Clinical Psychologist at Save the Children

1 Clinical Psychologist at Save the Children
Clinical Psychologist

Save the Children | Type: Job
Published: 2024-06-14 | Deadline: 2024-06-28


Save the Children has been working in Rwanda since 1994 in partnership with the Government of Rwanda (GoR) and local stakeholders to promote a bright future for children. We have experience working in all 30 districts across the country. The main areas of focus are education, child protection, child rights governance, and health and nutrition in humanitarian and development contexts.
Clinical Psychologists will work to contribute to the improvement of the mental health status of the targeted population of Mahama Camp through the provision of psychological support and therapy.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical psychology, Community Psychology or any relevant qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in diagnosing and treating mental, emotional and behavioral disorders with training in clinical psychology and knowledge in Trauma counseling.
  • Training in mhGAP will be an advantage.
  • A strong understanding of the profession and the role of a clinical psychologist in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS).
  • Knowledge of individual and group therapy treatment protocols.
  • Strong knowledge of MHPSS-related best practices and tools, including IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in emergency settings, SOPs, caring for Survivors/Working with Survivors Training Tools, WHO Recommendations, etc.


  • Comprehensive knowledge and skills in mental healthcare processes
  • Excellent liaison abilities and good communication skills (French, Kirundi, and English preferred).
  • Excellent knowledge of patients' rights and health professional rights
  • Knowledge of aseptic and sterilization methods;
  • Strong capacity for nosocomial infection prevention
  • Organisation and hygiene skills, knowledge, and behavior. 
  • Computer knowledge (Microsoft Office, M.S Word, MS Excel)


  • Language skills in Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, English, and French 
  • Experience working in remote health centers preferably in Refugees settings;
  • Excellent knowledge of patients' rights and health professional rights.

Application Link: Click here

Deadline: June 28th, 2024

This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *
*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process.


The Organization
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.