Call for offers for staff care expert

By December 8, 2021News


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 on the topic of staff care that will develop recommendations on MHPSS interventions related to staff care and the importance of including staff care in standard organizational programs for organizations working with vulnerable persons.

The research expert will be expected to:

  • Conduct desk research on evidence-based mental health and psychosocial interventions for organizational staff in order to prevent burnout and secondary traumatization
  • Develop recommendations for evidence-based mental health and psychosocial interventions to be used with organizational staff and indicators for their monitoring and implementation
  • Conduct desk research on incorporating staff care as an integral part of organizational programs
  • Create a publication on the importance of including staff care in standard programs of organizations working with traumatized persons
  • Presenting the publication to members of networks for human trafficking survivors and refugees’ mental health experts
  • Produce a scientific article on effective coping strategies in preserving staff welfare and preventing secondary trauma and burnout syndrome
  • Engage in necessary administrative and reporting activities (writing reports, meeting with project staff, etc.)
  • Disseminate results to relevant stake-holders


Period of Services: between 17th of January 2022 and 30th of November 2022.

Working days estimation: 35 working days

Research service value estimation: 7.350,00 euros.



The call is open to researchers with relevant background in social sciences, psychology, public health, political science etc. All-carrier stage researchers are eligible; both independent researchers and researchers affiliated with academic institution are eligible to submit offers.

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

  • PhD degree in relevant field (social sciences, psychology, public health, political science)
  • Minimum five years of relevant research experience in private or public sector
  • 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)
  • Publishing record in the field of trauma, secondary trauma and burnout among service providers working with refugees and/or victims of human trafficking
  • Experienced in communicating scientific research results to wider audience through research reports/advocacy briefs, etc.
  • Experience in conducting quantitative research, statistics and psychometric
  • Experience in working with international donors or civil society organizations

Selection criteria:

  • Expert’s qualifications.
  • Relevant previous research experience; credentials of principal investigator /research team; number, level and type of previous publications; successfully delivered similar projects.

The offer must include:

  • Research expert’s CV highlighting the experience relevant for this project
  • 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


Offer with all supporting documents should be submitted in electronic form via e-mail: no later than 24th of December 2021 at 12:00 (GMT+2).



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