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International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee


Position: Problem Management and Training Consultant
Job Time: Part-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Job Description

The IRC has a focus on narrowing the gender gap in humanitarian aid and ensuring that we contribute to gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in both our programs and operations by working to establish a context where our clients (including those from minority groups) enjoy the same rights and opportunities as well as equal access to services. The IRC also has a strong commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive culture, where safeguarding is upheld in our workplace and programs. We are determined to protect our clients and staff from safeguarding violations through prevention and, where misconduct is alleged, to address it without fear or favor.

Job Overview:

IRC is looking for a well-experienced person who can be able to train our program team in Problem Management Plus (PM+) intervention and methodology which was drafted by the World Health Organization. PM+ is a mental health package designed to provide psychosocial support to individuals facing distress and mild to moderate mental health conditions.

Description of the Consultancy

  • The consultant will utilize the PM+ training package to train IRC mental health professionals and non-specialist mental healthcare providers to deliver PM+, in addition, to ensuring that participants attain the basic helping skills while delivering PM+.
  • The target audience will be IRC’s mental health professionals, RRS, and local primary healthcare (PHC) partners.

Major Responsibilities:

  • The trainer will be responsible for assessing the capacity and the quality of the trainees, developing a supervision and follow-up plan for the team, and preparing a final report on the training as well as what needs to be improved for the current implementation of PM+.

The consultant, when selected, is expected to:

  • Develop a detailed training plan, agenda, and materials for the training.
  • Deliver the training using different appropriate training techniques, mainly case presentations, group discussions, role plays, video demonstrations, and facilitator demonstrations.
  • Prepare and present the write-up of the training material adapted to the target audience and local context, mainly pre-and post-tests, competency assessment forms, and evaluation forms.
  • Assessing participants’ knowledge and skills through pre and post-training evaluation.
  • Facilitating practical exercises, case discussions, and role-plays to enhance participants' understanding and skills.
  • Providing ongoing support and guidance to participants during the training.
  • Follow-up supervision for the trainees following the training.


Job Requirements:

Educational Requirements:

  • Should have at least a Master’s degree in counseling psychology, Mental health, and related fields.

Preferred experience & skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in facilitating Problem Management Plus (PM+) for organization employees.
  • Proven experience in conducting Trainers programs, preferably mental health, and psychosocial support.
  • Experience in working with development partners in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.
  • Understanding Problem Management Plus methodology.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of WHO PM+ intervention and its training guide.
  • Strong facilitation and training skills, with the ability to engage and motivate participants.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.

Reporting and Supervision:

  • The consultant will report to the Health and Nutrition Manager and Senior MHPSS officer.

NB: Regular communication and progress updates will be required throughout the consultancy period.


The consultant's performance will be evaluated based on the quality and timely delivery of the agreed-upon deliverables, participant feedback, and overall adherence to the consultancy's terms of reference.

Language Skills:

  •  Fluency in English and Amharic.

Certificates or Licenses:

Training of trainers (ToT) certificate on problem management plus (PM+) training.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A curriculum vitae showing how the consultant meets the required qualifications, experience, and related assignments conducted in the past.
  • A cover letter not be more than one page.
  • A technical proposal of not more than three pages:
  • Highlighting the applicant’s previous experience in this kind of work, understanding of TORs, and how they will address each objective.
  • A more elaborate methodology that the consultant will utilize and the proposed training plan.
  • A financial proposal should not be longer than one page.

 IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer. IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

IRC strives to build a diverse and inclusive team at all levels who as individuals, and as a group, embody our culture statement creating a working environment characterized by critical reflection, power sharing, debate, and objectivity for us to achieve our aspirations as a team and deliver the best possible services to our clients.