Mental Health Supervisor

  • Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
  • Karuri, Kenya
  • 12/04/2022
Young Professional Health Care

Job Description

Deadline for application: 21 st April 2022
Duty Station: Karuri, Kiambu County

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian action-driven organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. 26 associations, 23 sections, and 16 branch offices make-up the international movement and work in partnership around 6 operational entities.

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MSF’s People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) project in Kiambu aims to ‘reduce morbidity and mortality among PWUD in Kiambu County through the approach of Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT) clinic for people addicted to opioids, in collaboration with Ministry of Health (MoH) and Civil Society Organization (CSO). The project is following the approach of Harm Reduction toward drugs use.

Objective of the Position:

The Mental Health Supervisor is part of the MSF team positioned in Kiambu project to ensure quality medical services are offered to PWUD in the MAT clinic, DIC and outreach sites in collaboration with MOH and CSO. The main purpose of this position is to participate in the planning, supervision and coordination of mental health / pycho-social related services in the programme in accordance with MSF standards and MoH guidelines in order to provide the most appropriate mental health and psychosocial support for patients. Supervisees of this position include;(Addiction Counsellors, Social Workers, Psychiatrist and Psychologist)


  • To ensure smooth running of the daily mental Health & psychosocial activities in the MAT clinic.
  •  To ensure & maintain good quality of care for Mental Health and psychosocial services offered at the MAT clinic in accordance with the national gudelines and MSF protocols.
  • In collaboration with the HP team and LVCT, to ensure prompt tracing and follow up for defauters and lost to follow up from the MAT clinic.
  • To plan and implement a strategy for social and family re-integration in collaboration with LVCT.
  •  In collaboration with the PMR and Psychiatrist, to ensure rationale use of anti-psychotic medication.
  • Provide technical supervision, training, capacity building, guidance on psychosocial management and care as a support to all activities (MAT clinic; DFD; prison; Karuri Level 4; referrals; LVCT and other CSO joined activities; new PWUD CSO activities)
  • Continue and strengthen the networking with psychosocial actors & update regularly the existing mapping.
  •  To strengthen the Harm Reduction and lower threshold approach of both psychosocial team and medical team.
  • To plan and implement a strategy for social re-integration for PWUD inducted into the MAT clinic and DFD sites.
  • On request, perform any other additional duties given by the direct supervisor in order to allow the organization to function optimally.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Education: Degree in Psycho-social/social sciences or related field essential.
Experience: Psycho-social counselling experience of at least 2 years, experience in social services and Harm Reduction. MSF experience is a plus
Skills/ Competences: People Management, Commitment, Flexibility, Results, Teamwork.
Language: Good oral/written English & Swahili.

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to ONLY submit a motivation letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae mentioning on the envelop/ email subject line “Mental Health Supervisor”, to:

The HR/ Finance Manager

Kiambu (PWUD) Project

MSF Belgium, Kenya Mission

Applications should be sent to