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A Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Capacity Building Expert - Dohuk, Iraq

Duration : 10 months
Start date : ASAP

Our work in Iraq  Salary & Benefits Living & Security conditions in this base

General description of the position

You will organize, coordinate and conduct MHGAP trainings and field supervision for DoH personnel into PHCCs, as well as support in the capacity building of partnering organizations and within ACF MHPSS.

Main responsabilities

More precisely, you will have to:

  • Organize, coordinate and conduct MHGAP trainings and supervision for DoH non specialized staff, within Dohuk Governorate.
  • Organize, coordinate and conduct specialized trainings for no less than 40 members of the DoH personnel (general practitioners, family doctors, nurses, health and social workers …) on MHGAP 2.0, MHGAP HIG and Thinking Healthy within Dohuk Goverornate with the support of ACF’s program manager and psychologist
  • Provide supervision, follow-up and support for mhGAP participants and trainees
  • Support trainees with appropriate data collection and ensure data entry input with support of MHPSS team; contributing to MHPSS monitoring and evaluation
  • Strength MHPSS technical skills within ACF’s MHPSS programs

Do you fit the requested profile ?

You hold a Master’s in Clinical psychology/psychiatrist.

You have at least 3 years of related field experience with humanitarian NGO and 1-year experience with conducting trainings in health system strengthening.

You have an experience in program management, in developing and urban contexts and a strong experience in team management.

Experience on the organizations of mental health services in public heath settings and referral system.

Experience in applying international guidelines for mental health care integration into primary care (e.g. WHO’s tools, as MHGAP, PM+, Thinking Healthy…)

Strong training and supervisory skills, including clinical supervision 

Ability to manage priorities & take decisions. Pedagogy and focus on capacity building (team quite young)

Experience working in the Middle East, and Syrian Crisis desired.

Very Good proficiency in English (written and spoken), Arabic and Kurdish are advantages.

Demonstrated experience and/or personal commitment to promoting gender equity and equality.


Specific conditions / Salary


Contract 10 months fixed term contract under french legislation

Remuneration and benefits :

Monthly gross salary from 2 688 € to 3 433€ upon experience.

Per diem and living allowance: 487 € (cf eurocost) net, field paid.

+ 12 % of monthly gross salary as country allowance. 

+ 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.

+ 15% of monthly gross salary as roving allowance.

+ Child allowance, limited to 5 children.

Transportation and accommodation:

Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.

Individual room in guesthouse covered (préciser si logement individuel)

 Medical coverage100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.

 Leaves and RnR

25 days of paid leaves per year.

+ 20 RnR per year.   

+ 215 € at each RnR period (averagely every 3 months – préciser si mission plus favorable).

Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference.

 Training :

Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©.

Technical trainings at HQ or regional level (averagely 1 per year). 

Intermission Workshop once a year.

Opportunity of coaching (DP) or mentorship.

Participation to external trainings costs upon eligibility of the request.

Work context

There are 7 staff in the MHCP team, and a total of 23 in the base (20 national, 3 expat).  Currently 2 projects are running (1 MHCP and 1 FSL), and a third anticipated in the coming months.

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