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Psychologist – Bay region, Baidoa, Somalia

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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


Report to:

Project Medical Referent

Report to (functional) : Project Medical Referent / Medical Coordinator

Area: Medical


Main Purpose

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: jobs@somalia.msf.org

Only applicants with required qualifications will be contacted.

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