Job Information DEPUTY PROJECT MANAGER MHPSS NGO Information Job Information
Contract Duration
Governorate Al Anbar
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2020-01-15
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title Clinical psychologist (or psychiatrist)
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2020-07-23
Deadline Date 2020-08-05
[Ramadi,Iraq ]

The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Deputy Programme Manager supervises the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of MHPSS components of the programs in Anbar Governorate and contributes to their development.


Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 200 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.


Responsibilities and scope of duties

  •   Programs: He/She ensures proper assessment, implementation and monitoring of MHPSS program(s) falling under his/her responsibility, while observing international and PUIs standards.
  •  Logistics and Administration: He/She ensures that activities for which he/she is responsible comply with logistical and administrative procedures.
  •  Human Resources and Capacity-building: He/She supervises the MHPSS professionals working in MHPSS program(s) falling under his/her responsibility. He / She follows-up and supports their wellbeing and reacts to any recognized concerns. He/she provides support to Project Managers in recruitments. He/she identifies training needs of the MHPSS teams and responds to the identified needs.
  •  Representation: He / she represents the association to partners, authorities and local actors involved in the implementation of MHPSS programs.
  • Safety: He / she contributes to compliance with safety rules at the site, and transmits all information relating to safety concerns to his/her immediate supervisor.
  • Strategy: He / she contributes to the development of new projects by carrying out assessments and providing input to concept notes and proposals.


Specific goals and related activities



    • He/she ensures efficient project flow that key stockholders, partners, beneficiaries and local populations understand the project objectives and participate actively in their implementation.
    • He/she plans activities and ensures that activity timelines are met. In the event of serious delays in project implementation, he/she immediately informs his/her supervisor and proposes solutions to remedy the situation.
    • He/she works in close collaboration with the MHPSS PM, coordination and technical team, Field Coordinator and Deputy Head of Mission regarding the MHPSS strategy, the quality of the project activities and reporting.
    • He/she ensures the proper functioning of MHPSS programs falling under his/her responsibility, and ensures compliance with goals defined in the project proposal/s.
    • With the support of the MEAL department, he/she tracks the performance indicators defined, reports on progress to his/her immediate supervisor, signals any difficulties encountered in project implementation, and proposes improvements or reorganization when needed.
    • He/she support MHPSS PM, coordination and technical teams (MHPSS and WASH/Rehab) in conducting analysis of program data.
    • He/she ensures the implementation of monitoring and/ or evaluations, according to the defined needs of the project/s.
    • He/she participates in submitting internal and external reports, respecting the deadlines.
    • He/she ensures that the programs are conducted in harmony with the international and PUI guidelines and framework of operations.


  • He/she familiarizes himself/herself with the Internal Rules of Procedure of PUI for the mission, and ensures that they are known and respected by the team.
  • Under the supervision of the MHPSS manager, he/she creates coordination mechanisms specific to the team, and ensures proper coordination between MHPSS and rehab teams.
  • He/she supports and coordinates the mapping of the resources that could be useful to respond to MHPSS needs both across different levels of intervention and different geographical areas.
  • He/she provides technical support to the MHPSS teams as required (ad hoc and structured capacity-building) with the help of the MHPSS coordination and technical team.
  • He/she welcomes regular technical supervision from the MHPSS coordination and technical team.
  • He/she advocates on all MHPSS related issues and / or concerns, internally within PUI and externally as required.
  • He/she ensures that confidentiality and consent processes are in place and adhered to.
  • He/she assists in the development and implementation of the technical monitoring tools for the projects activities for all MHPSS components.



  • He/she advocates on all MHPSS related issues and / or concerns, internally within PUI and externally as required.
  • He/she ensures that confidentiality and consent processes are in place and adhered to.
  • He/she assists in the development and implementation of the technical monitoring tools for the projects activities for all MHPSS components
  • He/she addresses his/her needs for MHPSS materials to the Project Manager and Field Coordinator in line with available budgets.
  • He/she takes into account the time and logistical constraints of the mission, as well as the purchasing rules specific to the programs, in order to ensure that his/her requests are realistic in light of procurement timelines.
  • He/she contributes to the analysis of supplier of bids for purchases with highly technical specifications.
  • He/she participates actively in the preparation of calls for tender in collaboration with the logistic manager of the base, the Logistics Coordinator and the procurement officer at Headquarters.
  • In coordination with the logistics department, he/she ensures appropriate storage of MHPSS materials.
  • In coordination with the Logistic manager, he/she organizes the logistical components of his/her programs (delivery, distribution, on-site storage, etc).
  • On a monthly basis he/she provides the Administrator with all information necessary for the development of cash flow estimates specific to his/her program(s).
  • Under the supervision on the MHPSS manager, he/she ensures that the monthly budget tracking of the program(s) falling under his/her responsibility is up-to-date, participates in analyses, detects possible anomalies and proposes adjustments.



  • He/she represents the association before local actors involved in the implementation of MHPSS programs, and ensures that good relations are maintained with them, consistent with the principles of neutrality and independence of PUI.
  • When necessary, he/she participates in MHPSS working group and protection meetings and reports on highlights to the MHPSS Coordinator and Field Coordinator. He/she also participates in other coordination meetings, representing PUI at both locaL and regional level.
  • In the event of visits from donors, he/she participates actively in the preparation and the smooth organization of the visit


  • He/she ensures that the safety plan is known by the team falling under his/her responsibility and that safety rules are respected.
  • He/she contributes to data collection on safety issues in his/her field of operations and disseminates them to the Project manager and Field Coordinator regularly or on an ad-hoc basis if urgent, together with the MHPSS Officers.
  • He/she ensures that project/s, methodologies, or selection criteria do not place beneficiaries, PUI staff or any other persons in harm. He/she alerts the Head of Mission without delay, in case of impending danger to teams or beneficiaries  


  • He/she participates in identifying MHPSS-related needs in coordination with the Program Manager, MHPSS coordination and technical team and Deputy Head of Mission.
  • He/she contributes to the preparation of project proposals for the MHPSS sector.
  • He/She participates in the strategy development of the mission according to request.



Other Interfaces

  • Internal: Field Coordinators, MHPSS Coordinator/Deputy, Health Liaison Officers, Deputy Head of Mission, Grants Officer, Administration and Logistics, HR department
  • External: MHPSS actors, Ministry of Health Baghdad, Directorate of Health Anbar. 
Qualifications & Preferred Skills


·        Required Profile



·         Required knowledge and skills




·         Required

·         desirable




·         University degree (at minimum BA level) in social science, nursing, psychology, medicine or other relevant field

·         Training on management / leadership

·         Advanced university degree (MA level)

·         Experience in mhGAP training, Protection training (SGBV and Child Protection) and training in Case Management


·  Professional            experience


  • Humanitarian
  • International
  • Technical

·         Experience in team management

·         Experience in project management

·         At least two years of professional experience in the support of vulnerable people or in the humanitarian field, preferably in the field of MHPSS


·         Experience in the design of MHPSS intervention

·         Experience in supervision

·         Experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects

·         Experience in working with an international  NGO

·         Experience in managing a team from  remote (through skype, phone and email)




·Knowledge and skills



·         Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times, especially regarding staff wellbeing

·         Good written and verbal communication skills

·         Ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions independently

·         Knowledge of international MHPSS standards, guidelines (e.g. Sphere, IASC)


·         Knowledge of local areas and community structures




·         Languages

  • English
  • Arabic


·         X

·         X







·         Software

  • Microsoft Office


·         Microsoft Office skills: Powerpoint, Excel, and Word (formatting, presentation, and analysis skills)



·         Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission)



·         Integrity

·         Good organisation skills

·         Willingness to do field visits in unstable environments

·         Resilience to stress

·         Appreciation of staff wellbeing

·         Reactivity and anticipation

·         Ability to work in an international, cross-cultural team and in a challenging  context




How To Apply


In order to submit an application, all candidates are invited to fill the following google form by clicking on the link below:

Premiere Urgence will proceed to the preselection of candidates on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close the advertisement as soon as a candidate is identified for the position. Therefore, you are kindly invited to submit your application as soon as possible.

Kindly note that all applications received by email or by paper will not be considered. Only those submitted through the application link will be processed.

Premiere Urgence International thank you for your interest in the organization.



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