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  • Psychiatrist at Neem Foundation

  • Posted on: 3 October, 2018 Deadline: 7 October, 2018
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  • Neem Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded as a direct response to the problem of insecurity in Nigeria. The Foundation was established under Nigerian law in January 2016 and is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. We are committed to improving the lives of those affected by the insurgency and preventing violence through building inclusive communities and providing and raising the standards of psychosocial care.

    Neem Foundation staff can boast of over 30 years cumulative staff experience in psychosocial support, and have extensive training and experience in P/CVE, community engagement, intelligence, social media monitoring, strategic communication, and project cycle management. We believe in a broad-based, multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary approach
    and will work to raise awareness on P/CVE, build the capacity of key actors, and encourage a collaborative approach that involves youth, women, traditional leaders, religious leaders, civil society, academics, security services, and government institutions at state and federal level. Neem Foundation intends to provide world class services to its target audiences.




    Job Purpose Summary:

The Psychiatrist responsibilities entails assessing both the mental and physical aspect of psychological problems to identify and proffer solutions to mental and behavioural conditions to clients and beneficiaries, as well as prescribing psychotropic medications while monitoring and evaluating treatment results.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide psychiatric assessment and rehabilitation, testing and evaluation, referral, consultation, programme planning, chemical dependency counselling/education, prevention service/activities, individual, couples, group and family therapy.
    • Select, administer and interpret psychological tests.
    • Conduct physical examinations, observe behaviours and review medical history to obtain patient information.
    • Interact with clients to provide diagnosis treatment, case management, follow up and treatment planning.
    • Decide on suitable psychiatric treatment plans by consulting with other professionals regarding the evaluation and treatment of clients where appropriate.
    • Prescribe medication when necessary.
    • Collaborate and cooperate in a professional manner with co-workers, other departments and other agencies in order to assure effective continuity of care and services.
    • Prepare and maintain mental health notes, narrative reports and client records of mental health activities (in the appropriate charting format).
    • Provide administrative support in the management of Neem Foundation’s Psychology Centres.
    • Monitor the achievement of relevant programme objectives, support M&E evaluation, and maintain accurate and appropriate case documentation and records, and ensure the confidentiality of records/information.
    • Support colleagues in HQ and Field Offices in achieving tasks, including monitoring employee performance.
    • Travel to Field Offices in Borno State from time to time as required by Neem Foundation in the execution of job functions.
    • Assist in the coordination, supervision, and completion of special projects, as appropriate.
    • Provide cross-component support to other programme staff in achieving Neem Foundation’s goals.
    • Observes strict confidentiality and privacy of clients.
    • Undertake research and analysis of specific tasks as required by Supervisor.
    • Ensure strict compliance with Administrative and Financial procedures in line with Neem Foundation’s policies and standards.
    • Ensure the protection of programme and office assets.
    • Carry out additional tasks and activities as required by Supervisor.

    Qualifications, Skills, Experience:


    Bachelors Degree in Medicine; residency in Psychiatry.


    • Ability to operate a computer and use MS Office essential.
    • Strong sense of and respect for confidentiality.
    • Ability to work as part of a team; build and manage professional work relationships with stakeholders
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to analyze and solve problems
    • Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects.
    • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
    • Ability to lead and train staff
    • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict and resolve complaints.

    Added Advantage

    • Practical experience working with victims/survivors of conflict.
    • Language Skills: (Native/Fluent/Basic)
    • English Language (Fluent)
    • Hausa (an added advantage)


    Must have strong interest Programme Implementation and Administration; working with children, women and girls, helping people rebuild their lives.

    Profile of Behaviour

    Confident, attention to detail, independent judgment, self-starter, reliable, good writer, organised, team-player, friendly, adaptable, flexible, disciplined, numerate

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send CVs to

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