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MHPSS Assistant

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Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 900 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

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It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.

Program Summary:

Project HOPE is providing humanitarian assistance to internally displaced and conflict-affected persons throughout Ukraine, as well as support to refugees in Poland, Romania, and Moldova. The portfolio in Ukraine focuses on Health, Protection, and WASH programming in partnership with two local NGOs, with private funding and support from USAID/BHA.

This position will be based in Lviv, Ukraine. Local Nationals Only


The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Assistant will be under the overall supervision of the MHPSS Specialist in Ukraine. In accordance with the objectives of the various projects and considering the activities to be implemented for the assistance to migrants and internally displaced persons, the successful candidate will undertake the following tasks:

  • In close coordination with the Program Director, MHPSS Team leader and MHPSS Officer ensure efficient and effective program implementation.
  • Support with contributing to the context analysis and providing translation and interpreting when needed it.
  • Carry out MHPSS monitoring, data collection and documenting the needs.
  • Participate in joint assessments, identifying MHPSS protection and SGBV concerns.
  • Support mapping of services and development of effective referral pathways.
  • Ensure adequate and relevant data collection.
  • Regular reporting of the activities planned and implemented.
  • Supporting the supervision of developing key tools and documents in line with PH guidelines and standards.
  • Follow up and support when needed the communication with counterparts.
  • Support and keep active communication with MHPPS Officers.
  • Assist in completing administrative tasks related to program implementation.
  • Responsible for scheduling meetings and including preparation of venue, stationery, and training materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Social Work, Gender related studies, Psychosocial or Psychology studies or related area.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working for INGO in a similar role.
  • Understanding of mental health and protection sector program design in humanitarian environments.
  • Community experience working with vulnerable populations on psychosocial interventions.
  • Experience in social services departments (NGOs, Governmental organizations).
  • Psychosocial support techniques knowledge.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to humanitarian principles.
  • Fluent knowledge of English and of local language (Ukrainian).
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet).


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Due to the substantial number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

How to Apply

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