Mental Health Activity Manager
Médecins sans frontières
Genève, CH
vor 6 Tg.

Responsibilities :

  • Coordinate and ensure that mental health activities with patients are performed with regular follow-ups, and ensure that the mental health team remains calm and neutral during sessions regardless of personal feelings / beliefs, and that the interpreters are trained in terminology and appropriate behaviour during sessions
  • In collaboration with other medical team members, identify the mental health support needs in the target population and participate in defining, planning, organising and updating the appropriate MSF strategy and the mental health activities and the budget
  • Map and update the details of existing mental health services , including other NGOs, local NGOs, community groups and government health services, and maintain good and regular communication and collaboration with other components of the project
  • Identify possible advocacy issues and inform the Medical Coordinator and Project Coordinator before taking any action
  • Ensure , in collaboration with the medical department, that the mental health department participates in counselling as well as Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) and voluntary counselling and testing activities when needed
  • Ensure that psychiatric patients coming to MSF facilities receive proper treatment , including psychotropic medication and psychosocial support either within an MSF programme or via an alternative resource
  • Ensure the implementation of all MSF standard mental health protocols and procedures
  • Manage, train and supervise the mental health team through activities such as recruitment, defining job descriptions, capacity-
  • building, briefing / debriefing and evaluation of staff

    Requirements :

  • Master’s in clinical psychology
  • Two years’ relevant professional experience including behavioural techniques or counselling
  • Recent clinical experience (at least six months within the last 24 months)
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations in an intercultural context
  • IT skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and / or French; any other languages are an asset (Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian)
  • Available for a minimum of three months
  • Commitment to MSF’s work and values
  • Strong team player
  • Willingness to work in all kinds of contexts worldwide, including unstable areas
  • Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team
  • Flexible and able to manage stress
  • Self-driven with a solution-oriented approach
  • Ability to train others
  • Assets :

  • Experience with post-traumatic stress disorder, or victims of trauma or violence
  • Additional psychotherapy training / diplomas such as cognitive therapy, clinical social work or counselling
  • Experience working in developing countries
  • People management experience
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