What we do
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence.
We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949.
We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence.
We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.
The psychologist will identify mental health and psychosocial support needs for the benefit of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence.
He / she will create and develop adapted MHPSS projects and programmes in line with the priorities determined by the ICRC.
He / she will ensure performance tools are available for local staff, in order to guarantee smooth implementation of the programmes, while taking into consideration the local cultural context.
He / she will be entirely responsible for the implementation, monitoring and follow-up of the MHPSS activities.
Evaluates the risk factors and identifies those in need of long- term MHPSS support (communities, vulnerable groups and victims)
Put in place assistance programs, taking into consideration the concerns and coping mechanisms of the victims, in a given cultural context
Implement and ensure, often in partnership with local stakeholders (NGOs, National Society), proper follow-up of the MHPSS projects / programmes for the benefit of the victims of armed conflict or other situations of violence
Provide technical advice to allow for optimal assistance to the victims, while reinforcing and developing local networks and their MHPSS capacities
Evaluate continually the patterns of violence, the victims' situation and the MHPSS programs.
Analyse collected information, provide regular update reports and when necessary, adapt the humanitarian response accordingly.
Desired profile and skills
Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
Degree in psychology with relevant training for clinical practice.
Valid license to practice in your country of residence
Minimum of two years of international field experience working directly with various populations and cultures
Excellent command of English and another language of ICRC interest : French, Arabic, Spanish and / or Russian
Extensive knowledge of public mental health. Integrated MHPSS interventions models in promotion / prevention and treatments at primary and secondary health care level
Proven capacity in planning MHPSS support programs and community health interventions in line with the psychological and psychosocial consequences of violence
Significant experience in training and supervision processes
Our operational and field constraints
In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
Candidates must possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months.
What we offer
Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
Attractive social benefits
Length of assignment : 12 months
Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere
Please upload in the system :
Your resume and a cover letter that clearly expresses what attracts you to the humanitarian world as well as to the ICRC
Copy of your academic diplomas and certificates
Copy of your work certificates
Copy of a valid registration licence / card
Copy of your passport / s (only the page with your personal details)
Copy of your manual driving license