• Contract
  • Hawija,Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

MSF Holland



Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland (MSF-H) is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. MSF-H is currently recruiting for a Community Mental Health Worker, in Hawija/ Abbasi.



  • Providing information and education to the affected population on mental health/psychosocial (psycho-education), according to specific needs.
  • Working together with other team members to prepare/produce various mental health psychosocial education messages/topics, according to specific groups and needs (e.g., caretakers of malnourished children, population affected by armed conflict, etc.).
  • Identifying and appropriately referring patients who need medical or mental health assistance and providing psychological first aid to identified community members in need.
  • Organizing supportive activities in the community (e.g., art for children, discussion sessions) if required.
  • Ensuring that all patients attending MSF activities are well informed about services provided.
  • Visiting families in their home/dwelling if required, in order to offer psycho-education.
  • Attending supervision sessions and educational sessions with members of the team.
  • Maintaining monitoring data and producing regular work reports to the supervisor.
  • Facilitating group activities (children and adults).
  • Communicating all security information in a timely manner to line manager.
  • Keeping space of work organized and good management of materials and files.
  • Being aware of social and political situation and keeping information up-to-date.
  • Passing on all relevant information related to MSF scope of action and context to line manager.
  • Because of the nature of the work in MSF contexts, big flexibility is required and a willingness to undertake any other duties/tasks asked by your supervisor(s).



  • Service Legal Agreement if DOH staff is hired (applicants working with government institutions must provide unpaid leave/Non objection certificate before any selection decision made by MSF).


  • Intended start date: March, 2023
  • Location: Hawija/ Abbasi
  • Department: Medical
  • Number of positions: 2 (1 male, 1 female)
  • Activity rate: 75%




  • No specific degree required


  • Preferably coming from the beneficiaries‚Äô community and well accepted
  • Desired experience in community and/or social work


Mission language and local language/dialects


Essential Knowledge

  • Desired knowledge of the affected population
  • Strong communication, organizational and social skills (attentive listening; open attitude; empathy; sensitivity)
  • Capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Initiative, creativity, and flexibility
  • Capacity to adjustment to change
  • Interest in helping vulnerable population



  • Results and Quality Orientation L1
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L1
  • Behavioural Flexibility L1
  • Commitment to MSF Principles L1
  • Stress Management L2

How To Apply




  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



  • Please submit any relevant certificate.


  • Preference will be given to local candidates


  • DEADLINE TO SEND APPLICATION: Tuesday 21st February 2023 (5:00pm)

Deadline: 2/21/2023