IRC Mental Health Psychosocial Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs

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IRC Mental Health Psychosocial Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

IRC Kenya looking for “Mental Health Psychosocial Officer”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before May 19, 2024.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 as the International Relief Association, at the request of Albert Einstein, and changing its name in 1942 after amalgamating with the similar Emergency Rescue Committee, the IRC provides emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster.

The IRC has published a job vacancy announcement on May 08, 2024 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Mental Health Psychosocial Officer to be based in Kakuma, Kenya.

IRC Job Vacancy 2024

Key Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to internationally recognized best practices for evidence based psychological interventions and the management of clients with mental health concerns. This includes ensuring the confidentiality of clients and respecting their decisions.
  • Establish a safe space to conduct private and confidential sessions acceptable to those on the site and safely accessible by women and children.
  • Assess the client’s needs and presenting complaints and develop a care plan with the client based on those needs, including referrals to other services.
  • Provide age-appropriate culturally relevant individual and/or group psychological counselling for population at risk including but not limited to survivors of torture, asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors.
  • Support the client(s) coping process and mobilize their internal and external resources for processing utmost adversity.
  • Identify concerns related to and support adherence to referral protocols and guiding principles.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship and regular communication with other mental health personnel working on the same project.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with relevant collaborators including referral organizations community groups and other implementing partners.
  • Complete daily case reports and data collection according to donor requirements.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the team to exchange information and ensure that refugees Programs are responding to the evolving needs of the refugees.
  • Attend regular supportive supervision conducted by the Health Manager.
  • Refer patients to other health professionals whenever vital.
  • Provide psycho-education sessions to the family members of clients when needed.

Position in Organization:

  • Requisition ID: req51726
  • Job Title: Mental Health Psychosocial Officer
  • Sector: Health
  • Employment Category: Fixed Term
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable
  • Location: Kakuma, Kenya


  • Minimum education requirement: a higher diploma in mental health or psychology, or a degree in psychology.
  • Minimum two-year professional experience providing psychological interventions to refugee populations including but not limited to survivors of torture.
  • Knowledge of different culturally relevant therapeutic techniques.
  • Experience conducting assessments, using screening tools and creating individual care plans for clients seeking mental health services.
  • INGO experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) MHPSS in emergencies guidelines;
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for beneficiaries.
  • Positive and professional approach, including ability to work well in a team setting.
  • Strong ability to maintain composure, prioritize work, thrives in fast paced environments, and work in a difficult environment.
  • Ability to conduct counselling sessions via interpreters/cultural mediators, whenever necessary.
  • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Proficiency in English.

Professional standards:

  • All MHPSS staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct every day – in the site and in the community.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • While in transit sites, all IRC staff must wear appropriate IRC visibility.

How to Apply IRC Mental Health Psychosocial Officer Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to

The Closing Date: May 19, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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