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Handicap International recruits 01 Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Technical Specialist

Handicap International recruits 01 Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Technical Specialist – JORDAN

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”.

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

For further information about the association:


The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 11.7 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6 million IDPs, while over 5 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries or in Europe. The current humanitarian response only provides a patchy and partial coverage of the growing humanitarian needs. Eight years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of healthcare in many areas. In large areas of the country, the local economy is in bad shape local populations and IDPs are in need of livelihoods assistance. The inclusion of the most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, in the humanitarian response remains a major concern.

From its main coordination office in Amman, HI is managing a large humanitarian program from three different hubs (Beirut, North-West and North-East), along four main pillars:

1. Support to health partners (hospitals, psychosocial support centers, local NGOs) for the provision of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services (physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) and standalone psychosocial support services, through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment;

2. Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons) and non-technical survey of hazardous areas;

3. Livelihoods assistance, with a combination of cash for work, vocational training, small grants for businesses and apprenticeships;

4. Training and technical support to other humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response (with a special focus on inclusive health and inclusive livelihoods).

The actual intervention is based on a mix of remote management of national teams, remote partnerships with local structures and organizations, and direct implementation programs.


Under the responsibility of the Technical Unit Manager, the Technical Specialist contributes within the country where he/she is based to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in specific areas of the country, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes.

HI has the strategic objective to nationalize this position during 2020. In addition to their standard missions, the Technical Specialist will participate to the recruitment, induction and integration of a national Technical Specialist, with a gradual handover of responsibilities. In case no suitable national candidate is identified within the three initial months of the assignment, the contract will be renewable on a rolling basis until the successful nationalization of the position.

Main responsabilities of the expatriate:

1. Expertise
2. Influence
3. Business Development

The complete Job Description will be shared with short-listed candidates.


– Formal degree in Psychology (Master degree of Psychology or at least Bachelor degree of Psychology with strong proven knowledge and experience in providing technical support to MHPSS programs in emergency contexts and complementary degree in Sociology / Social Work / Community based approaches)
-At least 3 years working experience in MHPSS technical support and/or management of MHPSS projects
-Previous experience working in humanitarian programs in the Middle East (preferable)
-Previous experience with HI (preferable)
-Previous experience in remote control programs (preferable)
-Arabic language skills are a strong asset


This is a mobile position. Employee should expect to spend some time outside of Amman.


• Starting date: 05/03/2020
• Length of the contract: 6 months
• Salary from 2800€ gross/month depending on the experience of the candidate
• Per-diem: 650.50€ net/month
• Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days per year
• R&R: 1 day per month
• Status: position unaccompanied
• Accommodation: individual housing fully covered by HI

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