Medecins Sans Frontieres Mental Health Officer Jobs in Kenya

Medecins Sans Frontieres Mental Health Officer Jobs in Kenya

  • From providing psychological first aid to survivors of natural disasters to counselling HIV patients, our MHOs play a vital role in our projects. Trauma is often the most painful aspect of surviving a conflict or disaster, or living with a disease, and mental healthcare is vital for recovery.


  • Our MHOs often head a group of outreach workers and counsellors, providing care in the health facilities but also out in the community.

  • It’s a challenging and exciting role and you would be responsible for some or all of the following: 

  • Doing a community mental health assessment

  • Planning a mental health strategy

  • Managing mental healthcare for an entire hospital/project.

  • Providing care for victims of sexual violence.

  • Supporting groups of displaced people.

  • Identifying and managing protection issues.


  • Formal education and post qualification in one of the following: Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Social work (with additional psychological therapy qualification), Psychiatry (with additional psychological therapy qualification)

  • Currently licensed to practice  one of the above areas with independent licensed clinical practice.

  • Two year's post-qualification experience.

  • Experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual violence, Tuberculosis
    (TB) care.

  • Experience in managing and training mental health workers.

  • Experience in the clinical supervision of others and treating trauma related problems.

  • Experience with emergency mental health /crisis interventions

  • A second language (preferably French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese).

  • Able to work well as a part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.

  • Willing to work in unstable areas and ability to cope in a difficult and unpredictable environment.

  • Available for a minimum of nine to twelve months.

  • Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering or travelling experience in developing countries.

  • Fluency in English​ is essential, Arabic and French will be an asset.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Medecins Sans Frontieres Mental Health Officer Jobs in Kenya

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