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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: Case Manager

Location: Dohuk

About SEED Foundation:

SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity organization in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of 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 works with survivors of violence and conflict in the KRI to help them rebuild their lives. SEED takes a comprehensive approach to recovery, integrating psychotherapy and case management services with a range of vocational, educational and recreational activities, to reduce symptoms of trauma, empower and protect survivors, and improve individual and family well-being. SEED also works to improve the skills of local psychologists and other service providers through education, training and supervision programs to better equip them to help individuals and communities heal. Finally, SEED works with local institutions and others to promote laws, policies and procedures that promote human rights and the protection of the most vulnerable. Our work reflects international best practices and expertise, combined with local know-how and understanding.

Role of the Case Manager

SEED Foundation is seeking a case manager to provide services to protect, empower and support the recovery of vulnerable Iraqis through comprehensive mental health and psychosocial support services to survivors of torture, trafficking, and gender-based violence, as well as members of religious and ethnic minorities in the KRI.

The case manager will work with clients to holistically address their needs through mobile services across the KRI, primarily in Dohuk governorate. While all case managers will receive training and supervision, successful candidates must be compassionate, confident, diligent, trustworthy, resourceful, interested in learning new skills, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. The case manager must be willing and interested to work with team members and clients of different religious, ethnic, cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds. All services will be provided in accordance with international ethical standards.

This position reports directly to the Case Management Team Lead.

Specific Tasks

  • Provide confidential critical care to potential clients and their families throughout KRI (primarily within Dohuk governorate) through mobile services, including a brief needs assessment and provision of psychosocial support in order to determine the survivor’s interest in and need for continued services.
  • Facilitate referrals to partner agencies providing services in accordance with the Standard of Care, as needed per each individual case. Ensure particularly complicated cases are identified and referred to the Case Management Team Lead.
  • Provide confidential ongoing MHPSS services to clients and their families, as needed, to include the collaborative development of a Case Plan using SMART goals.
  • Document all interactions with clients or other contacts in relation to a client’s case in accordance with SEED’s case management system.
  • Develop and facilitate effective group sessions, as relevant to the population being served.
  • Participate in supervision sessions with the Case Management Team Lead and MHPSS Project Manager, as required.
  • Attend relevant training sessions, as assigned, to ensure that the highest quality services can be delivered.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of outreach and community engagement plans.
  • Support the development and utilization of a camp-specific referral pathway for SGBV cases.
  • Maintain positive relationships with program partners.

Perform other duties as necessary, as assigned by supervisor.

Essential criteria

  • University degree in social work, psychology or related field, or a minimum 2 years of professional experience as a social/case worker/case manager within an NGO.
  • Experience providing case management, basic psychosocial support services, and community outreach; experience providing psychological first aid a plus.
  • Experience working with IDPs, refugees, survivors of SGBV, and other populations experiencing a lack of social protection and social inequalities.
  • Strong belief in human rights and gender equality.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with team members and clients.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • High standard of spoken and written Arabic or Kurdish; English is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environment.

Please e-mail the following to jobs@seedkurdistan.org using “Case Manager – Dohuk, Your FULL NAME” as the subject of your e-mail.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • three references with complete contact information

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

NO CALLS PLEASE. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position: Case Manager

Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI), with frequent travel to other areas of KRI

Type of position: Employment contract, full time, multiple positions

Length of Contract: Twelve months

About SEED Foundation:

SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity organization in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of 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 works with survivors of violence and conflict in the KRI to help them rebuild their lives. SEED takes a comprehensive approach to recovery, integrating psychotherapy and case management services with a range of vocational, educational and recreational activities, to reduce symptoms of trauma, empower and protect survivors, and improve individual and family well-being. SEED also works to improve the skills of local psychologists and other service providers through education, training and supervision programs to better equip them to help individuals and communities heal. Finally, SEED works with local institutions and others to promote laws, policies and procedures that promote human rights and the protection of the most vulnerable. Our work reflects international best practices and expertise, combined with local know-how and understanding.

Role of the Case Manager

SEED Foundation is seeking a case manager to provide services to protect, empower and support the recovery of vulnerable Iraqis through comprehensive mental health and psychosocial support services to survivors of torture, trafficking, and gender-based violence, as well as members of religious and ethnic minorities in the KRI.

The case manager will work with clients to holistically address their needs through mobile services across the KRI, primarily in Dohuk governorate. While all case managers will receive training and supervision, successful candidates must be compassionate, confident, diligent, trustworthy, resourceful, interested in learning new skills, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. The case manager must be willing and interested to work with team members and clients of different religious, ethnic, cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds. All services will be provided in accordance with international ethical standards.

We are seeking a candidate to start as soon as possible. This positions reports directly to the Case Management Team Lead.

Specific Tasks

  • Provide confidential critical care to potential clients and their families throughout KRI (primarily within Dohuk governorate) through mobile services, including a brief needs assessment and provision of psychosocial support in order to determine the survivor’s interest in and need for continued services.
  • Facilitate referrals to partner agencies providing services in accordance with the Standard of Care, as needed per each individual case. Ensure particularly complicated cases are identified and referred to the Case Management Team Lead.
  • Provide confidential ongoing MHPSS services to clients and their families, as needed, to include the collaborative development of a Case Plan using SMART goals.
  • Document all interactions with clients or other contacts in relation to a client’s case in accordance with SEED’s case management system.
  • Develop and facilitate effective group sessions, as relevant to the population being served.
  • Participate in supervision sessions with the Case Management Team Lead and MHPSS Project Manager, as required.
  • Attend relevant training sessions, as assigned, to ensure that the highest quality services can be delivered.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of outreach and community engagement plans.
  • Support the development and utilization of a camp-specific referral pathway for SGBV cases.
  • Maintain positive relationships with program partners.

Perform other duties as necessary, as assigned by supervisor.

Essential criteria

  • University degree in social work, psychology or related field, or a minimum 2 years of professional experience as a social/case worker/case manager within an NGO.
  • Experience providing case management, basic psychosocial support services, and community outreach; experience providing psychological first aid a plus.
  • Experience working with IDPs, refugees, survivors of SGBV, and other populations experiencing a lack of social protection and social inequalities.
  • Strong belief in human rights and gender equality.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with team members and clients.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • High standard of spoken and written Arabic or Kurdish; English is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environment.

Please e-mail the following to jobs@seedkurdistan.org using “Case Manager – Erbil, Your FULL NAME” as the subject of your e-mail.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • three references with complete contact information

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

NO CALLS PLEASE. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position: Lawyer (National)

Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI), with frequent travel to Dohuk and Sulaimania.

Type of position: Lawyer, full time

Length of Contract: Twelve months

About SEED Foundation:

SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity organization in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of 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 works with survivors of violence and conflict in the KRI to help them rebuild their lives. SEED takes a comprehensive approach to recovery, integrating psychotherapy and case management services with a range of vocational, educational and recreational activities, to reduce symptoms of trauma, empower and protect survivors, and improve individual and family well-being. SEED also works to improve the skills of local psychologists and other service providers through education, training and supervision programs to better equip them to help individuals and communities heal. Finally, SEED works with local institutions and others to promote laws, policies and procedures that promote human rights and the protection of the most vulnerable. Our work reflects international best practices and expertise, combined with local know-how and understanding.

Role of the Lawyer

We are seeking to hire a national lawyer to advise, assist and represent vulnerable individuals including survivors of and those at risk of rights violations. The successful candidate will be an experienced lawyer with prior experience in advising, assisting and representing vulnerable clients in criminal, civil and personal status matters. We are looking for a compassionate, confident and dynamic person who is able to independently manage a large caseload with minimal supervision.

 

We are seeking a candidate to start in September 2017, to be based in Erbil, KRI on a twelve month contract.

Specific Tasks

  • Manage client relationships and expectations
  • Interview clients
  • Explain options to clients and obtain instructions
  • Set case plans
  • Maintain detailed and accurate case notes and files
  • Advise clients
  • Draft representations on behalf of clients
  • Prepare client statements
  • Interview witnesses
  • Prepare witness statements
  • Instruct expert witnesses and expert reports
  • Conduct legal research
  • Draft briefs
  • Thoroughly prepare for and represent clients in court
  • Draft appeals where necessary
  • Liaise closely with other professionals including social workers and doctors to obtain all required information and ensure clients’ needs are comprehensively met
  • Identify particularly complex cases, and work with the Program Director create a plan to deal with those cases
  • Attend meetings and represent SEED Foundation
  • Perform other relevant duties

Essential criteria

  • Degree in Iraqi law.
  • Strong knowledge of criminal, civil and personal status law.
  • At least three years of experience in practicing law.
  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems and devise innovative legal arguments.
  • Highly motivated and able to exercise initiative.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Strong belief in human rights and gender equality.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
  • Excellent written and oral English, Arabic and Kurdish language skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Please e-mail the following to jobs@seedkurdistan.org using “Lawyer and Your FULL NAME” as the subject of your e-mail.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • three references with complete contact information

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

NO CALLS PLEASE. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position: Program Director

Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI), with frequent travel to Dohuk and Sulaimania.

Type of position: Employment contract, Full time.

Length of Contract: Twelve months

About SEED Foundation:

SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity organization in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of 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 works with survivors of violence and conflict in the KRI to help them rebuild their lives. SEED takes a comprehensive approach to recovery, integrating psychotherapy and case management services with a range of vocational, educational and recreational activities, to reduce symptoms of trauma, empower and protect survivors, and improve individual and family well-being. SEED also works to improve the skills of local psychologists and other service providers through education, training and supervision programs to better equip them to help individuals and communities heal. Finally, SEED works with local institutions and others to promote laws, policies and procedures that promote human rights and the protection of the most vulnerable. Our work reflects international best practices and expertise, combined with local know-how and understanding.

Role of the Program Director

We are seeking to hire an international Program Director to manage programming to protect and empower vulnerable Iraqis through MHPSS service delivery. The successful candidate will be an experienced program manager with prior experience in MHPSS and SGBV programming with displaced persons. We are looking for a compassionate, confident, dynamic and independent person who is able to lead development, planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

 

We are seeking a candidate to start in September 2017, to be based in Erbil, KRI on Twelve month contract. This position includes relocation expenses and housing allowance.

Specific Tasks

Program Management and Leadership:

  • Lead responsibility for programmatic, technical and administrative management of the program including quality assurance, monitoring and documentation of results.
  • Provide strategic direction and technical advice on program development and implementation with a focus on the protection and empowerment of vulnerable groups.
  • Oversee program planning and implementation to ensure program goals, objectives and targets are met.
  • Supervise and manage all program staff.
  • Develop work plans, oversee implementation and track progress.

MHPSS Services:

  • Lead in the implementation of the program’s strategy to meet the needs of survivors and strengthen support mechanisms.
  • Develop practices and policies and ensure that these are adhered to.
  • Provide training to program staff.
  • Ensure the ethical management of case data and systems, ensuring that data collection informs improved service delivery.
  • Develop and lead implementation of plans for outreach with the target community.

Coordination and Organizational Representation:

  • Participate in Mental Health Working Group and SGBV Sub-Working Group meetings.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local organizations.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Work closely with program partners.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E):

  • Working closely with the M&E Manager, devise program M&E plan.
  • Ensure that M&E systems provide adequate feedback to inform program development and course correction as necessary.
  • Ensure that all reporting requirements are met on time, and that reports are of a high quality.

Staff Management and Capacity Building:

  • Supervise, train and build capacity of program staff.
  • Devise development plans for all staff members.
  • Provide regular, constructive feedback to staff members.

Finance and Budget Management:

  • Ensure that program procurement is in line with SEED’s policies and donor regulations.
  • Oversee program budget to ensure efficient use of resources.
  • Conduct regular budget monitoring to ensure program spending is on track.

Essential criteria

  • Degree in social work, psychology, development or other related field desired.
  • At least three years of experience in MHPSS and SGBV programming.
  • At least five years of management experience including project design, execution, budget management, and staff management.
  • Experience implementing large donor-funded international development and/or humanitarian assistance programs.
  • Experience in Iraq and/or Kurdistan Region a plus.
  • 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, with Arabic and/or Kurdish a plus.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.

Please e-mail the following to jobs@seedkurdistan.org using “Program Director and Your FULL NAME” as the subject of your e-mail.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • three references with complete contact information

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

NO CALLS PLEASE. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position: Psychologist

Location: Dohuk, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI), with regular travel to Erbil and Sulaimania

Type of position: Employment contract, Full time.

Length of Contract: Twelve months

About SEED Foundation:

SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity organization in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of 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 works with survivors of violence and conflict in the KRI to help them rebuild their lives. SEED takes a comprehensive approach to recovery, integrating psychotherapy and case management services with a range of vocational, educational and recreational activities, to reduce symptoms of trauma, empower and protect survivors, and improve individual and family well-being. SEED also works to improve the skills of local psychologists and other service providers through education, training and supervision programs to better equip them to help individuals and communities heal. Finally, SEED works with local institutions and others to promote laws, policies and procedures that promote human rights and the protection of the most vulnerable. Our work reflects international best practices and expertise, combined with local know-how and understanding.

Role of the Psychologist

SEED Foundation is seeking a psychologist to provide services to protect, empower and support the recovery of vulnerable Iraqis through comprehensive mental health and psychosocial support services to survivors of torture, trafficking, and gender-based violence, as well as members of religious and ethnic minorities in the KRI.

The psychologist will provide therapeutic services, including assessment, individual and group therapy and referrals, through mobile services to vulnerable Iraqi and their families in various locations throughout KRI, primarily within the Dohuk governorate. While all psychologists will receive training and supervision, successful candidates must be compassionate, confident, diligent, trustworthy, resourceful, interested in learning new skills, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. The Psychologist will work with team members and clients of different religious, ethnic, cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds. All services will be provided in accordance with international ethical standards.

Specific Tasks

  • Provide confidential critical care to potential clients and their families throughout KRI (primarily within Duhok governorate) through mobile services, including a brief needs assessment and provision of psychosocial support in order to determine the survivor’s interest in and need for continued services.
  • Collaborate closely with the Case Management Team to contribute to the development of Care Plans, with specific focus on mental health needs. Ensure particularly complicated cases are identified and referred to the MHPSS Project Manager.
  • Provide confidential ongoing MHPSS services to clients and their families, as needed, to include the collaborative development of a Treatment Plan using SMART goals.
  • Utilize assessment tools, in keeping with SEED’s case management strategy.
  • Document all interactions with clients or other contacts in relation to a client’s case in accordance with SEED’s case management system.
  • Develop and facilitate effective group sessions, as relevant to the population being served.
  • Participate in supervision sessions with the Case Management Team Lead and MHPSS Project Manager, as required.
  • Attend relevant training sessions, as assigned, to ensure that the highest quality services can be delivered.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of outreach and community engagement plans.
  • Support the development and utilization of a camp-specific referral pathway for SGBV cases and advanced clinical service needs to address mental health concerns.
  • Maintain positive relationships with program partners.

Essential criteria

  • University degree in psychology or counselling
  • Written and spoken Kurdish and Arabic language skills, with English a plus
  • Experience providing psychological therapies to clients
  • Experience working with survivors of conflict and rights violations such as IDPs, refugees, and survivors of SGBV and torture
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to gain trust and build relationships with team members and clients
  • Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environment

Please e-mail the following to jobs@seedkurdistan.org using “Psychologist – Dohuk and Your FULL NAME” as the subject of your e-mail.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • three references with complete contact information

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

NO CALLS PLEASE. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position: MHPSS Teacher/Trainer (National or International)

Location: Koya, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Type of position: Full time, Employment contract

Length of Contract: Twelve months

 

About SEED Foundation:
SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity organization in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of 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 works with survivors of violence and conflict in the KRI to help them rebuild their lives. SEED takes a comprehensive approach to recovery, integrating psychotherapy and case management services with a range of vocational, educational and recreational activities, to reduce symptoms of trauma, empower and protect survivors, and improve individual and family well-being. SEED also works to improve the skills of local psychologists and other service providers through education, training and supervision programs to better equip them to help individuals and communities heal. Finally, SEED works with local institutions and others to promote laws, policies and procedures that promote human rights and the protection of the most vulnerable. Our work reflects international best practices and expertise, combined with local know-how and understanding.

Role of the University Based Teacher/Trainer
We are seeking to hire an expert to teach at the Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services based at Koya University in Erbil Governorate. The successful candidate will be a clinical/counseling psychologist, social worker, or other experienced MHPSS service provider and will be a compassionate, confident, dynamic and independent person with extensive experience in teaching and serving people who have experienced war, conflict, torture or other forms of trauma. The MHPSS teacher/trainer will help with curriculum development, teaching courses, training MHPSS workers, and providing supervision to students.

We are seeking a candidate to begin working in October for a one year contract, with the opportunity to extend beyond the program period.

University based expert responsibilities
● Assist with refinement of the 4 week classroom curriculum for MHPSS workers in Kurdistan Region.
● Organize and assist in delivering training for the MHPSS Training Program in Koya University and other locations.
● Coordinate the delivery of training by guest instructors.
● Mentor and supervise practitioners between training sessions.
● Represent SEED at meetings.
● Report regularly to SEED management.
● Contribute to development of strategy to strengthen and expand the training program.
● Any other tasks as required.

Essential Requirements
● Master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, or other relevant degree.
● Relevant work experience in curriculum development, teaching and supervision desired.
● Clinical and/or academic experience in working with people in conflict and war preferably IDPs and/or refugees and MHPSS services.
● 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 and Arabic; Kurdish a plus.
● Good computer skills.
● Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.
● Salary, benefits and allowances dependent on skills and qualifications.
● Willingness to live in Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

Please e-mail the following to jobs@seedkurdistan.org using “MHPSS Teacher/Trainer” and Your FULL NAME” as the subject of your e-mail.

• Cover letter
• Resume
• three references with complete contact information

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
NO CALLS PLEASE. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.