Counsellor NGO Jobs – InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU)

Job Title:        Counsellor
Organization: InterAid
Uganda Limited (IAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
Community Services Officer
About US:
InterAid Uganda Limited
(IAU) is a non-governmental humanitarian national organization established in
1988, and duly registered with the NGO Board and NGO Forum. IAU is actively
involved in programs geared towards the protection and improvement of lives of
disadvantaged people living in urban and rural areas in Uganda and in the Great
Lakes Region. InterAid Uganda is focused on its thematic areas of Rights
Protection, Education, Livelihood & Food Security, Health (HIV&AIDS;
Malaria; Maternal and Reproductive Health), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
(WASH), Environment and Disaster Management and good Management and Governance
Job Summary:
The Counsellor will be responsible for providing quality counseling services to
Clients, their families and host communities to empower them cope with
prevailing situations, make informed decisions and live positively for improved
quality of life.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Process Management
  • Provide counseling services and other short term therapeutic
    services to refugees coming to office on individual and group basis and in
  • Conduct site visits to assess individual psychosocial needs and
    provide site counseling
  • Identify and assess the individual needs of refugees who are
    extremely vulnerable and refer them to the PSN and other sections for
    appropriate support.
  • Ensure up to date record keeping including case preparation, keeping
    continuous counseling notes and any other documents used in the course of
  • Follow-up and monitor general case status and processing of refugee
    cases from time to time
  • Track, document and measure the progress of clients counseled.
  • Prepare timely periodic and specific activity reports
  • Ensure services are offered in a professional and ethical manner
  • Document the best practices implemented, success stories and case
    studies for dissemination and learning.
  • Perform other duties in line with the job as required from time to
    time by the supervisor.
Support to other
teams and Sections:
Work hand
in hand with the health team and the visiting psychologist to handle different
cases of trauma as and when required.
Records Management
Maintain proper and
updated records on all PoCs on their files.
Sign in and out all
accessed PoC files at the records office as per agreed SoPs
Risk Management: Identify, assess, report and develop
strategies to mitigate against risks that may happen to PoCs and the
Compliance: Ensure that the internal process, procedures
and policies including work plans are adhered to.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU) Counsellor
    job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social
    Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Counselling and Guidance,
    Psychology or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Additional post graduate training in counselling is desirable
  • At least four years of relevant work experience in counselling
  • Counselling skills
  • Flexibility and Empathy
  • Rapport building and problem solving skills
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Ability to develop a non-judgmental approach
  • An understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries
  • Resilience, patience and humility
  • Multicultural competency
  • Genuine Interest in Others
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Good report writing skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letters, updated
CVs and photo copies of their professional qualifications including three
referees via E-mail to both recruitment@interaiduganda.org and iaurecruitment@interaiduganda.org
addressed to:
The Executive
InterAid Uganda,
Plot 1102 Block 8,
Kabala Anjagala Road,
P.O. Box 737
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 25th June 2018 by 5:00 PM
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