ICRC Programmes for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
The psychologist will identify mental health and psychosocial support needs for the benefit of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. He/she will create and develop adapted MHPSS projects and programmes in line with the priorities determined by the ICRC. He/she will ensure performance tools are available for local staff, in order to guarantee smooth implementation of the programmes, while taking into consideration the local cultural context. He/she will be entirely responsible for the implementation, monitoring and follow-up of the MHPSS activities.
Evaluates the risk factors and identifies those in need of long- term MHPSS support (communities, vulnerable groups and victims). Puts in place assistance programs, taking into consideration the concerns and coping mechanisms of the victims, in a given cultural context;
Often in partnership with local stakeholders (NGOs, National Society), implements and ensures proper follow-up of the MHPSS projects/programmes for the benefit of the victims of armed conflict or other situations of violence;
Provides technical advice to allow for optimal assistance to the victims, while reinforcing and developing local networks and their MHPSS capacities;
Continually evaluates the patterns of violence, the victims’ situation and the MHPSS programs. Analyses collected information, provides regular update reports and when necessary, adapts the humanitarian response accordingly.
- Bachelor degree in psychology with the relevant training for clinical practice
- Registered psychologist with a valid license to practice in his/her country
- Manual transmission driving license with driving experiences
- Extensive knowledge in public mental health, as well as integrated MHPSS interventions models in promotion/prevention and treatments at primary and secondary health care level
- At least 2 years of international field experience working directly with various populations and cultures
- Ability and proven capacity in planning MHPSS support programmes and community health interventions in line with the psychological and psychosocial consequences of violence
- Capacity to work within a multidisciplinary team, as well as team management
- Knowledge and significant experience in training and supervision processes
- Very good command of English and French (spoken and written)
- Good communicator, strong listening capacity, open minded, proactive and creative
- Respective and inclusive of individual and cultural differences
- Good analysis and problem-solving capability, and effective reporting writing skills
- Good command of Word, Excel, Power Point, ability to use different search engines
- Significant experience in psychological support responses for the victims of violence, victims of sexual violence and/or families of missing persons
- Experience in psychological support for the wounded and persons with physical disabilities
- Other languages of interest for the organisation are Spanish, Arabic, Russian.
Assignment: 12 months. Non-family posting (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents)
Please note that owing to the ICRC’s working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.