Fresher Psychosocial Counsellor NGO Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Organization: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Camp Manager and
Protection Officer
About US:
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international
humanitarian and development organization that positively contributes towards
improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by
disasters and conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing
WASH, Health, Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and
Protection programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years. HIJRA
with funding from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral program
for refugees in Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district) and Nyakabande Transit
Center (Kisoro district).
Job Summary: The
Psychosocial Counsellor is mainly responsible for the day-to-day psychological
support of the beneficiaries as well as providing specialized counseling
support to Child Protection and SGBV cases.
Key Duties and
  • Offer individual or group psychological
    support such as counseling and support groups to beneficiaries.
  • If needed refer beneficiaries for case
    management to the case worker.
  • Provide training to staff on how to
    identify signs of possible abuse affecting the beneficiaries at the center
    (Nyakabande) and encountered, through outreach and awareness raising
  • Provide a clinical psychological
    assessment on selected cases referred by the case workers.
  • Offer timely psychological support to
    cases referred by the case workers in line with objectives.
  • Produce and maintain accurate clinical
    records of the beneficiaries.
  • Closely monitor and document the
    psychological recovery of cases referred by the case workers.
  • Prepare and submit technical reports on
    specific cases identified during the individual psychological support
  • Mentor and train volunteers and other
    local actors and community members on the identification and referral of
    Child Protection and SGBV cases and principles on working with children
    and survivors.
  • Set-up a monitoring system to evaluate the
    effectiveness and the impact of the planned individual and group
    psychological support intervention programs on the beneficiaries.
  • Prepare and submit weekly and monthly
    reports to the Camp Manager.
  • Perform any other duties as required by
    the supervisor and take part in any other activities as requested by the
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA
    Psychosocial Counsellor career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other related field.
  • At least two years of relevant
    professional experience
  • Previous exposure and experience working
    with vulnerable people including survivors of SGBV and victims of child
  • Strong knowledge of Child Friendly
    interview techniques and communicating with children
  • Familiarity with guidelines on Mental
    Health and Psychosocial Support in emergency settings.
  • Strong organizational and supervisory
    skills with excellent reporting & writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and
    communication skills.
  • Excellent command of verbal and written
  • Computer literacy i.e. Word and Excel.
  • The counselor should have a compassionate,
    caring, and non-judgmental personality.
  • The counselor should be a person who keeps
    sensitive information to him/herself.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals should submit a
motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and emails contacts
of three referees including your current/most recent employer. Applications,
addressed to the:
Country Program Manager,
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief AID (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda
Email to: The subject line should read Psychosocial Counsellor.
Deadline: 26th September,
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