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19-084: Consultant: CST Trainer
Department:International Programs
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Background to the Assignment

IMC has been conducting since 2017 the Caregiver’s Skills Training, and mhGAP, WHO intervention. Seven IMC staff members have been previously trained in this intervention and have contributed in the adaptation of the manual into the Arabic spoken in the region. In order to improve their skills and receive supervision that will ensure the continuity of the service to the highest quality.

The CST is a structured program that trains families of children with developmental disorders and delays (including Autism), to understand the particularities of their children, assess their development and provide them with a practical set of skills and knowledge to better support their development, empowering their capacities and overcoming their challenges.

Purpose of the Assignment

Dr. Pacione, during her stay in Damascus will provide a refresher training on the CST of 5 days to the participants that have been trained in the CST in 2017 by the same trainer in Amman.

Scope of the Assignment

  • Rapid Assessment of training needs and expectations through a simple pre-training questionnaire
  • Preparation of training materials including Pre/Post tests
  • Train IMC staff in the CST based on WHO manual -5 days training (practical and in class)
  • Provide group and individual supervision in Damascus
  • Develop and share the final report after the conclusion of the training

Deliverables Description

  • Detailed report of activities and recommendations

Implementation of the Assignment Deliverables

From April 2 to April 6 (5 working days) Dr Pacione will work with the team both in class and with beneficiaries in IMC facilities in Damascus

Code of Conduct

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  • University education in child psychiatry
  • Clinical Experience as a therapist with experience in CST
  • Experience in Supervising Psychologists
  • Experience in working in the Humanitarian Aid Sector
  • Proven knowledge of IASC guidelines for MHPSS through professional experience



  • Experience in providing trainings for field workers in MHPSS topics, preferably in CST


  • Clinical Experience as a therapist with experience in CST
  • Experience in Supervising Psychologists
  • Cultural sensitiveness


Equal Opportunity

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal consultancy opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.