Emotional Wellness Coordinator US Non-profit Careers – Akola Project

Organization: Akola Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Program
About US:
Akola (she works) Project is a US founded non-profit, social business
that empowers women by facilitating vocational training, employment
opportunities, savings and loans associations, education programs, support
groups and leadership development.
Job Summary: The Emotional
Wellness Coordinator will lead Akola Project’s member counseling program;
assist with Akola’s Emotional Wellness Training program; assist with other
Empowerment Program tasks and projects as needed; assist with Akola Project
program and strategy planning. The Emotional Wellness Coordinator will be
responsible for Akola’s member counseling program and Emotional Wellness
Training Program. The incumbent will also provide administrative and other
support to Empowerment Team staff, and assist with other empowerment programs
as needed. Lastly, you will also assist staff members in creating project
plans, program strategies and procedures.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the Akola Project Emotional
Wellness Coordinator employment opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
counseling, counseling psychology, guidance and counseling, or related field
At least two years’ experience in professional
Excellent computer skills, including Word,
Excel, and Power Point
Prior experience using a database to keep
Experience facilitating training sessions that
are engaging
Previous experience working in a cross-cultural
setting preferred
Language proficiency i.e. Ability to read,
write, and speak English, Luganda, and Lusoga. Additional languages are a plus.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send the E-mail
applications labeled “Application: Counselor” to recruitment@akolaproject.org.
The application should send the following;
  • Resume/CV highlighting work experience
  • Cover letter that outlines (1) Why you are
    interested in this position, Akola Project, the mission/vision, and Uganda
    specifically; (2) Why you believe you are the best candidate for the job;
    (3) The role your faith plays in your work
Contact information for two references: one
personal and one professional.
A paragraph that answers two of the four
following questions:
o   Describe
a situation that changed the course of your life, including how this changed
o   Describe
your experience working with people of different backgrounds. How does this
influence your approach to counseling?
o   Describe
a situation where your personal and professional values were in conflict. How
did you reach a resolution?
o   What
is one thing you want to see change in your lifetime? Include a detailed
explanation of how you would work to change it, if resources did not limit you.
NB: Applicants are
encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for an interview.
Deadline: 30th November
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