Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Officer (MHPSS Officer)

The Opportunity


The MHPSS officer will oversee the implementation of the project Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) component. S/he will be responsible to review all MHPSS activities implemented with the project target, reviewing the resilience program and leads in the development of specialized MHPSS services for survivors of SGBV and other vulnerable groups.


In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Bachelor’s degree in development related fields; having master’s degree is preferable in Psychology or in development related fields is preferable.
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of experience in development/humanitarian aid; previous experience in psychosocial support field and experience in working with migrants and refugees is required.
  • Previous management experience is required.
  • Training and experience in SCI Common approaches is preferable.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including team-leading and influencing.
  • Extensive experience in delivering trainings.
  • Experience in providing MHPSS services to SGBV survivors and LGBTQI adolescents and youth is an asset.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Arabic and English are required.
  • Comfortable with high levels of ambiguity and able to take decisions independently in a fluid context.
  • Previous experience working with refugee/marginalized communities is required; preferably with previous experience working with UASC.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values and Child Safeguarding.


We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector, this role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.


The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy







Job description:

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Date advertised: 8 Jun 2021

Closing date: 21 Jun 2021 - 23:59 EET

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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