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Psychologists/Psychiatrists

30-09-2013 Job Opportunity Ref. fd-psy

Location: Field

ICRC Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programs No family based positions

Psychologists/Psychiatrists

ICRC Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programs
No family based positions

Main responsibilities

  • To assess Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) needs of populations in areas of armed conflict or other situations of violence.
  • To develop/design MHPSS programs/projects, in accordance with the ICRC health strategy.
  • To develop MHPSS training programs and manuals, in accordance to socio-cultural contexts.
  • To manage/Implement MHPSS programs.
  • To supervise/follow up and monitor MHPSS programs.

Functional skills and knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge and experience on models of MHPSS interventions.
  • Extensive knowledge on public mental health approach and prevention/promotion treatment models in MHPSS.
  • Skills and demonstrated activity in the area of planning for mental health and/or community based MHPSS interventions.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in psychological-psychosocial response to victims of sexual violence is highly desired and an asset
  • Knowledge and experience of psychological and psychosocial difficulties and response related to families of missing persons is desirable
  • Knowledge and experience on mental health and psychosocial consequences of violence
  • Knowledge and experience of responding to mental health consequences of torture and ill-treatmen
  • Experience on integrated health response, providing mental health services in integration with medical services


Selection requirements

  • Ready to accept non family postings during the first 24 months of collaboration
  • Excellent knowledge of French and/or English (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of other languages (Spanish, Arabic, and Russian) is an asset.
  • Psychologist or Psychiatrist
  • Experience with populations from different cultures; minimum 2 years of field experience required.
  • Experience/knowledge in training process and supervision.
  • Experience in team management.
  • Experience in community-based approach and in implementing mental health and psychosocial support activities.
  • Manual driving licence (automatic transmission not valid)


General skills

  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication aptitude, open-mindedness, creativity, pro-activity
  • Excellent analysis, writing and reporting skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ensuring effective use of resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary settings
  • Mastery of office software applications: Word, Excel, Power point, ability to use different search engines

Average length of assignments 12 months

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