Psychiatrist @ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Project: MSF Europe Migrations

Location: Athens – Daily Care Centre   

Part time position: 1 day/week

Starting Date: Immediately

Duration: 3 months (possibility of extension)

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical and humanitarian action-driven organisation that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. The MSF movement is built around 5 operational centres (OC) supported by 23 sections and offices worldwide. MSF in Greece provides humanitarian and medical assistance to the refugee and migrant populations fleeing conflict in their home countries.


Main purpose

To collaborate with MSF medical staff on the integration of psychiatric treatment with basic healthcare services in order to insure the treatment of patients suffering from severe and common psychiatric disorders.


Main Responsibilities of the Position

  • Provide treatment for patients suffering from severe and common psychiatric disorders with specific attention to the cultural context.
  • Provide training and supervision to national and international medical staff (doctors and nurses) on diagnosis and treatment of severe and common mental health disorders according to MSF guidelines
  • Participate as a member of the mental health team when present and offer supervision and support to national psychologists and counsellors
  • Ensure that guidelines and psychotropic medications from MSF standard drug list are available in the project
  • Ensure that proper information on treatment and follow up are collected in order to monitor the provision of care.
  • Evaluate in-country available psychiatric services including possibilities for psychiatric hospitalization and the quality of these services.
  • Form a relationship with MoH and exploration of sustainability of psychiatric treatment.
  • Establish collaboration/communication with medical specialties in the project in order to achieve a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.



  • Completed Psychiatric residence, license to practice
  • At least 3 years’ experience in clinical care to adults/children
  • Desirable experience: Experience with migrants is an asset and/or traumatized refugees and psychotherapy. Previous experience with MSF.
  • Previous field experience with MSF in different contexts essential
  • Essential, Greek and English
  • Desirable Arabic/Farsi/Dari
  • Result, Teamwork, flexibility, commitment, stress management


Post Conditions

  • Annual gross salary: According to MSF Salary Policy
  • Private insurance


To apply

Please send your CV and a motivation letter in English quoting reference code Athens Project Psychiatrist” in the subject line of the e-mail at

Closing date 22/02/2019

All applications will be treated in strictest confidentiality

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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