Recruitment notice : 02 Psychologists - INTERSOS

Cameroon Desks
Reports to: Project Manager

Duty station : Bamenda and Buea

Type of contract: Fixed Term

Duration of employment contract: Till December 2024

Availability: April 2024

Main objective and tasks
  • Provide specialized services and individual psychological support for people with moderate to severe mental and/or emotional disorders in the different areas of intervention.
  • Provide technical support to protection staff to implement sound psychosocial support (PSS) activities for children and adults.
  • Assist protection cases with identified mental or emotional disorders referred internally or externally
  • Conduct case-by-case needs assessments for the diagnosis of psychological disorders and identification of treatment and therapy
  • Develop individual assistance plans and conduct psychological counselling utilizing various techniques
  • Document progress on cases, maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent, and ensure that data protection protocols are respected
  • Provide group and individual counselling sessions, according to identified needs
  • Facilitate internal trainings to protection staffs on the provision of basic psychosocial counselling as part of the case management
  • Facilitate trainings for internal protection staffs and communities on psychosocial first aid (PFA)
  • Strengthen community based psychosocial support and peer support group activities
  • Work in close collaboration with technical staffs (Protection Coordinator and Protection Officer) for the development of the project’s overall PSS component 
  • Provide coaching and support to the field staffs in the implementation of structured PSS activities
  • Carry out all tasks respecting key protection principles, including but not limited to: do no harm, non-discrimination, confidentiality, accountability and need-to know principles
  • Support Protection Coordinator in developing and/or updating protection tools and training materials in order to meet projects requirements
  • Support Project Manager/ Programme Manager/Head of Base in developing required donor reports, providing relevant insights on protection related issues
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relations with relevant partners and other project stakeholders working in the project areas
  • Proactively participate in relevant coordination meetings, as requested by the supervisor.
Educational and professional experience required
  • University degree in Psychology
  • Training in humanitarian protection thematics such as community-based protection, survival centered-case management, PSEA, GBV and Child protection will be an asset.
Technical and behavioral competencies required

Work Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a humanitarian context, in an association, NGO or INGO, with at least 1 year of field work experience in the NW or SW regions during the context of crisis
  • Proven work experience in social work in a similar context
  • Experience working and / or collaborating on a UNCHR project would be an asset. 
  • Capacity to work under pressure, flexibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team management experience of at least 1 year at similar level would be an asset. 
  • Respect and non-discriminatory attitude, empathy
IT: Advanced Knowledge of
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, outlook),
  • Mainstream web browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox) 
  • Web-based mainstream chat and conferencing tools/platforms (Skype, Teams, Zoom and WebEx)
  • Web 2.0 tools (cloud storage, webmail and others)
  • Fluency in both written and oral formal English
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Fluency in Pidgin English
Send your CV and Cover letter by following this link: Only CVs and Cover letters sent through the link mentioned will be received.

NB: Only Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the written and technical tests. 

Please apply no later than March 31, 2024 at 5 PM.


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