Psychologist 2 (Mental Health Psychosocial Support Field Officer) based in Mosul, Iraq. 382 views




VACANCY: Psychologist 2 (Mental Health Psychosocial Support Field Officer)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organisation, which assists and protects victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC is currently looking for staff for its operations in Iraq.


ICRC offers:


  • By joining our organization, you will have an opportunity to practise your profession in stimulating, complex, and sometimes challenging environments, where your work can make a difference.
  • You will work with colleagues from various fields of expertise in a cross-cutting manner to help victims of conflict and other situations of violence. You will be dealing with humanitarian situations that require experience, resourcefulness, and innovation to achieve the best possible impact.
  • You will work for the oldest major international humanitarian organization in the world, adding to your sense of achievement in alleviating the suffering of people and communities and giving you the chance to promote humanitarian values in these turbulent times
  • You will benefit from a competitive employment package, including different possibilities for career and personal development. You will take part in an onboarding course and follow continuous training, to build your career within the ICRC and beyond.
  • The competitive compensation package, a monthly salary with benefits including (13th salary, end of service indemnity, medical coverage, life insurance, mobility allowance, and social security scheme).


Job Title: Psychologist 2 (MHPSS field officer)

Level: B2

Duty Station: Iraq – Mosul Sub-Delegation

Reports to: MHPSS Delegate

Duration of Contract: One-year fixed term contract (with the possibility of renewal to an open-ended contract where performance and competencies are key to be selected for further contractual continuity)

Date of Issue: 25.03.2021

Deadline for applications: 01.04.2021



The term ‘mental health and psychosocial support’ (MHPSS) describes a wide range of activities undertaken by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to address the psychosocial, psychological, and psychiatric problems caused or exacerbated by conflict.


Psychologist 2 implements Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities as defined in collaboration with the relevant coordinator at local and national levels. S/he provides support to victims of armed conflict and/or other situations of violence. In some contexts, this position could manage pre-established national-level MHPSS programs.

To ensure the work of the Mosul sub-delegation is managed efficiently and effectively in line with the established guidelines; you will need to be an enthusiastic, flexible, committed, and resourceful colleague. The successful candidate will need to deliver to a high standard, be resilient, and have a positive “can-do” attitude. Furthermore, he/she will:


  • In collaboration with the MHPSS delegate coordinate the activities to ensure program implementation according to the project document in Mosul sub-delegation.
  • Actively participate in the identification of needs and target populations for MHPSS intervention.
  • Conduct training to the Primary Health Care (PHC’s health staff), volunteers, or external actors with support from the MHPSS delegate.
  • Identify gaps in the competencies and training needs of PHC’s staff in charge of the MHPSS program and other external actors.
  • Support the MHPSS delegate in organizing and facilitating mental health/Phsyco Social Support “PSS” training.
  • Provide ongoing supervision and support for PHC’s personnel (and community actors) to consolidate the knowledge and skills gained during training through regular visits, case discussion, accompaniment, and observation visits.
  • Support PHC’s staff in charge of the MHPSS program in the clinical assessment (diagnosis, treatment plan and follow-up) of beneficiaries identified.
  • Organize referral of beneficiaries.
  • Ensure that all MHPSS activities are carried out under adequate and appropriate supervision to maintain the quality of the program.
  • Maintain beneficiaries’ files following international standards. Ensure all information is kept confidential and clinical records and is kept securely and written respectfully.
  • In collaboration with the delegate ensure that appropriate tools to monitor the program’s effectiveness, relevance and appropriateness are in place.
  • Participate in all administrative procedures for the implementation of projects. Must get all necessary approvals and link up with Administration and Logistics for follow up on the projects.
  • Maintain contacts with relevant authorities and external actors working in the field of MHPSS to facilitate coordination and smooth program implementation.


Education and Professional Experience required:

  • University degree in PSYCHOLOGY.
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in a similar function.
  • Experienced in training and supervision.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and adaptability, able to work overtime when needed.
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative.
  • Highly developed analytical, planning, communication, and organizing skills.
  • Fluent command (spoken and written) of English, and Arabic.
  • Flexibility to do overnight field trips.


Key Competencies:

  • Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies.
  • Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings.
  • Delivers timely work.
  • Beneficiary/client-focused.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration.


How to Apply:

  • All qualified and interested candidates should forward their applications with a detailed updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating email and phone contacts with a minimum of two professional references, a cover letter stating why you think you have the necessary skills and qualifications for the said job opportunity and your salary expectations. Marked to ([email protected]) with the subject line: SURNAME First Name/ Vacancy title.


Applications will only be accepted with valid residency and work permits in Iraq.

The successful candidate will undergo a three months’ probation period.


NB: If you have not heard from us within a month of receiving your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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