Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist M/F At Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion


Handicap International / Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity association, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside disabled and vulnerable people, she acts and testifies to meet their basic needs and improve their living conditions. It undertakes to promote respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. Since its creation in 1982, HI has set up development programs in more than 59 countries and intervenes in numerous emergency situations. Today we have a budget of approximately 230 million euros, with 4705 employees worldwide.

HI is committed to an employment policy in favor of disabled workers.
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Handicap International’s Global Health Department works to achieve the goal “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” for people with disabilities and vulnerable populations.
We focus on strengthening inclusive health systems and inclusive health programming and preventing avoidable impairments. We operate in the following sectors: Safe and inclusive mobility (1 specialist), Mental health and psychosocial support (4 specialists), Environmental health (1 specialist), Sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, HIV, maternal health , neonatal and infant (1 specialist) and Policies for the integration of disabled people (1 manager). We work in close collaboration with the other technical and geographic departments.


Under the responsibility of the Global Health Director based in Brussels, the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (SMSP) specialist provides technical and strategic guidance, support and monitoring in his area of ​​expertise. It provides the framework and methodologies, provides mentorship, supports quality and encourages innovation, research and professional development. It contributes to the implementation of Handicap International’s strategy. It ensures that synergies within and outside the sector are identified and encouraged.


Your main responsibilities will be:

1. Expertise:
• Define the framework and standards and encourage the evolution of the technical know-how of the SMSP within its field of action,
• Provide strategic technical advice at headquarters and in the field.
• Ensuring control of the technical quality and relevance of Handicap International’s SMSP activities,
• Contributing to the improvement of technical know-how through the development of knowledge, research and innovation projects in the field of SMSP, if applicable.

2. Influence:
• Contribute to the international prestige and influence of HI’s expertise in the field of PMSC,
• Support the identification and development of partnerships and/or consortia with NGOs, institutions and undertaken on the technical priorities or important subjects of the SMSP.

3. Business development:
Contribute to the development of major opportunities or new projects in the area of ​​SMSP, in agreement with the various Departments (Technical, Operations, etc.) and the Institutional Funding team, if applicable.


Holder of a Master’s degree or equivalent diploma in mental health or psychology, you have an experience of at least 5 years of experience in the field of Mental Health and Psychological Support within an NGO, integrating experience in abroad in low- and middle-income countries
You also have experience in capacity building and project management.
You have a good command of written and oral institutional communication, in French and in English.

You have an empathetic attitude and resistance to stress and uncertainty.


Type of CDI contract to be filled as soon as possible. Preferably based in Lyon

The other benefits depending on the place of work (Belgium or France) can be specified during the recruitment interview.

How to apply

Only candidates matching the profile sought will be contacted.

Only online by attaching CV and cover letter via the following link:


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