Psychosocial Program Manager Job Vacancy at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in Uganda

Under the supervision of the Head of Office, the incumbent will perform
the following functions:

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Direct office operations with regard to psychosocial assistance;
  • Facilitate the establishment of a coordinated multi-sectoral
    psychosocial office and a psychosocial response strategy;
  • Provide counseling services and other short term therapeutic services
    to refugees at heightened risk referred to office;
  • Conduct Best Interest Assessments/Determinations and conduct
    determination of family composition interviews;
  • Conduct psychosocial/mental state assessments and prepare related
    reports; assess refugees in need of psychiatric care, refer those in need to a
    psychiatrist and monitor progress;
  • Conduct home visits to assess individual psychosocial needs;
  • Facilitate internal and external capacity building activities;
  • Ensure up to date record keeping including case preparation, keeping
    continuous counseling notes and daily records
  • Prepare periodic reports and collect, analyze and compile psychosocial
    services data;
  • Provide support to caseworkers in the tracking of individual cases,
    updating status, and maintaining client database etc.;
  • Provide direct services to children in the children therapy center
  • Provide supervision for all activities to be carried out by counseling
    psychologists, social workers and refugee incentives workers at field sites.
  • To attend monthly debriefing and supervision sessions
  • Incorporate a child protection policy into the Standard Operating
    Procedures of the child therapy center and ensure its adherence by all staff
  • Perform other duties as required.

 Education: A Minimum of Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.

Skills and competencies
  • Computer literacy a must with strong knowledge of ACCESS, EXCEL and
  • Ideal candidate should have a keen awareness and a good knowledge of
    psychosocial issues and the complexities of working on these issues with a
    refugee population.
  • Excellent report writing skills and proven ability to conduct
    psychological assessments;
  • Experience in planning and implementing psychosocial project activities
  • Group facilitation skills and experience 
  • At least one year of training
  • Experience in project management in an NGO setting
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness
  • Ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect and

No less than three years job
experience in trauma counseling, preferably in the NGO sector. Knowledge of
refugee protection and assistance a plus.

Proficiency in English. Working
knowledge of Swahili and/French an added advantage

How to apply: 
Please send a cover letter and
resume to Indicate
Vacancy Notice No HRTK/UG/CP/06/12 in the subject line.
Important: Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification. Late
applications will not be considered
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