MHPSS Support Consultant At Syria Justice and Accountability Centre

About SJAC

Founded in 2012, The Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting meaningful justice for Syria that holds perpetrators accountable and addresses the grievances of victims, leading to lasting peace and respect for human rights.


SJAC is leading a project to promote awareness of survivors’ rights and increase participation of Syrians in European national justice mechanisms through universal jurisdiction. Through this project, SJAC provides psychosocial support to individuals who are participating as witnesses or victims in criminal cases in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Belgium. SJAC is seeking a MHPSS support consultant/organization to design and implement individual therapy sessions to participants. The consultant will be expected to provide private therapy sessions for victims or witnesses, as needed. Need for psychosocial services are intermittent and based upon referrals by SJAC’s project team.

Required Qualifications

BA or advanced degree in psychology or related field, with experience working as a clinical practitioner

  • Experience working with victims of trauma, including survivors of violent conflict, and helping to build resiliency to retraumatization.
  • Experience in providing counseling or training to human rights professionals working with documentation of serious human rights violations, such as conducting interviews, is particularly valuable.
  • Experience designing and implementing brief public trainings on resiliency.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of the Syrian conflict, or similar conflicts.
  • Understanding and experience in gender-sensitive programming.

How to apply

SJAC is a diverse organization made up of 40+ team members around the globe. We pride ourselves in our ability to implement programming that is inclusive and responsive to the needs of all Syrians, and believe that our own team’s diversity of viewpoints and experiences helps us to achieve that goal. We encourage all interested applicants to apply, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and rates for individual PSS sessions to [email protected]. In the subject line, please put “Psychosocial Support Consultant.” Both individuals and organizations are welcome to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit before April 18, 2023 but applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

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