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Psychosocial Counsellor

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About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Doctors Without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters to populations in danger in more than 70 countries.

Job Summary

In this context, MSF is recruiting Psychosocial Counsellor for a post and to reinforce its pool of replacement.

Job Details

Date Posted: 30 Dec 2018 Reference: MSF-309
Closing Date: 09 Feb 2019 Work Type: Part Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Female
Functional Area: Health/Medical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 13625 to 0 AFG
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 1 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION
- Perform counselling and/or education sessions following different medical and mental health MSF protocols and procedures, in order to improve the psychosocial condition of the patients.
- Identify the psychosocial, socio-economic and administrative needs for patients
- Prioritise the intervention taking into consideration the mental health admission’s criteria, the gravity and urgency of the cases
- Actively promote the availability of counselling services and carry out individual or group counselling, basic psycho educational sessions, for patients, their families (when needed), in order to alleviate their psychosocial difficulties within the project scope
- Refer patients to other specialists or other institutions for further assistance, when necessary in order to propose the best support available
- Participate in the development of the materials needed for counselling activities
- Fill in correctly all the documents required (patient files etc.) and compiles monthly reports reflecting the activity in the department, encode data in the files of the patients including the on-going monitoring of the beneficiaries status, compile weekly reports reflecting the counselling activities, ensure that the patient data is kept confidential
- Inform line manager of any problem of any kind arising during the day-to-day activities
- Take active part in trainings, supervisions and support the activities manager when necessary in doing sensitization for MSF staff or external partners about mental health /psychosocial issues
- Promote case discussions within the medical team
- Discuss difficulties and problems encountered in the counselling sessions with the line manager
- Maintain at all times a respectful attitude towards the population, patients and colleagues
- Give regular feedback to the line manager and report directly any issue or incident

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES
- High school diploma (12th class) essential
- Psychosocial certification essential
- University degree desirable
- Other experience in similar position desirable
- Dari/Pashtu: oral and written essential
- English: oral and written essential
WORKING HOURS AND SALARY
Part Time 88 hours a month
Gross Salary 13,625 AFN (non-negotiable)

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

High School, Health/Medical

Submission Guideline

APPLICATION
The interested candidates should submit their applications before 4 pm on Wednesday 9th January 2019 with the CV, motivation letter, including references details and with supporting documents (certificates, diplomas etc.) to Médecins Sans Frontières, Administration department Dasht-e-Barchi Project via:

- In a sealed envelope at:
Médecins Sans Frontières Administration department, Tank-e-Teel Hospital, district 13, Dasht-e-Barchi, Kabul City
The reference PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELLOR must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not clearly state the position for which you are applying & attach the required diploma & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
MSF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to MSF Administration through the recruitment contact.

Submission Email

msf-dashtebarchi-admin@msf.org

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