Psychologist at Medecins Sans Frontieres – Spain


  • Location(s): Borno, North East Nigeria
  • Specialization: • Medical/ Health
  • Industry: • NGO / International Agencies
  • Application Deadline: December 09, 2019
  • Job Type Fulltime

Medecins Sans Frontieres – Spain is recruiting for fulltime Psychologist.

Job Details

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

Job Title: Psychologist

Job Type: Full Time  

Qualification: OND   BA/BSc/HND  

Experience: 2 years

Location: Borno

Job Field: Medical / Healthcare   NGO/Non-Profit  
Code: MS02600

Location: Based in Pulka, Gwoza LGA, Borno

Report to: Project Medical Referent

Report to (functional) : Project Medical Referent

Area: Medical & Paramedical

Supervises: Counselor Educators and Community Mental Health Workers

Working Hours: 48 per week

Contract Duration: Six Month Renewable

Level: 7

Main Purpose

  • Providing psychological support to patients according to MSF principles, standards and procedures in order to improve the patients’ mental health.


  • Carrying out evaluation of mental health needs of patients and establishing a diagnosis and a plan of treatment. Informing the patient and his/her relatives about the possible consequences of the illness and the drug treatment to follow and referring patients to other health professionals whenever necessary, in order to provide the most appropriate treatment and improve the patient’s condition
  • Implementing the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, identifying possible victims of SGBV and referring them to the medical team so that they receive the necessary treatment.
  • Providing psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols in order to improve their mental health conditions
  • Assisting and training staff members and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities. Working in close collaboration with translators in order to ensure appropriate terminology and behaviour during sessions
  • Collecting statistical and monitoring data about mental health activities
  • Informing 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
  • Ensuring that all patient information is kept confidential.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities:

  • Supervision of counsellor educators, and other mental health activities especially in the camps & communities on daily basis.
  • Facilitate clinical counselling supervision sessions in collaboration with MHAM to the counsellors.


Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

2 year(s)

Min Qualification:


Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:


  • Essential degree or diploma in Psychology.


  • Essential 2 years’ experience minimum as a Psychologist
  • Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries


  • English and Hausa 


  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)


  • Results and Quality Orientation L2, Teamwork and Cooperation L2, Behavioural Flexibility L2, Commitment to MSF Principles L2 , Stress Management L3.

NGN334,159 (Basic salary) As per the MSF salary scale (National contract)

Salary: NGN231,894 (Basic salary) As per the MSF salary scale (National contract)

In person to MSF SPAIN Office at Pulka, Borno State.

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Important Information/Notice

  • In the subject of the mail please put the position and the reference for while you are applying.
  • Applications should be accompanied by copy of the NYSC certificate
  • Applications are non-returnable. Do not submit original certificates or credentials. MSF Encourages Women and People with Disability Status to Apply.

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