Mental Health Nurse || MSF Médecins Sans Frontières

  • Gwanda

MSF Médecins Sans Frontières

DUE: 12 OCT 2023

Location: Gwanda Project
Type of Contract: Fixed term contract with probation period of three months
Start Date: November 2023
Immediate Supervisor: Medical Doctor/ Medical Activity Manager

Objective of the Post
Plan and execute services for basic health care, mental health and psycho-social needs of small-scale artisanal miners, host communities and other beneficiaries. Work in accordance with MoHCC and MSF clinical, prevention and health promotion standards.


Provide comprehensive health care at mobile clinic outreach sites in hard-to-reach areas
Manage referrals, including follow-up with medical doctors, Family Planning, Ante- and Post-Natal Care, Post Miscarriage Care, HIV/TB/silicosis, HIV Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, STI treatment, malaria,
heavy metal contamination, substance abuse, and non-communicable diseases.
Provide mental health activities and patient support for clients with psycho-social needs
Oversee the administrative processes associated with psycho-social assessments and functioning
Engage with and provide family or community support to clients requiring mental health support
Coordinate counselling services with other relevant actors and liaise with the local counterparts on mental health matters, including referrals
Compile data linked with MH activities, ensuring appropriate patient confidentiality
Participate in technical working groups, task forces or other relevant community entities
Offer support and training in mental health and substance misuse
Participating in data collection and keeping line managers and collaborators informed
Ensuring medical ethics, patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected

Person Specifications

Degree/Diploma in Nursing, registered with the Nurses Council of Zimbabwe
Degree/Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent
Experience in dealing with substance abuse, psychoses, SGBV, terminal conditions and youth
Counseling qualification is an added advantage
Two years minimum working experience in a medical humanitarian environment
Agile and motivated to work in an international humanitarian context, following safeguarding principles
High flexibility, good interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Computer literate with experience of all Microsoft office packages
Strong command of English and local languages

Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward their detailed CVs & motivation letter indicating the position being applied for on or before 15 October 2023, to the Human Resources Assistant, MSF-Belgium, 4 Lawley Street, Gwanda or by email to

N.B. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of advert closure

Please note that MSF-Belgium, Zimbabwe Mission does not solicit any organization or individual to recruit on their behalf. No fee is charged throughout the
recruitment, selection and placement process. Canvassing will lead to disqualification of candidates