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Mental health and psychosocial support manager (M/F)

Mental health and psychosocial support manager (M/F)

Iraq / Kurdistan

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organization committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organization do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in 44 countries across all continents where it focuses on four priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction associated with drug use, emergencies and crisis.

In Iraq, MdM is involved in emergency, post-emergency and development programs. The MdM project is to support health care including sexual and reproductive health access in Dohuk, Ninewa and Kirkuk governorates, mainly focusing on IDPs population and returnees. Psychosocial support activities have been introduced in all the projects.

Description du poste

As the mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) manager, you supervise the implementation of the MHPSS activities linked to the on-going conflict in Iraq. You work under the responsibility of the field coordinator with the technical support of the mental health coordinator.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:
-Plan activities and ensure that timelines are met
-Ensure that beneficiaries and local populations understand the project objectives and participate in their implementation
-Ensure follow-up and analysis of data
-Undertake needs assessments of programs
-Ensure the implementation of monitoring and/ or evaluations
-Ensure that internal procedures are known and respected by the team
-Prepare job profiles and participate actively in the hiring process
-Identify the training needs of the team and address them
-Ensure that the monthly budget tracking of the program(s) is up-to-date, participate in analyses, detect possible anomalies, and propose adjustments
-Represent MdM and ensure good relations with stakeholders, local authorities, DoH, and other NGOs
-Participate actively in camp-level coordination meetings
-Contribute to efforts aimed at ensuring compliance with safety rules at the site, and transmit all information relating to safety concerns to immediate supervisor
-Participate in identifying mental health and psychosocial support needs and contribute to proposal writing
-Participate in the strategy development of the mission

conditions d'emploi

Fixed-term contract
12 months

Starting date: as soon as possible
Position based in Kirkuk

2 656 euros gross monthly salary on 13 months
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost (home-work), vaccines and visas covered
22.5 RTT per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Single posting


Degree in Psychology Relevant experience in clinical care Proven experience on project management, monitoring and evaluation Experience in negotiations with local authorities, partners and staff in a critical and stressful context Capacity to create relationships with the communities structures (community leaders and volunteers) Patience, flexibility, adaptability and capacity to take initiatives to changing requirements Organisational skills, rigor Good writing and communication skills inside the team and from widely-varied organizations and agencies Languages: fluent English Arabic would be an asset You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


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