POSITION CODE:  SEP2019–Psychologist

Job Description

Position: Psychologist (GBV)
Location:  Coxs bazar
Line Manager: Protection Program Manager

About Relief International

Relief International is a humanitarian non-profit agency that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, development assistance, and program services to vulnerable communities worldwide. Relief International (RI) is dedicated to reducing human suffering and is non-political and non-sectarian in its mission.

RI seamlessly blends humanitarian and development efforts so every program resolves immediate issues 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 for them — and for generations to come.

RI has over 10 years of operational experience in Bangladesh. Using local expertise and resources, RI has worked to build the capacity of communities through the use of innovative education and health programs, human rights and preventing human trafficking work, livelihood training, small business development, environment and climate change initiatives, and eco-tourism services. Through our activities, RI has forged lasting partnerships with national organizations, which allow for marginalized communities to have access to sustainable support.

Accountability, Equity and Inclusion

RI values accountability, equity and inclusion in all aspects of program and project activities. RI staffs shall have commitments to emphasize on local participation, integration of services, strategic partnerships, and focus on civic skills, to apply “Do No Harm” principle and principle of accountability, and self-accountable for behaving respectful manner, cultural sensitive, non-discrimination on marginalized groups for making decision on managing resources efficiently.

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

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide standard mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) care and non-drug treatments to Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors with complicated mental disorder.
  • Conduct MH assessment to GBV survivors with complicated mental disorder which is required by RI case management officers.
  • Provide MPHSS care and non-drug treatment to GBV survivors who present complicated mental health and psychological distress as required by RI Case Management Officers.
  • Closely collaborate with RI Case Management Officers.
  • Maintain confidentiality of case filing system
  • Ensure all case information are kept confidential
  • Ensure safety in case information sharing
  • Maintain all case filing in locked system
  • Conduct  training to RI protection staffs and volunteers on topics relevant to MHPSS
  • Provide to Protection Manager a biweekly report and monthly report or as reqquired
  • Represent RI in interagency coordination working groups (e.g. MHPSS working group).

Person Specification

Education: Master’s degree in Psychology (clinical psychology preferable)
Work Experience: Experience working with INGO/NGO 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 Child Protection  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’s Bazar.

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’s Bazar-4700.


Deadline:  On or before 19th September, 2019.

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.