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  • Posted: Mar 6, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 12, 2020
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation...
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    Counselor (Educator)

    Code: MT03400
    Location: Pulka, Borno
    Report to: Mental Health Activity Manager
    Report to (functional): Mental Health Activity Manager
    Working Hours: 48 Hours per Week
    Contract Duration: 6 Months Renewable
    Starting Date: 15 March 2020
    Level: 5

    Main Purpose

    • Perform counseling and / or education sessions to patients, following different medical and mental health MSF protocols and procedures, in order to improve their psychosocial condition.


    • Identify the psychosocial, socio-economic and administrative needs for patients
    • Actively promote the availability of counseling services and carry out, individual or in group counseling, basic psycho educational sessions, to patients, their families (when needed), in order to alleviate their psychosocial difficulties within the project scope.
    • Refer patients to other specialists or other institutions for further assistance, when necessary in order to propose the best support available.
    • Participate in the creation of any material needed for counseling activities and look after it,
    • Keep files and statistics of daily activities and participate in team meetings to share experiences and discuss special cases with other counselors, preserving confidentiality
    • Inform line manager of any problem of any kind arising during the day-to-day activities.
    • Take active part in trainings, supervisions/intervisions and support the activities manager when necessary in doing sensitization for MSF staff or external partners about mental health / psychosocial issues.
    • Discuss difficulties and problems in counseling with supervisor.

    MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities

    • Providing patient education support counselling in HIV/TB patients
    • Providing adherence counselling to HIV/TB patients according to MSF protocol
    • Providing enhanced adherence counselling to HIV/TB patients according to MSF protocol
    • Providing mental health assessment and counselling to patients with chronic diseases
    • Actively participating in PMTCT programme and providing counselling
    • Conducting support groups to patients that meet the criteria.


    • Education: Essential Degree / Diploma in Counseling, Social Work. Desirable Degree/Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery.
    • Experience: 1 year experience essential. Experience with NGO desirable
    • Languages: English and Hausa essential. Local language desirable (Kanuri, Mandra)
    • Knowledge: Essential computer literacy ( word, excel and internet)
    • Competencies: Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service, computer skills.

    NGN 3,014,622 (Annual Basic salary + 13th Month) As per the MSF salary scale (National contract)

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a CV, Motivation Letter, copy of Practicing Licence and copies of Credentials (only PDF or Word) either by email to: In the subject please put the position and the reference for while you are applying. Applications should be accompanied by copy of the NYSC certificate.
    In person to "MSF SPAIN Office at Pulka"


    • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
    • Applications are non-returnable. Do not submit original certificates or credentials.
    • MSF Encourages Women and People with Disability Status to Apply.

    Method of Application


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