Psychosocial Support (PSS) Consultancy, Humanitarian Assistance



Global Communities (known as CHF International in Northeast Syria and Iraq) is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihood of the vulnerable. In Northeast Syria, CHF is providing humanitarian support to vulnerable households through child and gender based violence protection activities among others.

Syria has been ravaged by conflict in recent years resulting in a heavily displaced population, heavily mined field locations and the destruction of community infrastructure. CHF operates a number of protection centers, including Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) and Women and Girls’ Safe Spaces (WGSSs), which provide basic psychosocial support (PSS) to vulnerable women and children among other services considered essential to assist the population in rebuilding their lives.


CHF is seeking an experienced PSS professional to support the Protection Department in building local capacity to better prevent and respond to protection issues in Northeast Syria.

  • Build the capacity of protection staff on structured PSS and working with vulnerable populations:
    • Train protection staff on developing and implementing structured PSS activities for children and women
    • Train protection staff on identifying and referring protection cases
    • Train mobile teams on effective delivery of PSS services
    • Train protection teams on working with youth
  • Build the capacity of caseworkers on basic counselling, referrals, and case management:
    • Train caseworkers on basic counselling skills, with a focus on post-traumatic and post-conflict counselling
    • Train caseworkers on case management protocols
    • Train caseworkers on case management of rape/sexual abuse
    • Support caseworkers for the duration of the assignment (technical focal point)
  • Support the NES Country Team in designing and implementing sessions around team building, effective communication, and conflict resolution in the workplace.


  • Minimum 10 years of experience in mental health (psychiatry, psychology, and/or social work)
  • Experience designing and implementing PSS activities
  • Experience with post-conflict counselling
  • Experience in designing and delivering trainings
  • Experience working with survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV)
  • Experience working with refugees and IDPs, experience working with Syrian refugees a plus
  • Experience working in unstable environments
  • Fluent Arabic, effective communication in English, Kurdish a plus
  • Ability and willingness to travel to/within Northeast Syria
  • Experience with remote technical support
  • A sense of humor


  • Fixed term service contract, possible extension subject to operational requirements and budget availability
  • The consultant must supply training materials. Any material developed during the assignment is considered the property of CHF
  • CHF will arrange for transportation to/from and inside Northeast Syria


Deadline for Applications: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 00:00
Degree Required: 
Bachelor Degree
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Experience Required: 
Contract Type: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:30