Wednesday, October 12, 2016

ARC,Clinical Pscycologist Jobs in Rwanda

Job Opportunity
The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to build increased resilience and self-reliance of communities affected by displacement and their host communities using innovation, social-entrepreneurship, co-creation and increased country ownership through continued protection, stronger economic empowerment, improved food security & nutrition, and environmental pr
ARC is looking for suitable Rwandan candidate to fill the position below:
 Position: Clinical psychologist        
 RESPONSIBLE TO:  Health Coordinator
 Site: Mahama Refugee Camp (2)
Clinical psychologist aim to reduce the distress and improve the psychological wellbeing of beneficiaries. He/she will use psychological methods and research to make positive changes to beneficiaries' lives and offer various forms of treatment.
Clinical psychologist will work in partnership with his/her clients over a series of sessions in order to diagnose, assess and manage their condition.
 He/she will often work alongside other professionals in multidisciplinary teams in order to deal with his/her clients' complex problems including UNHCR protection and community services team and other partners
Duties and responsibilities:
  • assessing a client's needs, abilities or behavior using a variety of methods, including psychometric tests, interviews and direct observation of behavior;
  • working as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside doctors, nurses, social workers, health education team and  mental health nurses;
  • devising and monitoring appropriate treatment programmes, including therapy, counselling or advice, in collaboration with colleagues;
  • offering therapy and treatments for difficulties relating to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, social and interpersonal problems and challenging behavior;
  • developing and evaluating service provision for clients;
  • providing consultation to other professions, encouraging a psychological approach in their work;
  • Help different people of concern to create support groups and frequently meet those groups for group counseling and follow up
  • Apply family and community counseling and sensitization to avoid stigmatization of people which psycho social problems
  • Document all received cases and make  follow up
  • Report to direct supervisors including weekly ,monthly and quarterly reports
  • A0 in clinical psychology with A2 in nursing background
  • Experience of 2 years in clinical psychology or related field
  • Familiar with Microsoft windows mainly Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Being registered in council of health professionals
The candidate should also present the following:
  • empathy and a person-centered approach to clients;
  • tolerance of stress;
  • the ability to recognize your own limitations and respond to difficult situations;
  • the ability to apply your knowledge of academic psychology and research to clinical problems;
  • the capacity to be critical and analytical and to work in a self-motivated, independent way;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to deal with people in distress;
  • the ability to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines;
  • the determination to succeed;
  • a strong understanding of the profession and the role of a clinical psychologist in Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS)
To apply for this  position:
Please submit your application letter and curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum) by email to: or deliver them to ARC Country Head office in Kimihurura after Lemigo Hotel before Friday October 21st, 2016.
NB: Please apply only if you fulfill the requirements. Only selected candidates will be contacted

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