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Staff Psychosocial Support Delegate

Requisition ID:  16541
Region:  Global Deployment Option
Contract type:  Max term contract

Purpose

The Staff Psychosocial Support Delegate supports implementation of the staff health strategy and, specifically, the mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) strategy for staff within a delegation, in coherence with the MHPSS-for-staff component of the staff health strategy, and in close collaboration with the staff health team.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

To achieve the purpose, the main duties and responsibilities include regular visits to all locations where ICRC works in the country of mission to actively support the Staff health team. Specific tasks include, but are not limited, to:

  • In collaboration with the Staff health team in the Delegation, lead a comprehensive MHPSS for staff assessment and develop a sustainable MHPSS for staff action plan
  • Support the development of an external referral network of trusted mental health professionals for staff in need of psychological and psychiatric support
  • Contribute with the relevant stakeholders in the Delegation to support good managerial practices
  • Develop and implement strategies and interventions to increase staff mental health awareness, self-care strategies, and to decrease stigma associated with psychological suffering and help-seeking
  • Support the implementation of a peer-support system in the Delegation, and supervision reflexive practices for teams that are most exposed to risks of Vicarious Traumatic Stress
  • Build the capacity of the Staff health team, to strengthen their ability to incorporate psychosocial risks in their health risk assessments, conduct preventive actions and provide basic psychological support to staff facing psychological distress (mental disorders, critical incidents, and sexual harassment and sexual violence
  • Reinforce the Delegations psychosocial and mental health response to security incidents
  • Liaise with the Staff Health Unit in the country and the Staff Health Center of Expertise in HQ and provide support in case of need for medical evacuation of staff
  • Monitor and report about all matters related to the main duties, responsibilities and other tasks as needed.

Education and experience required

  • Graduate degree (equivalent to Master’s) in clinical psychology
  • Studies in organizational and occupational health an asset
  • Valid license to practice in your country of residence
  • Previous field experience in MHPSS in the humanitarian sector outside their country of residence, and high cultural awareness
  • Minimum 2 years of post-graduate professional experience in clinical psychology
  • Experience in post-incident support
  • Previous experience in designing and implementing staff MHPSS systems within organizations an asset
  • Proven capacity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Length of assignment: from 1 up to 12 months
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to create an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.