Action Against Hunger is an international non-governmental organization working in more than 40 countries in the fields of nutrition, food security and livelihoods, water sanitation and hygiene, and care practices.*Action Against Hunger is looking for its program in Jordan for*Psychologist for Irbid Base.

Mission 1: To build capacities of MHPSS non-specialized professionals


  • Train general practioners, family doctors, nurses, social workers and health professional in primary health care centers and hospitals on WHO Mental Health Gap Action Program (mhGAP), Thinking Healthy and Problem Management (PM+).
    • After training, according to the planning, supervise regularly trained health and social professionals on mhGAP implementation: assessments of clients, basic helping and counselling skills, case studies and referral pathway. Include on the job supervision and clinical group supervision.
    • If necessary, propose some direct individual and group clinical consultations for Syrian refugees and Jordanian population, by involving the moH professionals.
    • Contribute to the training of*Action Against Hunger psychosocial workers and teams of others department on Psychological First Aid.
    • Ensure the high quality of interventions in order to integrate these approaches into PHC system

Mission 2: To contribute to the other MHPSS activities


  • Participate to*Action Against Hunger psychologists training and supervision on WHO approaches and*Action Against Hunger methodologies conducted by the MHPSS programme manager and the technical expert.
    • Contribute to identification and mapping of PHCCs, CBOs, other actors and potential partners in the area with the aim to build their capacities or coordinate with them
    • Contribute to needs and gaps assessments
    • Contribute to MHPSS campaign and awareness raising sessions on mental health issues (such as stigma)
    • Participate to local and national workshops organized by the programme manager, involving partners, community members, etc
    • Organize and conduct direct individual and group psychological support (with*Action Against Hunger guidelines and protocols) if needed
    • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation by collecting data in the field
    • Understand and follow the logistics, financial and security procedures enabling the project implementation

Mission 3: To guarantee and ensure the confidentiality of data collected during the project


  • Ensure data confidentiality, ownership of project beneficiaries and Action Against Hunger
    • Guarantee the confidentiality of clinical interviews / individual or group counselling with the psychologists in charge

HR Recruitment criteria:

Education: Post-graduate diploma in psychology (master degree and clinical psychology are an asset)

Type of professional experience requested:
• At least 2 years of professional experience and 1 year of field experience with humanitarian NGO
• Experience working in developing and urban contexts
• Experience working on the Syrian crisis, Middle East, (desired)

Language + level: fluent in English and Arabic

*Vacancy Will be Closed by 24 July 2018 COB.*

Job Details

Posted Date: 2018-07-09
Job Location: Irbid, Jordan
Job Role: Medical, Healthcare, and Nursing
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit
Monthly Salary: US $1,000

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Nationality: Jordan
Degree: Bachelor's degree



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