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Job Summary

The ideal candidate will carry out evaluation of mental health needs of patients and establish a diagnosis and treatment plan.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements


Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international independent humanitarian medical organization that delivers aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and exclusion from health care. MSF offers assistance to people based on need irrespective of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation.

Duty station: Imvepi

Department: Medical

Start of work: May 2021

Contract Duration: Open-term with 3 months probation period.


  • Carry out evaluation of mental health needs of patients and establish a diagnosis and treatment plan. 
  • Inform patients and his/her relatives about the possible consequences of the illness, drug treatment to follow, and refer patients to other health professionals whenever necessary, in order to provide the most appropriate treatment and improve the patient's condition. 
  • 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.
  • Assist and train staff members and resource people when necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities. Work in close collaboration with medical interpreters in order to ensure appropriate terminology and behavior during sessions.
  • Promote and maintain confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records Collect statistical and monitoring data about mental health activities.
  • 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.

In consideration of a refugee setting: 

  • Pay particular attention to the following specific conditions: reactions to violence and trauma, bereavement and loss, survivors of Sexual & Gender-Based Violence.
  • Adapt consultations and treatments to children to provide child-friendly services.
  • Identify children and adults with special needs and refer accordingly.
  • Work in close collaboration with interpreters in order to ensure that appropriate terminology and behavior are used during sessions.
  • Assess and manage complex and at high-risk cases, including patients with suicidal ideation or attempt. 
  • Work in a multidisciplinary approach, managing cases with Psychiatric Clinical Officers and Social Workers when needed.
  • Provide psychosocial support and counseling to patients with moderate and severe mental health disorders according to the treatment plan, MH guidelines, and MSF principles. 
  • Document appropriately information following MSF protocols.


  • Masters in Clinical Psychology or Bachelor’s Degree in Community Psychology


  • 1-year Clinical skills experience for Masters applicants 
  • 2 years of Clinical skills experience of working with victims of trauma for Bachelor of Community Psychology applicants
  • Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGO’s


  • English Essential. Desirable local languages: Kakwa (Pojulu Bari), Arabic and Lugbara (Aringa)


  • Desirable Computer literacy (word, excel, and internet)


  • Results and quality-oriented, teamwork and cooperation, flexible, commitment to MSF principles, stress management

Interested candidates are invited to hand-deliver their application package (CV, application letter, and copies of their academic/ work certificates) to:

Field Administrator

Médecins Sans Frontières –Arua

Plot 2 Osu Crescent next to Anyafio Primary School West village. 

Arua City

Or by e-mail: [email protected]

NOTE :  The candidature files will not be returned.  Only photocopies of important documents should be submitted.

NOTE:   Only persons responding to the job profile will be contacted for a written test and/or interview. 

No monetary, goods, or service offers, nor favoritism, will be tolerated in a recruiting process.  MSF reserves the right to refuse any candidate having benefited from such acts.  Any illicit solicitations can be reported to the justice system.

Deadline for applications: 21st April 2021 at 17h00

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