Child Counsellor Career Jobs – Action Africa Help International (AAH)

Title:    Child Counsellor
Organisation: Action
Africa Help International (AAH)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Kyangwali, Hoima, Uganda
Child Protection Officer
In 1996,
Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa Hilfe e. V (AAH)
and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders in 2003 moved the
organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with refugees, host
communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in Kenya, Uganda,
Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of sectors that seek
to bridge relief to development.
UNHCR Project:
Action Africa
Help Uganda (AAH Uganda) has been receiving funding from the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to implement programmes in the Districts
of Hoima (Kyangwali Refugee Settlement), Adjumani District and Kampala.
The Child Counsellor will co-ordinate and provide counselling service
in coordination for children in the settlement in line with AAH and donor
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Plan and manage the delivery of the counselling
services to families, in a non-discriminatory manner.
Provide a group counselling/psychotherapeutic
service including groups.
Establish follow up plans to ensure patients are
fully supported to recovery
Observe and be seen to observe confidentiality
Develop the counselling service in line with
expressed need in consultation with the Child Protection Officer and Protection
Actively monitor and evaluate the service on a
regular basis, providing update reports to the Supervisor
Work closely with other projects to share practice
and contribute to the development counselling services
Carry out home visits to refer families where
Work in liaison 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 counselling
Stay abreast with developments in counselling and
take part in research activities as required.
Arrange regular monitoring sessions with
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant for the UNHCR AAH Child Counsellor employment
opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Counselling or
a related qualification from a recognized institution
Three years’ experience in similar or higher
Relevant professional experience in implementation
of child protection and protection programming in emergency and stabilization
Broad knowledge and understanding of best
practices and strategies in Protection and Child protection (case management, psychosocial
support, etc.) and prevention and risk reduction.
Significant experience in community-based
protection, specifically working in refugee settings
Previous experience working with refugees or
persons of concern from South Sudan, Burundi, Somalia at camp (field) level.
Broad understanding of child protection
information management systems and protection information management in
Past exposure and experience in advocacy to
government counterparts (Ministries, Police, District, e.t.c), donors and UN
agencies on protection.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent command of both written and spoken
Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft
Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
Ability to capacity build and develop others
Show commitment to the organizational values
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (together
with an updated (CV) with at least three referees with their telephone contacts
via E-mail only to  addressed to:
Resource Officer,
Action Africa
Help Uganda,
Plot 72
Ntinda Road, P.O. Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
Please clearly mark in the email subject line the job title of the position
applied for.  Only those selected for the
interviews will be contacted.
20th January 2016
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