Afrique Sierra Leone

Handicap International Sierra Leone recruits 01 MHPSS Specialist

Handicap International recruits 01 MHPSS Specialist – Sierra Leone

At Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion, we truly believe in the importance of inclusion and diversity within our organisation. This is why we are engaged to a disability policy to encourage the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities.

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Sierra Leone is a West African country bordered by Guinea on the North, Liberia in the South East, and the Atlantic Ocean in South West. Divided into 16 districts, the country area is 71,740 sq km with a population of approx. 8 million. Freetown is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone. Since 2002, the country has slowly rebuilt and restored order after a civil war that lasted 11 years (1991-2002). The country was severely hit by the Ebola outbreak (declared in July 2014) taking lives of 3,956 people (including more than 300 medical staff). Since the end of the outbreak, no new alert has been declared, but health services remain attentive epically after Ebola outbreak in Guinea.

HI has been working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone, international and national partners in the country since 1996, supporting vulnerable groups and people with disability.

HI is currently implementing 4 projects mental health and psychosocial support, inclusive sexual reproductive health and rights, economic empowerment and social protection.


The Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Technical Specialist will be working on the Touching Minds Raising Dignity project (funded by AFD), which has been implemented in Sierra Leone since 2018 and is now in its second phase.

The project builds capacity of MHPSS stakeholders to enable them to provide quality services both at community and facility level. S/he will be working remotely and in communities to conduct quality monitoring and offer technical supervision of actors/stakeholders trained by the project’s implementing partners.

The MHPSS Technical Specialist will not be involved in any team management role. He/she will be in charge of ensuring that the project activities meet technical and quality standards.

The position is line managed by the Operations Manager, functionally managed by the TMRD Project Manager and supervised by the HQ Global MHPSS Specialist for technical support.


The Field 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 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.

Mission 1 : Expertise

  • Contributes to the regional strategies in line with the global strategies
  • Ensures technical support to projects in line with the global technical frameworks and standards in his/her sectorial scope
  • Ensuring the technical relevance and evaluation of HI’s interventions in its sector in accordance with Humanité et Inclusion’s procedures
  • Contributing to the planning and reporting of activities carried out
  • Contribute to the project capitalisation process
  • Contributes to the development of research and innovation projects in the region when relevant, in his/her sectorial scope
  • Contributes to the Technical Divisions professional channel animation

Mission 2: Influence

  • Contribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise in his sectorial scope

Mission 3: Business Development

  • Ensure the development of major opportunities or new projects in the region under his sectorial scope

Expériences / Formation


-Advanced university degree (Master’s level or equivalent) in mental health clinical psychology from a recognized university or academic institute

-At least 4 years of experience in the field of community or human rights based mental health and psychosocial support

-Experience in clinical supervision

-Experience in training and technical monitoring/supervising in the field of MHPSS with NGOs, in emergency and post crisis contexts.

-Excellent communication and writing capacities in English

-Team motivation skills

-Good organizational skills

-Capacity to build and promote partnerships across sectors and with government counterparts



At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

  • 8 months International contract starting from June 1st 2023
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
  • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
  • Pension scheme
  • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
  • Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 2757 € gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem: 494,46 € net/month – paid in the field
  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
  • R&R: Standard (1 day per month)
  • Housing: Individual taken in charge by HI
  • Unaccompanied


  • Open to couples:
    • Support travel costs (air ticket & visa) for accompanying dependent and health/ repatriation insurance if the dependent has no income

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