Somalia: Mental Health Officer – Mogadishu


The IRC has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgaduud), Mogadishu and Puntland regions implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance, protection and primary health reaching out to more than 250,000 conflict and drought affected Somalis.


Working under the direct supervision of the Health manager, the mental health officer will be expected to work within the IRC supported Health facilities and coordinate with Medical/Clinical officers, collaborate with the outreach team and liaise with a competent referral facility to implement activities at the facility and community level.

Key Result Areas

  • A well-functioning mental health and psychosocial supports systems that promote and protect human rights
  • Verifiable and accurate documentation.
  • Compiling of monthly reports.
  • Continuous mentoring and capacity building of health facility staff.


  1. Degree/Diploma in Psychiatry from a recognized training institution
  2. Higher Diploma in community psychiatry.
  3. Registered by the relevant and credible body and in possession of current practicing license in Somalia
  4. Minimum three (3) years working experience in a Hospital/health facility/Community set-up.


  • Good mental health knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports and well developed communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, inter-personal, writing, and communication skills.
  • Good computer skills (Complete MS Office package and any database management and analysis).
  • Must be a team player, flexible and culturally sensitive.
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions with displaced communities.

How to apply:

Full description of this position and application details can be viewed through our website:

Deadline for Applications: 27th May 2016. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Somali Nationals are encouraged to apply

International Allowances are not available for this position.

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