Mental Health Nurse

  • Full Time
  • Chiradzulu
  • Applications have closed

Medecins Sans Frantieres (MSF)

Medecins Sans Frantieres, (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization working together with the Ministry of Health in Chiradzulu District on HIV program.

MSF-FRANCE is recruiting suitable candidates for the position of:

Mental Health Nurse (1 position based Chiradzulu)

The HIV/TB project of MSF France in Chiradzulu is looking for a Mental Health Nurse to join their Patient Support Team. This team provides a range of services to people living with HIV/TB including HIV counselling and education, and mental health and psycho-social support. The Mental Health Nurse will attend to the most complex cases within the MSF cohort.

General Duties

• Provide high standard of mental health nursing and follow-up to patients living with HIV
• Ensure that patients receive proper treatment including psychotropic medication and psychosocial support.
• Follow-up of patients’ mental health evolution, identifying possible emergency situations arising and keeping the medical team informed
• Deliver psychological health education to patients on mental health issues
• Facilitate support groups and run group therapy sessions.
• Carry out administrative procedures and documents.

Contract Details

• Six-month contract renewable, including six weeks’ probation period
• Intended start date: End of April 2019
• Working hours: 07:30-16:30 Tuesday to Saturday. Schedule determined by Administration; occasionally on Mondays and public holidays, as flexibility is required.

Skills & Qualifications

• Diploma /Degree in mental health/psychiatric nursing
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in mental health HIV related medical knowledge is desirable
• Fluent in Chichewa and English.

Interested applicants should send a letter of motivation, a detailed CV, photocopies of certified academic documents and working certificates, and at least three referees to one of the following addresses:

By Mail: HR Manager, Mededns Sans Frontieres, France P. O. Box 2736, Blantyre, Malawi
By Email:

NOTE: Please clearly indicate the position title on the application. Letters, CVs and any documentation included in application package will not be returned. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. MSF does not reimburse the possible costs for transportation for tests and interviews that may take place during the recruitment process. MSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees.

Deadline to apply for this position: Thursday, 18th April, 2019,