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Posted on 11 Oct, 2023
Closing on 31 Dec, 2024

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF is advertising for the following position: PSYCHIATRIST

Requirements for the position


  • MD degree, specialization in psychiatry mandatory


Essential requirements: 

  • previous experience of at least 2 years in similar or relevant positions.
  • Working experience as a psychiatrist
  • Valid working permit from the medical council
  • Experience in training and supervision 


  • English and English are mandatory


Computer literacy, Capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team, Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Commitment to MSF´s Principles
  • Stress management


  • Place of work: Hajja Office, Republic of Yemen
  • Level:  9 (with specialty allowance and accommodation package)
  • Duration: Until the end of 2023 renewable based on performance and subjected to a probationary period according to the Labour Law.
  • Others: Salary: Based on the organization scale 

Main objectives

To collaborate with MSF medical staff on the integration of psychiatric treatment with basic healthcare services in order to insure the treatment of patients suffering from severe and common psychiatric disorders.

MSF Specific accountabilities

Main tasks:

  • Supervision of MSF and MoH doctors and nursing team, providing psychiatric care in the Mental Health (MH) clinic according to the criteria established in MH clinic, national and  international protocols and standards approved by the MSF mental health referents
  • Training and building the capacity of the MH team to manage psychiatric patients in the clinic and DCC, with special emphasis on training in MHGAP diagnosis and intervention and pharmacological management of MH disorders, following MSF protocols
  • Implementation of the expanded MHGAP approach in the project
  • Equip the team with the needed tools for the routine implementation of the component
  • Improve the quality of care in psychiatric services with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach
  • Improve the access to quality psychiatric services of the target population by strengthening the referral system and collaborating with MoH and other key actors
  • Ensure rational use of psychotropic drugs by advising on treatment lines according to MSF guidelines, reviewing consumption and prepare medical orders in collaboration with Pharmacist, and Mental Health Activity Manager (MHAM)
  • Ensure the metabolic follow up protocol for psychiatric patients is implementated, the timely but rational use of laboratory tests & other complementary exams for eg CT-scan observed
  • Train and guide the management of psychiatric emergencies (MSF and MoH Staff)
  • Manage psychiatric care MH referrals, follow the criteria established in MH clinic and the international protocols and standards approved by the MSF mental health referents.
  • Assessing whether the adequacy and quality of mental health care of patients admitted to the services offered in the MH clinic in Hajjah (outpatients) and in the MH Al-Amal Hospital (facility chosen to refer critical patients (inpatients)) is adjusted to the MSF protocols and standards and reporting accordingly.
  • Supervise and follow the data collection of medical tools and Psychiatric Line list 
  • Support the activities in Day Care Center, propose technical improvements in line with the –
  • strategySupport Abs project MH activities on request by the medical coordination (20% of the time)

Main responsibilities and tasks   

  • Provide treatment for patients suffering from severe and common psychiatric disorders with specific attention to the cultural context.
  • Provide training and supervision to national and international medical staff (doctors and nurses) on diagnosis and treatment of severe and common mental health disorders according to MSF guidelines
  • Participate as a member of the mental health team when present and offer supervision and support to national psychologists and counselors
  • Ensure that guidelines and psychotropic medications from MSF and MoH standard drug list are available in the project
  • Ensure that proper information on treatment and follow up are collected in order to monitor the provision of care.
  • Evaluate in-country available psychiatric services including possibilities for psychiatric hospitalization and the quality of these services.
  • Form a relationship with MoH and exploration of sustainability of psychiatric treatment.

Establish collaboration/communication with medical specialties in the project in order to achieve a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

How to Apply

 All interested applicants should use the QR code or go through the below link to apply:

  •  Applications with no supporting documents (Qualification and Experience Certificates, Work Permit “Valid”)
  •  CVs and Cover letters must be in ENGLISH.
  •  Deadline for the submission of applications is : 31.12.2024 (shortlisting will be done periodically even before the end of the deadline)
  •  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a technical test and interview.

“MSF promotes the inclusion of women and people with disabilities.

MSF does not charge fees or accept any money during the entire recruitment process.”

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