Psychologist at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.MSF-Spain is currently recruiting to fill the following position for its operations in Yobe State.PsychologistJob TypeFull Time  QualificationBA/BSc/HND  Location YobeJob FieldMedical / Health   Grade: 7Application Deadline:  November 10, 2016 at 5:00pmSalary: As per the MSF salary scale (national contract)Movements (project visits): According to MH programme planning, 100% travel inside Nigeria according to the IDP movement.Note: This is a local position in Damaturu and there will be no relocation benefit.Scope of Responsibilities:Purpose of the PositionPerform the mental health and psychosocial (MHPS) consultations (individual, and if necessary group)Collaborate with the MHO towards quality implementation of MHPS activities in the projectOperational / Technical ResponsibilitiesPatient Care & Clinical supervisionProvide individual and group mental health support for population at risk (adults and children, IDP or Hosted community): support coping process of the population and mobilize their inner resources for processing traumatic experiences and finding new life perspectiveIf possible visit beneficiaries at home/tent/shelter in order to assess needs and follow up evolution when required.Refer patients to other health professionals whenever necessaryTo make suggestions for improvement at mental health care units on regular basis.To be responsible for well-being and security of patients through all the activities.Ensure awareness to improve detection of mental health symptoms and signs, discussion of difficult cases, referrals etcTo complete professional supervision record according to MSF standards.Maintain at all times a respectful attitude towards population, patients.To ensure the good flow of patients from Counsellors to psychiatrists (if necessary)TrainingAssist in the trainings (initial and follow-up) of CMWs, peer counsellors and other staff members and resourceful people from the community.Provide psycho-education or other psychosocial activities to the community, when required and if accessibility allowsTo implement training modules in accordance with MSF training manual.To work closely in collaboration with hierarchical superior to assess training needs.To assist in the preparation of handouts and materials and to implement objective methods of evaluation for these training modules.To undertake trainings sessions according to the needs and to the accessibility.Additional ActivitiesEquipmentParticipate in creation of any material needed for the MH activities.Look after all equipment provided.MaintenanceEnsure cleanliness of psychologists’ areas ( consultation office,…..)ReportingEnsure that confidentiality is maintained regarding all patient cases and records.Keep record and statistics of daily activitiesFill in the forms of the patientsEnter info of the files of the patients into the data base (computer of MHO)Inform line manager of any problems that might be linked to work of psychologists as well as problematic equipment or material (ex. broken, missing).Other activitiesBe aware of any document regarding detailed responsibilities of psychologists (ex. protocols, reports to be done).Actively participate in team meetings (planning and case management meetings) and possible trainings.Provide training to new members of the team and help them with the transition into the new roleFamiliarize his/herself with the internal regulations and guidelines of the office and follow these guidelines during work time.Accomplish any task that s/he is asked by his/her supervisor.To develop good working relationships with cultural mediators, peer counsellors, CMHWs and public/private sector mental health care unit staff.Responsibilities towards MSFCommitment to MSFAvailability for emergenciesGeneral knowledge of MSFTo have general understandings of the association, it’s functioning, structure and values (charter).To be aware of MSF charter, objectives and activities in general and in the working context.MSFTo participate actively in meetings and trainings.SecurityTo be fully aware of sensitivity of the context in the mission.Cooperation With Other DepartmentsTo be aware of security rules and situation in the field at all time.To be aware of activities of other departments and respect specific rules and procedures.Information SourceTo be aware of social and political situation and keeps information up-to-date.To pass on all relevant information related to MSF scope of action and context.To advise on various topics (culture, economy, politics, etc.).To translate documents and/or interprets conversation when necessary. 

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