Psychologist. Médecins Sans Frontières ( MSF )

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Job Summary

Carry out evaluation of mental health needs of patients and establish a diagnosis and treatment plan.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description



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.


MSF is looking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position below:



Duty station: Imvepi

Department: Medical

Advert posting date: 08th October 2020

Start of work: Mid-November 2020

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.

•       Provide psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols in order to improve their mental health conditions

•       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:

•       In addition to general mental health conditions and medical conditions falling under mental health in Uganda (e.g. epilepsy), provide consultation, diagnosis, treatment (both medical and psychological) and prevention for the following specific conditions: reactions to violence and trauma, bereavement and loss, survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. 

•       Adapt consultations and treatments to children to provide child-friendly services. 

•       Identify and assess referral destinations for higher level care and propose ways MSF could support these destinations if necessary. 

•       Liaise with other actors providing mental health and psychosocial care for good coordination of activities and appropriate referral networks. 

Identify children and adults with special needs and refer accordingly


Essential Degree or Diploma in Psychology.


Essential 2 years’ experience minimum as a Psychologist

Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGOs


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


Desirable computer literacy (word, excel and internet)


Results and quality oriented, team work and cooperation, flexible, commitment to MSF principles, stress management

How To Apply

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

Field Administrator

Médecins Sans Frontières –Arua

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

Arua City

Or by e-mail:

Deadline for receiving applications: 23rd October 2020 at 17h00

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 receiving applications: 23rd October 2020 at 17h00

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