Psychologist – Bay region, Baidoa, Somalia
- Job category: Health/WASH
- Post date:17 Apr 2021
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EXTERNAL / INTERNAL VACANCY
MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES (MSF) – SOMALIA MISSION
MSF is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need. Somalia mission set up a new Project in Baidoa at Bay Regional Hospital, Bay region Somalia and now is looking for:
Job Title: Psychologist
Work Location : Bay region, Baidoa, Somalia.
Start date : Immediately
Project Medical Referent
Report to (functional) : Project Medical Referent / Medical Coordinator
Provide psychological support to patients according to MSF principles and protocols in order to improve the patients’ mental health.
Carry out evaluation of psychological and mental health needs of patients,
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 treat-ment.
Inform the patient and his/her relatives about the possible consequences of the illness and drug treatment to follow in order to improve the patient’s condition.
Provide psychoeducation to the medical team to help them understand the role of mental health in patient management
Technically support the lay counsellors and medical team in mental health matters
Contribute to the project’s EPREP Plan and Mass casualty plan in terms of mental health support to patients and families
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 MH activities
Support the outreach and DMC team in MH needs assessment in the community
Technically support the management of mental health patients in pediatricsu, maternity and Outreach
Put in place effective follow up mechanisms for mental health patients.
Collect statistical and monitoring data about mental health activities
Work in close collaboration with lay counsellors in order to ensure that appropriate termi-nology and behavior is used during sessions.
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
Ensure that all patient information is kept confidential
Debrief staff members after a difficult event, mass casualty etc
Support the Health promotion team in creating awareness on MH with other stakeholders in the community.
Essential degree or diploma in Psychology
2 years’ experience minimum as a Psychologist
Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGO in developing countries, in conflict settings or epidemics.
Languages • Essential is fluency in English and Somali language
Knowledge • Desirable computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
Competences Result, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, stress management
excellent communication skills
If you meet the above requirements, please send your updated CV, motivation letter which indicates the subject as: Psychologist on or before 30th April 2021 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only applicants with required qualifications will be contacted.
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