• Amman, Jordan
  • Full-time
  • International Positions

The Center for Victims of Torture is seeking a Psychotherapist/Trainer to co-lead the clinical components of an initiative that aims to integrate mental health and human rights sectors to benefit Syrian survivors of torture, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and other gross human rights violations. The initiative objectives include strengthening and supporting specialized psychological services provided at locally-run mental health centers, providing training on self-care and staff support to Syrian civil society, and implementing an integrated mental health and human rights approach to trauma rehabilitation. Activities include assessment, network development, training, clinical supervision, program development and implementation, and staff support workshops for partner centers.

Location:              Amman, Jordan

Duration:             One year agreement 

Post status:        May be accompanied

Start date:           Immediately



The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota, and we have US offices in Atlanta and DC, as well as offices in Africa and the Middle East.



  • Clinical Supervision:  Provide individual and group clinical supervision to local or regional mental health providers that includes case discussions, live supervision, co-therapy and supervision of supervisors, with an emphasis on self-care components. Assist in developing supervision systems. Supervision may focus on particular content areas, such as working with children and families, working with SGBV survivors, and facilitation of groups. Strengthen interdisciplinary clinical practices.
  • Training: Design and carryout training programs for counselors. Continually assess development needs and adapt training and coaching accordingly. Build capacity of staff members to design and conduct trainings.
  • Clinical Program Development: Co-develop, pilot and implement an approach to trauma rehabilitation that integrates mental health and human rights in multiple locations. Develop manuals and other resources for effective Training of Trainers.
  • Assessment: Assess skill sets, systems and methods of mental health service delivery. Develop capacity-building plans with measurable goals, in collaboration with partner center.
  • Community Collaboration and Capacity-building:  Provide training and coordination with other organizations to promote trauma-informed network development and to better address the needs of survivors of torture and gross human rights violations.
  • Staff support:  Assess the staff support needs of organizations serving survivors of torture and gross human rights violations. Develop and deliver training series to address these needs.  
  • Reporting:  Write and submit regular reports regarding clinical and training activities.
  • Program Evaluation: Track and ensure program objectives are met. Participate in the implementation of program evaluation.



Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Masters degree or equivalent degree in clinical psychology, counseling or related field
  • 5 years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy
  • 3 years of experience supervising mental health professionals

Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Certification or licensure as a psychologist or psychotherapist
  • 6 or more years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy
  • 5 years of experience supervising mental health professionals
  • 1 or more years of experience in transitional justice, peacebuilding or related field

Competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities)

  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in Arabic preferred but not required.
  • Extensive experience providing psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents, families and survivors of SGBV.
  • Extensive experience working with locally-run NGO partner organizations and negotiating multiple relationships within and between organizations.
  • Understanding of and extensive experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and trauma.     
  • Understanding of and experience developing curricula and providing training for mental health counselors on counseling approaches, sensitization on the effects of trauma and war, and designing interventions.
  • Experience developing manuals and other written materials for capacity building.
  • Experience supporting organizational staff to maintain personal and professional well-being and to manage job stress and vicarious trauma.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to cultural, political, social and economic contextual factors.
  • Skilled at working as a member of a team.
  • Experience living and working in the Middle East
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing program requirements, client needs, and political climate
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail and time management.
  • Experience working with interpreters
  • Interest in or commitment to human rights
  • Ability to travel periodically within the region to complex and potentially unstable operating environments.


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