Job Information Psychologist - Diyala (Salahaddin) NGO Information
Contact Name HR
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration
Governorate Diyala
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2019-04-24
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title Psychology, clinical Psychology, Nurse
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2019-05-21
Deadline Date 2019-05-27
[Ba'qubah,Iraq ]



Psychologist - Diyala (Salahaddin)

World Vision International is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. 

World Vision - Iraq Office is looking for a highly qualified and motivated person for the position of

Psychologist - Diyala (Salahaddin)



The primary role of the clinical psychologist will be providing psychosocial support (PFA), mental health consultations and counseling services at mental health and Psychological support (MHPSS) clinics. The candidate must be willing to learn new content and training methods (Life Skills and Psychosocial Support topics will include: trauma, anger management, psychosocial well-being & coping, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, gender awareness, healthy relationships, peace education, values, communication skills, decision-making, substance abuse prevention, sports & arts and cultural activities).


  • Plan, deliver and establishing regular individual and group-based life skills and psychosocial support sessions for IDPs and schedule to ensure that each receives adequate time and support.
  • Plan and establish regular MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychological Support) clinics located within IDP settlements in liaison with DoH’s Department of mental health.
  • Provide clinical psychology and psychiatric consultations at the Mental Health and Psychological Support clinics and provide referrals were necessary.
  • Use appropriate questioning techniques, reflective listening and suitable exploratory activities to identify needs, issues and aspirations.
  • Make use of relevant psychosocial assessment instruments and tools to identify current status and possible intervention and/or referral strategies
  • Train staff and community members on PFA- Utilize appropriate adult learning principles which encourage participation and success from a range of learners and be responsive to individual needs and issues impacting the learners including: low levels of literacy; no prior formal education; high levels of post-traumatic stress; unrealistic expectations; no English language; and low motivation.
  • Develop session plans and learning materials that reflect both current information and skills, as well as the diverse learning styles and needs of the groups.
  • Liaise regularly with other project staff and external partners so as to ensure that the holistic needs of IDPs are met.
  • Establish and provide support to social support councils (SSC).
  • Participate and work cooperatively within a team environment. Take active part in supervision meetings.
  • Assist in promotion of local capacities for peace by periodic analysis of program impact on and potential for conflict between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries, and adjust program accordingly.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree or similar educational background preferably in Psychology, clinical Psychology, Nurse or Medicine –with experience/post basic training in Psychiatry or clinical Psychology.
  • Candidate should have certificates to prove the qualifications and experience.
  • 2 years’ experience in work, Preferably experience in providing clinical psychology, counselling, psychiatry consultations, protection issues, Training experience, Experience of managing or establishing projects.
  • Fluent in Local language Kurdish and Arabic.
  • Proficient English communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Knowledge of MS Office.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong Management Organizational skills.
  • Able to train others
  • Able and willing to travel.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Child Protection, Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment

How To Apply

World Vision is an equal-opportunity employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes and supports all employees to achieve the maximum extent of their potential. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Mode of Application:

If you are interested in this position, to apply, please register at

No information inquiries will be handled over the phone. Only short listed candidates will be notified for the interview. The deadline for application is 27 May 2019.  

As a Child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks.

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