Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Advisor

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Advisor

What we're looking for

Currently we are working on two projects in NE Syria where we are supporting financial and hands-on grassroots initiatives.

We are recruiting an international mental health, psychosocial care, and trauma counseling expert that will be able to provide remote technical support to RealtimeAid and our three local partners (The expert is expected to provide training and capacity building, technical inputs, monitoring, reporting and lessons learned support. The expert should be available for regular follow-up and direct consultations throughout the entire project to support the delivery of psychosocial and education and sport activities for children and youth in Raqqa City.


(1)  Managing Referral Mapping Specialist

  • Supporting the role of the referral mapping specialist
  • Giving hands on support and advice

Expected Deliverable: Developing mechanism and documentation of the referral mapping specialist

(2) Design and provide Trainer of Trainer (ToT) on how to identify and respond to signs of physical abuse + trauma for:

  • RealtimeAid field staff
  • Changemaker teams

Expected Deliverable: Trainer of Trainer (ToT) materials on how to identify and respond to signs of physical abuse + trauma; in English and Arabic

(3) Provide technical management of RealtimeAid field teams and Changemaker teams on the delivery of MHPSS initiative activities for children and participants. Technical guidance can be provided remotely or in person and to be provided in the form of:

  • Reviewing policy and lessons plans and field reports and activity reports, etc
  • Supporting and finalising output and outcome monitoring - with a focus on reporting change in psychosocial indices
  • Responding to technical questions that may come up during the planning and delivery of activities
  • Direct support to Changemakers on QAQC, ensuring staff qualifications, and implementation of activities to support better MPHSS outcomes.
  • Finalise (monthly and final) technical donor reporting (on donor logframe).
  • Finalise final report along with complete supporting documents

Expected Deliverable: monthly reporting (including a monthly report and an activities tracker sheet on all Initiatives for the donor and an internal summary of above tasks.

(4) Design and draft a follow-up MHPSS proposal to continue and expand on the current programme (expected January 2023).

Expected Deliverable: A MHPSS Phase 2 Proposal. First draft expected 15th January 2023.

(5) Conducting a monthly Subpartner meeting of MHPSS GIZ subpartners

Expected Deliverable: Meeting Minutes of monthly MHPSS GIZ subpartners. (For meetings from December 2022 to March 2023)


  • Relevant educational background mental health and/or psychology is desirable)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar position with international or national NGOs is desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing MHPSS programmes, with a strong understanding of protection issues linked to MHPSS programmes
  • Strong skills in program development, proposal and report writing
  • Practical experience in training and/or facilitation of groups and strong participatory facilitation skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English language skills
  • Native Arabic speaker, excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills - MS Office package, usage of SLACK and online forms

Personal Profile:

  • A structured, independent and proactive approach to tasks
  • Experience from working with people with different cultural backgrounds
  • Prepared to contribute to a positive working environment.
  • Positive approach to and ability to take on regular travels
  • Excellent communication, coordination as well as networking and facilitation skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong team-player skills and ability to work independently
  • Excellence writing skills and ability to communicate precisely and persuasively in writing


A minimum of 2 full time working days each week for the duration of the contract.


The total cost should cover all preparatory work according to the Job Description.

Please share your financial offer with us including.

  • Daily rate with us (inc. VAT)
  • Number of days to finalize deliverables

About Us

‘RealtimeAid’ is a powershift from international to local. We bring laughter, music, sports and play to conflict zones, furthermore we support social initiatives to get rid of paperwork, to create trust and visibility. We give needs-based support hands on and through tech.

How to Apply

To Apply: Please apply by sending your CV, cover letter and financial offer (In Euro) to hello@rtaid,org. We will only contact short-listed candidates with a subject email “Applying for MHPSS Advisor”. Deadline December 7th 12:00 PM Berlin Time. (GMT+2).

  • Applications that do not follow this procedure will not be considered.