Psychologist Job in Kenya

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Psychologist Job in Kenya


Work Location: Dagahaley Refugee Camp

Start date: ASAP

Duration: 12 months contract (with initial 3 months’ probation period)

Application deadline: 12th of January

MSF is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

MSF is launching the recruitment process for the position of Psychologist for the activities in Dagahaley.

The selected candidate will be reporting to the Mental Health Supervisor.

Main Purpose

  • Carry out assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and documentation through conducting psychological assessment of mental health patients.
  • Providing psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols in order to improve their mental health outcomes.

  • Conducting psychoeducation to patients and caregivers on illness symptoms, treatment and drug adherence. Conduct follow-up and referral of patients to other health professionals whenever necessary, for holistic care and to improve the patient outcomes.
  • Providing mental health care within the MSF Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, through identifying SGBV cases, providing psychological care and referring to the SGBV Clinic for medical services.
  • Training of relevant staff members in the department and hospital on various Mental Health topics.
  • Working in close collaboration with translators in order to ensure appropriate terminology and behaviour during sessions.
  • Collecting statistical and monitoring data about mental health activities.
  • Informing the supervisor and the medical team about any issues related to patients care in order to ensure quality of care from a medical perspective.
  • Ensuring that all patient information is kept confidential.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Carry out psychological assessment for clients on NCD clinics, follow up and provide psychological support.
  • Assist in training PSEC nurses and other relevant staff on PFA and other relevant mental health topics.
  • In collaboration with Health Promotion Manager train community health workers on pschological assessment, basic counselling skills and PFA.
  • Facilitate home visits for patients on follow-up in the mental health program.
  • Asses and offer psychotherapy to patients on follow-up in the mental health program.
  • Facilitate/link clients who require psychiatric review to mental health officers.



  • Essential degree in clinical/medical Psychology


  • Essential 2 years’ experience minimum as a Psychologist
  • Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries


  • Mission language essential (English).
  • Local language desirable (Somali/Kiswahili)


  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)


  • Result, Teamwork, Flexibility, Commitment, Stress Management

If you meet the above requirements, please provide all the document required :

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Diploma, certificates
  • ID Card

How to Apply

And submit your application through the the link below



In the dedicated application mail box in DAGAHALEY MSF OFFICE . Please mark the envelope with :


HR Department

MSF Dagahaley refugee camp

Deadline for submisison of applications 12th of January.

We apologize that due to the volume of application we receive only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)

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