MHPSS Technical Coordinator - YEMEN

HI, Yemen
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Job Summary

Job Description

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”.

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

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In Yemen, HI works in 8 health facilities (hospitals and rehabilitation centers) in Sana'a and 1 hospital in Aden. In these health centers, teams intervene to meet the urgent needs of injured people through an integrated approach of physical rehabilitation and psychosocial sessions. HI also delivers training and awareness-raising sessions on rehabilitation, inclusion, and psychosocial support throughout projects to ensure the strengthening of local partners in the protection and health sectors.

HI’s program in Yemen focuses on three key areas:
1. Comprehensive Rehabilitation: reducing long term disability by ensuring there is increased access to comprehensive rehabilitation services in Yemen. A comprehensive approach includes physical and functional rehabilitation, assistive devices and prosthetics, counselling for caregivers and mental health and psychosocial support for victims and their families. This work is delivered through a capacity-building approach to strengthen Yemen’s health facilities and health workers.

  1. Armed Violence Prevention: mitigating injuries through risk education aimed at keeping communities safe from the risk related to arms. This involves changing behaviours to increase community safety and ensuring public information on risks and mitigation measures is available to populations at risk and in transit. In Yemen, HI is active in assessing risk education needs and gaps as well as coordinating among technical Mine Action/ risk education working groups.

  2. Inclusion: ensuring vulnerable groups have equal access to humanitarian services. HI provides technical advice and capacity development to service providers on the inclusion of boys, girls, men and women with disabilities and other marginalized groups in Yemen. HI also co-leads the Inclusion Task Force whose purpose is to assess the level of meaningful access to different vulnerable groups to humanitarian services.


Under the responsability of the Technical Unit Coordinator and in close coordination with other Technical Coordinators and the Program Coordinator, he/she will be responsible for:

-delivering technical support for all MHPSS activities (strategy, design, quality, monitoring) across all relevant projects
-representation and external coordination for MHPSS technical area
-contributing to HI operational and programmatic strategy, in close link with the Program Coordinator and other members of the Coordination team
-contributing to proposal design and writing
-reporting on MHPSS within the mission
-line/technical management of MHPSS staff
-contributing to capitalization in MHPSS sector

The complete job Description will be shared with short-listed candidates.


-formal degree in Psychology (Master degree of Psychology or at least Bachelor degree of Psychology with strong proven knowledge and experience in providing technical support to MHPSS programs in emergency contexts and complementary degree in Sociology / Social Work / Community based approaches) 

-at least 3 years of professional experience in implementing MHPSS activities in emergency context
-theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in psychology, counselling, psychosocial support, Psychological First Aid in emergency and conflict settings
-proven experience in providing technical support to field teams, implementing trainings
-previous experience working as a coordinator is a strong asset
-previous experience with HI is a strong asset
-experience in remote management would be an asset
-previous experience of nationalisation of positions is an asset
-professional experience in delivering capacity building on MHPSS related topics
-prior experience in the Middle East would be a strong asset
-experience in conflict zone is a strong asset

-strong internal and external coordination and representation skills
-strong communication skills
-strong organizational and reporting skills
-strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
-fluency in oral and written English is compulsory
-strong computer skills (use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and other relevant software)
-Arabic would be a strong asset

Personal qualities:
-ability to work under high pressure
-high level of motivation and proactivity
-high level of autonomy and initiative
-ability to deal with rapidly changing context and plans
-excellent communication skills and diplomacy


• Starting date: October 2020
• Length of the contract: 9 months (with possible extension)
• Salary from 2800€ gross/month depending on the experience of the candidate
• Per-diem: 550 € net/month
• Hardship allowance: 500 € net/month
• Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days per year
• R&R: 5 days every 6 weeks in Yemen / 1 day/month in Amman
• Status: position unaccompanied
• Accommodation: collective housing fully covered by HI