International Rescue Committee Psychiatric Clinical Officer Jobs in Uganda

International Rescue Committee Psychiatric Clinical Officer Jobs in Uganda

  • IRC is currently looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and self-motivated persons to join our team to support the effective delivery of the organization’s mission.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of Health Manager, the Mental Health Officer will be responsible for provision of mental health care, counseling and casework services to patients.

  • He/she will be expected to work within the heath facility, health posts and community in the IRC supported health facilities’catchment population and collaborate with the integrated community health program to implement project activities.

  • Responsibilities include assessing patients' mental status and developing treatment plans, making referrals to the appropriate services points. This may also require provision of crisis intervention services to patients who are a danger to themselves or others.

  • The Mental Health Officer will monitor patient’s treatment progress and keep track of the mental status. Keep records of all mental health patient/client.

  • She/he will spend approximately 80% of his/her time in the field both at the health facility, health posts and in the community.


  • Provide mental health care to patients/clients.

  • Provide clinical and psychosocial care and support to mental health patients/clients.

  • Reduce stigma and empower clients/patients with mental illness and family members.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    Mental Health Service provision:

    Key Activities

  • Diagnosing, treating and managing patients with mental illness.

  • Participating in planning, budgeting, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating psychiatric activities.

  • Referring complicated cases to appropriate level of care.

  • Ensuring maximum protection of patients, relatives and staff.

  • Conducting community sensitization about mental health.

  • Initiating and participating in research activities.

  • Imparting knowledge and skills to staff during CME and mentorship.

  • Carry out human resource management activities like identifying manpower and training needs.

  • Compiling and submitting periodic reports.
    share information regarding improvement of mental healthcare.

    Reporting and coordination:

  • Collect and check the accuracy and quality of the monthly health data (patient statistics, case specific segregation and mental health drugs utilization data)

  • Collaborate with clinic staff and ware house colleagues to prepare inventory and consumption reports
    of medical supplies.

  • Participate in developing community networks to support mental health patients in the community.

  • Participate in the mental health working group coordination meetings and represent the IRC

    Capacity building:

  • Evaluate clinical management skill and psychosocial counselors’ skills, assess their training needs and monitor progress.

  • Carry out on-the-job training, coaching and mentorship of subordinates

  • Prepare training materials for on-the-job training sessions

  • Liaise with other partners and advocate for matters related to mental health issues.

  • Support individual counseling and psycho-education to individuals, families and communities about mental health issues

    Professional Standards:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

  • Deadline for receiving applications is Monday July 13th,2020


  • Must have a Diploma in Mental Health or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.

  • Must be registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council.

  • Must have served for at least three (3) years as a Health Worker.

    Working Experience:

  • 3 years of work experience, with field experience in a health project implementation

    Other Requirements:

  • Excellent problem solving skills and good interpersonal communication skills

  • Demonstrated Knowledge of project management

  • Demonstrated counseling skills

  • Fluency and strong writing skills in English

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Psychiatric Clinical Officer Jobs in Uganda

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