MHPSS Technical Coordinator

at Polish Red Cross
Published August 28, 2022
Location Warsaw, Poland
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Polish Red Cross is looking for a MHPSS Technical Coordinator to provide technical assistance and support in Polish Red Cross MHPSS team for affected people fleeing from Ukraine and residents of Poland in need of support.


General information:


Organization: Polish Red Cross (Visit for more information.)


Position: MHPSS Technical Coordinator


Location: Warsaw


Job terms: Full time


Type of job: Service Contract / Contractor


Contract length: 12 months (with possible extension depending on performance)


Starting date: ASAP


We strongly encourage qualified candidates to apply immediately as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Key Responsibilities


Act as the focal point and resource person regarding technical aspect of MHPSS programming and training in PRM

Provide technical advice on integrating MHPSS into programmes, projects, and humanitarian responses in Poland

Enhance internal awareness and capacity of National Society in relation to MHPSS

Contribute to the development and roll out of MHPSS programs in the National Society and standard IFRC/RCRC training and other resources on MHPSS

Design, implement and facilitate training/workshops for managers, staff and volunteers in National Society based on existing standard IFRC trainings on MHPSS and field needs

Coordinate National Society providing humanitarian assistance in terms of MHPSS in response to people fleeing from Ukraine to recognize and face the needs of the affected people and the most vulnerable on international IFRC/IASC standards.

Strengthen National Society capacities on a long-term, leveraging their knowledge and competences in MHPSS as part of their development process

Support a harmonized MHPSS technical response within the Phone Call Center

Support NS to be active MHPSS actor in cluster and coordination mechanisms

Disseminate knowledge, products, operational tools and guidelines on MHPSS

Coordinate with Regional and Global MHPSS mechanisms and networks

Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles

Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager

The successful candidate will be selected based on the qualification requirements described below:






Master’s degree in a relevant field such as mental health, psychology, or social work





At least 3-5 years of experience working in coordinating role on MHPSS

Extensive experience with providing inputs to ensure that MHPSS is mainstreamed in humanitarian programs throughout the project cycle

Have extensive experience with facilitating group and on-the-job trainings with good knowledge of the adult learning cycle

Demonstrated experience of MHPSS coordination in a range of contexts.

Experience in coordination, basic case management, program development, training, referral paths and supervising

Demonstrate knowledge in international standards of MHPSS as IASC/TENTS/IFRC



Work experience with IFRC or a Red Cross/Red Crescent National Society

Demonstrated coordination or team management experience in an organization within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, or in an international organization or NGO is preferred

At least three years of field experience in emergency settings

Knowledge and Skills




Up to date knowledge of the situation of refugees and migrants in Poland

Good knowledge of international humanitarian standards on MHPSS

Broad understanding of MHPSS in emergencies contexts

Strong ability to incorporate MHPSS into operations and programmes

Excellent communication and active listening skills

Strong skills in assessment and analysis

Excellent ability to work effectively as part of multi-professional teams and engage in a respectful, considerate manner with staff and communities.

Flexible and adaptable, at ease in ambiguous high intensity emergency environments.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems



Required: Fluently spoken and written Polish


Preferred: Good command of Ukraine and/or Russian and/or English (written and spoken)


How to apply


If you look for a work in an intercultural environment, you have the necessary competences and experience, and at the same time you value assistance to people in need, we kindly invite you to submit your application (CV + cover letter)  via email.

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