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Clinical Psyhologist

Daadab | Nairobi

MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES – SWITZERLAND, Dadaab Programme
Clinical Psychologist
Based in Dagahaley Refugee Camp

Project Summary:
The objective of our project is to provide primary and secondary level of health care to the Refugees in Dagahaley refugee camp. MSF provides a full package of medical care through 4 primary health care units and 1 hospital (100 beds) with 24 hour emergency and OT.

Health services include curative, preventative, nutritional activities and emergency preparedness and intervention with partners. The selected candidate will be reporting technically to the hospital director and hierarchically to the Mental Health Activity Manager.

Start date: Immediately

Package: Attractive salary package on offer with additional benefits including comprehensive health cover.
Contract duration: 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on performance (includes 3 month probationary period)

 Carry out evaluation of psychological and mental health needs of patients, elaborate a diagnosis and establish a plan of treatment.
 Diagnose any psychological or psychiatric disorder and if necessary, refer the patient to the medical team in order to receive drug treatment.
 Implement the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, identify possible victims of SGBV and refer them to the medical team so that they receive the necessary treatment.
 Provide psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols to improve their mental health conditions
 Refer patients to other health professionals whenever necessary in order to provide the most appropriate treatment
 Assist and train staff members and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of Mental Health activities
 Collect statistical and monitoring data about mental health activities

Requirements:

Education: Essential degree or diploma in Psychology
Experience: 2 years experience minimum as a Psychologist
Competence: Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative, able to handle complex assignments with proactive attitude, organized, results oriented, autonomous and attentive to details.

Language: Due to the nature of the work, an ability to speak Somali could be a strong advantage

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter outlining HOW you fulfill each of the requirements in bullet points on or before 22nd December 2015 to http://www.uhired.me/e/job/30.

Please be aware that only online applications will be considered!

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter outlining HOW you fulfill each of the requirements in bullet points on or before 22nd December 2015 to http://www.uhired.me/e/job/30.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: MSF - Canada
  • Location: Daadab | Nairobi
  • Grade: Junior - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-12-22

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