Internationale relies on 30 years of field experience in 50 countries in crisis, as well as on the complementarity of its medical and non-medical expertise, to adapt its programs to each context and to the real needs of the most vulnerable populations.

The association leads in average 180 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. Première Urgence Internationale is providing assistance to around 4 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and France.





Job description


Overall purpose
The Psychologist works in Premiere Urgence Internationale PHCC in Salamiyah camp. The psychologist is focused on provision of targeted mental health services, according to the work plan and identified needs


Responsibilities and scope of duties

  •   Works closely with all members of the PHCC and Première Urgence Internationale team to provide primary mental health services to identified beneficiaries
  •    Promotes mental health and improves access to mental health care by providing individual and group interventions, referrals and mental health awareness activities
  •    Works in close coordination with a team composed of 1 psychiatrist and 1 PSS worker
  •    Builds the capacity of the medical team in terms of mental health issues
  •    Ensures proper data collection and reporting in collaboration with the MEAL department.


Specific goals and related activities


  • Participates in mental status assessments

·         Designs needs and assessment-based treatment plans in collaboration with psychiatrist and other PHCC staff (general practitioner doctors and nurses)

·         Explains the diagnosis and treatment to the patient and supports the patients to comply with the treatment

·         Conducts individual counselling both for children and adults

  • Conducts group counselling both for children and adults
  • Contributes to the good cohesion of the team

·         Works in coordination with other organisation providing MHPSS services

·         Implements a patient record system

  • Ensures that patients and their relatives are treated according to the humanitarian principles
  • Maintains confidentiality in all actions





  • Decide about the referral and transfer of the patients to the facilities of reference (dedicated structures or organisations) inside the camp
  • Provides / Coordinate with the referral focal point on site to provide all the necessary information to the patient for accessing the referral facility
  • Manages the referrals according to the referral protocol by ensuring (in collaboration with the team) the logistics including organization of transport, appointment with specialists, etc.
  • Follows up the referred cases, with the patient and with the reference doctor, ensuring appropriate follow up care has been given and taking appropriate action if further care is needed
  • Records all data concerning the referral and the follow-up


3.         TRAINING


  • Ensures continuous training and capacity building of the medical team and non-medical staff of the PHCC about MHPSS according to a training plan made in co-operation with the PHCC manager
  • Supports especially community health workers in MHPSS awareness raising activities, identification of patients with MHPSS needs and referring them to the MHPSS unit of the PHCC
  • Continuously updates and develops his/her own skills and knowledge by self-initiated studying and by participating trainings/workshops identified by his/her manager
  • Welcomes regular supervision from PUI’s MHPSS technical staff




  • Records accurately and in a readable manner the clinical case management on the confidential patient records
  • Collects general information about the patients’ living conditions
  • Participates in the weekly medical statistic report in collaboration with the Project Manager and/or medical coordinator
  • Ensures the reporting about referrals
  • Contributes to data collection concerning MHPSS with others organisations in the camp.
  • Contributes to data collection for surveys that PUI conducts




  • Debriefs daily with the team members
  • Coordinates activities with other actors in the camp
  • Attends Première Urgence Internationale internal team meeting
  • Collaborates with other organizations involved in health, water, sanitation, and nutrition in the project area, under supervision of his line manager.



6.         OTHER DUTIES


  • Be aware of the security rules and social and political situation in the field at any time and provide feedback to the PHCC manager
  • Report to the PHCC manager any problem in the functioning of the PHCC, especially the gap/loss/robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines or any patient and organizational issues




Required Profile


  Required knowledge and skills
  Required desirable  
Education / Training


  •   BA degree in psychology or related field
  •   MA degree
  •   Training in community or public health
  •   Training in CBT-based focused interventions
  •   Training in Children’s Resilience Program (Save the Children) and/or Parenting Skills (IRC)


Professional experience
  •   At minimum two years of clinical practice in primary mental health care


  •  Experience in community or public health
  •  Experience in Children’s Resilience Program
  •   Experience in stress management and parenting skills coaching
  •   Experience in working with a NGO
  •  Experience with Première Urgence Internationale
  •  Experience in working with children and families


Knowledge and skills



  •   Excellent writtten and verbal communication skills
  •   Understanding of the Iraqi society and health care system


  •  Ability to work in unstable circumstances
  •  IT skills, particularly data analysis and presentation (Excel)



















  Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission)
  •   Abilty to practise neutrality and impartiality in all occasions
  •   Creativity

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