Ukraine

Psychologist

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 900 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.

Program Summary:

Project HOPE is providing humanitarian assistance to internally displaced and conflict-affected persons throughout Ukraine, as well as support to refugees in Poland, Romania, and Moldova. The portfolio in Ukraine focuses on Health, Protection, and WASH programming in partnership with two local NGOs, with private funding and support from USAID/BHA.

This position will be based in Dnipro, Ukraine. Local Nationals Only

POSITION SUMMARY:

Psychologist’s primary role is to function as the general point of contact for all matters pertinent to Project HOPE’s interventions in Ukraine assigned regions related to evaluating, diagnosing, and treating people for mental, emotional, behavioral, educational, and developmental disorders.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the project team in the development and implementation of psychosocial support activities.
  • Implementing the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, identifying possible victims of SGBV and referring them to available services.
  • Assisting and training staff members and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities.
  • Ensuring that all patient information is kept confidential.
  • Map existing national and humanitarian mental health and psychosocial support services that are accessible to vulnerable population. Develop and maintain an efficient mental health and social service referral system in coordination with other government and/or partner agencies.
  • Identification and case management of children and adults in need of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS).
  • Perform psychological assessments, testing, and evaluation and Provide diagnosis.
  • Making referrals to other support services for beneficiaries, in line with the specific needs identified and the range of services available.
  • Ensure the implementation and monitoring of all activities planned by the project within the targeted areas (active targeting, community sensitization, etc.) and in general of the organization’s activities in the project implementation areas.
  • Filling in the working tools for identification and follow-up: surveys and follow-up sheets, etc;
  • Ensure detailed information sharing about the evolution of the activities under his/her responsibility whenever requested.
  • Write periodical activity reports.
  • Report, document and follow up on problematic cases on a case-by-case basis in collaboration with the project team members.
  • Promote knowledge of child rights, child protection and gender issues among beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
  • 3-5 years of relevant and progressive experience as psychologist of which 2+ years should be of developing country experience or in crisis settings or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of protection and children’s rights, human rights, gender and SGBV.
  • Strong working knowledge of diagnostic techniques and a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities.
  • Strong familiarity with assessment techniques.
  • Excellent of the existing state and legal mechanisms for the protection of human rights in Ukraine.
  • Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Must be extremely flexible and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
  • Good knowledge of the context and dynamics of the disadvantaged neighborhoods of Ukraine.
  • Fluent knowledge of English and of local language (Ukrainian).
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Due to the substantial number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

How to apply

Please apply at the following link:

https://www.projecthope.org/job/psychologist-dnipro/