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  • Locum Clinical Psychologist at Médecins Sans Frontières

  • Posted on: 22 October, 2019 Deadline: 31 October, 2019
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  • Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, sex, religion, creed or political affiliation.

    Clinical Psychologist - Locum basis


    Main tasks and responsibilities:

    • Implementing the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, identifying possible victims of SGBV and referring them to the medical team so that they receive necessary treatment.
    • Carrying out evaluation of mental health needs of patients and establishing a diagnosis and a plan of treatment.
    • Informing the patient and his/her relatives about the possible consequences of the illness and the drug treatment to follow.
    • Referring patients to other health professionals whenever necessary, in order to provide the most appropriate treatment and improve the patient’s condition.
    • Implementing the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, identifying possible victims of SGBV and referring them to the medical team so that they receive the necessary treatment.
    • Providing psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols in order to improve their mental health condition.
    • Assisting and training staff members and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities.
    • Working in close collaboration with translators in order to ensure appropriate terminology and behavior during sessions.
    • Informing 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.
    • Ensuring that all patients’ information is kept confidential.

    Qualifications and requirements

    • Education: Degree in Clinical Psychology.
    • Experience: Psycho-social counselling experience of at least 2 years.
    • Previous experience with MSF or other NGOs is an added advantage.
    • Supervision, monitoring & evaluation, quality assessments and training needs analysis.

    Method of Application

    Applicants MUST be Kenyan nationals and have the necessary statutory documents (ID, NSSF, NHIF and a PIN certificate)

    Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and updated curriculum vitae via the email address provided below. Mention on the subject email line “Clinical Psychologist” to msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org


    Applications must be received by the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any applicant/recruitment fee.

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