Mental Health Officer at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

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  • Company: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Healthcare/Medical Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

Médecins sans frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization (NGO) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.

Summary

Being a mental health officer (MHO) with MSF is an intense but rewarding job.

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

Responsibilities
  • 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
Requirements
  • 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

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 15 December. 2021
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