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MHPSS Local Consultant

International Medical Corps

Jordan, Amman

International Medical Corps relieves the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster & disease by delivering vital health care & training.

Job Description

Job Description

Job Title:      MHPSS Local Consultant  

Report to:     Director of Programs

Location:      Amman and Field


International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


Scope of Work:

This assessment will aim to identify service-delivery utilization gaps, and to analyze how relevant trends regarding problems/stressors affecting adults and children, individual, familial and community coping mechanism and help-seeking behavior within the Syrian refugees and host population community have changed and or evolved in the last 5 to eight years.

The main following questions will be addressed:

  • In regards of MHPSS service availability and access among the Syrian refugees and the host population, how did it change in the last five to eight years?
  • In regards of the major stressor factors among the Syrian refugees and the host population, how have they changed in the last five to eight years?
  • In regards of individual, familial and community coping mechanisms among the Syrian refugees and the host population, how have they changed in the last five to eight years?
  • In regards of help-seeking behavior among the Syrian refugees and the host population, how did it change in the last five to eight years?

The methodology to be used will be agreed by the consultant research in consultation with IMC.

It is expected that the research will include:

  • Literature review
  • Available data collected in the last five to eight years
  • Review of policy documents
  • Key-informant’s interviews
  • Focus group discussion

As for the outputs, the assessment aims at:

  • An analysis of the before mentioned trends and how they have changed in the last five to eight years.
  • Identify new gaps or new trend to be addressed
  • Recommendation regarding future priorities and/or best practice to be replicates

The assessment will take place between January 2019 and March 2019. A clear timeframe is expected to be draft by the consultant.


  • Detailed work plan
  • Contact sheet of participating stakeholders
  • Deliver final report to IMC
  • Participation and presentation of findings to relevant interagency working groups.
  • At completion of project, provide IMC with assessment material and field notes

Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree or PHD in Mental health, psychology, or any related field Minimum 10 years of experience in Mental health field

Compliance & Ethics

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.”

This job description is subject to periodic review and adjustment in order to achieve IMC’s goals in Jordan, and any changes to JD will be discussed and agreed

Employement Type : Temporary
Minimum Experience : 10
Minimum Experince Years : 10
Country : Jordan
City : Amman and Field
Job Location : Amman and Field

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