Position: Psychologist (Protection Program)

Reports to:  Protection Manager

About RI: Relief International is a leading non-profit organization working in 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them

Position Summary: As a psychologist, you will be responsible for providing standard mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) care and non-drug treatments to complicated mental disorder to child case and GBV survivors. Ensure RI protection program is integrated with MHPSS according to IASC and another inter-agency standard.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Position directly supervises: N/A
Budget responsibility: N/A

  • Provide standard mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) care and non-drug treatments to complicated mental disorder to child case and GBV survivors.
  • Conduct MH assessment to complicated mental disorder to child case and GBV survivors which required by RI case management officers.
  • Provide MPHSS care and non-drug treatment to child case and GBV survivors who present complicated mental health and psychological distress which required by RI case management officers
  • Closely collaborate with RI case management officers
  • Maintain confidential of case filing system
  • Ensure all cases information be kept in highest confidential
  • Ensure safety of cases information sharing
  • Maintain all cases filing in locked system
  • Conducted training to RI protection staffs and volunteers in topics relevant to MHPSS
  • Reporting to Protection Manager biweekly report and monthly report or as requirement
  • Represent RI in interagency coordination eg; MHPSS working group

Person Specification

  • Education  Master’s degree in psychology (clinical psychology preferable)
  • Work Experience Experience working with INGO in Cox’s bazar is preferable

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • 1 years’ experience in mental health and psycho-social programming (in refugee context is preferable)
  • Experience working in the Humanitarian context and emergencies
  • Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency and Donor standards and guidelines in MHPSS.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity, prior experience in Rohingya camps is preferable
  • Strong background and skills in facilitating trainings, coaching and mentoring others
  • Familiarity with CP minimum standard and GBV guiding principle
  • Competency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word and Excel
  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively in written and spoken English. Chittagonian speaking capacity will be a strong plus.
  • Enthusiasm to learn
  • Optimistic and friendly
  • Flexibility

RI Values:
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

The position is based in Cox’sbazar. Please send your Application Letter, CV and at least 3 References to hrcxb@ri.org or submit your application to our Cox’s Bazar Office address at White House (5th Floor), In front of Police line, Kolatoli Cox’sbazar-4700 on or before December 20, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. A decision may be finalized before the deadline.

You may check our website at www.ri.org to know about our organization.