Médecins Sans Frontières Job for Psychologist

Médecins Sans Frontières is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Psychologist

Job Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Educational Qualification: BSc in psychology, Valid License from Nigerian Association of Clinical psychologists

Years of Experience: Minimum of 1 year of active clinical experience since graduation; Interest and/or experience in Sexual/Gender Based Violence.

Other Requirements:

  • Desirable computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Female applicants desirable.
  • English Language essential, Local language, desirable


Job Specification(s): Psycho social Responsibilities

  • Ensure psychological support throughout the SGBV survivors stay at the clinic
  • Ensure that psycho social care is integrated as soon as possible in the care of the survivor
  • Assess social and protection needs as needed
  • Continue to offer counselling services to survivors on follow up according to the protocol and based on the needs identified
  • Emphasize the importance of adherence to follow up appointments
  • Inform 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 Identify the need for, and facilitate support groups.
  • Carry out evaluation of psychological and mental health needs of patients, elaborate a diagnosis and establish a plan of treatment
  • Provide psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols to improve their mental health conditions
  • Counsel families on how to support their child if the survivor is a minor

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Guarantee confidentiality
  • Guarantee correct handling of all documents related to the patient
  • Provide systematic follow-up for survivors
  • Participate in data collection
  • Write clear and concise notes in survivor files whenever the patient is seen
  • Maintain a good documentation system for the adherence sessions for effective follow up of survivors
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of activities in care for SGBV survivors
  • Schedule follow up appointments for survivors and explain the importance of the appointment

• Contract will be an open ended contract with three months of probations.
208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.

Apply Before: 30th June 2016.

How to Apply: Submit your CV, copies of qualifications and a cover letter with contact details to the MSF Admin’ Office in Port Harcourt. No 20, Bodo Street GRA II, Port Harcourt . Applications can be submitted by email to: msff-abuja-recruitment@paris.msf.org 

Additional Information: only successful applicants will be called for interview
Notice: No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process.
MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring of a candidate having benefitted from such acts. All illicit demands of these types may be pursued through the judicial system.


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