Psychiatrist/ MD in General Practice (MDGP) / Medical Officer

  • Full Time
  • Pokhara
  • Applications have closed

Website Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal


Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO) Nepal is one of Nepal’s leading psychosocial organizations. It was established in 2005 to promote psychosocial well-being and mental health of people in conflict-affected and other vulnerable communities through the development of sustainable, culturally-appropriate, and community-based psychosocial support systems.

Project information:

Reducing Stigma among HealthcAre ProvidErs (RESHAPE) is a 5-year research project that aims to improve the quality of mental healthcare provided by primary healthcare workers in the community healthcare facilities. The project is being implemented by TPO Nepal under the technical and financial support of the George Washington University. RESHAPE is being implemented in 24 municipalities of Gandaki Province.

TPO Nepal seeks competent, committed and result oriented candidates for the following positions:

Job Title: Psychiatrist/ MD in General Practice (MDGP)/ Medical officer

Job station: Pokhara, Kaski field office with frequent field visits to rural/municipalities of Kaski and Parbat districts
Number of openings: 1 Full time
Job Duration: 6 Months
Start date: July 3, 2023

Major responsibilities

The Psychiatrist/MDGP/Medical officer will be responsible for following duties but not limited to:

  • Conduct clinical interview with patients using Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 (SCID) tool.
  • Facilitate training to doctors and health workers using NHTC Module 2A/B training package.
  • Conduct clinical supervision of health workers trained on NHTC Module 2 A/B training package.
  • Offer mentorship to clinical team of TPO Nepal.
  • Provide psychiatric services to people at project sites.Prepare reports as per need.
  • Travel to field sites in neighboring districts to conduct clinical interviews with patients and to conduct module 2 A/B trainings and supervision sessions.
  • Work closely with the project lead/implementation coordinator to implement project activities.
  • Provide regular updates to the project lead and implementation coordinator.
  • Coordinate with project team and experts of TPO Nepal along with relevant government stakeholders for effective implementation of the project.
  • Support in other relevant activities based on the need of the project and as assigned by the organization based on expertise.

Qualification, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum MD in Psychiatry (preferred) or General Practice or MBBS (interested in mental health and Psychiatry) from a recognized university and registered at the Nepal Medical Council.
  • Experience in conducting training and supervision to medical doctors and health workers will be of added value.
  • Knowledge on Government of Nepal’s training packages and community mental healthcare programs.
  • Prior experience in conducting structured clinical interviews (such as use of SCID, K-SADS, MINI, etc) would be an added advantage.Interest in mental health research.
  • Good proficiency in computer skills (MS-Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel to rural areas of the project sites.
  • Willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Interested, qualified, and motivated candidates meeting the above requirements are encouraged to apply along with a cover letter, updated resume (CV), and expected salary to: The last date for submitting the application is 05:00 PM, June 27, 2023.

Only short listed candidates will be informed for further process. Any kind of activity intended to influence the selection process will lead to disqualification.

TPO Nepal is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourage individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. TPO Nepal does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination.

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