Temporary Appointment: International MHPSS Specialist, Mekele, Ethiopia, P-3

  • Level: P-3
  • Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
  • Closing date: 28 Jan 2023 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Mekelle, Ethiopia

The Position

The International MHPSS Specialist is based in Mekelle field office. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Project Coordinator, the International MHPSS Specialist will be responsible to support the     Tigray Sub- office to increase the capacity of UNFPA and implementing partner staff to deliver services in compliance with IASC Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. 

Job Purpose:

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of Senior Project Coordinator , the incumbent facilitates the implementation of UNFPA’s MHPSS programming to assist those affected by the conflict in Tigray region of Ethiopia. 

The incumbent will be part of the Improving access to GBV response Services in Tigray project team and will support the assessment, planning, programme oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of MHPSS initiatives through the use of available IASC global guidelines and standards, tools to be in line with UNFPA’s Minimum Standards for Addressing GBV in Emergencies integrated with MHPSS.  Build MHPSS partnership  and Capacity-building of national and local partners on MHPSS to respond, prevent   and mitigate risk of mental health issues in emergency and humanitarian settings. 

Qualifications and Experience 


Master’s degree with specialization in areas such as social work, mental health/psychology, public health, gender, law/human rights, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines from recognized universities/colleges 

Experience and Knowledge: 

  • At least 5 years of specialized experience in GBV programming, preferably including in a complex, volatile, humanitarian context.
  • Proven understanding of the survivors-centered and human-rights-based approaches.
  • Direct experience providing support to GBV survivors is an asset.
  • Excellent programme management skills, including organizational and time-management skills, IT literacy, and proven experience in programme / budget management and monitoring. Experience working through Implementing Partners and establishing / managing remote monitoring systems an asset. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High resilience and coping with stress abilities. Capability of delivering results on time, even under stress.


Fluency in English required. Knowledge in other UN languages is an asset. Proficiency in Tigrinya language is highly desirable. 

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