Clinical Psychologist

Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

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Clinical Psychologist

 About the Role:

Save the Children's work saves and improves children's lives around the world in more than 120 countries. Save the Children’s Head Office for programs in both Burundi and Rwanda is based in Kigali and known as Rwanda/Burundi Country Office.

Clinical Psychologist will work to contribute to improvement of 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 behavioural disorders with training in clinical psychology and knowledge in Trauma counselling.
  • 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 sterilisation methods;
  • Strong capacity of nosocomial infection prevention
  • Organisation and hygiene skills, knowledge, and behaviour.
  • Computer knowledge (Microsoft office, M.S Word, MS Excel)


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

 The Organisation

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


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.

Application Information:

The deadline for receiving applications is 25 January 2022.

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*


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