NEW Mobile Medical Unit Psychologist Mid level – Mid level IRC – International Rescue Committee Kharkiv

IRC - International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req51675

Job Title: Mobile Medical Unit Psychologist

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)
responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives
and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and
gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein,
the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and
the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within
their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S.
cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing,
education, and power. Given the disparity faced by women and girls, IRC seeks
to narrow gender inequalities and ensure social inclusion of all vulnerable
groups in broader policies, processes and actions affecting their lives. The
IRC has been working in Ukraine since March 2022, initially supporting
emergency response and early recovery interventions for IDPs affected by the

This position will be based in Kharkiv,
with frequent travel across the oblast.

The Clinical
Psychologist will deliver specialized psychological consultations and
counseling to patients, in, but not limited to a hospital setting, and ensure
proper referrals. Moreover, will conduct structured clinical assessments,
overseeing case management and completing intake assessments and emergency case
management. The role requires collaboration with general health staff,
contributing to program development, and providing Psychological First Aid as
needed, whiles maintaining confidentiality throughout. Additional
responsibilities include supporting the identification and management of
priority mental health conditions during crises.

Provide on-the-job
support to medical staff in identifying and treating priority mental health
conditions during crisis situations.
– Provision of
specialized psychological counseling and counseling to beneficiaries in
hospitals and other locations related to travel or work from the office.
– Working with referrals.
– Conduct
structured clinical assessments, formulate clear cases and assess cognitive,
behavioral and emotional needs.
– Oversee case
management assessment for quality reporting and analysis, aligning action plans
with safeguarding principles.
– Effectively
complete initial assessment, evaluation and follow-up documentation.
– Manage
emergencies, ensuring appropriate referrals and follow-up procedures.
– Provide support
in the development of integrated data collection tools, focusing on referrals
and follow-up.
– Contribute to the
development of training programs, materials, SOPs and protocols for PZPSP
– Provide
Psychological First Aid (PSA) as needed using standardized assessment tools.
– Work closely with
doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social workers and community engagement
– Conduct
assessments in hospitals, communities or shelters as needed, including
telephonic consultations.
– Participate in
case management meetings, report on patient progress and participate in case
– Ensuring accurate
and timely documentation of services provided to clients in support of quality
monitoring and effective project management while ensuring the confidentiality
of client identification information at all times.
– Actively
participate in weekly team meetings to facilitate planning and effective
project implementation.
– Provide regular
reports and case updates to the MHPSS Manager, including
feedback, concerns and recommendations.
– Maintain an
impeccable level of confidentiality and privacy.
– Conducting group
sessions and trainings, as well as support groups.
– Participate in
various trainings and meetings organized by the employer.
– Perform any other
tasks that the manager deems necessary.

At least bachelor’s degree Psychology or higher (M.A., MS, PsyD, or PhD).
Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in practicing clinical psychology and delivering specialized psychological consultations in a humanitarian setting through an NGO.
Trained on, certified, and experienced in utilizing evidence-based psychological interventions in humanitarian setting
Knowledge of and experience in clinical supervision, and training,
Knowledge of and experience of inter-agency standards and guidelines in MHPSS, such as IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings.
Solid understanding of protection principles, case management and client-centered care in humanitarian settings.
Candidate must be skilled in:
person-centered, goal and strength focused, recovery-oriented care plan.
Mental health in
complex emergencies (IASC guidelines, Psychological First Aid, mhGAP…).
Biopsychosocial model
in mental health.
approach in mental health.
Human rights-based
approach in mental health.
Knowledge about the
predictable stresses of humanitarian aid work and the policies and
practices needed to mitigate them.

Female candidates are highly
encouraged to apply.

Position reports directly to MHPSS Manager.
Position technically reports to MHPSS Specialist
Closely collaborate with other member of the health and protection team, in particular Senior MMU Officer and Project’s Psychiatrist.
The International
Rescue Committee is determined to protect the people it serves and staff from
all kinds of harm, including sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. It is
committed to take all necessary preventive measures and create an environment where
people feel safe. IRC builds diverse and inclusive teams of professionals who
promote critical reflection, power sharing, debate, and objectivity to deliver
the best possible services to our clients.

IRC workers must
adhere to the core values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for
Professional Conduct.  These are
Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these
values, the IRC operates and enforces its safeguarding policies to protect
adult and child clients from any form of exploitation and abuse, including
sexual exploitation and abuse, and its staff from sexual harassment and

Where misconduct
is alleged, IRC follows a Zero tolerance approach and takes all necessary
actions and corrective measures. IRC investigation unit comprises of experts
and trained investigators that ensures professional survivor-centered
investigations are conducted if allegations of safeguarding violations are
reported through the safe and accessible reporting channels that IRC makes
available to its staff, partners, and clients.

These commitments
are set out in IRC’s Safeguarding Policies, accessible in English and in
Ukrainian language via this link:

IRC is an active
member of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Protection from Sexual Exploitation
and Abuse (PSEA) set-up in Ukraine.

We will ensure
that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to
participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential
job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
Please contact us to request accommodation.


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