Vacancies 2017-04-18T19:58:30+00:00

Vacancies

Position: Clinical Psychology Advisor (Full Time Consultant/International)

Location: Koya, Erbil Governorate, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)

About SEED Foundation:

SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity in Erbil, Iraq, whose mission is to promote the Kurdistan Region’s (KRI) social, educational and economic development, human rights, and to address the humanitarian needs of the residents of the region.

SEED is working to protect and empower vulnerable women and girls impacted by the current crisis, particularly survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and those that have escaped ISIL captivity, by ensuring access to the quality care needed. Working across the KRI, SEED’s two-pronged approach will 1) increase local capacity to provide mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) through the provision of education, training, and supervision, and 2) expand access to high quality MHPSS services through delivering a standard package of psychosocial support services to all survivors seeking assistance in the KRI.

Role of the Clinical Psychology Advisor:

We are seeking to hire an international expert to work with the Clinical Psychology Department of a university in Erbil Governorate. We are looking for a compassionate, competent, dynamic and independent person committed to helping the KRI meet the mental health needs of its current crisis. Candidate will work with local faculty, and other local and international experts, to strengthen the university’s undergraduate clinical psychology curriculum, to strengthen its supervised practicums, to provide capacity building and training to faculty teaching the material, and to help establish a training program for current MHPSS workers in the KRI. The successful candidate will be a licensed clinical/counseling psychologist with extensive experience in counseling, teaching, and program development. She/he will have broad expertise and experience working with people who have suffered violence, including sexual assault, loss of loved ones,  displacement, torture, and survivors of other traumatic events.

We are seeking a candidate to start in October/November 2016, to be based in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.  Ideally, we would like a candidate full time for 18 months but we will consider all qualified applicants, even for shorter term assignments.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise on strengthening undergraduate clinical psychology program at university to prepare students to meet urgent needs of conflict-affected population.
  • Analyze current curriculum and identify gaps.
  • Work closely with stakeholders, to draw from existing teaching resources and materials and to adapt for local context, and/or develop additional content for undergraduate curriculum on trauma, torture, sexual violence, and grief and loss.
  • Work with the professors at the undergraduate clinical psychology program at the university to find the best way to integrate the developed curriculum into the existing curriculum.
  • Train the faculty on the new elements of the curriculum.
  • Review the existing supervised practicum component and identify and implement ways to strengthen the program.
  • Work closely with the university faculty and other program staff to identify opportunities for other practicum sites for the undergraduate students.
  • Mentor the faculty on the curriculum and supervision of students.
  • Lead the design of a curriculum for a new certificate Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Practitioner Program for mental health practitioners working SGBV, focusing on the same new elements of the undergraduate program.
  • Train faculty who will teach and supervise the execution of the Practitioner Program.

Essential Requirements

  • PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • Relevant work experience in an academic role, including with curriculum development, teaching and supervision.
  • Clinical and academic experience in working with people in conflict and war preferably IDPs and/or refugees.
  • Understanding of vicarious trauma.
  • Strong belief in human rights and gender equality.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
  • Good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
  • High standard of spoken and written English. Arabic and/or Kurdish is a plus.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.
  • Demonstrated competence in intercultural work/contexts.

 

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and CV to http://www.mselect.iq/jobs/clinical-psychology-advisor

Position:  Driver – 2 positions (National)

Location: Dohuk with frequent travel to Erbil

About SEED Foundation:

SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity in Erbil, Iraq, whose mission is to promote the Kurdistan Region’s (KRI) social, educational and economic development, human rights, and to address the humanitarian needs of the residents of the region.

SEED is working to protect and empower vulnerable women and girls impacted by the current crisis, particularly survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and those that have escaped ISIL captivity, by ensuring access to the quality care needed. Working across the KRI, SEED’s two-pronged approach will 1) increase local capacity to provide mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) through the provision of education, training, and supervision, and 2) expand access to high quality MHPSS services through delivering a standard package of  Psychosocial services to all survivors seeking assistance in the KRI.

Role of the Driver

We are seeking to hire two drivers to start in October 2016, to be based in Dohuk with frequent travel to Erbil and other areas in KRI.

Responsibilities include:

Driving vehicles and passenger safety and security of transported material/equipment

  • Adapting his/her behavior and driving to assure passengers’ security, equipment and the rest of road/street users (drivers, pedestrians, etc.).
  • Always drive according to the Kurdish-Iraqi circulation code and respecting speed limits.
  • Phone call during driving are not allowed
  • Always wearing safety belt while driving and ensuring all passengers do the same
  • Ensuring having a valid driving license and always have it ready for any eventual inspection
  • Ensuring that all necessary documents are valid and renewed before the expiration date

Maintenance of the vehicle

  • Checking on a weekly basis the vehicle’s motor, oil level, breaks liquid, air pressure of wheels, windshield liquid, etc.
  • Alerting direct supervisor in case of technical problem or need for maintenance
  • Organizing or if possible carrying out of any necessary maintenance after validation of the supervisor
  • Ensuring the vehicle is clean on the inside and outside
  • Ensuring all necessary equipment and material is present in the vehicle and in good condition (tools, spare wheel, airlift, belts, ropes, etc.)

Remaining stand-by in the office in between movements

Other duties/responsibilities:

  • Supporting the logistics team for manual tasks
  • Report any security related issues to the supervisor
  • Supporting operational organization of field trips
  • Maintaining full confidentiality for all work-related information

Essential Requirements

  • At least 4 years of experience as a driver with a valid driving license.
  • Capable to drive manual-drive or automatic vehicles.
  • Mandatory spoken and written Kurdish and/or Arabic; English would be beneficial.

 

To apply for this position, please submit cover letter and CV to http://www.mselect.iq/jobs/driver-1

Position:  Cashier (National)

Location: Erbil with frequent travel to other areas of KRI

About SEED Foundation:

SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity in Erbil, Iraq, whose mission is to promote the Kurdistan Region’s (KRI) social, educational and economic development, human rights, and to address the humanitarian needs of the residents of the region.

SEED is working to protect and empower vulnerable women and girls impacted by the current crisis, particularly survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and those that have escaped ISIL captivity, by ensuring access to the quality care needed. Working across the KRI, SEED’s two-pronged approach will 1) increase local capacity to provide mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) through the provision of education, training, and supervision, and 2) expand access to high quality MHPSS services through delivering a standard package of psychosocial support services to all survivors seeking assistance in the KRI.

Role of Cashier

SEED is seeking a Cashier to work in SEED’s office in Erbil with frequent travel to other sites within KRI. The Cashier will be responsible for review of paperwork provided with cash and non-cash payment requests, all cash payments and for ensuring full compliance of payment requests with SEED Foundation procedures.

Specific Tasks

Cash Payments

  • Responsible for the disbursement of cash in accordance with SEED Foundation’s procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records for the disbursement of cash and ensure that the cashbook is kept up to date for all cash payments.
  • Maintain a list of outstanding advances and ensure that all procedures over advances are strictly adhered to.
  • Ensure there are adequate cash resources in the office to cover all planned activities and request cash when required.
  • Collect cash from bank and be SEED Foundation’s representative for day-to-day banking activities/requests.

Non-cash payments

  • Review all paperwork provided prior to writing cheques.

General

  • Ensure weekly and month end cash counts are carried out and adequately. approved as per SEED Foundation’s procedures.
  • Ensure full understanding of and adherence to SEED Foundation’s procedures.
  • Ensure adequate referencing and filing of paperwork.

Essential criteria

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Fluent in spoken and written Kurdish, Arabic and English.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Previous experience as a cashier.

 

To apply for this position, please submit cover letter and CV to http://www.mselect.iq/jobs/cashier-1.