Psychological First Aid (PFA) Trainer

Sulaimaniyah | Baghdad

Objective/purpose of the consultancy/services:

To strengthen the capacities of WVKRI staff that is operating in the Health Project on protection, psychosocial activities through designing and conducting a 2 day PFA training by means of developing, delivering and facilitating the Training.


World Vision has health interventions aimed which provide primary health care and psychosocial services to IDPs in camps and settlements in Sulaymaniyah governorate, extending health coverage to reach more than 35,000 IDPs in the governorate who have limited access to health care services. Curative and preventive services are being offered through the establishment and operations of mobile and static health clinics. Mobile clinics reach the most vulnerable IDPs and returnees in newly liberated areas depending on the security situation.

The IDPs suffer significant psychological distress due to the violence witnessed, lost livelihoods, separation from families and the difficult living conditions. Through this Psychological First Aid training WV wishes to equip its staff with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide psychological support to the IDP community

Scope of Consultancy

WV is looking for a highly experienced/professional trainer for the following major tasks:

  1. Develop interactive and detailed training session and all accompanying background material for the delivery of training workshops on psychological first aid.

  2. The training workshop shall be based on the WHO PFA manual.

  3. Deliver 2 day training for selected staff on psychological first aid.

  4. Develop a detailed evaluation of the modules/workshop(s) by the participants.

  5. Develop training workshop report with recommendations for further learning activities.

  6. Given the specific focus of the organization on needs of children, old people, all the sessions should be age and gender sensitive.

Possible format and sequence of the training

Below is a suggested format and sequence of the training. The applicants are to submit a detailed agenda for the training with explanation and justification of the various topics included. The international trainer is expected to be focusing mostly on the following topics:

Psychological first aid

a. Understanding PFA

b. How to help responsibly

c. Providing PFA

d. Caring for yourself and your colleagues

After the training participants are expected to acquire the following skills:

• Know what does protection of people in emergency context mean

• Know basic humanitarian principles and how to practice them

• Know how to identify vulnerabilities

• Know how to provide psychological first aid;

• Know how to build communication with older people and people who experienced trauma.

Qualification/level requirements

Applicants with the following experience are welcome to apply:

• Advanced University Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Public Health and other related field.

• At least 5 years of professional experience on issues of protection, violence and emergencies (provision of services for victims of abuse, case management, or referral).

• At least 3 years of documented experience in developing, facilitating/delivering interactive/participatory training sessions in the area of abuse, violence, including sexual violence, psychosocial and legal counseling, etc. Documented experience in conducting TOT.

• Excellent skills in presenting complex technical information in an easily comprehensible way.

• Adaptability and flexibility in working within complex and dynamic environment.

Experience working in age related issues desirable

• Ability to deliver high quality products in a timely manner.

• Fluency in English, Kurdish and Arabic a must

Proposed period and duration of consultancy: The duration of the consultancy is 5 working days.

-Two days for preparation and development of training agenda, modules and handouts (see below deliverables for Phase I) – work from home;

  • One day for consultations; finalization of the training materials, agenda, detailed modules and handouts and preparation of final report(see below deliverables for Phase I and II) – work from duty station;

-two days of actual delivery of the training;

Duty station and official travel involved: The training will be held in Sulimaniyah, the consultant should include the accommodation, transport costs in the budget.

Duration: 5 working days (2 preparation, 2 days training, 1 day report writing)


The consultants shall deliver the following:

First set of deliverables to be submitted one week prior to commencement of the workshop:

• Overall training plan & justification of the methodology & duration (& inter-disciplinary approach)

• Detailed Agenda for the 2-day training;

• Training modules and handout materials for participants;

• Power point presentations, flipcharts, videos, forms, exercises, etc. for training sessions;

• Background reading material for the participants.

• Developed evaluation-templates (questions) for gathering feedback from participants regarding the training modules/workshop.

Following the review of the first set of deliverables by the Health Project Manager, the consultants will then provide the following secondary deliverables:

• Facilitation and delivery of the training sessions;

• Training workshop report with recommendations.

The consultant should provide electronic copies of all documents including training slides to WV KRI.

Performance indicators:

Consultant’s performance will be evaluated against the following criteria: timeliness of the deliverables, clarity of presentations, responsibility, initiative, communication, and quality of the products delivered.

Estimated cost:

The consultants will be selected based on competitive prices. She/he will be paid upon successful completion of assignments/submission of the deliverables through bank transfer.


Interested persons should send their proposals to e-mail of WVKRI -, no later than 5pm Iraqi local time on 15 December 2015, describing:

. Relevant experiences, including a CV

· Detail proposed work plan

· Quotation relevant for the objective

· Scope of the assignment

Please indicate: Psychological First Aid (PFA) Trainer - Consultant in the subject line.

Only relevant proposals will be considered for the next rounds of selection.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: World Vision
  • Location: Sulaimaniyah | Baghdad
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
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  • Closing Date: 2015-12-15

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