2 Fresher NGO Assistant Counseling Psychologists Career Vacancies – Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS)

Organisation: Hebrew
Immigration Aid Society (HIAS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Psychosocial
Program Manager
About US:
Hebrew Immigration Aid Society
(HIAS) Africa was established in 2002 as HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) as
a partnership between local NGOs and HIAS Inc. This was in response to a
critical gap in resettlement case identification for refugees out of Nairobi.
HIAS Africa is registered in accordance with Kenyan, Ugandan and Chad laws and
operates both as a humanitarian service provider and an advocacy voice. Their
major goal is to address the assistance, protection and durable solutions needs
for refugees at heightened risk in Africa, through the provision of direct
psychosocial, social and resettlement services (Kenya and Uganda), as well as
through community outreach and capacity building for partners.
Job Summary:  The Assistant Counseling Psychologist will
render support in managing the operations of a HIAS Uganda field site with
regard to psychosocial assistance and supervise a field team of social workers
and incentive workers;
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Render support in the implementation of a coordinated
multi-sectoral psychosocial field office and psychosocial response strategy;
The incumbent will be providing counseling services
and other short term therapeutic services to refugees referred to the office in
individual and group settings;
In charge of carrying out psychosocial/mental status
assessments and prepare related reports; assess refugees in need of psychiatric
care, refer those in need to a psychiatrist and monitor progress;
Work closely with the Legal Officer in the
implementation of a comprehensive child protection strategy ensuring
participation and best interests of the child, care & protection and
realization of child rights;
Work closely with the Counseling Psychologist in the
monitoring, documentation and intervention in SGBV cases;
The incumbent will support the development of
training materials and facilitate internal and external capacity building
activities on a variety of topics, including psychosocial support, SGBV, child
protection and PSN;
In charge of identifying and assessing the
individual needs of refugees at heightened risk and present cases to the
psychosocial panel;
Responsible for overseeing provision of social
assistance as needed;
Ensure up to date record keeping including case
preparation, keeping continuous counseling notes and daily records;
Providing technical support to social workers and
incentive workers in the tracking of individual cases, updating status, case
review, and maintaining client database etc.;
Assist in follow-up and monitoring general case
status and processing of refugee cases and prepare field site’s weekly casework
Work closely with partner agencies in the provision
of and referral for services and attend stakeholder meetings; and
Ensure services are offered in a professional and
ethical manner and perform other duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
The Assistant Counseling Psychologist should hold a
bachelor’s degree in psychology, counselling psychology or its equivalent from
a recognized university. Possession of a Master’s degree is an added advantage
A minimum of two years’ practical experience in
providing counseling services to traumatized individuals (group), preferably in
the NGO sector. Prior experience with refugees is an added advantage;
A year of training experience;
Past exposure and experience in planning and
implementing psychosocial project activities including facilitating individual
and group therapy training;
Previous experience working with children and child
therapy, with good knowledge of child rights and protection;
Broad awareness and detailed knowledge of
psychosocial issues and the complexities of working on these issues with a
refugee population;
Excellent analytical and report writing skills and demonstrated
ability to conduct psychological assessments;
Computer literacy skills with proficiency in
Microsoft Access, Excel and Word;
Group facilitation skills and experience
Good team player with excellent cross-cultural
international skills, proactive and able to work under minimal supervision while
exercising diplomacy, flexibility and assertiveness;
Ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues
with respect and confidentiality
Language: Proficiency in
English and Swahili. Working knowledge of French and other languages as an
added advantage.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their cover letters
and updated resumes to the Email address below or hand deliver to HIAS Uganda
Central Office:
Address: Church
Road, Off Ggaba Road, Kansanga
P.O. Box 7626, Kampala.
Email to:
Please clearly
indicate Vacancy Notice No: HIAS/UG/ACP/08/15
Deadline: 14th August 2015

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