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Mental Health Nurse Needed at International Rescue Committee

Mental Health Nurse Needed at International Rescue Committee,

Mental Health Nurse Needed at International Rescue Committee

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The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.

Mental Health Nurse – Kakuma

Job Description

The Mental Health Nurse reports directly to the Mental Health Officer. He/she will be expected to work under Clinical services program with a main objective of integrating mental health care across all IRC health facilities. The Mental Health Nurse’ s overall objective will be to provide safe, effective and curative mental health and psychosocial services in Kakuma refugee camp.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement mental health integration strategy with guidance from the mental health officer.
  • Identify and define mental health problems among refugees and provide technical advice on mental health matters.
  • Oversee and conduct mental health assessments, diagnose and plan individual case management of psychiatric patients in the camp and refer accordingly.
  • Develop in patient care plans for psychiatric patients admitted into the ward and liaise treatment plans with the clinical staff on duty.
  • Provide mental health and psychosocial support through use of individual or group counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Ensure timely completion of HIS weekly and monthly reports (statistical data and narrative) based on the daily /weekly mental health activities in liaison with the mental health officer.
  • Participate in mental health and psychosocial working group meeting
  • Liaise with other implementing partners within the refugee camp in advocacy for mental health clients
  • Any other responsibility deemed necessary to the program by the supervisor


  • Diploma in nursing with a specialty in mental health (KRPN) from a recognized training institution.
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and in possession of a valid practicing license.
  • Prior knowledge on WHO guidelines on mental health integration in Primary health care and application of the MHGAP intervention guide will be an ADDED ADVANTAGE.

Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Experience of working in a poor resource setting and/or camp environment is desirable.
  • Strong communication skills: oral: written and presentation skills.
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive
  • Ability to work and live in difficult environmental conditions

How to apply

Interested and qualified? Go to International Rescue Committee on to apply

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