Medecins Sans Frontieres (Graduate Psychologists)

Medecins Sans Frontieres is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Psychologist

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers

Psycho social Responsibilities:

  • Ensure psychological support throughout the SGBV survivors stay at the clinic
  • Ensure that psycho social care is integrated as soon as possible in the care of the survivor
  • Carry out evaluation of psychological and mental health needs of patients, elaborate a diagnosis and establish a plan of treatment
  • Provide psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols to improve their mental health conditions
  • Counsel families on how to support their child if the survivor is a minor
  • Assess social and protection needs as needed
  • Continue to offer counselling services to survivors on follow up according to the protocol and based on the needs identified
  • Emphasize the importance of adherence to follow up appointments
  • Inform 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 Identify the need for, and facilitate support groups.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  1. Guarantee confidentiality
  2. Guarantee correct handling of all documents related to the patient
  3. Maintain a good documentation system for the adherence sessions for effective follow up of survivors
  4. Participate in monitoring and evaluation of activities in care for SGBV survivors
  5. Schedule follow up appointments for survivors and explain the importance of the appointments
  6. Provide systematic follow-up for survivors
  7. Participate in data collection
  8. Write clear and concise notes in survivor files whenever the patient is seen


  • B.Sc in Psychology, Valid License from Nigerian Association of Clinical psychologists
  • Minimum of 1 year of active clinical experience since graduation; Interest and/or experience in Sexual/Gender Based Violence.
  • English Language essential, Local language, desirable.
  • Desirable computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Female applicants desirable.
  • Contract
  • Contract will be an open ended contract with three months of probations.
  • 208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.

Closing Date
30th June, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's, copies of qualifications and a Cover letter with contact details to:

The MSF Admin' Office, Port Harcourt,
No 20, Bodo Street GRA II, 
Port Harcourt,
Rivers State.


Applications can be submitted by email to:

Note: Only successful applicants will be called for interview.


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