Terms of Reference Call for Mental Health Psychosocial Support Specialist At Search for Common Ground

About Search

Search for Common Ground (Search) is a non-governmental organization working to transform the way societies deal with conflicts. We have over 40 years of experience in peacebuilding and are based in many offices worldwide. We strive to build sustainable peace for generations to come by working with all sides of a conflict, providing the tools needed to work together, and finding constructive solutions. While conflict is inevitable, violence is not! Our mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches, and toward cooperative solutions. Instead of tearing down an existing world, we focus on constructing a new one. We shift the everyday interactions between hostile groups of people, so they can work together to build up their community, choosing joint problem-solving over violent means. We rely on local staff as well as local partner organizations in order to ensure our work is culturally sensitive, sustainable, and well-grounded in the context.

For more information, visit www.sfcg.org and https://www.facebook.com/sfcg.lebanon.

Position Summary

In the midst of the challenging and deteriorating situation in the country, and knowing its implications on the mental health of individuals, Search seeks to have a long term agreement with a professional, motivated, and well-experienced mental health specialists and/or firms to provide staff members (7) with emergency psychological support sessions (individual and group sessions) to support them towards building psychological safety. Sessions may be implemented online and/or in person depending on the applicant’s location and ability to reach target beneficiaries.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with Search’s in-country leadership on sessions design and planning;
  • Deliver an MHPSS plan for Search staff in target countries;
  • Implement the PSS and capacity building sessions as agreed (individual and group sessions), providing relevant supporting materials to staff as required;
  • Provide Search with a report on the sessions delivered, key achievements and takeaways from the sessions; and
  • Ensure ongoing communication with Search’s leadership throughout the implementation of the sessions to debrief sensitively and discuss any identified risks and issues.

*PS: sessions will be delivered in Arabic language

Required Profile for Psychotherapist(s)

  • Master’s degree in Psychology or relevant related field;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with trauma and/or in conflict affected areas;
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering training workshops;
  • Experience in providing remote sessions;
  • Profound knowledge on gender sensitivity and gender related issues;
  • Ability to work with staff from diverse backgrounds; and
  • Profound knowledge on gender sensitivity and gender related issues.
  • Remain alert and responsive to any safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable promoting strong safeguarding practices, understanding the safeguarding policy and procedures.
  • Candidate is required to be fluent in Arabic Language and knowledgeable of Levant context.
  • Proficiency in English is also required.

How to apply

How to apply

Please note that this call for application is open to individuals, collaborations (groups of individuals), and private sector companies/firms.

To apply, interested candidates (individuals, agencies, companies, and firms) are requested to submit

The following documents technical and financial proposal in separate files to the below link:


  • The technical proposal must include a brief methodology, experience doing similar work, and present the proposed team to work on the assignment (including CVs). The main proposal must not be more than 10 pages. If selected, please note that three references will be asked.

The financial proposal stating:

  • The price quotation of each item presented in the bid (MHPSS sessions, capacity building sessions, group/individual price breakdown, etc); including the total cost for deliverable, unit cost, and number of units;
  • Proposed payment plan (currency, bank and payment terms);
  • Legal papers of registration (commercial, registration, tax documents) if applicable.

Please apply via our website here.

*Application submission due date is on April 30, 2023.

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