Job from June 24, 2022

Psychologist, PSS support worker

31 170 UAH
As per HI salary scale

Handicap international
Non-profit organizations; 10-50 employees


Full-time. Work experience more than 2 years. Higher education.

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Job description

JOB TITLE:   Psychologist/ PSS support worker (depending on qualification)

COUNTRY: Ukraine 


LOCATION: Zaporozhye


HI is seeking for a qualified individual to fill the above mentioned position. 


Please Note:  

Handicap International has clear institutional policies on «Child Protection», «Anti-fraud, Bribery and Corruption», «Disability, Gender and Age» and «Protection of Beneficiaries from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment». It is therefore mandatory for all staff to commit themselves to respect, uphold and promote these policies, and to sign the HI Code and Conduct. 


Handicap International «HI» (operating as Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.  HI is currently opening a multi-sectoral life-saving assistance to displaced and non-displaced populations in Ukraine such as :  Protection, shelter, health, NFIs, food security and livelihoods, water, sanitation, hygiene, and education and strengthening and supporting access to mental health and psychosocial support; provision of basic and domestic items including food, unrestricted cash assistance, and core relief items. 

Please note that final JD may differ in some areas from what is indicated in this document 

General Mission

Under the responsibility of the Mental Health and Psycho-social Support Projects Officer, psychologist or PSS worker will be responsible for the MHPSS activities implemented by HI. He/She must keep all the data confidential, and share it only with the designated persons 

  • Missions

Identification and assessment of needs

  • Conducting household surveys and assessments of people in distress, with mental health problems or disabilities.
  • Conduct awareness-raising activities as needed.
  • Assess all (MH)PSS issues at individual and family level.
  • Referral to appropriate internal/external services.
  • Continue to monitor referred cases for status.

Offer (MH)PSS activities

  • Respond to identified needs by providing (MH)PSS activities in (MH)PSS mobile teams.
  • Organise and facilitate support groups for the development of psychosocial skills.
  • With the support of the MHPSS officer, define the objectives of the group sessions; develop the activities with the participants concerned.
  • Conducting different psychosocial group activities, adapted and appropriate to the specific needs and abilities of each individual.
  • Provide psychological first aid when necessary.
  • Provide training and awareness-raising sessions for community members and leaders in collaboration with MC to strengthen their skills and knowledge of coping mechanisms.
  • Participate in various training courses and meetings.
  • Attend weekly supervision with the MHPSS team.

Monitoring and reporting

  • Provide data on MHPSS activities, follow up on individual, group and community cases. Organise daily and weekly activities.
  • Contributes to the regular reporting of the technical activities of its perimeter in connection with MHPSS technical officer.
  • Communication and collaboration with community leaders, local authorities, youth and women’s groups or organisations and other NGO partners.

Contributes to ensuring HI’s technical influence within its scope

  • Contributes to the influence of HI expertise: can represent HI MHPSS technical expertise in relevant local networks and with local partners. Support the coordination of MHPSS service delivery with earthquake affected communities.
  • Identify relevant opportunities, allies and entry points at sectoral, cross-sectoral, national and local levels (humanitarian coordination mechanisms, government/state actors, civil society actors, etc.) to promote reliable, useful and supportive MHPSS strategies, programmes and data systems.



Diploma (s):

Graduate in social sciences and humanities

Bachelor/Master in Psychology


  • At least 1 year experience working with NGOs and civil society in development and emergency interventions.
  • Experience of working in the field of mental health and psychosocial support.
  • Must have experience in individual and group PSS counselling; also in community work.
  • Experience of working in emergency and crisis contexts
  • Experience with people with disabilities


  • Proven ability to raise awareness on MHPSS.
  • Experience of the participatory approach to working with community-based organisations.
  • Excellent reporting skills (written and oral communication)
  • Proficiency in office software: word, excel, power point.
  • Experience in disability rights advocacy

Personal qualities:

  • Patience, flexibility and diplomacy
  • Resilience to stress in a very difficult environment
  • Sense of humour
  • Respect and promote individual and cultural differences
  • Communication skills, open-mindedness, creativity, proactivity.
  • Autonomous and initiative-taking
  • Teamwork skills
  • Good local anchoring
  • -Commitment to the most vulnerable
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work successfully with disability organisations.


  • Compliance with institutional policies: Child Protection Policy, PEASH Policy, Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy, Disability, Gender, Age Policy, and Code of Conduct;
  • Compliance with the rules of procedure;
  • Respect for the safety rules defined in the Safety Plan. General safety is linked to the behaviour of each individual. The behaviour of each individual has an impact on the safety of all;
  • Report all relevant security information to the project security manager and inform immediately of security incidents involving our organisation;
  • Attendance / Punctuality;
  • Availability: the technician may be required to travel outside his/her place of residence for extended periods of time, or to carry out activities or assignments during weekends and public holidays;
  • Total discretion regarding the functioning of the organisation and its members;

The tasks and responsibilities of the physiotherapist described in this job profile are not exhaustive and may change according to the needs of the project.

Salary: As per HI salary scale

Duration of Contract: 4 months with possibility of renewal

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