Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) is one of Nepal’s leading organizations in psychosocial and mental health support. It was established in 2005 with the aim of promoting psychosocial well-being and mental health of people in need through the development of sustainable, culturally-appropriate and community-based mental health and psychosocial support systems.

TPO Nepal has currently been implementing a project on psychosocial support to trafficking survivors and is planning to provide technical assistance to operationalize a suicide helpline.

In this regard, TPO Nepal is looking for a competent, committed and result-oriented candidates for the following positions.

1. Position:  Psychologist/Senior Project Officer (Female)

No. of vacancy1 (One)

Location:  Kathmandu

Duration: 6 months (possibility of extension) 

Starting date: At the earliest

Major responsibilities:

The Psychologist/Senior Project Officer will be responsible for following duties but not limited to:

  • Provide psychosocial services and psychological therapeutic interventions to anti-trafficking, S/GBV, torture and other vulnerable groups, by using various evidence-based interventions.
  • Provide clinical supervision to psychosocial counselors.
  • Develop and implement management plan and therapy.
  • Assist the head of program in overall coordination of related project (project team, local and provincial stakeholders, partners etc.)
  • Involve in monitoring and supervision of project activities.
  • Prepare reports (event/monthly/ quarterly and project completion) of services delivered and various events.
  • To support develop different training modules, interventions, guidelines, IEC materials, etc.
  • Conduct a range of psychosocial training of varying duration to different groups

Qualification, Skills and Experience:

  • The candidate must preferably have M.Phil. In Clinical Psychology with relevant experience or should have completed Master’s degree in Psychology/Counseling Psychology with at least two years of work experience in psychosocial and mental health field.
  • Able to work in multi-culture environment.
  • Perform any other training related assignments as directed by the clinical coordinator and management.
  • Able to prepare reports in computer.
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas as per the need and scope of work.
  • Priority will be given to one who has experience working with vulnerable population like anti-trafficking, GBV, anti-torture and other vulnerable groups.
  • Must have fluency in English, Nepali and Hindi languages, both written and spoken.

2. Position:  Psychosocial Counselor

No. of Vacancy: 3 (Three)

Location:  Kathmandu

Duration: 7.5 months (possibility of extension) 

Starting Date: At the earliest

Major responsibilities:

The Psychosocial Counselor will be responsible for following duties but not limited to:

  • Operationalization of suicide helpline service as per the Standard Operating Procedure for operationalization of suicide prevention helpline.
  • Offer individual assessment, first level response and appropriate psychosocial support to individuals with suicidal behaviors seeking services from the helpline.
  • Provide linkage and referral to available support and services.
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals seeking helpline services.
  • Maintain a systematic record and report of individuals seeking care including the nature of services being delivered over the helpline.
  • Participate in suicide prevention training course.
  • Seek periodic clinical supervision and mentoring from the case manager and experts.
  • Report directly to the Project Coordinator and Case Manager.
  • Follow the inputs and additional responsibilities provided by Project Coordinator and Case Manager when it comes for strategic benefits to the project.

Qualification, Skills and Experience:

  • The candidate must preferably have MA in Clinical Psychology/MCP or should have completed six months’ psychosocial counselling training with at least two years of work experience in psychosocial and mental health field.
  • Enthusiasm to learn new things and able to work in multi-culture environment.
  • Able to prepare reports in computer.
  • Able to provide support in person and through online beyond office hour.
  • Willingness to work in a helpline service in a hospital setting and individuals with suicidality.
  • Priority will be given to one who has experience working with vulnerable population specifically individuals and communities with suicidal behaviors.
  • Must have fluency in English, Nepali and Hindi languages, both written and spoken.

Interested, qualified and motivated candidates meeting aforementioned requirements are encouraged to apply along with a cover letter, updated resume (CV) and expected salary to: hrtponepal@tponepal.org.np no later than 15th April, 2021.