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Aga Khan Development Network   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Clinical Psychologist

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Medical, health
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The position
The Clinical Psychologist shall be responsible for conducting psychological assessments and delivering interventions for patients and staff. These shall include standardized assessments of psychological health and history, providing referrals and support as required and as guided by the hospital polices and regulations.
The requirements

  1. Must have a recognized Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology either from a local or international institution.
  2. Master’s degree in clinical psychology from a local or international institution will be an added advantage
  3. Be a member of a professional body
  4. Have done significant work in clinical psychology covering key aspects of the profession
  5. Excellent verbal communication skills in Kiswahili and English.
  6. Demonstrated excellence in psychosocial care.
  7. Demonstrated abilities in leadership, problem-solving, and project coordination.
  8. A strategic thinker with a proven capability of quickly assessing complex situations and generate intelligent and practical solutions.
  9. S/he will have a minimum of eight (8) years working experience; five (5) of which should be current and in a busy setup with hands on experience in Clinical Psychology.


  1. Take active leadership role in the development and implementation of the Neuro Science programme.
  2. Develop intervention programs and activities that improve psychological care.
  3. Promote efficiency and high standards of psychological care to Patients and staff.
  4. Carry out psychological and psychosocial assessments at the main hospital site and any other Outreach Centres as may be directed.
  5. Co-ordinate and implement all project-related psychosocial services.
  6. Provide referrals for psychiatric and other medical care as appropriate.
  7. Participate in the professional training of staff to ensure highest standards of healthcare.
  8. Ensure Quality Assurance and Control both in data collection and Good Clinical Practices.
  9. Supervision of staff and handling internal clinic processes.
  10. Any other duties as may be assigned.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Medical, health
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Patient care; Public health; Emotional control; Psychiatry
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Aga Khan Development Network

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The agencies of the AKDN are private, international, non-denominational development organisations. They work to improve the welfare and prospects of people in the developing world, particularly in Asia and Africa, without regard to faith, origin or gender. Its programmes are designed to bring a critical mass of economic, social and cultural activities to bear on a given area. Its projects encompass many of the determinants of the quality of life, including the natural and built environments in both urban and rural areas, food security, health, education, access to financial services and economic opportunity, as well as the cultural areas of traditional music, architecture and art. Some programmes, such as specific research, education and cultural programmes, span both the developed and developing worlds.

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