Psycho-social Staff Care Consultant


We are looking for a highly qualified Psycho-social staff care consultant .

Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an International non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people worldwide.  

DRC has been actively assisting people and communities affected by the current Syrian crisis since 2011, with programmes in support of Syrians in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Syria.  


About the job

To conduct psychosocial needs assessment, undertake stress management training and advise the organization on the establishment of psychosocial support mechanisms for staff.

The Psycho-social staff care Consultant reports to HR Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and conduct a psychosocial assessment for DRC Syria office and field staff to identify and address the needs.
  • Undertake Stress Management Training for all DRC Syria staff in Damascus, Homs and Daraa (300 approx.).
  • Prepare a written report that contain collated psychosocial needs assessment data, an analysis of the findings and outcomes of intervention and recommendations to address psychosocial needs.
  • Suggest a mechanism for individual psychosocial support/counselling for staff.
  • Provide one to one consultations.


About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: 

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. 

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. 

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values. 


Moreover we also expect the following:

Essential skills:

  • University Degree in Psychology or any other related field.
  • Strong work ethics and commitment to humanitarian issues.
  • Good verbal and written English Skills.

Essential experience:

  • minimum 5 years of work experience in the field of staff care and psychosocial support in Syria.
  • Previous work experience in the humanitarian sector.

Preferred attributes:

  • Licensed Psychotherapist.


We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a one month contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of consultants.


Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position, go to, search for this vacancy and click on "Apply for position".  All applicants should send a cover letter and an updated CV in the same language as the vacancy note. Applications close on the 30th of September 2017

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact


Need further information?

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website


Need further information?

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Damascus
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social studies
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-30

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