Psychologist, Kyiv, Ukraine

ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRC in Kyiv

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


Based in Kyiv

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 in 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 Kyiv.

Purpose: The psychologist develops, implements and follows up the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities related to the target population of Families of Missing and released prisoners of war primarily in Kyiv , with frequent trips to the different ICRC sub-delegations in order to support the MHPSS teams there.

Functional general responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements, and follows up on MHPSS activities during an emergency at local and national levels.
  • 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 program beneficiaries.
  • Maintains regular communication with the Mental Health & psychological team and/or MHPSS delegate, providing data and program updates.
  • Ensure data is collected and entered into the relevant databases

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • University degree: Master’s degree in clinical psychology required.
  • 1 to 2 years of overall professional experience

  • Experience in conducting training and supervision is an asset.
  • Red Cross/Red Crescent experience is an advantage.
  • Clinical, psychosocial and working with communities’ experience is an asset.
  • Humanitarians experience an asset.
  • Good command of English language.
  • Good computer proficiency

Social package and other benefits:

  • Official employment, according to Ukrainian labour law.
  • Annual paid 20 days’ vacation.
  • Medical insurance for employees and family.
  • ICRC Institutional training.
  • Individual development covered by the 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: 23/01/2023

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

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

For more information, visit the website: (link)

Tags: data collection, human resources, labour law, mental health, mhpss, monitoring and evaluation, prisoners of war, psychologist, psychosocial, safety and security, ukrainian