Psychosocial Trainer (NEW)

  • Anywhere
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board
Closing date: 29 Oct 2021


At IREX we strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people and communities thrive.

But around the globe, persistent poverty, repression, and injustice prevent too many people form achieving their full potential. To address these problems, we focus on people, not on vaccines, roads, or wells. We support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities—and to create person to person bridges between nations.

IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.

The Psychosocial Trainer, under the supervision of the Regional Manager, will be hired to prepare and deliver regionally contextualized safety trainings and workshops to journalists and other media practitioners, focusing on the mental health aspect of people working in conflict zones and on sensitive topics related to Human Rights and daily events.

Please note this position is part time with an expected approximate 100 working days per year.

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

Are you the next member of our team?


  • Strong understanding of principles behind psychosocial first-aid, psychosocial interventions.
  • Masters, PsyD, or PhD in Psychology, strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 4 – 5 years’ experience conducting trainings, specifically training individuals working in the Human Rights field and in sensitive contexts.
  • Demonstrated expertise in areas such as training programming, and curriculum development.
  • Knowledge of journalism sector as well as operating environment and media landscape in MENA region.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Gender and social inclusion integration/experience with gender and social inclusion sensitive trainings.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English and Arabic required.
  • Valid passport and travel permissions required, for potential international travel.
  • Experience of working constructively as part of a small team.


  • Ensure integrated approach to trainings and training activities through working closely with other program trainers, as well as other program staff and consultants;
  • Review and help develop and/or contextualize training material with a psychosocial and mental health perspectives;
  • Deliver contextualized lessons/assistance in psychosocial care including risk management, stress management, basic psychosocial planning, incident management, and information management and communication, that reflect an integrated safety framework;
  • Support the development and updating of M&E tools that take into account local context and beneficiary profile;
  • Support the program staff and consultants with leadership and specialized technical support in Gender and Social Inclusion;
  • Work with the Manager and technical team to develop and update training curriculum as needed;
  • Coordinate with the Manager on psychosocial support follow-ups with training participants as needed;
  • Report on activities as required by Regional Manager;
  • Participate in meetings and/or calls with staff; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Regional Manager and Program Director

To apply please submit a CV with a summary of relevant experience along with a daily rate (in $ USD).

IREX conducts anti- terrorism database clearances on candidates who accept employment offers.

IREX is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and inclusive hiring practice. IREX is an equal opportunity employer.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.

All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

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