Mobile Team Psychologist

Place of work: Kharkiv
Start date: February – March 2024
Duration of the contract: until 31.10.2024 (including a 3-month trial period) with a possible extension subject to funding availability.

About PIN Ukraine

People in Need has been operating in Ukraine since the beginning of August 2014 and since then, its humanitarian programs have been rapidly expanding. Currently, People in Need is one of the main humanitarian organizations in Ukraine providing neutral and independent humanitarian assistance to people affected by the conflict. PIN is an equal opportunity employer and applications are accepted from all qualified candidates without distinction on any basis, including race, ethnicity, nationality, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and others. PIN welcomes applications from diverse groups and values diversity.

General information about the role of the person

Under overall supervision of the PSS Coordinator is responsible for the realization of the project, PSS related activities. He/she organizes the work of the team and works closely with the members of the teams, as well as with local representatives of the community. Joins the program team as needed to provide emergency support where needed.

Description of general responsibilities

  • Provides psycho-emotional support and First Psychological Aid (FPA), emergency, urgent, crisis counseling to the affected population, and, if necessary, travels with the project team to provide such support in places where it is urgently needed
  • Prevents stigmatization and provides appropriate responses to requests for more information (psychological education about the work of a psychologist, stress symptoms, First Aid, emotional burnout, etc.) 
  • Organizes and conducts group training sessions according to the needs of the population and the team;
  • Takes an active part in communication, support, experience sharing, and creating a positive team atmosphere
  • Carries out the activities aimed at improving of the socio-psychological state of population in the form of psychologic awareness, group work and individual counseling within the framework of methodology of the project
  • Carries out pre-post test, diagnostics and analyze of the received data;
  • Follows the scheduled trips to identified and selected locations within the mobile team in accordance with the workplan and schedule
  • Analyses systematically the feedback by the results of measures implementation, makes changes to measures
  • Contributes to assessments, with documentation and reports on time
  • Helps to ensure the integration of project activities within overall sector programming

Required experience and qualifications

  • University degree in psychology, other qualification or in-depth study of MHPSS topics, including IASC Guidelines, child protection, SGBV
  • 3–5 years of practical professional experience with an understanding of conflict-related contexts, with experience in, for example, community mobilization, CPS, youth and social work, including referrals, with diverse community members in a complex humanitarian context
  • Good reporting and analytical skills
  • Priority will be given to candidates with experience working for humanitarian and international NGOs, participating in projects of local organizations
  • At least a basic understanding of humanitarian aid or development programs in emergencies
  • Teamwork and organizational skills
  • Computer skills, ability to use Microsoft Office programs (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles and practices
  • Communication and diplomatic skills
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to work under time pressure.

We offer

  • Competitive salary on the PIN salary scale: 1,254 USD GROSS before taxes
  • Health insurance
  • Positive work environment in a well-established and growing humanitarian organization; • Reimbursement of travel expenses between offices and field locations
  • Professional development opportunities through various capacity building activities such as trainings, seminars, etc
  • 28 days of annual vacation + 3 New Year's bonus vacation days.


Please send clearly marked CV and Motivation letter in English. Please note, only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Written test and interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled. Please note that PIN does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process.

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