A PSYCHOLOGIST – STAFF CARE
Action contre la Faim
Nigéria, Maiduguri
5d ago

Votre environnement de travail

ACF national staff is facing a double constraint : a lot of them have been directly exposed to traumatic events in their personal and professional lives, and are facing their beneficiaries' suffering, in a context of intense workload.

They may suffer from anxiety and post-traumatic disorders and burnout issues, with a high impact on their affective, cognitive and social functioning.

In order to prevent and deal with psychological disorders, the mission is willing to help them develop personal and professional self-care strategies, in order to help them serve ACF’s beneficiaries.

The staff care psychologist will be responsible for designing the staff care strategy in Nigeria, aligned with ACF France principles.

Votre poste et vos responsabilités

Under the management of the Deputy Country Director support, and the Staff Care Advisor in HQ, you will be responsible for strengthening ACF’s employees coping mechanisms due to work-related stress factors

Your main responsibilities will be :

  • To improve staff strategies regarding stress related to professional factors (burnout issues, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma) and personal factors (exposure to traumatic events).
  • This implies working with groups of collaborators and managers

  • To provide psychological support and follow-up in cases of traumatic exposure
  • To provide individual counseling for those asking for it, on a regular basis. This activity is confidential and could imply that getting refer to local medical / psychological resources when required.
  • To identify local resources for mental health, in order to facilitate psychological care in case of future needs
  • Votre profil

    You hold a clinical psychology Master's degree with a relevant experience in psycho trauma and psychotherapy (BCT or EMDR training appreciated).

    You demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in sensitive cultural environments; you have experience and ability in workshop facilitation, you have a good capacity to organize in emergency situations.

    This position may include working occasionally during weekends (in case of a critical incident)

    Fluency in English written / spoken is compulsory.

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