Mental Health Professional/Trainer, Center for Victims of Torture

Location: Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga Province

The Center for Victims of Torture is seeking a Mental Health Professional/Trainer to work in the Democratic Republic of Congo with individuals who have suffered torture and war trauma.

The position has a one-year renewable agreement.


  • Advanced degree in Psychology or Counseling. Masters degree or equivalent required.

  • Fluency in French and English.
  • Extensive experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and groups.

  • Understanding of and experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and trauma.

  • Understanding of and experience developing curriculum and providing training for mental health counselors using adult experiential learning activities and training of trainers, and providing training on sensitization on the effects of trauma and war.

  • Experience working in developing countries. (Experience working in Africa preferred.)

  • Experience supervising mental health counselors.

  • Skilled at carrying out needs assessment and program evaluations.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in unpredictable, politically unstable, isolated environment, lacking in amenities. Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing requirements and needs.

  • Skilled at working as a member of a team.

    Language Requirement: Fluency in French and English

    Compensation: Competitive salary and benefit package.

    To Apply: Submit CV and letter of interest to

    Additional information on The Center for Victims of Torture is available at Mental Health Professional and Trainer, Center for Victims of Torture

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