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  • Posted: Mar 2, 2022
    Deadline: Mar 10, 2022
  • INTERSOS is an independent, no-profit organization which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world's poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure. The head office in Italy c...
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    Psychologist (National Position)

    Tasks and Main Responsibilities

    • Provides case by case assessment and recommendations for appropriate treatments for beneficiaries with psychological distress
    • Implements the treatment plan of psychological distress cases that are within the threshold for INTERSOS in coordination with the health team.
    • Ensures safe documentation and storage of individual cases through ensuring that data protection protocols are respected.
    • Strengthens the protection and other INTERSOS staff on PFA, identification, and assessment of people with psychological distress.
    • Strengthens community based psychosocial support and peer support group activities through mapping the community-based structures that respond to MHPSS issues and building their capacity.
    • Works in close collaboration with technical staff (Protection Coordinator, Medical Coordinator, Medical activity Managers and GBV/PSS Specialist) in developing the project’s overall MHPSS component.
    • Reviewing and developing the technical materials, tools, guidelines and documents needed for MHPSS in collaboration with the GBV/PSS specialist.
    • Provides coaching and support to the field staff in the implementation of structured MHPSS activities and ensures standardization across the field locations.
    • Carryout all tasks respecting key protection principles, including but not limited to: do no harm, non-discrimination, confidentiality, accountability and need-to-know principles
    • Establish and strengthen referral pathways for MHPSS at the field and Maiduguri level
    • Represent INTERSOS in MHPSS working group and other coordination meetings, when assign.
    • Coordinate with field staff in ensuring timely development and submission of weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on PSS activities
    • Work with the PSS team leads to ensure the weekly PSS assessments are conducted to ascertain impact of the safe spaces PSS activities and align the findings to better inform program activities and proposal development
    • Other duties as assign by supervisors and technical team to enable and develop INTERSOS program

    Position Requirements

    Professional requirements

    • University degree in Psychology. Master’s degree in clinical psychology is an added advantage
    • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, including at least one year in NGO providing psychotherapy services
    • High degree of skill in psychological assessment and evaluation.

    Personal requirements

    • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, outlook)
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Willing to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases
    • Capacity to work under pressure and willingness to work and live in a complex context
    • Respect and adherence to protection principles
    • Capacity to work under pressure, flexibility
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Fluency in English and Hausa (written and spoken) and excellent writing skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to INTERSOS on to apply

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