Ended Consortium PSS Field Technical Advisor

The Job

TITLE: Consortium PSS Field Technical Advisor

PLACE:  Sana’a

Project: HI Consortium project in Yemen


Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission. For more details on the association: www.hi.org


Under the direct responsibility of the MHPSS Technical Coordinator, the Consortium PSS Field Technical Advisor is responsible to ensure quality MHPSS training to frontline protection actors and HI teams as well as identify external networks of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support actors in order to build, reinforce and update the referral pathways and mechanisms in Yemen under the DFID funded consortium project.  Additionally, s/he will provide support to the HI Health Comprehensive program according to the needs and in close collaboration with the PSS FTA Health Project.


Line manager:  MHPSS Technical Coordinator

Line manager+1: Technical Unit Coordinator

Team Managed: None

Strong functional link with PSS FTA Health project, Psychologists, Psychosocial Workers, Program Manager(s), Project Officer(s), MEAL Team


Under the direct responsibility of the MHPSS Technical Co you will be responsible to:  

Identify specific needs of capacity building and develop training modules for the consortium partners and for HI PSS teams.

  • Identify training needs among the consortium partners and HI PSS staff.
  • Based on the requests and the agreements, contribute to the design, modification and compilation of  tailored curriculum package and training modules to meet the capacity building needs of consortium partners and HI PSS teams; in close collaboration with the MHPSS Tech Co.
  • Implement supervision/monitoring modalities and refresher training to ensure the quality of the initial training sessions.
  • Design, plan and implement post training evaluation surveys.
  • Maintain record of training sessions as means of verification (e.g., pictures, attendance sheet of participants, pre and post-test surveys, training reports as per donor requirement).
  • Contribute to the translation of capacity building material from English to Arabic.

Contribute to the MHPSS mapping of services

  • Ensure the continuous update of the MHPSS service mapping and be responsible for the collection of new data and referral pathways.
  • Be constantly informed about other humanitarian actors’ activities (implementation, withdrawal, modification) and areas of intervention.

Provide support to the MHPSS Health Project

  • In close collaboration with the PSS FTA Health Project, ensure the quality in the implementation of PSS activities in Health Facilities and other locations according to HI and other technical guidelines.

Project reporting, monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

  • Collection and delivery of training activity data to Database Officer in compliance with M&E tools (e.g., training attendance sheets, pre- and post-test surveys, etc.)
  • Collection and maintenance of additional training documentation for donor reporting (e.g., photographs, training summary reports, etc.).
  •   Weekly reporting and action plan shared with MHPSS Co for coordination, planning and monitoring of progress.

Logistics, admin and HR

  • Anticipate the logistics needs for the capacity building of consortium partners: supply and services, printing of material, identification of venues for the sessions, movements, etc.
  • Respect compliance with logistic, admin and HR processes.

Coordination and communication

  • Maintain excellent communication with MHPSS (and other, such as Protection and GBV) actors in Yemen and with the Ministry of Health.
  •  Maintain regular communication with the consortium partners.
  • Contribute to coordination of training (tailored content and delivery plan/schedule) with consortium actors in collaboration with MHPSS Tech Co.
  • Participate in internal HI meetings and external ones (Cluster and Sub-cluster meetings and working groups) when requested.

Demonstrate ethical and professional practices:

  • Respect confidentiality; for example, avoid sharing sensitive information of beneficiaries during training and case studies.
  • Respect and promote HI’s policies and report to your line manager any violation of HI policies among teams or partners.
  • Report any incident or act that causes or may cause harm to beneficiaries or others.
  • Address needs and requests in a professional manner.

Note: This job description requires a very high level of flexibility and is subject to evolve in order to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager and according to the needs. A high degree of flexibility is required from successful applicants.

Required profile

Professional competencies required

  • Proven human science degree (preferably in Psychology)
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in psychology, counselling, psychosocial support, Psychological First Aid in emergency and conflict settings
  •  Professional experience in delivering capacity building on MHPSS related topics
  • Experience with an NGO


  • Experience in working with MHPSS, Protection, or GBV actors
  • Experience in delivering MHPSS services in the context of Yemen
  • Experience in coordination among different actors

Personal competencies required

  • Ability to work within a team
  • Capacity to analyze, judge, and make strategic decisions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good educational/teaching skills
  • Motivated, able and willing to take initiative
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously to drive completion of tasks/objectives
  • Willingness to learn and develop professionally
  • Interested in psychosocial, mental health and disability issues
  • Adaptability to special situations or demands (e.g., additional reporting, roving assignment, etc.)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Arabic mandatory

Willingness and ability to travel

  • Travel in and around Sana’a, Aden and / or other governorates may be required in order to provide capacity building to the partners and support to the Health project.
  • On occasion, overnight stays outside of Sana’a City (where operations are presently based) may be required.

Job Conditions

  • The salary will be defined according to HI’s existing salary scale
  • Based in SANA’A, with frequent movements to the field
  • 30 day leave/year + benefits (transport allowance, health insurance, life insurance)
  • The working hours are the following: 8:00 to 16:30 (with 30 minutes lunch break) from Sunday to Thursday.
  • Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week (according to the Yemen labor law) if it is required by the volume of activities and by the line manager.   

Any breach of the above-mentioned responsibilities, of the Internal Regulation or of Terms and Conditions of Engagement may be sanctioned by a written warning or immediate dismissal if appropriate.

How to Apply
  • Interested candidates may please send their CV with cover letter in English, with the reference in the email subject: YEME/HR/2019/PROG/FTAConsortium2/SAH+ Applicant full name
    Deadline for applications is 11:30 pm on Friday 13th Dec 2019
  • Please address all applications to: recruitment-yemen@yemen.hi.org
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Handicap International, is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Employer: Handicap International
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 4 December 2019
  • Deadline: 13 December 2019