2 Psychosocial Worker NGO Jobs – Handicap International

Organisation: Handicap
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Mental Health
Psychosocial Support Supervisor
About Us:
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and
development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion,
conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help
meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect
for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by
the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we
aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences,
where everyone can live in dignity.
Job Summary: The Psychosocial
Worker will work closely with the Handicap International  Mental Health Psychosocial Support Supervisor,
other peer psychosocial workers, the MEAL department, the protection
supervisor, the inclusion officer and HI partners to participate in the
implementation and development of a qualitative, inclusive mental health and
psychosocial support strategy of intervention according to the principles of
the MHPSS community-based approach and integrated with the response to the
basic needs of HI beneficiaries provided by HI and other actors.
Key Duties and
  • Actively participate to the actor and
    service mapping in HI area of intervention, especially the MHPSS
    specialized and non-specialized services;
  • Actively participate to the analysis of
    the mental health and psychosocial issues / needs, sources of distress,
    coping mechanisms, community-based dynamics and mechanisms, leaderships,
    representation of the beneficiaries and communities targeted by HI
  • Take part in the identification of
    barriers to equal access to services, especially MHPSS ones;
  • Actively participate to the development of
    a referral system, especially regarding the MHPSS-related cases;
  • Participate to the design and the
    facilitation of training of HI’s and other organizations’ team on MHPSS
    activities and approaches, including Psychological First Aid,
    identification and referral of complex cases, etc.;
  • The incumbent will identify and assess
    Persons with Specific Needs and individuals at risk of being victims of
    violence, especially persons in need of MHPSS services;
  • Refer internally and externally follow up
    of these referrals for the beneficiaries of the MHPSS intervention
    according to their needs;
  • Actively participate to the conception and
    development of tailored and inclusive MHPSS IEC material and to ensure its
  • Facilitate with the psychologist MHPSS
    awareness raising activities and support the activities of information
    dissemination run by the protection team;
  • Provide support to the protection team
    participating to the organization of community-based events and
    collaborating with local partners;
  • Identify participant ad facilitate
    psychosocial support group sessions, according to HI guidelines of MHPSS
    intervention in emergency;
  • Actively participate to the technical
    MHPSS supervision meetings facilitated by the psychologists or the line
  • Ensure regular technical review and
    propose relevant adaptations to ongoing activities and tools to the line
    manager in order to cope with the challenges faced in the field and the
    MHPSS needs and issues of the beneficiaries;
  • Maintain complete documentation for each
    activity following the recommendations and template of the MHPSS
  • Show professional ethics, respect and
    promote Handicap International mandate at any time, respecting all HI
    protection policies;

  • Participating to the weekly team meetings;
  • Ensure the strict application of the
  • Report any incident in which s/he’s
    involved/witnessed immediately;
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap
    International Psychosocial Worker job opportunity must hold a human
    science degree with experience (psychologist, psychiatrist, sociologist,
    social worker, etc.) with experience;
  • Professional experience in MHPSS services
    to vulnerable persons and/or refugees or in the humanitarian field,
    preferably in the field ofvulnerability and/or disability and/or outreach
    community-based approach;
  • Previous experience in social cohesion
    and/or community mobilization and/or conflict management;
  • Candidates with experience in MHPSS community-based
    approach have an added advantage
  • Prior experience in adult training is
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    protection and case management is desired
  • Previous exposure and experience in GBV
    and/or child protection is an added advantage
  • Strong sense of neutrality and
  • Strong interpersonal and inter-cultural skills;
  • Open and interested in disability and
    vulnerability issues;
  • High diplomacy, cultural sensitivity and
    security awareness;
  • Ability to work under high pressure and
    without constant supervision;
  • Good computer skills with proficiency in MS
    Office (Word, Excel) and internet;
  • Languages: Spoken and written
    English; Proficiency local languages are an asset (Arua)
How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references) with cover letters to HR Coordinator at job.uganda@handicap-international-ug.org with the subject:  Application to HI Psychosocial worker. ” You may also submit a sealed envelope with your application to Handicap International office in Arua – Plot 3, Ahmed Awongo close, Arua Town

Deadline: 17th January 2018

NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.
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