MSF’s mental health activities can be implemented in a wide variety of contexts:
• emergencies (natural and manmade disasters)
• protracted/chronic-ongoing crisis
• excluded and marginalized populations (survivors of sexual violence, victims of urban violence, minorities, migrants, etc.)
• integration with medical care (HIV/AIDS, TB, haemorrhagic fever, etc.)
Most of the programs consist of both clinical (individual and groups) and community-based component and require an integrated medical-psychological-social approach.
As psychiatrist, your role will be to propose, implement and improve treatment for patients with mental conditions, with strategies and tools adapted to the context and culture.
A substantial part of your work will involve coordination of the different activities, training and supervising local staff who carry out the mental health/psychosocial support activities.
• Master’s degree in clinical psychology, or equivalent; or experience as a psychiatrist (with required license)
• A minimum of 2 years’ post-qualification experience in clinical care to adults/children
• Desirable experience in training/supervision + clinical practise in trauma, sexual violence, HIV/AIDS or any other chronic disease
• Asset: work experience in developing countries or with patients from various cultures
• Proficiency in English is required
Length of mission
• 6 to 12 months