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Clinical psychologist

    MSF’s mental health activities can be implemented in a large variety of contexts:

    • emergencies (natural and manmade disasters)
    • protracted/chronic-ongoing crisis
    • excluded and marginalized populations (victims of sexual violence or urban violence, minorities, migrants, etc.)
    • integration with medical care (HIV/AIDS, TB, haemorrhagic fever, etc.)

    Most of the programs consists of both clinical (individual and groups) and community-based component and require an integrated medical-psychological-social approach.
     
    As a psychologist, 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.

    Prerequisites

    Master’s degree in clinical psychology, or equivalent

    • 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
    • Commitment to the values of the MSF charter
    • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
    • Good French and English language skills

    Length of mission

    • 6 to 12 months