Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.
The French Section of Médecins Sans Frontières is currently recruiting for its project in Maiduguri the Borno state capital to fill the following positions:
Work Location: MSF Maiduguri project – Maiduguri – Nigeria.
Local contract (3 months with possibility of extension) – 208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.
Provide psychological support to patients according to MSF principles and protocols in order to improve the patients’ mental health.
Carry out evaluation of psychological and mental health needs of patients, elaborate a diagnosis, and establish a plan of treatment
Implement the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, identify possible victims of SGBV and refer them to the medical team so that they receive the necessary treatment and carry out psychological support accordingly
Provide psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols to improve their mental health conditions
Be pro-active in meeting the patients and have capacity to adapt and work in non-classical context
Diagnose any psychological or psychiatric disorder and if necessary, refer the patient to the medical team/psychiatric hospital in order to receive drug treatment.
Inform the patient and his/her relatives about the possible consequences of the illness
Refer patients to other health professionals whenever necessary in order to provide the most appropriate treatment
Work along with the medical teams to ensure a comprehensive approach of all patients treated
Assist and train staff members and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities
Collect statistical and monitoring data about mental health activities
Work in close collaboration with translators in order to ensure that appropriate terminology and behaviour are used during sessions.
Inform 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
Ensure that all patient information is kept confidential
Ensure partnership with any other actors involved in Mental Health
Education: Essential degree or diploma in Psychology
Experience: 2 years’ experience minimum as a Psychologist Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries.
Languages: English, Hausa, Kanuri would be an asset
Knowledge: Desirable computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
Method of Application:
All potential job applicants should submit their CV, copies of diplomas, qualifications and a cover letter to:
MSF MAIDUGURI OFFICE
Plot 82, Old GRA (behind Lagos house),
Kolo Road Galtimari, Maiduguri,
Borno state, Nigeria.
Alternatively Send by email to:
Application Deadline: 31st August, 2015
NB: only successful applicants will be called for interview.
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