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Posted on 21 Mar, 2024
Closing on 06 Apr, 2024

Job Description

Date: March 20th, 2024

VACANCY: Psychologist (1 position)

  • Position status: Full time
  • Location: Ad Dahi Hospital – Ad Dahi District, Hodeida Governorate
  • Contract duration: 1-year contract with a probation period

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organization providing assistance to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters, irrespective of race, religion, ideology, or politics.

Main Purpose

Providing psychological support to patients according to MSF principles, standards, and procedures in order to improve the patients’ mental health.


  • Carrying out evaluation of mental health needs of patients and establishing a diagnosis and a plan of treatment. Informing the patient and his/her relatives about the possible consequences of the illness and the drug treatment to follow and referring patients to other health professionals whenever necessary, in order to provide the most appropriate treatment and improve the patient's condition.
  • Implementing the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol, identifying possible victims of SGBV and referring them to the medical team so that they receive the necessary treatment.
  • Providing psychological support sessions (individual, family, group) to patients according to MSF protocols in order to improve their mental health conditions.
  • Assisting and training staff members and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities. Working in close collaboration with translators in order to ensure appropriate terminology and behavior during sessions.
  • Collecting statistical and monitoring data about mental health activities.
  • Informing 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.
  • Ensuring that all patient information is kept confidential.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Conduct hospital round, perform quick assessment of MH needs of hospitalized patients and their caregivers on a daily basis, identify patients with specific MH needs and offer individual/family sessions, accordingly.
  • Provide group awareness sessions to patients and caregivers, regarding general MH and more specific MH difficulties, according to the population’s needs.
  • Provide group sessions for mothers and children, such as psychostimulation sessions, to improve the relationship and bond between them and promote the child’s recovery.
  • Ensure MH services are being offered to the beneficiaries (patients, caregivers and their families) in all the MSF medical services, and discharged patients with mental health needs receive the necessary follow up sessions, to ensure continuity of care.
  • For patients suffering from Severe Mental Disorders (SMD), provide MH assessment and intervention in close collaboration with the mhGAP Focal point, MH Supervisor and MHAM, in order to ensure integrated bio-psycho-social treatment.
  • Show pro-activity in identifying mental health risks and recommend courses of action, to respond to it appropriately and quickly.
  • Fill the MH forms properly and on-time, share with data team and in collaboration with the rest members of MH team, support in preparation on monthly Sitrep.
  • Actively participate in weekly supervision with MHAM.
  • Collaborate with MHAM, MH Supervisor and rest members of the team to follow up supply orders, fulfil the department’s administrative needs, raise concerns and needs with manager.
  • Support the MHAM with the implementation and follow-up of the mental health strategy in the project.
  • To provide recommendations and technical support to the Health Promotion Manager and HP team in the implementation of any HP activities that benefit from MH input as requested by the HP Manager or HP Supervisor.
  • Assist and train staff members and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MH activities.


  • Education: Essential degree or diploma in Psychology.
  • Experience:
    • Essential 2 years’ experience minimum as a Psychologist.
    • Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries.
  • Languages: Arabic is essential. English is desirable.
  • Knowledge: Desirable computer literacy (word, excel and internet).


  • Results and Quality Orientation L2
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L2
  • Behavioural Flexibility L2
  • Commitment to MSF Principles L2
  • Stress Management L3

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