Annoncør: Red Cross

Ansøgningsfrist: 18/06/2024

Job: Global Roving MHPSS Advisor

Danish Red Cross (DRC) is looking for an experienced humanitarian to join our mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) team and work to ensure that people affected by disasters and crises live healthy lives and have capacities to promote, achieve and sustain mental health and psychosocial well-being.

About the position  
The Global Roving MHPSS Advisor will support the DRC’s strategic ambitions on MHPSS in emergencies, act as surge to undertake rapid deployments to DRC country operations and for Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement multilateral deployments (ICRC and IFRC) in humanitarian crises. The Global Roving MHPSS Advisor is expected to deploy on surge missions for up to 6-7 months per year to humanitarian contexts (armed conflicts, disasters, and other emergencies). Deployments can be both bilateral and multilateral (IFRC/ICRC). Mission length vary according to the needs, from one month to three months. In addition, the Global Roving MHPSS Advisor will provide technical support, including capacity-development, and quality assurance to DRC supported MHPSS emergency interventions in line with established technical standards, good practices, protocols, and guidelines. 

Your main tasks include:

  • Undertake MHPSS surge/deployments to DRC country operations and for wider RCRC Movement actions including multilateral deployments with ICRC and IFRC.
  • Provide technical support and quality-assurance to DRC supported operations with a particular focus on MHPSS in Emergencies aspects, remotely or through field missions (assessments, program design, monitoring, supervision, reviews).
  • Support capacity-development and training of staff (DRC and partners) in MHPSS in Emergencies to ensure that DRC can develop and implement quality MHPSS interventions that follow industry standards and best practice (e.g. trauma informed care within emergency health, support to roll out the PFA for complex reactions, co-facilitate roster training). 
  • Support development of relevant tools and guidance notes to meet operational needs (e.g. quality assurance tools and systems). 
  • Document and communicate effective interventions and methods of MHPSS in emergencies for learning within the organization.
  • Support the development of relevant strategies, policies, position papers, and technical frameworks with a specific focus on MHPSS in Emergencies.
  • Explore opportunities for new partnerships to further develop and promote DRC MHPSS in emergency interventions, within emergency health, and disaster and crisis response, and support resource mobilization.

The Global Roving MHPSS Advisor is a member of the MHPSS team in the Technical Quality & Impact Unit in the International Department. The team comprises technical advisors supporting the strategic ambitions of DRC within MHPSS and ensures that the requisite capacities are in place to provide timely and relevant assistance to DRC supported operations. The Global Roving MHPSS Advisor is also a member of the MHPSS technical team, which comprises both technical advisors at HQ and MHPSS specialists in DRC country offices.

The Global Roving MHPSS Advisor works under the line management of the Head of Unit and has a technical line to the MHPSS Team Lead. The Global Roving MHPSS Advisor works closely with the Global MHPSS in Emergencies Advisor and other relevant colleagues at DRC HQ, regional, and country offices as well as with the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and National Society (HNSs) staff and volunteers in countries of operation/mission. When providing support to the DRC operations in specific countries, the Global Roving MHPSS Advisor will report to the DRC Country Managers on security and other issues pertaining to the mission in point, and coordinates closely and flexibly with the guidance of the country team. 

Your profile:

•    Hold an academic degree at master level in psychology, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience in MHPSS.
•    At least 5 years’ experience with MHPSS in emergency interventions in protracted and acute crisis (armed conflict and disasters).
•    Experience of working for the International RCRC Movement in humanitarian contexts and conflict settings. 
•    Ability to cope with short missions and a lot of uncertainties (emergency deployments).
•    Demonstrated experience and skills in supporting local partner organisations in developing strategies, approaches and tools related to MHPSS in emergency.
•    Proven experience and strong skills in project management, project proposal development, reporting, assessments, reviews, and evaluations of MHPSS in emergency interventions
•    Experience in developing training materials and facilitating trainings of teams from diverse backgrounds.
•    Illustrated experience on mainstreaming cross-cutting issues such as protection, gender and inclusion in emergency response operations.
•    Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community engagement and accountability. 
•    Well-acquainted with international standards and tools on MHPSS in emergencies, both Movement resources and non-Movement Resources.

•    Be a good communicator and a team player.
•    Be structured, systematic and result oriented.
•    Be able to facilitate processes, dialogues and engage people to use their resources effectively.
•    Be flexible and able to work with people from diverse backgrounds. 
•    Strong self-management skills, a high level of personal efficiency and the ability to balance and prioritize multiple urgent or important tasks.
•    Flexibility to travel on short notice to the response bilateral and multilateral missions or elsewhere for events and meetings. 
•    Willingness to undertake fieldwork under basic and challenging conditions.
•    Fluency in English and French; knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

You will become part of the World’s largest humanitarian organization

The Danish Red Cross is part of the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. Along with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and 192 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Danish Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The Danish Red Cross is a member and volunteer-based organisation with 202 local branches in Denmark and more than 30,000 volunteers. 

Through its international work, the Danish Red Cross supports vulnerable people in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, in close cooperation with Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in more than 25 countries and have an annual turnover of more than 600 million Danish kroner. We work specifically on delivering lifesaving services and building capacities and resilience both through long term activities and short-term response within health, disaster management, displacement and migration.

We offer a meaningful work at a purpose-driven workplace with truly engaged colleagues. We focus on professional challenges, well-being and a flexible organizing of your work life. 

DRC encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Application and further information

We look forward to receiving your application and CV no later than 18 June 2024 at 23:59 CET. Application and CV in English are accepted only through our online recruitment system.

First round interviews are expected to  take place on 20 and 21 June 2024. Second round interviews on 24 June with an start date of 1 Sep 2024. We may make use of test tools as part of the recruitment process. Prior to an employment we will take references upon your consent. 

Salary and employment conditions will comply with Danish Red Cross’s collective bargain agreement with HK and AC depending on your experience and qualifications. The position is located at the Danish Red Cross headquarters in Copenhagen with extensive (up to 6-7 months a year) travels and missions. The position is a full-time position of 37 hours per week. Salary is between DKK 41,300 – 47,600 per month including pension, and according to qualifications and experience. It is an HQ position, and the salary package does not include family or housing allowances. The position is 12 months with the possibility of  extension.

In case you have any questions or might need more information, please contact Louise Kryger, MHPSS Lead at [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you.


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