ACF recruits 01 Psychologist / Mental Health And Psychosocial Support

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ACF recruits 01 Psychologist / Mental Health And Psychosocial Support


Country: JORDAN based in Irbid

 Action Against Hunger has been operating in Jordan since 2013. The Jordan mission is dynamic and rapidly growing, with large-scale WASH, Livelihoods and Mental Health and Care Practices (MHCP) programmes being implemented in host communities and the Azraq refugee camp. The Jordan country strategy combines humanitarian and development projects to address the needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians through a holistic approach. With a team of 12 international employees and more than 100 national colleagues, the Action Against Hunger Jordan team manages a portfolio of projects for over 7 million euros, in response to the Syria crisis and its reverberating effects on development conditions in Jordan. Donors supporting these programmes include the EU via MADAD, AFD, GIZ, SDC, UNOCHA, UN Habitat, the Suez Foundation and ACF internal funding. Action Against Hunger also works in close partnership with UNICEF.


Action Against Hunger Jordan’s programming is dynamic, startling the humanitarian-development transition and truly capitalising on the value found in integrated programming. Mental health needs in Jordan exceed the current scope and capacity of service providers, and finding sustainable ways to ensure mental health support is available to both Syrian refugees and host community members is the main driving force behind Action Against Hunger’s one MHPSS project. The success of this project will determine the direction of future MHPSS programming by the mission.

Length of contract: 3, 5 months

The position:

Action Against Hunger is currently implementing a Mental Health System Strengthening (MHSS) project in Irbid governorate and wants to expand its activities in Jordan. You will be responsible to strengthen the capacities of the MHCP program manager and team, and to support the MHSS project with specific tasks in Irbid, as well to contribute to the development of AAH MHPSS projects in country with the coordination team in Amman.


More precisely, you will have to:

  • Strengthen the core technical and management skills of the MHCP Programme Manager
  • Provide guidance and support to MHCP/DOH staff on quality provision of services and technical aspects of existing programming
  • Contribute to MHCP/MHPSS sectoral development


The applicant

You hold a Master’s in Clinical Psychology.

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 implementing MHPSS humanitarian programs and in care practices.

Strong training and supervisory skills, including clinical supervision

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

Very Good proficiency in English (written and spoken).

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



Contract   3, 5 months fixed term contract under French legislation

Remuneration and benefits :

  • Monthly gross salary from 1 805 € to 2305 € upon experience.
  • Per diem and living allowance: 357€ + 285€ (cf eurocost) net, field paid.
  • + 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.
  • + 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 coverage: 100% 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.
Experience3 à 5 ans
FonctionsGestion de projets/programmes
Secteurs d’activitéGenre, Santé, Alimentation / Nutrition
PaysMoyen Orient, Jordanie
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Date de fin de validité31/08/2019

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