Medecins Sans Frontieres - Maadi, Cairo

Applicants for
1 open position
Experience Needed:
More than 2 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
Confidential, Eid bonus, transportation allowance
1 open position
About the Job


  • Assess Mental Health and Psychosocial Support needs of target population.
  • Provide psychological support to patients according MSF principles and protocols in order to improve the patients’ mental health.



  • Assess whether the patient meets the admission criteria defined in the project
  • Assess the needs of patients, psychological, medical and social
  • Identify the psychological symptoms and psychiatric disorders
  • Conduct a psychological assessmentAttend in an appropriate welcoming and confidential manner all patients seeking care in the facility
  • Assess and evaluate at all times the changes in mental health needs/ identification of specific vulnerable subgroups(s) within the target population in collaboration with the medical teamInform the Mental Health Manager and the medical team about any issues or problems that may arise related to patients’ assessment and treatment in order to provide the best quality of services the best quality of services
  • Provide comprehensive mental health care according to the clinics’ guidelines and protocolsProvide psychological support to patients according to MSF protocols to improve their mental health conditions and establish a plan of treatment in the frame of short term therapy
  • Provide information on pertinent psychological issues and concerns and psycho-education for patients, their families, relatives and community members when neededAssess the need of support group activities, activity sessions, to plan and develop accordingly
  • Identify priorities for actionParticipate and provide input to the Mental Health team meetings and case discussions
  • Ensure complete documentation of all cases new and follow up, in the patient file and statistic sheetsEnsure that all patient information is kept confidential
  • Actively participate in all meetings and training planned in the projectReport all information linked to clinical cases


  • Refer patients to other MSF health professionals according the internal procedure whenever necessary in order to provide the most appropriate treatment
  • Refer patients to social workers whenever necessary


  • Maintain a close and regular collaboration and exchange of information with the other MSF professionals linked with Mental Health activities
  • Work in close collaboration with interpreters in order to ensure that appropriate terminology and behavior are used during sessions and ensure support after difficult consultations
  • Assist and provide training/sensitization to MSF staff members, identified partners and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of Mental Health activities
  • Promote Mental Health services offered in collaboration with the Health Promoter team
Job Requirements


Mandatory requirements

  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • 2 years of experience in clinical psychology

Desirable requirements

  • Psychologist with master degree or diploma


  • Experience in Mental Health
  • Experience in SGBV or Trauma is an asset
  • Experience within a multidisciplinary team desirable
  • Interest in working with migrants from different nationalities
  • Communication aptitude, open-mindedness, creativity, pro-activity
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good knowledge on mental health approach and prevention/promotion and treatment models in Mental Health
  • Good writing and reporting skills
  • Computer knowledge (word, internet, excel) an asset.


  • Written and spoken English
  • Written and Spoken Egyptian / Middle Eastern Arabic


  • Demonstrated ability to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary settings
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Ability in organisation and planning
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Have good communication skills, cultural sensitivity, open mindedness
  • Flexibility
  • Willing to work closely with local staff and community

Application deadline is: 18 November 2018

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for test/interview.

About this Company

Médecins Sans Frontières / أطباء بلا حدود (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people... (More)

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