Clinical Psychologist - TRIPOLI

Clinical Psychologist - TRIPOLI
Deadline for applications: Friday, October 13, 2017
Location: North Lebanon
Working area: Tripoli
Job Description

Main purpose:

Provide psychological support to patients according to MSF principles and protocols in order to improve the patients’ mental health.


  • Carry out evaluation of psychological and mental health needs of patients, elaborate a diagnosis and establish a plan of treatment
  • Diagnose any psychological or psychiatric disorder and if necessary, refer the patient to the medical team in order to receive drug treatment.
  • Implement the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, identify possible victims of SGBV and refer them to the medical team so that they receive the necessary treatment.
  • Inform the patient and his/her relatives about the possible consequences of the illness and drug treatment to follow in order to improve the patient's condition.
  • Provide psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols to improve their mental health conditions.
  • Refer patients to other health professionals whenever necessary in order to provide the most appropriate treatment.
  • Assist and train staff members and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities.
  • Collect statistical and monitoring data about mental health activities, correctly fill registers, statistics and produce reports. Propose analyse of these statistics.
  • Work in close collaboration with translators in order to ensure that appropriate terminology and behaviour are used during sessions.
  • 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
  • Ensure that all patient information is kept confidential

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities:

  • Work closely with the GPs on the mhGAP program.
  • Participate with the team in the promotion of the MH activities and in the development of community based approach activities in collaboration with other team members.
  • Ensure reporting respecting is done respecting the deadlines and following MSF standards.
  • Perform any other tasks, as requested
Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Experience required: Essential 2 years-experience minimum as a Psychologist with MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries. Education degree: Essential degree or diploma in Psychology. Languages: English and Arabic essential. Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet) Competencies: • Results • Teamwork • Flexibility • Commitment • Stress management
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Period: 12 months Fixed Term with possibility of renewal.
Salary: LBP2,524,788. monthly basic salary. MSF offers 25 days paid leaves, private insurance, transport allowance and opportunities for local and international trainings.
Submission guidelines: Submission guidelines: Please send your CV & Cover Letter in English as an attached document to the below email and specify the position you are applying for in the subject of your email. Otherwise it will not be considered. Subject: Clinical Psychologist. Only selected applicants will be contacted for test and interview, if successful. Contact information:
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
Husein Bechara
HR/Admin Assistant