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  • Posted: Jan 20, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
  • 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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    Mental Health Supervisor

    Location: Shinkafi and Zurmi LGA’s - Zamfara
    Level: 8
    Contract Period: Six Months
    Possibility of extension: Yes
    Contract: 208 working hours per month
    Slot: 2 Openings

    Main Purpose

    • Participate in the planning, supervision and coordination of mental health / Pycho-social related services in the programme in accordance with MSF standards in order to provide the most appropriate mental health support for patients.

    Job Description

    • Participate in the planning, organization and coordination of Mental Health activities in collaboration with the Mental Health activity manager to ensure an efficient and effective level of quality in Mental Health MSF programs and activities.
    • Coordinate activities of counseling services with other relevant actors and liaises with the local counterparts  ( MoH, WHO, ICRC ) on mental health matters, including referral services.
    • Supervise the daily mental health activities according to MSF protocols and standards in order to provide the most appropriate support for clients with psychosocial needs.
    • In close coordination with the HR department, supervise the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required
    • Oversee the administrative processes associated with psychosocial functioning.
    • When needed, give psychological support to patients according to MSF protocols to improve mental health conditions of patients and enhance their functionality.
    • Provide data and statistic linked with MH activities and report to the MH activity manager
    • Offer clinical counselling supervision to mental health counsellors in collaboration with the Mental
    • Health Activity Manager. In collaboration with the doctors, decides on the discharge of patients according to the state of their health or transfer to other medical facility if necessary.
    • Ensures ongoing trainings of psychologist, counsellor and medical/paramedical team to optimize the quality of mental health intervention in the project
    • Supervises, ensures and monitors referral system in the project, strictly following MSF referral criteria from the community to secondary health facility and Gusau for expert when needed


    • Education: Essential Degree in Psychology / Sociology / Guidance and Counselling /  Psychiatry


    • Psycho-social counselling experience of at least 2 years.


    • Local languages and mission language essential.


    • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet);

    Gross Monthly Salary
    According to MSF National Salary Scale.

    Method of Application

    Note: MSF Encourages Women and People with Disabilities to Apply

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