Mental Health Counsellors (Several Fresher NGO Jobs) – Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Organisation: Medecins Sans
Frontieres (MSF)
Reports to: Mental Health
Focal Mentor General Patient Care
Duty Station: Kasese, Uganda

About MSF:
Medecins Sans
Frontieres (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian
organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict,
epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from health care.
Job Summary: The Mental
Health Counsellors will provide psychosocial counselling and support for
clients with mental health and psycho-social related disorders/problems in the
project areas of Kasese following standard MSF and MoH approved protocols.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Work closely with the community mobilization team,
(and if needed), implement education on the prevention of mental health &
psychosocial problems and basic support to target/ groups (adolescents)           
The incumbent will also review patients to identify their
needs for mental health or psychosocial support using standard MoH/MSF  protocols and tools  
Offer timely psychosocial support (psychological
first aid) to people with mental health and psychosocial needs in the
community, following standard MoH/MSF tools    
Implement home visits where allowed and feasible to
ensure follow up of defaulting patients
Where needed and possible, assist the activity
manager in organizing community support activities
Implement accurate monthly data compilation fog the
mental health activities
Be respectful of all patient and keep all patient’s
private related information confidential
Attend applicable meetings and/or trainings
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold Degrees/Diplomas
in psycho-social or related field
At least one year of psycho-social counselling
Commitment Flexibility, Results, Teamwork
Mission language (English) is a must and the local
language skills (Swahili, Lukonjo) a definite advantage but not mandatory
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants should submit their handwritten application letter (letter of
motivation) with a detailed CV indicating postal address, day phone contacts,
photocopies of certified copies of academic documents and working certificates
and minimum of two referees to the following physical address or email to:
The Field
Medecins Sans
Frontieres – France,
Kasese Project,
Plot 47, Kijongo
Road (Off Kilembe Road)
Nyakabingo 2,
Kasese. Uganda
Deadline: 11th September, 2015
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