US Non-profit Jobs – Mental Health Officer at Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Job Title:      Mental Health Officer
Organisation: Lutheran World
Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Lutheran World
Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to
provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda
works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their
potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and
needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum,
Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Job Summary: The Mental
Health Officer will mainly provide psychosocial counselling and support for
clients with mental health and psycho-social related disorders/problems in the
project areas of Kamwenge/Rwamwanja.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, diploma in nursing from a recognized training
institution or related field
·        
Possession of a Diploma/certificate in counselling
or social work
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in a Mental
health unit/clinic is a must
·        
At least one year of psycho-social counselling
experience
·        
Strong professional experience in working with
vulnerable populations, and/or with NGOs, and/or with Primary health care,
and/or in public health or community mental health.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their E-mail
applications applicants to: recruitment@lwf.or.ug addressed to the Office of
Administration/Human Resources. The complete application must include the
following;
One page cover
letter, explaining the candidate’s suitability for the position
·        
Updated Curriculum vitae (CV): Please do not include
certificates for education, trainings, etc.
·        
List of three professional references (name, title,
relationship to applicant, telephone number, email address)
·        
Salary expectations and earliest date available
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will
be contacted.
Deadline: 14th December, 2015
by 5:00 pm

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