Mental health and psychosocial coordinator (M/F) – Moldova

Closing date:

For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MdM currently works in 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

MdM-France recently conducted a fact-finding mission in the neighbouring countries of Ukraine to assess the needs of people displaced by the conflict.

MdM-F is starting operations in Moldova to support refugees for a better access to healthcare.


In the context of the mission opening and under the supervision of the Moldova general coordinator, you are in charge of the design, implementation, follow up and supervision of the different Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS) activities in Moldova.

More specifically, your main responsibilities are:

  • Design MHPSS activities based on on-ground field assessment, gap analysis and actors mapping in accordance with international standards and MdM MHPSS Frameworks
  • Support the inclusion of social and psychological considerations in programming, evaluating the needs and designing activities in a cross-cutting approach, working closely with other sectors
  • Ensure strategic management of MHPSS program component in Moldova
  • Ensure close coordination with UN agencies, NGOs, MHPSS local partners and local authorities in MdM area of intervention.


Status : Employee

Fixed-term contract
Duration : 1 month

Starting date: As soon as possible for 1 month
Gross monthly salary: 2860 euros
Based in Chisinau with regular field visits
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments – minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Teleworking agreement for positions eligible to telework: 110 days/year (minimum of 1 day per week onsite)
Given the current circumstances of Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking special measures to apply health protocols and hygiene measures to guarantee the safety of our staff.
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
Single posting


Mental health professional (psychologist, etc.)
Master’s in Public Health is desirable
Minimum 1 year experience of work in MHPSS programs in humanitarian emergencies/context with both individual counselling and Psycho-Social Support activities
Experience to build up local partnerships
Training in transcultural approach is highly desirable
Knowledge of public health issues
Good training abilities
Capacity to create relationships with the communities
Ability to create tools and monitoring process Previous supervisory and management experience
Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, capacity to take initiatives
Good writing and communication skills
Ability to manage priorities
Capacity to work and to live in tense conditions
Excellent Microsoft Office skills
Languages: Fluent English (written and spoken) mandatory, knowledge of Russian or Romanian is an asset
You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

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