Dünya Doktorları Derneği
Medecins du Monde Turkey (MDM-T) / Dünya Doktorları Dernegi (DDD) is a Turkish based humanitarian non-governmental organisation that facilitates access to healthcare for populations affected by armed conflict, violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty and exclusion.
Our organization collaborates with partners and key stakeholders to implement projects that facilitate access to primary and secondary-level healthcare services to respond to the medical needs of displaced population.
DDD is the 16th member of the Doctors of the World International Network that is committed to meeting the health needs of vulnerable people globally.
Please visit www.dunyadoktorlari.org.tr to learn more.
Since 2015, DDD implements programs in both Turkey and Syria providing refugee and IDP communities with free access to healthcare services. DDD works with a range of humanitarian professionals and technical experts to provide Primary Healthcare (PHC), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)services as well as sexual and reproductive health (SRH).
Since the beginning of the Syria and Iraqi crises, Turkey has become host to over 3 million refugees, migrants and asylum seekers which led to an increasing demand for health services. In this context, DDD’s intervention aims to assist local public health systems in providing and improving access to health and health related services to vulnerable populations among refugees and migrants in Turkey, specifically in Hatay, Izmir and Istanbul. In Syria, DDD runs health facilities in Idlib and Afrin provinces to deliver health-related services to IDPs.
Hierarchical & Functional links
Based in Al-Dana, The Psychologist will be under there direct supervision of the PHC Doctor Team Leader in the clinic and will report technically to the MHPSS Supervisor.
Reports and monitoring data tools
Representation, meetings, and safety
Confidentiality and teamwork
Other related tasks
Carry out evaluation of psychological and mental health needs of patients, elaborate a diagnosis and establish a plan of treatment.
Diagnose any psychological disorder and if necessary, refer the patient to the medical team/Psychiatrist in order to receive drug treatment.
Provide psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, and group) to patients according to DDD protocols to improve their mental health conditions.
Inform the patient and his/her relatives about the possible consequences of the illness and drug treatment to follow in order to improve the patient's condition.
In close collaboration with the case manager ensure the referral of patients to other health professionals and other NGO’s in order to provide the most appropriate treatment.
Participate in the planning, coordination and implementation of activities in close cooperation with MHPSS coordinator.
Assist and train people in order to enhance the scope of MHPSS activities.
Assist MHPSS coordinator in planning, development and design training materials.
Support MHPSS coordinator to set up the materials linked to the MHPSS services.
Reports and monitoring data tools
Ensure and update the statistical MHPSS tools and monitoring data about mental health activities.
Assist in the preparation of the monthly analysis of MHPSS data regarding the clinical job.
Inform the MHPSS Coordinator and the medical team about any issues or problems that may arise related to patients’ treatment in order to provide the best possible solution.
Representation, meetings and safety
If requested by the MHPSS coordinator in some activities.
Participate to the DDD meetings.
Pass on relevant information relating to the field of activity of DDD and the context
Confidentiality and team work
Ensure that all patient information is kept confidential (files, data).
Contributes to work in interdisciplinary team (psychiatrist, Case manager, doctors, nurses).
Provide regular reporting on your activities to your Line-Manager upon his/her solicitation;
Provide a mission report and/or handover document at the end of contract.
Commitment to DDD:
Availability for emergencies
General knowledge of DDD:
Has a general understanding of the association, its functioning, structure and values.
Is aware of DDD objectives and activities in general and in the working context.
Participates actively in meetings and trainings.
Report any safety issues involving patients immediately to Mental Health Supervisor.
Cooperation with other departments:
Is aware of security rules and situation in the field at all time.
Is aware of activities of other departments and respect specific rules and procedures.
Is aware of social and political situation and keeps information up-to-date.
Passes on all relevant information related to DDD scope of action and context.
Advises on various topics (culture, economy, politics, etc.).
Any other related DDD tasks as assigned by supervisor/line manager.
Compliance & Ethics
Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Dünya Doktorları Derneği. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Dünya Doktorları Derneği and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Dünya Doktorları Derneği and amongst beneficiaries served by Dünya Doktorları Derneği.
NB: considering the purpose and values of the organisation, DDD requests to its employee complete flexibility in term of duties and commitment, as their job description and job title can be adjusted throughout the year according to needs and priorities.
Knowledge & Qualification
Master’s /bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology – clinical or counselling psychology
2 years’ experience minimum as a Psychologist
Experience in similar role in humanitarian assistance/with other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is desirable
Required: Arabic (oral and written)
General Qualities required:
Flexibility and capacity of adapt to complex and changing contexts;
Ability to work in an international context and collaborate with international and national experts;
Familiar with multicultural environment;
Dünya Doktorları Derneği is an equal opportunity employer whereby we ensure all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without the practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
How to apply:
Please apply with your CV and motivation letter through our website a
The deadline for submitting the applications is26/04/2021
Due to the urgency to fill this post, DDD reserves the right to review the CVs on a rolling basis and selected candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing dates listed, therefore early applications are encouraged.
DDD is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
DDD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with a modified job description or for a different duration, or to offer a contract at a lower grade.
Dünya Doktorları Derneği
DDD in Turkey, in collaboration with different partners, is running a project aiming at facilitating access and orienting beneficiaries to primary and secondary level of health care services, providing Psycho Social Support for the refugees and migrants in Turkey.