Mental Health Supervisor at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Spain

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  • Shinkafi, Zamfara, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) - Spain View on Map
  • Post Date : February 21, 2023
  • Apply Before : February 22, 2023
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  • Job ID 22542
  • Experience See Job Description
  • Gender Male or Famele
  • Qualifications See Job Description

Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontieres (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Mental Health Supervisor

Job Code: MS01903
Location: Shinkafi, Zamfara
Level: 8
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Period: 6 months (With possibility of extension)
Contract: 208 working hours per month

Main Purpose

  • Participates in the planning, supervision and coordination of mental health / Pycho-Social related services in the programme in accordance with MSF standards in order to provide the most appropriate mental health support for patients.

Job Description

  • Participate in the planning, organization, and coordination of Mental Health activities, in close collaboration with the Mental
  • Health activity manager and other medical team members.
  • Coordinates activities of counseling services with other relevant actors and liaises with the local counterparts (like MoH, WHO, ICRC and NGO) on mental health matters, including referral services.
  • Supervise the daily mental health activities and patient support according to MSF protocols and standards in order to provide the most appropriate support for clients with psychosocial needs.
  • Oversee the administrative processes associated with psychosocial functioning.
  • When needed, give psychological support to patients according to MSF protocols to improve mental health conditions of patients and enhance their functionality.
  • Offer clinical counselling supervision to mental health counsellors in collaboration with the Mental Health Activity Manager.
  • Ensures quality of care (timely access to correct diagnosis, treatment and management) for patients, following MSF guidelines and protocols.
  • Supervision of the mental health team clinical work, by observation, live supervision, modelling, case discussion, revision of clinical files with a clear schedule.
  • Ensures that the patients with MH disorders under pharmacological treatment are also following non-pharmacological interventions.
  • Cross checks (file review) the proper filling of individual or group session forms, details of examinations, promote the use of TELEMEDCINE PLATFORM of cases require expertise etc… and ensuring the quality of care.
  • Ensures ongoing training of psychologist, counsellors and medical/paramedical team to optimize the quality of mental health intervention in the project.
  • Participates in the collection and analysis of mental health data, ensure validation of data before entering on HMIS.
  • Responsible for weekly, monthly and annual mental health reports in collaboration with MHAM.
  • Participates possibly in emergency activity, mass causality, mobile clinic, one shot or exploratory missions in or out of the MSF project zone of intervention.


  • Education Essential: Degree or its equivalent in Psychology or any related field.
  • Experience Essential: Minimum of 2 years experience as a psychologist or Psyco-social counselling
  • Essential: Experience with MSF or other International NGOs in Developing countries,
  • experience working in an international environment.
  • Language Mission language essential. Local language desirable.
  • Knowledge Essential: Computer literacy (Word, Excel and Internet).

Gross Monthly Salary
According to MSF National Salary Scale.

Application Closing Date
22nd February 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: MSF encourages Women and People with Disabilities to apply.

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