Counselor Educator / Psychosocial Counselor at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) -



Counselor Educator / Psychosocial Counselor at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)




Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is a private, not-for-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in distress, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Counselor Educator / Psychosocial Counselor

Location: Katsina
Contract: Fixed Term Contract / 208 working hours per month with roster flexibility

Main Purpose

  • Perform counseling and education sessions to patients, following different medical and mental health MSF protocols and procedures, in order to improve their psychosocial condition.

Job Description

  • Identify the psychosocial, socio-economic and administrative needs for patients
  • Actively promote the availability of counselling services and carry out, individual or in group counseling, basic psycho educationalsessions, to patients, their families (when needed), in order to alleviate their psychosocial difficulties within the project scope.
  • Support loss and grief in case of deaths in our facilities.
  • Refer patients to other specialists or other institutions for further assistance, when necessary in order to propose the best supportavailable.
  • Participate in the creation of any material needed for counseling activities and look after it.
  • Keep files and statistics of daily activities and participate in team meetings to share experiences and discuss special cases withother counselors, preserving confidentiality
  • Inform line manager of any problem of any kind arising during the day-to-day activities.
  • Take active part in trainings, supervisions/intervisions and support the activities manager when necessary in doing sensitization forMSF staff or external partners about mental health /psychosocial issues.
  • Discuss difficulties and problems in counselling with supervisor.

Requirements
Education:



  • Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or other similar Degree / Diploma

Experience:

  • 1-year experience essential.
  • Experience with NGO desirable.

Languages:

  • Essential fluent in English / Hausa.

Competencies:

  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Flexibility
  • Commitment to MSF Principles.

Application Closing Date
6th June, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Only successful applicants will be called for the next steps and are obligated to disclose any information about family member(s) currently in the employ of MSF-France in any location.
  • No monetary transactions, neither demands of favors in kind, nor other types of favoritism will be tolerated in the MSF recruitment process.
  • MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring a candidate having benefitted from any such acts. All illicit demands may be pursued through the judicial system.
  • MSF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages any Nigerian citizen to apply irrespective of race, gender, religion, creed, political affiliation.




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