MHPSS Coordinator

  • Contractor
  • Tripoli Libya
  • TBD USD / Year
  • International Medical Corps profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

International Medical Corps


In Libya, shortly following the outbreak of conflict in February 2011, International Medical Corps deployed teams to Libya and launched an emergency response to provide lifesaving interventions for the local populations through the provision of emergency medical services, training for local health workers and delivery of vital medicines and supplies. IMC has continued focusing on medical relief programming and gained significant in-country expertise and widespread programmatic reach through supporting conflict-affected populations. IMC has devised effective and efficient solutions to complex challenges, aiming to help the most vulnerable populations deprived of access to primary healthcare in all of the regions in Libya. While the provision of medical aid targets vulnerable populations in urgent need of medical aid, a wider range of activities benefit the Libyan and non-Libyan populations at large, such as building the capacity of healthcare workers at primary and secondary health facilities.

International Medical Corps quickly deployed Emergency Medical Teams to the area devastated by flooding after Storm Daniel hit northeast Libya in September and led to the collapse of two dams upstream from the coastal city of Derna. International Medical Corps continues to provide multi-sectoral programs, focusing on primary healthcare, mental health, WASH, and women’s well-being and empowerment in the affected areas.


The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Coordinator will oversee all MHPSS programming for the country’s response, and will manage the MHPSS team as well as monitor IMC’s partnership with local partners for the implementation of various MHPSS projects

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:


  • Coordinate the MHPSS programming for the country, including strategy development and monitoring of multiple projects.
  • Manage the MHPSS team, including field-based MHPSS managers, psychiatrists, and national MHPSS staff; support with team-building, performance reviews, and professional development of staff
  • Closely work with local NGO partner(s) and relevant government focal points for the implementation and monitoring of MHPSS projects
  • Provide continual technical guidance and support for MHPSS-related trainings and supervision as needed
  • Prepare and implement a Training of Trainers (ToT) program on PFA and other relevant topics and support national trainers to roll out trainings
  • Support the development of MHPSS referral pathways with partner NGO(s) and external service providers to strengthen links to available MHPSS- and Protection-related services
  • In collaboration with local partners, engage community leaders, community-based organizations, and other service providers in supporting beneficiaries to access MHPSS services as well as ensuring their feedback for quality monitoring and accountability
  • Lead the development of MHPSS-related IEC materials
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of MHPSS programming, and development of M&E tools and collection and analysis of program data
  • Prepare MHPSS reporting on a regular basis, as the focal point for the MHPSS team
  • Work closely with support departments to support program administration and the logistical implementation of activities in program sites
  • Implement the project in line with IMC and global MHPSS standards and guidelines and closely coordinate with IMC’s Technical Unit Global Mental Health Advisor for development and review of training materials and reports.
  • Coordinate regularly with other sectors’ teams for integrated approach to activities and trainings
  • Mainstream MHPSS within IMC across sectors, and with partners and service providers
  • Participate in MHPSS coordination meetings for information sharing, collaboration with partners, referral mechanisms, and advocacy for best practices and IASC MHPSS guidelines

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.


  • Typically, a 4-year University degree in related area. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate
  • The qualified candidate will be a mental health professional (psychologist, clinical social worker, psychiatrist, or psychiatric nurse) with experience in MHPSS program coordination
  • Typically, 7+ years of relevant and progressive experience working in mental health related field, including minimum of 4 years of professional experience coordinating MHPSS projects in humanitarian settings
  • Knowledgeable in and experience following IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in Emergencies and international best practices on the integration of MHPSS into primary health care settings
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in the assessment, design, and delivery of responses to pre-existing and emergency-induced MHPSS needs
  • Training experience required; capacity and proven track record in national staff and partner training and capacity-building
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills
  • Honest, hardworking and self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within different cultural environments
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team structure or independently, flexible, and can cope with stressful workload
  • An excellent command of verbal and written English


  • Arabic language preferred.
  • Both national and expatiates are encouraged to apply.

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report. If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.


It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.

Equal Opportunities

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.

Misconduct Disclosure Scheme

All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR). In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

How to apply

Please submit resume and cover letter on the career page at this link: MHPSS Coordinator 1941

deadline: 22 Jan 2024

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