8 NGO ActionAid Jobs – Counsellors

ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid’s mission is to work with the poor and the excluded people in the world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustices and the inequity that cause it. ActionAid Uganda seeks to recruit competent persons to fill the vacancies below;
Position: Counsellors (08)
Reports to: Project Officer (Women Protection Centres Project)
Location: Mubende, Pallisa, Nebbi, Kween, Katakwi, Kumi, Amuru, Bwaise, Uganda
Key Result Areas
i. Receive, maintain and keep confidential case records of clients at the centre.
ii. Document detailed description of events as told by the client.
iii. Assess the client’s psychological, emotional and physical health.
iv. Counsel the client and initiate strategies to follow up and resolve the conflict.
v. Conduct community education and awareness raising activities
vi. Write monthly reports and maintain confidential records regarding the client cases
vii. Provide follow up home visits for additional support to the clients as required. viii. Maintain the centre in a standard, hygienically clean and orderly manner.
viii. Develop and implement effective outreach activities according to local context
ix. Appropriately refer matters relating to probate, guardianships, protective services, powers of attorney, or any other matter requiring legal intervention
x. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Officer, legal officer or Project Coordinator. 
Qualification and Experience:• A minimum of a Diploma in Social Work, Counselling, Education or any other relevant field.
• At least 1-2 years of relevant working experience from a recognized organization / institution. Previous experience in implementing Gender Based Violence interventions will be an added advantage.
• The applicant must demonstrate the following abilities;
Diplomacy and assertiveness Quality communication skills Familiarity with standards for Gender Based Violence, programs, counselling skills and experience
Ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect and care
Knowledge of Human Rights violations and redress mechanisms
Knowledge of the local language of the work station is a must.
How to apply:
Applications should be sent with a CV, cover letter and contact names and details of at least three (3) referees to:-
The HROD Director,
ActionAid International Uganda,
P.O. Box 676, Kampala.
Not later than 27th January 2012. Applications by e-mail to vacancies.uganda@actionaid.org are welcome. We will respond only to short listed candidates. Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encou.raged to apply. ActionAid International Uganda is an equal opportunities employer.

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