Earn Over 25,000 US Dollars Annually as Project Psychosocial and Support Services Officer – MasterCard Foundation (MCF) Scholars Program

Organization: Makerere
University MasterCard Foundation (MCF) Scholars Program
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary: US $ 25,601 Per
Annum
Reports to: Project
Manager
         
About US:
Makerere University is the
oldest and premier University in Uganda which strives to becoming the leading
institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa. It received
funding from The MasterCard Foundation to support scholars from disadvantaged
backgrounds.
Job Summary: The Project
Psychosocial and Support Services Officer will technically support the Project
Manager in the provision of Psychosocial, Mentorship and Welfare Support to the
MasterCard Foundation Scholars.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist
    the Project Manager in the provision of Psychosocial, Mentorship and
    Welfare Support to MCF Scholars. 
  • Offer
    a comprehensive suite of academic and emotional support services capacity
    building in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy,
    Communication and Negotiation, ICT, Gender and Human Rights, and Emergency
    Response and Crisis Management.
  • Organize
    and deliver MCF Scholars group programming throughout the year
  • Explicitly
    cultivate a give-back ethos in MCF Scholars
  • Prepare
    and submit activity reports
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the Project Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the MasterCard Foundation MCF Scholarship Project
    Psychosocial and Support Services Officer should hold a Master’s degree in
    Gender Studies, Clinical Psychology, Community Psychology or Human Rights
    and Bachelor’s in Community Psychology or Social Sciences from a
    recognized University. Possession of a certificate in Counselling from a
    recognized institution is an added advantage.
  • At
    least three years’ experience in providing academic, psychosocial and student
    support services.
  • Working
    knowledge and skills in psychosocial analysis and research skills
  • Organizational
    management skills
  • Excellent
    report writing and communications skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should submit their applications, Curriculum Vitae,
Certificates and Transcripts (3 copies each set) giving full details of
applicants’ education, qualifications, work experience, present salary and
naming three referees, plus their postal addresses. Applicants should make sure
that at least two referees have forwarded references concerning their
application.  The complete applications
should be hand delivered to Employment Division Office Room 406, Top Floor Main
Building, Makerere University and addressed to:
The Director
Human Resources
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala
NB: Only shortlisted applicants
will be contacted
Deadline: 14th August, 2015.
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