Federation Handicap International
Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Specialist
Federation Handicap International
Posted date 20th March, 2023 Last date to apply 24th March, 2023
Category Healthcare Provider
Status Closed

General mission

The MHPSS specialist having an Advanced university degree (Master’s level or equivalent) in mental health, psychology, or related fields from a recognized university or academic institute and at least 8 years of experience in the field of MHPSS experience of training and technical supervision in the field of MHPSS, Experience with NGOs, in protracted crisis as well as in development context

Missions / responsabilités

Mission 1 : Technical support:

  • Coordinate and provide training to HI’s PSS team through direct provision of both formal and on the job trainings and supervision.
  • Designs technical tools, training, leaflets, protocols and other relevant documents and disseminate them among the mission.
  • Provide technical support in project implementation (definition, planning, monitoring evaluation).
  • Support and guide in the development of assessments, evaluations (data analysis) and monitoring methodologies and tools.
  • Support in recruitment of new PSS national staff.
  • Ensure through regular exchanges with HQ MHPSS Technical Referent that field approaches and methods are in line with HI’s global technical standards.
  • Support through technical inputs in project development processes.

Mission 2 : Representation and external coordination

  • Representation of HI towards local authorities regarding technical area of responsibility
  • Participation in external coordination meetings (government meetings, clusters, working groups, partners)
  • Report any relevant information related to MHPSS matters to relevant stakeholders
  • With support of PSS Technical Supervisor, obtain and maintain knowledge of other actors and their activities relevant to the MHPSS intervention and strategy.
  • Regula field visits to ensure on job training to field teams for effective implementation of interventions across the impact area
  • Regular coordination with partners and provision of training to their staff

Mission 3 : Support to the program strategy:

  • Analyse existing MHPSS and protection related resources (facilities, HR, level of education, equipment, etc.) and needs in order to define the strategy together with the Operations Manager, with the inputs of the Project Managers, Project Officers, other Technical specialist and field teams.
  • Ensure the technical relevance and quality of HI intervention related to the field of expertise
  • Ensure delimitation of the MHPSS intervention and protection related issues
  • Ensure the implementation of the comprehensive approach and coordination with the rehabilitation staff
  • Ensure coordination and coherence of our intervention amongst local and international actors, avoiding duplication and promoting complementarities
  • Participate in MHPSS needs assessments for new projects to be developed/adaptation of the existing projects

Mission 4 : Reporting

  • Write technical situation and other reports providing relevant data, analysis and recommendations related to MHPSS activities (statistic, review monthly objectives, etc.) as required.
  • Support in writing donor reports (intermediate, final, ad hoc, as required)

Mission 5 : Line/team management:

  • Support the field counterparts – the PSS team (ensuring objective are set, performance management, capacity building, etc.)
  • Contribute to the effective management of the MHPSS operational team members from a technical perspective, in collaboration with their technical line management.


Language skills

  • Excellent Written and spoken English
  • Pashto language communication is must
  • Strong capacity building skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the IASC Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings guidelines and associated products.
  • Strong computer skills (use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and other relevant software

Professional skills:






Training delivery



Communication with community



Quantitative and qualitative data collection


Accountability to populations: participatory, non-discriminatory and responsible approaches



Understanding and respect of local cultures



Local adaptation of psychosocial strategies



Handling of relevant software (MS Word, Excel, other relevant)




Understanding of the refugee crisis and social dynamics following it





Emergency preparedness and response skills (see profession design template)






Emergency response




Humanitarian monitoring and Emergency Preparedness





Other professional skills







Project Management





Project Management

Intervention Strategy





Project Management

Planning, steering and coordination






Treasury management





Budget/financial management






Organisation design 





Facilitation and/or design of training and skills development programmes





Use of the information system of my profession





Information security management





Computer basics





Personal security management




Programme Management

Public relations / representation / internal-external communication / relations




Programme Management

Major risk management




Programme Management

Development & implementation of an operational strategy, including fundraising






DGA intersectionality




DFI (Direction des Financements institutionnels)

Proposal & narrative report writting





Cross-sector skills






Frameworks and references





Office and collaborative tools





Stress management





Collaborating in a global organization












Country Language (Pashto, Urdu)






HI Official Language (french or English)






Federation Handicap International is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities or any limitation, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Federation Handicap International has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the Federation Handicap International, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, PSEA (Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Beneficiaries) abuse of authority and discrimination. Federation Handicap International also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. - This position involves working with children, women and is subject to strict safer recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be required to complete a police check and self-declaration form to help verify their suitability to work with children and women.

HI is an equal employment opportunities provider. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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