Médecins Sans Frontières Clinical Psychologist - Locum basis Jobs in Kenya

Médecins Sans Frontières Clinical Psychologist - Locum basis Jobs in Kenya


Closing date: 31 Oct 2019

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Implementing the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, identifying possible victims of SGBV and referring them to the medical team so that they receive necessary treatment.

  • 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.

  • 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 condition.

  • 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.

  • 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 patients’ information is kept confidential.

    Qualifications and requirements

    Education: Degree in Clinical Psychology.

    Experience: Psycho-social counselling experience of at least 2 years.

  • Previous experience with MSF or other NGOs is an added advantage.

  • Supervision, monitoring & evaluation, quality assessments and training needs analysis.

    How to Apply:
    Applicants MUST be Kenyan nationals and have the necessary statutory documents (ID, NSSF, NHIF and a PIN certificate)

    Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and updated curriculum vitae via the email address provided below. Mention on the subject email line “Clinical Psychologist” to msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org

    Deadline for Applications: Friday 31st October 2019(Inclusive)

    Applications must be received by the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any applicant/recruitment fee.

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