Job Opportunity at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Psychologist

 


Title:  Psychologist  

Direct Reports: MENTAL HEALTH ACTIVITY MANAGER

Location: NDUTA CAMP

FOR NATIONAL STAFF ONLY

INTRODUCTION:

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These principles must apply to all MSF staff.

Required Criteria:

Minimum Educational Qualification:

Essential degree or diploma in Psychology

Experience:

Essential 2 years’ experience minimum as a Psychologist

Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGO’s

Languages

English and Swahili (fluent, oral & written) required. Kirundi will be an asset.

Main purpose:

Providing psychological support to patients according to MSF principles, standards and procedures in order to improve the patients’ mental health.

Main competencies and knowledge:

  • Detail-oriented, team spirit, verbal communication skills, Good listener, Discreet, Organisational skill, strong motivation to be evolve within an international context, Behavioural flexibility, stress and time management.
  • Desirable computer literacy (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Main Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out evaluation of mental health needs of patients and establishing a diagnosis and a plan of treatment. Informing the patient and his/her relatives about the possible consequences of the illness and the drug treatment to follow and referring patients to other health professionals whenever necessary, in order to provide the most appropriate treatment and improve the patient’s condition.
  • Implementing the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, identifying possible victims of SGBV and referring them to the medical team so that they receive the necessary treatment.
  • Providing psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols in order to improve their mental health conditions.
  • Assisting and training staff members and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities. Working in close collaboration with translators in order to ensure appropriate terminology and behavior during sessions.
  •  Collecting statistical and monitoring data about mental health activities.
  • Informing the supervisor and the medical team about any issues or problems that may arise related to patients’ treatment in order to provide the best possible solution from a medical perspective.
  • Ensuring that all patient information is kept confidential.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

All interested applicants should submit cover letter, CV, supporting documents (copies of diplomas) and phone number to: Administrator, MSF Tanzania, Nduta – Please deposit CVs  at Nduta camp CV box

or send through MSFCH-Tanzania-Recruitment@geneva.msf.org

Please make sure the subject of your email will be: PSYCHOLOGIST – APPLICATION

Deadline for the submission of applications is at 4PM on 14/12/2020

Only applications in English or French will be considered.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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