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A Mental Health Responsible is in charge of a group of outreach workers and counsellors, providing care in the health facilities but also out in the community. He/She is in charge of conducting a community mental health assessment, planning a mental health strategy, managing mental health care for an entire hospital/project, providing care for victims of sexual violence, supporting groups of displaced people.


Tasks & Duties

  • Carry out evaluation of mental health needs of patients and establish a diagnosis and a plan of treatment
  • Assist and train staff members and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities
  • Working closely with translators in order to ensure appropriate terminology and behaviour during sessions
  • Collecting statistical and monitoring data about mental health activities


Essential requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry (with additional psychological therapy qualification)
  • Currently licensed to practice one of the above areas with independent licensed clinical practice
  • At least two years of relevant and substantial clinical work experience after graduation
  • Fluency in English
  • Advanced computer literacy
  • Availability to work 12 months


Desirable requirements

  • Experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual violence, Tuberculosis (TB) care
  • Professional experience supervising, managing or training staff
  • Knowledge of other languages, in particular French and/or Arabic
  • Previous international experience with INGOs, UN agencies, other humanitarian organisations, charities, etc.
  • Experience working in developing countries


Key Personality Competencies

  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Cross-cultural awareness
  • Flexibility and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Advanced team-working skills
  • Results and quality orientation
  • Willingness to work in unstable areas


Before you apply


Because ‘Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) purpose is to bring medical assistance to people in distress, the work may occur in settings of active conflict, or in post-conflict environments, in which there are inherent risks, potential danger and ongoing threats to safety and security. MSF acknowledges that it is impossible to exclude all risks, but it does its utmost as an organization to mitigate and manage these risks through strict and comprehensive security protocols.

Field workers will be fully informed of the risk associated with a potential mission before accepting a particular posting. Working for MSF is a deeply personal choice; individuals must determine for themselves the level of risk and the circumstances in which they feel comfortable, based on a full and transparent understanding of the possibilities they may face. Once in the mission, all MSF staff must strictly observe security rules and regulations; failure to do so may result in dismissal.




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