Mental Health Field Officer (Psychiatrist or Psychologist)
JOB TITLE: Mental Health Field Officer (Psychiatrist or Psychologist)
EMPLOYER: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-18 LAST UPDATED: 2018-10-24 DEADLINE: 2018-11-17


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The ICRC Delegation in Azerbaijan is seeking candidates for the position of:

Mental Health Field Officer (Psychiatrist or Psychologist)

Main responsibilities:

• Support and implement the trainings on mental health care for health staff in places of detention.
• Conduct mapping and needs assessment in community mental health services
• Organize seminars and technical events on prison mental health care in partnership with local actors and authorities.
• Develop and support the implementation of standard psychoeducation sessions for general mental health issues and substance abuse and dependence
• Monitoring & evaluation: collaborates to design and implement the data collection tools, support the Mental health DB analysis and writes regular technical reports with the main findings/outputs
• Assessment and improvement of mechanisms for post-released mental health care/ continuum of care.

Minimum required knowledge & experience:

• University degree in medicine (preferably) or psychology.
• Post-graduate in psychiatry/mental health is desirable
• 3-years work experience, ideally in psychiatric/mental health services.
• Experience in training process and supervision on mental health care for general practitioners
• Fluency in written English and Azerbaijani is required, any other language locally spoken is an asset
• Good computer skills are required (certification or equivalent work experience)

Skills required

• Excellent team-player, self-starter and has the capacity to work towards specific objectives and priorities
• Autonomy, good rigor, method and analytical skills
• Solution-oriented commitment
• Interest in self-development and training on mental health care in place of detention

This is a full-time position with a duty station in BAKU.


If you consider to have all the necessary qualifications and the ability to take over the designed tasks, please send your CV in English, your motivation letter in English and copies of diplomas/certificates to the e-mail with subject line indicating “Mental Health Field Officer”.

Deadline for submission of applications: 30.11.2018.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please do only send copies of employment and education certificates. The copies will not be sent back.

For additional information, please consult the ICRC website:

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