Job Information MHPSS Trainer NGO Information
Contact Name HI Recruitment
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration
Governorate Kirkuk
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2020-08-06
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2020-09-01
Deadline Date 2020-09-07
[Kirkuk,Iraq ]



Under the responsibility of the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Project Manager (MHPSS Project Manager), the Mental Health Psychosocial Trainer (MHPSS Trainer) will ensure the quality of psychosocial service delivered by Handicap International and its partners’ to vulnerable population. S/He will be responsible to support the design and implementation of the RMHC (Regional Mental Health Center) and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) staff training as well as facilitate the capacity building package of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).






Training and Capacity Building of DoH/PHCCs


  • Assess the available Mental Health and Psycho Social Support (MHPSS) resources and structure existing at Department of Health (DoH) level
  • Identify the gaps and needs and propose adapted activities to support capacity development
  • Provide training and on the-job-supervision in the identification and management of priority mental health conditions to DoH staff in line with World Health Organization Mental health Gap Action Programme - Humanitarian Intervention Guidelines (WHO MhGAP-HIG) and in coordination with national authorities and the HI Technical Unit.
  • Provide on-the-job supervision and support to Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) staff on MhGAP
  • Support and identify DoH staff and community key leaders are carrying out their activities following international standards through regular on the job training and monitoring
  • In charge of facilitating MHPSS training to partners staff including DOH staff and CBOs and other actors as necessary through validated tools with the support of MHPSS Technical Coordinator when needed
  • Provide direct technical support and capacity building in program implementation, and developing strategic direction of programs in Kirkuk with support from MHPSS Technical Coordinator
  • Work together with MHPSS Technical Coordinator in providing technical support
  • Support partners in developing data collection, reporting and monitoring of the provided services
  • Synthesize training materials and develop Power Point presentations upon the request of the MHPSS Project Manager and/or MHPSS Technical Coordinator
  • Support the Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) Consultant where needed
  • Lead the capacity building of Psychosocial Support (PSS) staff and Mental Health campaign staff,  and the development of IEC tools, upon the request of MHPSS Project Manager


Monitoring and Reporting


  • Ensure regular monitoring of DoH staff in terms of capacity development according to the designed training plan
  • Develop monitoring tools to assess the quality of services delivered by partners
  • Conduct regular monitoring assessment, evaluation at partner’s level
  • Regular reporting to the MHPSS Technical Coordinator and MHPSS Project Manager (field visit report/situational report/ assessment and training report)
  • When needed, assist with the development of proposals with MHPSS Technical Coordinator
  • Submit data required for reports, monthly reports and updates as required


Coordination and Communication


·         Participate/contribute to the development of IEC materials in support of the KAP Consultancy

·         Identify and propose the development of new activities answering to gaps and needs

·         You represent HI on MHPSS technical aspects in relation to external partners

·         Translation of documents related to the project between English-Arabic-Kurdish


Note that this job description must remain flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager.




The working hours are the following:

Sunday until Thursday, from 8.00 AM to 16.30 PM with 30-minutes lunch break.  The work duration is fixed but the working hours can vary according to the planning of activities. It can be exceptionally requested to work on Friday or Saturday. In that case a day off is planned between Sunday and Thursday during the previous or following week.


Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week if it is required by the volume of activities and by the line manager. In that case the overtime will be considered as recovery time to be planned by the line manager in the next days.






Base: Kirkuk with regular travel to Ninewa and the possibility to support other bases when needed.

Line Manager: MHPSS Project Manager

Head of Department: MHPSS Project Manager

Management: No

Operational link: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Technical Advisor, Inclusion Technical Advisor, Risk education Technical Advisor, Rehabilitation Technical Advisor, Victim assistance Project Managers, Project officer, MEAL coordinator.  




The salary grid for the position is C1 (1 to 8) as per HI salary scale

Annual seniority bonus is 2% of the basic salary

Health insurance (covering staff and his family (spouse and children) with 0% contribution from the staff

Monthly transportation allowance

Travel allowance (while travelling to other bases for work purpose)

End of service benefits (02 weeks wages for one year of work)

Contract is open ended (depends on fund availability)




‘’The Employee undertakes to adhere to HI policies which include:


·         Terms and conditions of engagement (T&C)

·         Internal regulation (IR)

·         Child protection policy (CPP)

·         Protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA)

·         Antifraud and bribery 

·         Code of Conduct (CoC)


Qualifications & Preferred Skills




  • The qualified candidate will be a mental health professional (Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist) with MA or equivalent, or hold a degree in Medicine
  • Previous training in MhGAP is strongly preferred


  • Proficiency in local languages; Strong English language skills mandatory (oral and written)


  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Previous experience with international or local NGOs desirable
  • Demonstrable experience creating and conducting MHPSS trainings, presentations or workshops
  • Experience or strong understanding and willingness to develop skills in clinical supervision and staff care
  • Training and/or development of IEC materials and MHPSS awareness messages desirable
  • Technical assistance provision at the level of working group, task force, or equivalent
  • Training teams on MhGAP, Problem Management Plus (PM+) would be an asset


  • Strong capacity to adhere to confidentiality guidelines and work with sensitive circumstances
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills in local languages and English
  • Team management and ability to work within a team structure or in isolation
  • Flexible and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Prioritizes tasks and meet deadlines according to the project needs
  • Ability to continue to develop skills and receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to travel on short notice to project sites and other governorates when needed
  • Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and humanitarian values

Computer literacy with demonstrated experience in utilization of Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and PowerPoint in particular is mandatory

How To Apply

Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from persons with disabilities

Interested candidates may please send their resume with cover letter so as to reach on or before

7th  Sep 2020                   

Only applications completed in accordance with the following instructions will be

Taken into consideration, the others will be rejected automatically.

Mentioning clearly in the subject line of your e-mail the reference:


Your application will not be taken into consideration if this information is omitted from the

Subject line of your e-mail

Please address all applications to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Minimum Three References to be provided with CVs, CVs without references will not be considered

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