LOGO Action Against Hunger
  • Contract
  • Basrah,Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

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Action Against Hunger


Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation committed to ending world hunger and recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition. Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger delivers programmes, in over 40 countries while committed to respect humanitarian principles as a non-governmental, non-political, non-religious and, non-profit organisation. Our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflict. Action Against Hunger intervenes in four main areas: Nutrition, Mental Health & Care Practices; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Food Security and Livelihoods; Advocacy and Raising Awareness.

Action Against Hunger is looking for Two (2) Psychologist based in its office in Basra.

Work place: Basra with frequent visits to ACF areas of interventions.

Type of contract: Initially 9 months Fixed-Term contract with the possibility of extension.

Working Hours: Full Time Contract of minimum 40 hours per week up to a maximum of 48 hours per week

Monthly Basic Salary:聽 Action Against Hunger provide competitive salary according to ACF salary grid.

Benefits: Monthly Transport Allowance, Medical Insurance and + End of Year Benefit.

Purpose of the position: Provide specialized psychological interventions and consultations, assisting clients in integrating their experiences and case management.

Specific Objectives:

Assignment聽 1: Implement MHPSS, and protection services to individuals and families

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Responsibilities and Tasks:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Implements specialized mental health and psychosocial services activities to different groups

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Provides individual, family and group psychological and psychosocial support

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adhere to internationally recognized best practices for evidence based psychological interventions and the management of clients with mental health concerns.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ensuring the confidentiality of clients and respecting their decisions.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Support training to other MHPSS staff

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Attend clinical supervision sessions with mental health specialist (psychiatrist or other experienced clinical psychologist) to follow up cases.

Assignment聽2: Organize group and individual MHPSS and protection services to individuals and or families聽

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Responsibilities and Tasks:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Organize MHPSS support group sessions to individuals and families in distress using ACF protocols and universal standards聽

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Facilitate awareness sessions on basic MHPSS, referral linkage as well as gender and protection topics

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Support the dPM and PM in facilitating trainings to health care providers and community based organizations Train the psychosocial Workers in insuring the appropriate environment for individual or group sharing and learning

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Support PSW to analyse the progress of parenting practices according to the evolution of the beneficiaries situation and report

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Identify and provide specific support to parents/babies/children in need, including through home visits when a specific need is identified

Assignment聽3 : Provide adapted care to beneficiaries in need

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Responsibilities and Tasks:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Provide priority group support (family, youngsters, peers鈥)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Provide clinical assessment, referral, care and follow-up when needed for IDPs and refugee beneficiaries

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Provide family therapy and care practices sessions when needed

Assignment聽 4聽: Actively develop and follow up the referral system

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Responsibilities and Tasks:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Refer beneficiaries with severe mental disorders, and GBV and monitor the referrals

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Follow-up beneficiaries when appropriate

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Monitor the quality of care provided by partners

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Closely follow up on protection issues when referring and reporting


Recruitment Criteria:


Bachelor鈥檚 degree in psychology from an accredited university is mandatory (Educational and psychological sciences), master鈥檚 degree is an asset

Professional Experience

鈥⒙犅犅犅犅犅犅犅 Experience providing psychological interventions individuals.

鈥⒙犅犅犅犅犅犅犅 Experience providing psychological interventions to IDP and refugee populations.

鈥⒙犅犅犅犅犅犅犅 Knowledge of different culturally relevant therapeutic techniques.

鈥⒙犅犅犅犅犅犅犅 Experience conducting assessments, using screening tools and creating individual care plans for clients seeking mental health services.

鈥⒙犅犅犅犅犅犅犅 Understanding and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for beneficiaries.

鈥⒙犅犅犅犅犅犅犅 Positive and professional attitude, including ability to work well in a team setting

General Skills

Excellent communication, listening and observation skills 鈥 Empathy, tolerance and flexibility 鈥 Sensitivity towards protection issues – Highly developed team spirit 鈥 Capacity for team work 鈥 Autonomy聽 and creativity 鈥 Good knowledge of local customs

Technical and Managerial Skills (if applicable)

Knowledge in child development, clinical psychology and psychosocial activities in emergency settings, organizing community dialogues and awareness鈥檚

Language Skills

Fluent Arabic and English

IT Skills

Good computer knowledge聽: Word, Excel, and Power point

How To Apply

Closing Date: Tuesday 21st of February 2023

Qualified candidates must submit a Cover Letter and a Resume (CV) including 2 professional references and a copy of any relevant Certification/Degree and a copy of National ID and/or Residency Card to

[email protected].

Please indicate the job reference number: BAS/MHPSS/04/022023, in the e-mail subject line.

Action Against Hunger encourages female candidates to apply.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact short-listed candidates for further screening.

Please note that the final candidates will be subjected to security screening and positive references.

For more information please visit our website: http://www.actioncontrelafaim.org/en

Deadline: 2/21/2023