Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer, Odesa, Ukraine

ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRC Delegation in Odessa

Please note that the ICRC is not a UN-system organization.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

The ICRC is mandated to work in countries affected by armed conflict or other situations of violence. The ICRC is present in over 80 countries and has some 19,000-field staff.

In 2014, the ICRC expanded its presence to Ukraine. There are more than 600 ICRC staff working in Kyiv, Dnipro, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Odesa.

The ICRC is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the position of Psychologist in its sub-delegation/ delegation in Odesa.


The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer implements Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities as defined in collaboration with the relevant coordinator at local and national level. S/he provides direct support to victims of armed conflict and/or other situations of violence and/or trains, supervises and coach others to do so.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements, and follows up on MHPSS activities during emergency at local and national level.
  • Trains and supports URCS staff/volunteers and other organizations/partners/health care teams as per the program’s strategy.
  • Implements MHPSS activities directly through individual consultations or group support via outreach activities.
  • Organizes referral of beneficiaries and performs case follow-up when needed.
  • Complying with ICRC standards, sets up culturally and context-appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools and ensures regular data collection.
  • Develops and maintains contacts with URCS, health authorities, academics, technical advisers from other organizations, etc. as necessary.
  • Creates and maintains direct links with MHPSS programs beneficiaries.
  • Maintains regular communication with the Mental Health & psychological team and/or MHPSS delegate, providing data and programs updates.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • University degree psychology, Clinical psychology is preferable.
  • 3 to 5 years of overall professional experience with minimum 2 years’ experience in MHPSS programs.
  • Experience in conducting training and supervision.

  • Red Cross/Red Crescent experience an asset.
  • Clinical, psychosocial and community-based experience
  • Humanitarian experience an asset.
  • Fluent command of English as well as the main local language.
  • License to practice in his/her own country.
  • Excellent computer proficiency

Social package and other benefits:

  • Official employment according to Ukrainian labour law
  • Annual paid 28 calendar days’ vacation
  • Medical insurance for employees and family
  • ICRC Institutional training
  • Individual development covered by ICRC
  • foreign language courses
  • Convenient office location in the city centre

Starting date: ASAP

How to apply:

Please submit your CV, along with your motivation letter in English and salary expectations to the attention of the Human Resources Department.

Application deadline: 19/12/22

Only candidates meeting the above-mentioned criteria will be considered and contacted for tests and/or interviews. No inquiries by phone, please.

ICRC is Equal Opportunity Employer giving the highest priority to staff safety and security.

For more information, visit the website: (link)

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