Social Work Jobs – GBV Counsellor at Action Africa Help – International

Job Title: GBV Counsellor
Organisation: Action Africa Help – International
Reports to: Gender and Community Development Officer
Duty Station: Kiryandongo, Uganda

Job Summary: To co-ordinate and provide counselling service in coordination with the medical staff.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Plan and oversee the delivery of the counselling services to families, in a non-discriminatory manner.
  • Provide professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV.
  • Establish follow up plans to ensure clients are fully supported to recovery
  • Liaise with other projects to share practice and contribute to the development of counselling services
  • Conduct home visits to referred families where relevant.
  • Liaise with a full range of relevant professionals in social work, health, education and voluntary agencies, in order to co-ordinate services for families and to raise awareness of GBV counselling services
  • Assist in the development and provision of GBV psychosocial activities at the Kiryandongo office based on participatory community assessments.
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups and service providers to ensure that survivors receive support from the community.
  • Collect and collate data about GBV and monitor trends and emerging issues in the refugee settlement in line with AAH set guidelines.
  • Ensure timely implementation of GBV programme activities.
  • Work in collaboration with the community to ensure ongoing needs of women and girls are being met through prevention-related activities.
  • Lead awareness-raising and/or sensitization campaigns and other GBV services in collaboration with the Community Support officer, community leaders and community social workers.
  • Carry out monthly outreach activities with community social workers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls including those who have special needs.
  • Carry out any other duties as required by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Counselling, Psychology or a related qualification from a recognized institution
  • At least 3 years’ experience in similar or higher position. experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding Gender based violence
  • Experience working in a GBV programme
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • A good command of both written and spoken English
  • Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
  • Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office
  • Able to capacity build and develop others
  • Commitment to the organizational values
  • Able to work under minimum supervision
How to apply:
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications (together with an updated (CV) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contact to:
Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda;
Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P O Box 10501,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 14/02/2013.
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