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  • Graduate Psychologist At Médecins Sans Frontières

  • Posted on: 20 June, 2016 Deadline: 30 June, 2016
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    Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.




    Job Description

    Psycho social Responsibilities
    Ensure psychological support throughout the SGBV survivors stay at the clinic
    Ensure that psycho social care is integrated as soon as possible in the care of the survivor
    Carry out evaluation of psychological and mental health needs of patients, elaborate a diagnosis and establish a plan of treatment
    Provide psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols to improve their mental health conditions
    Counsel families on how to support their child if the survivor is a minor
    Assess social and protection needs as needed
    Continue to offer counselling services to survivors on follow up according to the protocol and based on the needs identified
    Emphasize the importance of adherence to follow up appointments
    Inform the supervisor and the medical team about any issues or problems that may arise related to patients’ treatment in order to provide the best possible solution from a medical perspective Identify the need for, and facilitate support groups.

    Administrative Responsibilities
    Guarantee confidentiality
    Guarantee correct handling of all documents related to the patient
    Maintain a good documentation system for the adherence sessions for effective follow up of survivors
    Participate in monitoring and evaluation of activities in care for SGBV survivors
    Schedule follow up appointments for survivors and explain the importance of the appointments
    Provide systematic follow-up for survivors
    Participate in data collection
    Write clear and concise notes in survivor files whenever the patient is seen


    • BSc in psychology, Valid License from Nigerian Association of Clinical psychologists
    • Minimum of 1 year of active clinical experience since graduation; Interest and/or experience in Sexual/Gender Based Violence.
    • English Language essential, Local language, desirable.
    • Desirable computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
    • Female applicants desirable.

    Work Location
    • Port Harcourt, Rivers State (Nigeria).

    • Contract will be an open ended contract with three months of probations.
    208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.

    Method of Application

    Submit your CV, copies of qualifications and a cover letter with contact details to the MSF Admin’ Office in Port Harcourt. No 20, Bodo Street GRA II, Port Harcourt .. Applications can be submitted by email to:
    Deadline for the submission of applications: 30th June 2016.

    Please make sure to submit your application on or before this date.

    NB: only successful applicants will be called for interview

    Notice: No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process.
    MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring of a candidate having benefitted from such acts. All illicit demands of these types may be pursued through the judicial system.

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