Level   4

Reports to (Hierarchical)

Head of Community Mental Health Workers

Reports to (Functional)

Head of Community Mental Health Workers

Job Family

Medical and Paramedical

Main Purpose

Providing optimal preventive and psychosocial aid to people with mental health and psychosocial needs at community level according to MSF principles, standards and procedures in order to provide the most appropriate mental health support for patients


  • Providing information and education to the affected population on mental health/psychosocial (psycho-education), according to specific needs
  • Working together with other team members to prepare/produce various mental health psychosocial education messages/topics, according to specific groups and needs e.g. caretakers of malnourished children, population affected by armed conflict, etc.
  • Identifying and appropriately referring patients who need medical or mental health assistance and providing psychological first aid to identified community members in need.
  • Organizing supportive activities in the community (art for children, discussion sessions, etc.), if required.
  • Ensuring that all patients attending MSF activities are well informed about services provided.
  • Visiting families in their home/tent/shelter if required, in order to facilitate defaulters' tracing or to offer psycho-education.
  • Attending supervision sessions and educational sessions with members of the team.
  • Maintaining monitoring data and producing regular work reports to the supervisor.


No specific degree required


  • Preferably coming from the beneficiaries’ community and well accepted
  • Desired experience in community and/or social work

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