MHPSS Specialist – DRC 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 60 countries and intervenes in numerous emergency situations. Today, we have a budget of approximately 150 million euros, with 3,500 employees worldwide.

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HI has been working in the DRC since 1995 in many sectors and is a recognized player in humanitarian assistance and logistics in eastern DRC.
• In Kinshasa, multi-year development projects have been set up on the themes of Physical and Functional Rehabilitation, Maternal and Child Health, Inclusive Education and Inclusive Governance.
• In Kasaï-Central, initially engaged in development activities, HI has intervened since the 2016 crisis on Food Security projects (Cash modality then support for agricultural production) and is currently involved in an inclusive education project.
• In North Kivu, to date, the Goma base is implementing 4 projects:
– A mobile clinic project in mental health and Psychosocial Support,
– A road rehabilitation project in Mweso
– A project in the field of community protection, mental health emergency response and kit distribution in Mweso.
– An integrated rehabilitation project with stimulation therapy in the Mweso health zone
• HI reviewed its multi-year strategy for the DRC in 2022. This shows a desire to diversify activities in eastern DRC and to grow in terms of volume.

Under the responsibility of the Head of the Technical Unit, the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist contributes within the HI mission in the DRC to the implementation of HI’s mandate and 10-year strategy. He/she ensures the optimization of the quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with all the other HI DRC managers the responsibility for the sound management and proper functioning of the overall organization, through paradigm shifts.

  1. Expertise
    • Contributes to mission strategy in line with HI’s global strategies
    • Ensures technical support to projects and teams in accordance with global technical standards and frameworks within its sector scope
    • Ensure technical learning from projects
    • Ensures control and monitoring of the technical quality and relevance of HI’s activities within the mission within its sectoral scope
    • Contributes to the animation of the professional channel of the technical divisions

2. Influence
Contributes to local external prestige and the influence of HI’s expertise
– Represents HI’s technical expertise in relevant local networks, builds links with mental health and psychosocial support actors in the country of intervention
– Contributes to advocacy on specific themes in line with global advocacy priorities
– Contributes to communication messages at the local level in line with global communication priorities

3. Development of the social mission
Ensures the development of major opportunities or new projects within the country within its sectoral scope.


• You hold a graduate degree in psychology (clinical, social, intercultural), or other university degree in Human Sciences with significant experience in the field of mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian, development or social contexts. emergency
• Practical experience in clinical psychology and in MHPSS/SMSPS minimum of 5 years (implementation of MHPSS/SMSPS programs and strategies)
• Experience in humanitarian work minimum of 3 years
• Understanding of the different explanatory models of disability, international frameworks for human rights, humanitarian action, strategies to combat exclusion and discrimination
• Knowledge of technical issues, standards and networks in the MHPSS/SMSPS
• French language


At HI, the starting conditions are commensurate with your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. Particular attention is paid to health issues and your personal situation:

• International contract of 12 months – mission of 12 months
• The international contract allows social coverage adapted to everyone’s needs
– Unemployment insurance deducted only for EU nationals
– Retirement insurance adapted to the situation of our employees
– Health coverage, repatriation, provident insurance covered by HI and by the employee
• Salary: from €2,757 gross/month depending on professional experience
• Per diem: €669.42 net/month – paid in local currency in the field
• Hardship: €250 net/month
• Paid leave: 25 days per year
• R&R: 5 days every 3 months
• Post: unaccompanied
• Accommodation: Collective paid for by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

How to apply

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


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