Psychologist (Female)

The selected candidate will be responsible for the following missions: 

Provide adequate mental health and care practices activities to IDPs and refugee beneficiaries

Mission 1: Actively participate in the program implementation and guarantee ACF’s quality standards

Train and support the Psychosocial Workers to implement the psychosocial activities

Monitor the quality of care

Support the identification process of the beneficiaries, especially those in need of specific support

Permanently evaluate gaps related to Mental Health and Care Practices and propose new interventions

Follow up on protection issues at the field level

Actively collaborate with other ACF departments

Report according to ACF tools and schemes

Represent ACF at the field level if asked

Mission  2: Implement and supervise Psychological First Aid (PFA), individual/family  sessions or support groups

In collaboration with the team and according to the needs of the beneficiaries, define the PFA  settings, psychological and psychosocial support according to the different target populations

Insure appropriate environment and framework to discuss highly emotional issues (set up group rules, values…)

Insure sensitive active listening from participants

Support mutual understanding and positive coping mechanisms

Encourage mutual support among participants

Provide specific support to beneficiaries in need

Train the Psychosocial Workers when needed

Mission 3: Supervise mothers support group and family support sessions

Train the Psychosocial Workers (PSW) on baby and child development and systemic approaches, especially related to the IDPs/refugees situation (including protection)

Train the psychosocial Workers in insuring the appropriate environment for individual or group sharing and learning

Support PSW to analyse the progress of parenting practices according to the evolution of the beneficiaries situation and report

Identify and provide specific support to parents/babies/children in need, including through home visits when a specific need is identified

Mission 4 : Provide adapted care to beneficiaries in need

Provide priority group support (family, youngsters, peers…)

Provide clinical assessment, referral, care and follow-up when needed for IDPs and refugee beneficiaries

Provide family therapy and care practices sessions when needed

Mission  5 : Actively develop and follow up the referral system

Refer beneficiaries with severe mental disorders and monitor the referrals

Follow-up beneficiaries when appropriate

Monitor the quality of care provided by partners

Closely follow up on protection issues when referring and reporting


Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Required Qualification/Degree/Level of Studies

Graduated in Psychology

Required Professional Experience

Experience in training– Experience in psychological care, assessment, referral, mother & child care practices and follow-up – Experience with displaced persons or refugees – Experience/knowledge of nutrition and breastfeeding practices would be a plus.

Required Technical Skills

Knowledge in child development, clinical psychology and psychosocial activities in emergency settings

Required General Skills & Managerial Skills

Excellent communication, listening and observation skills – Empathy, tolerance and flexibility – Sensitivity towards protection issues – Highly developed team spirit – Capacity for team work – Autonomy  and creativity – Good knowledge of local customs –

Mandatory: Fluent Kurdish, Arabic and English

The candidate needs to feel comfortable working in conflicted areas where security could become a concern. This position requires field travels at least 70% of the time

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