Job Requirements


Post-graduate education

Work experience:

2 years

Language skills:


Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Being a mental health officer (MHO) with MSF is an intense but rewarding job.

From providing psychological first aid to survivors of natural disasters to counseling HIV patients, our MHOs play a vital role in our projects. Trauma is often the most painful aspect of surviving a conflict or disaster or living with a disease, and mental healthcare is vital for recovery.


• Postgraduate education in one of the following: Clinical Psychology or Psychiatry along with 2 years post qualification experience

• Currently licensed to practice ?one of the above areas with independent licensed clinical practice

• Experience in managing and training mental health workers

• Experience in the clinical supervision of others and treating trauma-related problems

• Able to work well as a part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team

• Willing to work in unstable areas and ability to cope in a difficult and unpredictable environment

• Available for a minimum of nine to twelve months

• Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering, or traveling experience in developing countries

• Fluency in English is essential



• Doing a community mental health assessment

• Planning a mental health strategy

• Managing mental healthcare for an entire hospital/project

• Providing care for victims of sexual violence

• Supporting groups of displaced people

• Identifying and managing protection issues


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