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MHPSS Specialist - Ukraine

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MHPSS Specialist - Ukraine

Country: Ukraine

Location: Vinnytsia, Vinnyts'ka city council, UA

Starting date: 22/05/2022

Duration of the mission: 6 mois

Closing date for applications: 30/06/2022

Posting reference:  -NPE-05-22-7267


HI is re-opening a two-country program covering Ukraine and Moldova. In Ukraine, HI aims at intervening in the West and East of the country, adapting modalities of intervention to the various and diverging contexts of implementation. Aligning itself with the priorities of the Ukraine Flash Appeal HI pillars of interventions are the following:
• Health: HI aims to improve access to quality physical rehabilitation and mental health and psychosocial services (MHPSS) for conflict-affected vulnerable population. To this extent, HI will conduct direct health service provision to persons with injuries or disabilities while also strengthening the capacity of existing health structures.
• Protection: Recent and ongoing attacks having dangerously exacerbated Explosive Ordnance (EO) contamination in Ukraine, HI will conduct a multi-pronged approach to EO risk education, adaptable to the evolution of the conflict and humanitarian. In addition, HI will not only ensure that persons with disabilities are receiving tailored services throughout its intervention, but will also foster a disability- inclusive humanitarian response.
• Basic needs: to respond to the most acute needs for displaced households hosted by the local population or living in collective centers, HI will ensure they have access to sufficient and appropriate hygiene and Non-Food Items (NFI), including tailored items responding to the specific needs of infants, elderly people and persons with disabilities. To this extend, HI will tailor its intervention modalities upon household needs whilst considering local market capacities in various geographical areas. An approach including in-kind donations, vouchers and/or cash-based transfer will be designed at early stage of the project, in line with the evolution of the specific context
• Humanitarian-to-humanitarian logistics: HI will propose to emergency stakeholders mutualized storage and transportation to ensure delivery of emergency in-kinds as close as possible to the most affected populations.
Given the serious concerns pertaining to persons with disabilities who are faced with increased risks of abandonment, violence, injury and death, HI has also launched an assessment to identify the main risks and barriers for these vulnerable persons as well as their support persons and families focusing on areas of risks, i.e. Institutions, specifically in but not limited to the East.

The security situation in Vinnytsia is very stable. Markets, restaurants and cafés are open and life continues as normal. There is a strict curfew from 10pm to 6am as in the whole of Ukraine. There have been a few attacks by ballistic missiles over the past two months on military and logistic installations in the countryside, without any impact on the city.
Some HI staff in Vinnytsia sleep in a guesthouse and other staff sleep in individual rooms in a hotel. We are opening an office at a few minutes of walking distance from the city centre. There are several restaurants, bars and cafés, with different styles of quality food, as well as a big public park, a large monumental square and some beautiful pedestrian streets.


Under the responsibility of the Operations Manager, your main responsabilities will be:

1/ Technical Support
2/ Representation and external coordination
3/ Training and management
4/ Support to the program strategy
5/ Reporting
6/ Line /team management


You hold a degree in Psychology, psychosocial work or community Mental Health (Advanced degree is recommended).
• You have at least 3 years of experience in providing MHPSS technical support to programs
• Proven experience in providing MHPSS services and training in NGO is essential
• You know supervising, accompanying and coaching others
• Having worked in a post-crisis or development context is an asset
• Understanding of humanitarian coordination and the protection sector is necessary
• You are able to work under pressure and without constant supervision. You have emotional capacity to work under unstable security situation
• You are a good team member, with strong interpersonal & intercultural skills – You are keen to participatory approach
• You are fluent in English (written and oral institutional communication).




At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.
• International contract starting ASAP
• The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount
o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
• Repatriation insurance paid by HI
• Salary from 2757 € gross/month upon experience
• Perdiem: 637,87 € / month paid on the field
• Hardship: 500 € / month paid with the salary
• Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
• R&R every 8 weeks
• unaccompanied
• Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission)

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