Mental Health Officer At The International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy below.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer

  • Location Adamawa, Borno

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assesses the affected communities in the northeast
  • Identifies needs for psychosocial support and develop a program to response to those needs
  • Develops activities for psychosocial support program, implement them and provide accurate reports
  • Conducts extensive field activities to implement and monitor the program
  • Identifies key community actors who will receive intensive trainings and coaching in basic psychological support
  • Develops training program and trains persons involved in MHPSS activities
  • Coordinate volunteers to implement MHPSS activities

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in Psychology.
  • Post graduate degree in Clinical Psychology or Medical Doctor specialized in Psychiatry or similar
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in clinical and/or community mental health and psychosocial programs
  • Experience working with the psychological effects of war political violence or other traumatic events highly desirable.
  • Group facilitation skills, training and supervision experience.
  • Able to use Microsoft office efficiently
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, fluency in Kanuri and Hausa an asset
  • Good knowledge of the political, social and cultural assigned environment

Personal Attributes:

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Team leadership and good communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative
  • Team work and partnership working skills
  • Willingness to learn and support others in their learning
  • Highly developed analytical, planning and organising skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative

Method of Application

Persons interested and qualified should send application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to

The deadline for the submission of applications will be 11.09.2015, 16:30 h. Late application will not be considered

Please clearly indicate “Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer” as the subject of your application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

For more information about the ICRC, please visit our website

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