Consultant Psychologist / Psychiatrist (Hybrid) at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – France

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant Psychologist / Psychiatrist

Location: Hybrid

Main Purpose

  • We are looking to build up a pool of psychologists and psychiatrists to provide psychological assistance in emergencies to its employees.
  • To provide psychological support to employees exposed to a critical incident

Job Description
Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Depending on the incident and the ability to go on-site and the needs, the response may involve the following steps:
  • First contact and psychoeducation through the phone.
  • Defusing / debriefing sessions on site
  • Full Intervention by phone (if no field visit)
  • Individual follow-up by phone according to needs
  • Reference to an external specialist in case of need for medication
  • Reference to an external specialist in case of need for deeper support
  • Alert management in case of employee or beneficiary is in danger
  • Written report: qualitative and quantitative in respect of confidentiality

Education: (Essential:)

  • Degree in Clinical Psychology/Medical Doctor specialized in Psychiatry
  • Must possess a valid registration with the relevant board/council


  • Clinical psychologist/psychiatrist with skills in psychodynamics approach
  • 5 years of experience as a psychotherapist
  • Experience in psycho-trauma
  • Experience in providing collective sessions and support through phone

Competences / Skills:

  • Flexibility and availability to adapt to local and projects settings
  • Confidentiality and neutrality
  • Knowledge of the Hausa language is an advantage


  • Consultancy
  • Length: duration of the intervention
  • Frequency: punctual.

According to MSF France salary grid.

Application Closing Date
8th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Only successful applicants will be called for the next steps
  • No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism 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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