MHPSS Trainer-Derik

MHPSS Trainer-Derik

JOB Vacancy Announcement #: NES-DRK-MHPS-0119

Job Title: MHPSS Trainer-Derik

Application deadline: 20.06.2021

Duty Station: Derik

Job Requirements:

  • Education degree with in Counselling, Psychology, and Counselling Psychology
  • Bias in social sciences with strong MHPSS, Health and MHPSS experience
  • 2 years related field with experience. NGO experience is a plus
  • Familiar with MHPSS systems
  • Knowledge and previous experience on a supervisory role or humanitarian setting preferred but not essential
  • Must submit copies of highest educational qualifications received and present original upon interview
  • Training and supervision experience required.
  • Clear understanding of mental disorders prevention and treatment.
  • Field work understanding/experience
  • Willingness to travel to the site locations
  • Trained on Psychological First Aid, PM+, familiar with PM+, mhGAP manual (various versions) and
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within different cultural environment.
  • Experience of developing training tools
  • Experience and skills in training MHPSS/ Medical professionals and non-professionals
  • Ability to work in difficult environment under very basic living conditions.
  • Ability to work within a team structure or in remote, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources.
  • community based MH training material as well as previous training experience to multicultural groups;
  • Experience in mental health and protection work with displaced persons, refugees, returnees and vulnerable host communities.
  • Acquired knowledge of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, and IASC Guidelines.
  • Good command of English and Arabic (speaking & writing).
  • Excellent command of the use of Microsoft Office especially Outlook, Work, Excel and Power Point.
  • Good communication, teamwork skills and ability to work independently.
  • Previous NGO experience in a crisis setting.
  • Team player with high ability to work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Fluency in English, Arabic and Kurdish preferable including writing clear and concise reports
  • Good communication skills and writing skills an added advantage
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point.
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly.
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within MRFS and amongst beneficiaries served by MRFS.


Job Description:

  • Plan, organize and provide training based on global guidelines (such as Detection and referral, PFA, Case management, Basic Counselling skills, PM+ Etc.) and adapted to the local context and needs.
  • Prepare all training reports and liaise with MEAl and in charge of DHIS for upload of data and needed inputs during proposal development.
  1. Work closely with officer in raising PRs for training and effectively deliver training in consideration of logistics and security guidelines.
  • Provide training on mental health promotion, advocacy, psychosocial interventions and community outreach for MRFS MHPSS staffs.
  • Provide ongoing on the job supervision and mentoring to trained staff as well as group and individual supervision.
  • Ensure completion and analysis of pre/ post knowledge tests and on the job supervision checklists.
  • Support the integration of mental health at the health facility level by utilizing MRFS MH PHC checklist and standards, providing feedback to facilities and MRFS management and supporting sustainable and measurable systems-level integration.
  • Liaise with MRFS staff and identify training gaps with action plans in submission to supervisor.
  • Work within the framework of the IASC guidelines for mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings and Sphere standards as well as WHO MH guidelines.
  • Represent MRFS as requested and work collaboratively and in coordination with other agencies, local NGOs in capacity building related activities.

Coordination and networking

  • Strengthen and maintain Quality training with MRFS and partners ensuring sustainability of skills application.
  • Strengthen and maintain networks through other service providers and to ensure that the community and partners on area of training have greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners (protection, health, and psychosocial sectors).
  • Organize and deliver community awareness raising events Work in collaboration with MHPSS Technical Supervisor to ensure ongoing needs of clients are being met through implementation activities.


  • Fulfill any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Respect the code of conduct and policies of the MRFS and the standards of the MHPSS team
  • Adhere and uphold the MRFS principle and policies (integrity, accountability and service) at the respective areas of work. Participate in review meetings and psychosocial capacity assessment of the response community workers
  • Participate in capacity building trainings for the staff
  • Update the focal persons of the referral networks between partners implementing MHPSS and implementation of its rationale
  • Assist the MHPSS program manager on compiling reports.
  • Respect the code of conduct and policies of the MRFS and the standards of the MHPSS team
  • Adhere and uphold the MRFS principle and policies (integrity, accountability and service) at the respective areas of work. Any other tasks or duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Advertiser: Medical Relief for Syria

Other Information’s:

MRFS is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

How to Apply:
Please send your CV to the following email/Link:

How to Apply:

Please send your CV to MRFS email:

  • Please indicate the code of the position (NES-DRK-MHPS-0119) in the Subject line.
  • CVs without the subject line “NES-DRK-MHPS-0119” will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Please consider to mention the advert ID (Above) and the job title in the email subject.

#شبكة _شمال_سوريا