Nivel   7

Responsabilidad Jerárquica

Referente médico del proyecto/ Gestor de actividades de Salud Mental/ Coordinador de Proyecto

Responsabilidad Funciónal

Directivo de actividad de salud mental/ Referente médico del proyecto/ Coordinador Médico

Área Profesional


Objetivo Principal

Proporcionar apoyo psicológico a los pacientes conforme a los principios y protocolos de MSF para mejorar la salud mental de los pacientes.


  • Evaluar las necesidades psicológicas y de salud mental de los pacientes, elaborar un diagnóstico y establecer un plan de tratamiento. Informar al paciente y a sus familiares acerca de las posibles consecuencias de la enfermedad y del tratamiento con medicamentos que se debe aplicar para mejorar la condición del paciente.
  • Aplicar el protocolo de Violencia Sexual Basada en el Género (SGBV), identificar posibles víctimas de SGBV y referirlas al equipo médico para que reciban el tratamiento necesario.
  • Proporcionar apoyo psicológico y sesiones de psicoterapia (individual, familiar, grupal) a los pacientes, conforme a los protocolos de MSF para mejorar sus condiciones de salud mental.
  • Prestar asistencia y capacitar a los miembros del personal y las personas con recursos siempre que sea necesario para mejorar el alcance de las actividades de salud mental. Trabajar en colaboración estrecha con traductores para garantizar que se usen la terminología y el comportamiento adecuados durante las sesiones.
  • Recopilar datos estadísticos y de monitoreo sobre actividades de salud mental.
  • Informar al supervisor y al equipo médico acerca de cualquier tema o problema que pueda presentarse en relación con el tratamiento de los pacientes para proporcionar la mejor solución posible desde una perspectiva médica.
  • Garantizar que toda la información de los pacientes se mantenga confidencial.


Título o diploma en psicología como requisito indispensable


2 años de experiencia como mínimo como psicólogo. Experiencia previa con MSF u otras ONG en países desarrollados como requisito deseable.

Language Level Description

B1  Independent User

Threshold or intermediate

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Technical Skills

Data management


Able to provide routine data analysis

Person / material hygiene


Able to supervise use of PPE in a service or department

Infection control

Under Supervision

Knowledge and respect of universal standard precautions

Knowledge and respect of disinfection material guidelinesL1 Knowledge and respect of universal standard precautions

Knowledge and respect of disinfection material guidelines



Able to issue accurate drug prescriptions



Able to provide training in counseling and technical supervision on counseling sessions (group and individual)

Able to make diagnosis and to provide appropriate psycho-social intervention accordingly

Able to develop counseling tools

Able to define, implement and coordinate counseling/psycho-social/education activities

Social Sciences methodology


Able to collect data using social sciences techniques such as semi structured interview, focus group discussion, etc. and write a report with practical recommendations for the project

Health promotion


Design a comprehensive  HP strategy, create and adapt all HP tools   and techniques : visual support, content support (guidelines, manuals),   trainings, games etc.  

Transversal Competencies

Commitment to MSF’s Principles

Demonstrates loyalty, awareness and respect for MSF’s values

  • Expresses his/her interest by talking/asking/giving informed opinions about MSF’s activities.
  • Expresses he/she wants to work with MSF because of its principles and mission.
  • Overtly expresses his/her satisfaction at belonging to MSF and defends MSF’s social mission.
  • Refers to beneficiaries* when speaking about his/her own work.
  • Always transmits a positive image of MSF in front of both colleagues and external people.
  • Translates the principles of MSF into actions.

Behavioural Flexibility

Adapts behaviour to the needs of the situation

  • Accepts decisions which are not completely in line with his/her personal opinions.
  • Is flexible in applying and adapting procedures.
  • Adapts his/her behaviour to the characteristics of the interlocutor and/or situation.
  • Learns from problems and difficulties, becoming more competent at resolving similar situations in the future.
  • Looks for adaptable solutions in order to achieve objectives.
  • Reassesses priorities when circumstances change, focusing on objectives. 

Stress Management

Understands other people’ s stress

  • Has an understanding attitude towards other people’s mistakes and shortcomings.
  • Gives calm and polite answers and repeats them patiently if necessary.
  • Uses techniques or plans activities to manage his/her own stress.
  • Responds and acts constructively in conflictive situations. 

Results and Quality Orientation

Works towards objectives, preserving established standards

  • Perseveres until the objectives of the job and the team have been met.
  • Complies with the procedures, processes and rules set by MSF.
  • Is aware that the purpose of his/her job is to meet the specified objectives.
  • Is autonomous.
  • Mobilizes resources.
  • Analyses problems and constraints. 

Teamwork and Cooperation

Shares information and coordinates with team and/or others

  • Shares significant information in a timely manner and actively seeks the opinion of team members or others through empathetic communication.
  • Allows others to question work/input if this leads to improvement.
  • Coordinates with other team members to ensure that common objectives are achieved.
  • Shows interest in and empathy with team members. 

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