Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

Researcher – To develop a Literature Review.

Job Expired

Job Overview


The task is to develop a Literature Review that identifies, classifies and summarizes scholarly publications in mental health Kurdistan, Iraq and NE-Syria from the last 10 years. The literature review is a part of establishing the Jiyan Institute for Mental Health as an MA-program in cooperation with Charmo University. 


Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights is implementing a project financed by Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung, whose aim is to promote building capacity in mental health and psycho-social support in Iraq. This entails providing an educational institute named Jiyan Institute for Mental Health at Charmo University. For this reason, a literature review needed to be used as a reference to identify all the information mentioned in the (introductory) paragraph.

Jiyan Institute is a project of Jiyan Foundation that empowers mental health professionals in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and Syria. For over a decade, Jiyan Foundation has been empowering survivors, fostering resilience, supporting refugees, and being a trailblazer in providing exceptional training and capacity-building programs throughout Iraq, Kurdistan-Iraq, and Syria. 


The Researcher should commit to the following points in developing the study research

  • An overview of studies on MHPSS in NES and KRI since 2013
  • It consists of an overview of what has been published, its quantitative assessment and classification according to a) Target group, b) symptoms, c) therapeutic approach
  • Has to cover at least 100 articles from peer-reviewed journals
  • Required languages: mainly English, and possibly others like Arabic or Kurdish



Applicants must submit a detailed budget itemizing the expenses needed to perform the proposed study in Euro.



The researcher will report to Jiyan’s focal point (Dr. Markus Wachowski, Head of Capacity Building), update him on research milestones on a regular basis, and coordinate with him regularly to ensure the process is on the right track. Meetings will happen virtually.The Jiyan focal point may request an activity and status report at any time.


The total duration of the assignment is 5 weeks, starting from the day of the agreement signing.


  • After 1st week: outline of the structure of the literature review and relevant steps for producing the review
  • After 2nd week: first overview about existing literature
  • After 3rd week: classification of publications according to a) target group, b) symptoms and c) therapeutice approaches
  • After 4th week: summary of the findings
  • After 5th week: last corrections and editing of the review


The implanting partner needs to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Relevant experience: professional experience covering Academic and mental health research
  • Demonstrated research and publication skills: the researcher should have a proven record in doing research in mental health field
  • Delivery: The service provider will provide any tool needed to complete this assignment to ensure smooth and high-quality outcomes. 


Payment will be made after completing and delivering the service as agreed 


Jiyan Foundation reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, work/output is incomplete, not delivered, or failure to meet deadlines. In the event that the service provider ends the contract before delivering all agreed-upon services, a portion of the payments shall be returned to Jiyan Foundation.

The contractor maintains confidentiality of all information and shall not be involved in another assignment that represents a conflict of interest with the prevailing assignment. The contractor shall undertake to refrain from promoting any political or religious beliefs during this contract.

For clarifications on the task and the process, applicants are welcome to contact Dr. Markus Wachowski, Head of Capacity Building [email protected]

Your application has to consist of your CV, an example of your prior work and your financial expectations.

Submit your application at [email protected] before 21 June 2024

Incomplete or delayed applications will not be considered!

Zero-tolerance towards harassment and insensitivity:

We at Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights have zero tolerance against Harassment and Abusement. The researcher and his/her agency’s behavior must be sensitive towards all genders, ages, races, and religions, and follow Jiyan foundations policies during this contract.


More Information

  • This job has expired!