JOB TITLE: Psychologist
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-13 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2020-10-23


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 also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.



About the Job

The MHPSS 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 coaches others to do so.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Develops, implements and follows up on MHPSS activities at local and national level.
• Trains and supports MHPSS professionals from other organizations/partners/teams to provide psychological and psychosocial support as per the programme strategy.
• Provides individual consultations or group support meetings when necessary.
• Organizes referral of beneficiaries and performs case follow-up.
• Complying with ICRC standards, sets up culturally and context-appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools and ensures regular data collection.
• Develops and maintains contacts with health authorities, academia, technical advisers from other organizations, etc. as necessary.
• Creates and maintains direct links with MHPSS programme beneficiaries.
• Maintains regular communication with the Mental Health & psychological delegate and/or Health Coordinator, providing data and programme updates.

Desired Profile and Skills

• University degree in clinical psychology (minimum 3 years’ university study)
• 3 to 5 years’ of overall professional experience, with minimum 2 years’ experience in mental health and psychosocial support programmes.
• Very good command of the English and Azerbaijani languages. Fluency in Russian is an asset.
• Very good computer literacy.
• Very good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Clinical and/or psychosocial experience.
• Red Cross/Red Crescent experience is an asset.
• Humanitarian experience is an asset.
• Cultural awareness and commitment to encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

How to Apply

Qualified and experienced candidates are invited to apply. You may apply by sending your CV (in English), a cover/motivation letter (in English), and scanned copies of relevant diplomas/certificates to the e-mail Within the cover letter, the application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Baku Delegation. Please indicate the desired location of the position (Baku or Barda) together with title in the subject line of your email message.

Deadline for receiving applications: 22nd October 2020. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For additional information about the organisation, please consult the ICRC website: Any specific enquiries about the position should be addressed to

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