Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Internship


Conduct literature reviews on specific mental health and psychosocial topics (e.g. best practices, evidence base on different interventions/approaches, M&E, methods, psychometric properties of measures, child development, integration of mental health into general healthcare, community-based
rehabilitation etc.)
Support MHPSS advisor on MHPSS Advocacy in design of reports and advocacy through social media and website updates in conjunction with communications and knowledge management
Support data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and write-up of World Vision program evaluations and research.
Learn and assist with the preparation of proposals, technical reports, advocacy materials, peer-reviewed
publications, and policy briefs.
Assist the Mental Health and Psychosocial support advisor to collect / organize and systematize documents/reports/data collection tools from the MHPSS programs.
Assist the Mental Health and Psychosocial support Advisor to write/organize extensive guidelines for implementing programs in each area of intervention; including data collection tools organized per type of
programs, Drafts of TOR necessary to run programs and annexes with supportive documents (training
manuals, guidelines and others).
Participate in remote clinical supervision meetings and document all proceedings
Participate in meetings and training sessions with actual staff and record proceedings;
Support in organizing field meetings, trainings and supervision schedules
Assist the Mental Health and Psychosocial support Advisor to organize and consolidate updated presentations for different trainings where MHPSS topics are required:
Assist the Mental Health and Psychosocial support Advisor to organize the MHPSS consolidation on aweekly basis; set up meeting’s agenda, preparation of documents and compilation of presentations.
Perform any other assigned tasks.

Among other learning objectives, the incoming intern should expect to:

Gaining an understanding of World Vision approach of MHPSS in diverse humanitarian relief and
development contexts.
Expanding understanding of MHPSS background literature in relation to specific topics as assigned and agreed upon (e.g. MHPSS measures, background, program approaches).
Learning about World Vision MHPSS quality standards and application to different contexts.
Experience how humanitarian MHPSS is coordinated across organizations and civil society


Required Qualifications

Completed an Undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology,
Developmental Psychology, Clinical Social Work or related field.
Understanding of best practices in humanitarian and development settings (e.g. IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings) is an advantage
Demonstrated interest or experience working on Global Mental Health and Psychosocial projects
Good knowledge of mental health and psychosocial subject areas
Interest in emergency & development programs


Other Skills and Abilities

Excellent organizational skills
Very good analytical and conceptual skills
Very good interpersonal and team working skills
Excellent computer: Email, Word, Excel, Slides presentation, Publisher, writing and communication skills
Motivation to learn
Responsibility and autonomy
Knowledge on data base management/data collection tools is desirable
Capacity to analyze and synthesize.
Knowledge in SPSS version 25 an advantage


Click “APPLY FOR JOB” button above to apply for this job.

You MUST indicate “Mental Health and Psychosocial Intern” as the email subject
On the email, write one paragraph describing yourself and why you are the best fit for this Internship.
Attach your CV
Applications close on February 3, 2023, 5:00PM.

About World Vision

World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.