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Job at Medecins Sans Frontieres for Mental Health Supervisor


Medecins Sans Frontieres is a private, international organisation. The organisation is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims. Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Mental Health Supervisor

Location: Abakaliki, Ebonyi
Contract Period: Indefinite

Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Education University degree in Clinical Psychology/Counseling/other related field is essential Post graduate degree in clinical psychology is an added advantage
  • Experience working with the psychological effect of mental health or other traumatic event highly desirable
  • International NGO experience will be desirable
  • Languages English Language and Igbo language essential
  • Experience At least 2 years of Psychosocial counseling experience
  • Previous management/supervision experience desirable

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Be available to conduct outreach to community locations within Ebonyi State
  • Flexibility to respond to emergent cases on weekends, if the MH Activity Manager is not available.
  • Commit to co-management of patients in the multi-disciplinary treatment team in the Primary Health setting (FETHA).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the planning, supervision and coordination of mental health / psycho-social related services in the Ebonyi Lassa Fever programme in accordance with MSF standards in order to provide the most appropriate mental health support for patients.
  • When needed, give psychological support to patients according to MSF protocols to improve mental health conditions of patients and enhance their functionality.
  • Compile the data and statistics linked with MH activities and report to the MH activity manager; as well as the epidemiological team as required.
  • Coordinates activities of counseling services with other relevant actors and liaises with the local counterparts (like MoH, WHO, and the Federal Teaching Hospital of Abakaliki – FETHA) 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 psych-social for patients affected by the Lassa Virus, and their families.
  • In collaboration with the MH Activity Manager, assist in planning and facilitating internal (within MSF) and external trainings / workshops.

Deadline: 14th July, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit soft copy of their Application, including Cover Letter, Resume and copy of relevant Certificates and NYSC Certificate/Exemption Letters to: Msfocb-ebonyi-hrmanager@brussels.msf.org
Send Hard copy to:
MSF Belgium Human Resources Office,
Plot D33 Libration Estate (after the Enugu/Abakaliki express),
Abakaliki – Ebonyi State.

In the body of the mail, please indicate the following in the format as seen below:

  • Qualification(s)
  • Current location
  • Languages you speak
  • Years of relevant experience
  • NYSC status.


  • MSF is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interview; MSF Belgium takes this opportunity to thank all potential candidates for their application.

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