Monday, January 11, 2021

Request Proposal - Consultant Psychosocial Support


Location: Phnom Penh |  Deadline: 13/Jan/2021 |  Salary: Negotiable

We are looking for qualified candidate to fill for the position below.

Announcement Description


DanChurchAid (DCA) established its first office in Cambodia in 1997 after having supported partners since its inception in 1979. DCA’s global strategies focuses on two sectors: ‘Fight Extreme Inequality’ supporting active citizenship and human rights work, and ‘Build Resilient Communities’ boosting right to food, sustainable livelihoods and climate change preparedness and response.

Enhancing the psychosocial health of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and their supporting organizations is essential to protecting and strengthening those championing rights in Cambodia. DCA is working with 9 partners on advancing rights in Cambodia. As part of the support provided to these partners and the HRDs they work with DCA is looking to provide psychosocial support and services to respond to their trauma and build their resilience.

To achieve this DCA will engage a two-pronged approach to enhancing the expertise and services of a minimum of two local organizations currently providing psychosocial care while also building the capacity of partners to incorporate psychosocial care and support into their organization. The aim is to boost the availability of holistic wellbeing and psychotherapy in Cambodia whilst also addressing the issues of stress, burnout and their triggers for HRDs and the organizations who support them.

Given the needs outlined above, DCA Cambodia is recruiting a consultant with expertise in trauma-informed care, stress management and wellness activities. The specific results are:

1.       Complete a baseline study of psychosocial care needs for HRDs and relevant staff

2.       Conduct workshops for HRDs and relevant staff to address themes and areas raised during the baseline study

3.       Conduct an annual psychosocial care retreat for HRDs and relevant staff

4.       Conduct capacity building workshops and monitoring of local psychosocial and/or mental health care providers

5.       Conduct international capacity building workshops for HRDs and relevant staff

Bid Components

Request for Proposal - Consultant on Psychosocial Support

Call for Proposals

  • Location:Phnom Penh Capital


During 2021, there will be further meetings to refine the final workplan. The consultant will provide recommendations based on their consultations with key stakeholders and experience in psychosocial care and capacity development in this area.


It is envisaged that the consultancy will be for a duration of 2 years to enable extensive support to human rights defenders and their supporting organizations throughout the life of the project. The consultant will work with DCA to ensure activities remain fit-for-purpose and to resolve issues as they arise.


DCA and the consultant will set regular meetings to discuss the progress of the activities, provide feedback and make adjustments. In addition the consultant is required to provide quarterly reporting on activities conducted during the period. A template and reporting inclusions are to be negotiated with DCA.


·         The individual must hold a degree (minimum bachelors degree) in an allied health or health profession such as psychology, social work, occupational therapy, psychiatry or counselling.

·         The individual must have a minimum of 5 years work experience in psychosocial support and advice with a focus on trauma informed care and/or stress management and/or mental health wellbeing.

·         The individual or organization must have a minimum of one similar technical consultancy with either an international or national NGO or organization. Experience operating in Cambodia will be highly regarded.

·         The individual must have the proven skills to provide analyse the mental health and wellness needs of organizations and/or individuals and provide training and capacity development support to a wide range of people with vary level of understanding of and experience in psychosocial care.

·         Regarding languages, the consultant must possess good written and verbal communication skills in English, with Khmer language skills highly regarded.

Submission Requirements

In submitting a proposal the Candidate accepts in full and without restriction the special and general conditions including annexes governing this Contract as the sole basis of this procedure, whatever his own conditions of services may be, which the Candidate hereby waives. The Candidates are expected to examine carefully and comply with all instructions, forms, contract provisions and specifications contained in this Request for Proposal. 

Submission of proposals and closing date

Proposals must be received at the address mentioned on the front page by hand or by email not later than the closing date and time specified on the front page. 

Evaluation of Proposals

The evaluation method will be the quality and cost-based selection. A two-stage procedure shall be utilised in evaluating the Proposals; a technical evaluation and a financial evaluation. 

Proposals will be ranked according to their combined technical (St) and financial (Sf) scores using the weights of 75% for the Technical Proposal; and 25% for the offered price. Each proposal’s overall score shall therefore be: St X 75% + Sf X 25%.