Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Lay Counselor Educator.

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Work Location: Mombasa Project

Start date: July 2022

Length of contract: 12 months fixed term contract (based on 03 months probationary period)

Application deadline: 5th of July 2022

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian action-driven organization, which 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. 26 associations, 23 sections, and 16 branch offices make-up the international movement and work in partnership around 6 operational entities.

Main Purpose

Perform basic counseling and/or educational activities to patients, families, communities, following MSF protocols and procedures, in order to improve the health condition of the patient.


  • Perform basic training to the Peer educators to offer PFA to the peers and their caregivers at the outreachers and health faciltiy.
  • Offer psychological support to both peers and patients within the facility on social issues, mental awareness and provide emotional support to clients undergoing grief and loss
  • Offer basic counselling to GBV surviours and their caregiver at the outreachers and the health facility.
  • Perform health talks to peers through focused group discussions and support groups. To work closely with HP supervisor to offer health sessions at the waiting areas and outreaches.
  • Identify clients requiring refferal to other social services and link with the social worker for instance for child protection or legal if need be.
  • Keep patients files and documents confidential under lock and key. Maintain confidentiality during the counselling sessions of the client.
  • Offer pre-HIV counselling to the AYP and also post-counselling after the test.
  • Through testimonials, share own experiences to the peers and patients on issues affecting their health



  • Desirable formal degree in social work or pscychology
  • Desirable counselling background, good communication skills


  • Desirable work experience in related jobs
  • Experience with MSF preferably or with other INGO.
  • Essential: working experience with AYKPs and youth groups is a plus


  • English and Kiswahili


  • Essential computer literacy


  • Results, teamwork, commitment, flexibility, service

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter on or before the 5th of July 2022



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