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Médecins Sans Frontières est une organisation médicale humanitaire internationale, indépendante, qui apporte une assistance médicale à des populations, victimes de conflits armés, mais aussi d'épidémies et de pandémies ou de catastrophes naturelles.

Autres annonces Psychologue référent(e)

Psychologue référent(e) Charleroi Hainaut 6000

Description de l’ASBL, institution

MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES is a non-governmental humanitarian aid organisation. We presently work in more than 60 countries, where our volunteers provide assistance to populations in distress and victims of conflict, irrespective of religion, philosophy or political convictions.

Poste à pourvoir

Contrat : Temps plein - CDD


Project outline

MSF is running a pilot project in Belgium targeting asylum seekers and newly arrived refugees (men, women and children) living in accommodation facilities or individual housing. The project aims to decrease morbidity and severity of mental health for the asylum seekers in Belgium with the specific objective to: publicly demonstrate the need for mental health services for asylum seekers by piloting and documenting the efficacy of mental health and primary health services in a defined target population.

MSF is implementing a Model of Care for mental health activities. The aim is to show that by intervening at an early stage, with not only specialized mental health staff, the mental health for asylum seekers and refugees can improve and reduce the burden of the primary and secondary health care. The project activities will be built on tree pillars: mental health activities – a community approach that also connects to civil society – advocacy.

The mental health activities mainly consist of screening for mental health problems, and offering low threshold activities such as Psychological First Aid (PFA), Psychoeducation, Health Promotion, Group interventions and Individual counseling sessions (e.g. mental health assessment interview before referral). People who are in need of more specialized care will be referred to specialized care. Training and capacity building (e.g. on screening for mental health problems/detection and cultural briefing) will be given to staff at asylum centers and other (health) care staff. Care for staff and caretakers will be set up to prevent burnout due to emotional stress.

With a target population of 750 people for the pilot project (of which approximately 400 in the Charleroi region), MSF covers the needs in collective (2 asylum centers) and individual housing. The team composition consists of Counsellors, a Community Worker, a health promotor and translators.

Currently a Mental Health Activities Manager is coordinating and supervising all MH activities within the whole project which counts 2 operational zones: Charleroi and Roeselare. We are now looking to duplicate this position in order to reinforce both zones. A Mental Health Activities Manager will thus be recruited for the Charleroi region. This person will coordinate and supervise the team (2 Counsellors, Cultural Worker and translators) and through the implementation of preventative psychosocial activities. Additionally the MHAM will closely cooperate with the HP, in developing a HP strategy, tools and the organization of activities, but also emphasize the community approach within the AC.

Main purpose of the position
Define, implement and coordinate psycho-social activities in the project area; ensuring the quality of care, analysing statistics and reports, managing and supervising staff involved in psychosocial activities according to MSF protocols in order to provide the most appropriate support for beneficiaries.


• Identify the need of MH support in the population within the scope of the project and participate to the setting up of MSF strategy accordingly
• Participate in the definition, planning, organization and update of the mental health activities and its budgeting, in close collaboration with other medical team members, in order to ensure an efficient and effective use of the resources needed while maintaining high levels of quality in MSF psychosocial activities
• Manage and supervise the team working in the Charleroi region (Counsellors, CW, translators).
• Ensure the implementation of all Mental Health standard protocols and methodologies set by MSF and supervise their application by all professionals under his/her responsibility, in order to provide the most appropriate support for beneficiaries
• Plan and supervise, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required
• Review and develop the technical material, tools, guidelines and documents elaborated for the psychosocial activities in order to develop appropriate support for beneficiaries
• Do a mapping and its regular update of the existing services, including other INGO’s, local NGO’s, community groups and governmental health services, etc. and maintain regular communication and collaboration according to objectives and context.
• Ensure good communication with the other components of the project
• Monitor and evaluate psychosocial activities (collect and analyze data etc.) in order to have reliable information about activities and adapt them accordingly. Participates in monthly reports according to guidelines (SitRep, statistical report, etc.)
• Share problematic situations and cases with the Medical Coordinator for help with decision making and problem resolution.
• Participate to multi-disciplinary meetings in the AC and the CPAS
• Arise awareness on MH issues among all staff in the AC and CPAS
• Ensure that psychiatric patients coming to MSF facilities receive psychosocial support either within a MSF program or through referral to an appropriate resource in close cooperation with local medical staff.
• Ensure treatment in case of need for severe and moderate cases
• Provide training and supervision on a regular basis.

Profil recherché, Compétences, Formations, Expérience


Education Essential: Clinical Psychology degree

Experience Essential: 2 years clinical experience
Essential: Experience in working with migrant population
Desirable: Proven experience as trainer - Experience in team management - Experience in brief therapy or solution focused counselling and group counselling - Experience in working for MSF or other NGO

Language Essential: French and English
Desirable: Dutch, Arabic, Dari/Farsi or other languages

Specific Cultural sensitivity - Interest in operational research

Transversal competencies
• Demonstrates loyalty, awareness and respect for MSF’s values
• Adapts behavior to the needs of the situation
• Flexibility in commuting
• Stress resistant
• Clear and efficient communicator
• Improves performance and sets ambitious and realistic goals
• Shares information and coordinates with team and/or others

Comment postuler

• Fixed-term contract 11 months, full-time, based in Belgium, Charleroi region (Charleroi, Jumet, Morlanwelz and nearby)
• Hospital Insurance (DKV) - Pension plan – Canteen – 100% reimbursement for public transportation costs
• Starting date for position is immediate

Deadline for applications is 21/01/2018 - Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae by e-mail to Anne-Sophie De Scheemaekere, Resource Manager: Anne-Sophie.De.Scheemaekere@brussels.msf.org
Please mention the following reference: “MHAM “

Date de clôture des candidatures :

Plus d'infos : https://msf-azg.be/fr/job/mental-health-manager-m-f

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