Regional Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Technical Advisor

The Opportunity

The Regional MHPSS Technical Advisor (MEEE RO MHPSS TA) is to use in-depth contextual

understanding of in MEEE region, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to provide a critical

link between the Save the Children’s global and country level technical work, strengthening our

technical support at the regional level. The purpose of the MEEE RO MHPSS TA is to continue to build

a cohesive, well-coordinated and high quality response across multiple Save the Children country

offices in order to provide a holistic and integrated approach to addressing the MHPSS needs of

children and families affected by conflict and crisis in the region in general. The role supports regional

advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development. It

supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact,

while sharing learning across country offices, and ensuring quality of our programmes. The Regional

MHPSS TA supports the sourcing of technical assistance for country offices in both emergency and

development programming. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be

expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

The top 8 skills and experiences listed as bullet points – including qualifications and right to work if needed.

At least 7 years’ experience of working internationally in MHPSS area in emergency or

development settings, including child trauma, resilience & recovery, child development, work

with parents & caregivers, and with communities.

· Excellent knowledge and experience in using key tools and approaches, including the IASC

Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies.

· Significant experience working in emergency response, protracted crises or fragile state

contexts (experience from the MEE region is a strong advantage)

· Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at

regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights.

· Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning,

strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.

· Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works

and what doesn’t work for children

· Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting are: gender

equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming.

· Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to

sustainable impact at scale.

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.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


Job description:

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Date advertised: 7 Jan 2020

Closing date: 21 Jan 2020 - 16:59 EST

Location: Amman, Jordan

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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