Call for offers for MHPSS approaches expert

By April 8, 2022News


As a part of the project Heal and Connect: Towards the improvement of mental health protection of vulnerable groups through networking and evidence-based practice, funded by GIZ, PIN is opening a call for a research expert for developing approaches on evidence-based mental health and psychosocial interventions for working with vulnerable persons.

The research expert will be expected to:

  • Participate in creating and developing a network of shelters for human trafficking survivors by attending meetings and conducting necessary preparatory and follow-up activities
  • Develop approaches on evidence-based mental health and psychosocial interventions to be used with vulnerable persons and indicators for their monitoring and implementation
  • Conduct 16 focus groups with representatives and staff of shelters for human trafficking survivors
  • Analyze data obtained from focus groups with shelters’ representatives and staff
  • Conduct necessary preparatory and follow-up activities for focus groups (writing reports, meeting with project staff, etc.)
  • Disseminate results to relevant stake-holders


Period of Services: between April 28, 2022 and November 30, 2022.

Working days estimation: 45 working days

Estimated maximal contract value: 10.290,00 euros.



The call is open to:

  • Researchers with relevant background in social sciences, psychology or public health;
  • All-carrier stage researchers are eligible;
  • Both independent researchers and researchers affiliated with academic institution are eligible to submit offers;
  • Minimum five years of relevant work experience;
  • Worked on minimum two projects in conducting qualitative research, specifically applying in-depth interviews and focus groups.

The advantage will be given to candidates that fulfill the following criteria:

  • PhD degree in relevant field (social sciences, psychology, public health, political science);
  • Strong track-record of leading research projects;
  • Publishing record in the field of mental health and public health (i.e. first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals; single author monographs/books/chapters; PI position on the national or international research projects);
  • Work experience in the field of protection of trafficking in human beings;
  • Experienced in communicating scientific research results to wider audience through research reports/advocacy briefs, etc;
  • Experience in working with international donors or civil society organizations;
  • Experience in working with State institutions and stakeholders;

Selection criteria:

  • Expert’s education background and work experience;
  • Relevant previous research experience;
  • Credentials of principal investigator/research team;
  • Number, level and type of previous publications;
  • Work on similar projects;
  • Financial Offer;

The offer must include:

  • Research expert’s CV highlighting the experience relevant for this project (Expert’s education background and work experience; relevant previous research experience; credentials of principal investigator/research team; number, level and type of previous publications with clear indication of number of citations (both Google Scholar and Publons), h-index and i10-index; work on similar projects);
  • The researchers are encouraged to submit other documents that speak to their competences and could be relevant for assessment ability to deliver the project (e.g. previous research reports/scientific publications list/thesis/project contracts/letters of recommendation)
  • Financial offer indicating gross amount in EUR per working day;


Offer with all supporting documents should be submitted in electronic form via e-mail: no later than April 26, 2022 at 10:00 (CEST).

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