Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights


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Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights is a charitable organization supporting survivors of human rights violations, defending fundamental freedoms, and promoting democratic values throughout the world. Our programs provide mental health, medical treatment, and other support services to survivors of trauma, terror, domestic violence, and human rights violations.

We are seeking applications for the following position:

Position: Psychotherapist

Employment Type: Part-time employee (30h/week)

Based: Sulaymaniyah

Reports to: Branch Manager, Clinical Lead, and Head of Trauma Care and Health

Required Degree: Bachelor or higher degree in Clinical Psychology or Psychology

Application Deadline: March 3, 2024

Starting Date: ASAP


  1. Conducting intake and diagnostic interviews by using the organization’s guidelines
  2. Psychotherapeutic (long-term) out-patient treatment, including group and individual therapy
  3. Regular follow-up of therapeutic progress and correct termination of therapy
  4. Suicidal Risk Assessment and implementing required psychological interventions
  5. Regular visits to IDP and refugee camps
  6. Regular documentation and data entry to each patient file and database form.
  7. Work in an interdisciplinary team, cooperation with other staff members, centers and external partners
  8. Organization and realization of information, empowerment events and awareness activities for clients and members of marginalized groups as well as for parents and other caretakers
  9. Regular active participation in staff-to-staff training, case supervision, individual and group supervision, as well as seminars with external trainers both in Iraq and abroad
  10. Regular self-education in relevant topics by using the center’s special library
  11. Regular attendance in external workshops, conferences, briefings and other relevant meetings.

Carry out any other relevant duties according to the professional capacities and position in the organization as assigned by the line manager in mutual agreement.


  1. Fluent in Kurdish, English and Arabic is an advantage.
  2. Bachelor or higher degree in Clinical Psychology or Psychology.
  3. Work experience with psychotherapy or counselling (desired).
  4. Basic knowledge of MS Office and data entry.
  5. Ability to travel, including multi-day trips both nationally and internationally.
  6. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and cooperation with other staff members, centers, and external partners.
  7. Active interest in promoting human rights and social justice.


  1. Participation in staff-to-staff training as well as seminars with external trainers
  2. High standard and qualitative training and education in psychotherapy
  3. Paid holidays (24 days for the full-time position) plus 15 statutory holidays. Additional paid holidays, especially on the occasion of religious festivals, may be agreed upon


Please submit, in English:

  • cover letter outlining your motivation to work with Jiyan in this particular position
  • CV detailing your previous work experience
  • Reference letters or reference contacts

via this form: APPLY HERE

Please note that applications that do not meet the requirements or that are incomplete will not be considered.


The Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively promote diversity and inclusion in our workplace, fostering an environment that respects and appreciates each team member’s unique perspectives, experiences, and talents.


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