Psychosocial Assistant – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:       Psychosocial
Assistant
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Psychosocial
Officer
About US:
Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African 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.
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with funding
from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral Program for refugees
in Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro
district), Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district) and Kyangwali Settlement
(Hoima District).
Job Summary:  The Psychosocial Assistant is mainly responsible
for the day to day psychological support of the beneficiaries as well as
providing specialized counseling support to Child Protection and GBV cases.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide
individual or group psychological support such as counseling and support groups
to beneficiaries.
·        
If
needed refer beneficiaries for case management to the case worker.
·        
Give
training to staff on how to identify signs of possible abuse affecting the
beneficiaries at the camp (Nakivale) and encountered, through outreach and
awareness raising activities.
·        
Provide
a clinical psychological assessment on selected cases referred by the case workers.
·        
Provide
psychological support to cases referred by the case workers in line with
objectives.
·        
Closely
monitor and document the psychological recovery of cases referred by the case
workers.
·        
Write
technical reports on specific cases identified during the individual
psychological support sessions.
·        
Produce
and maintain accurate clinical records of the beneficiaries.
·        
Train
volunteers and other local actors and community members on the identification
and referral of Child Protection and GBV 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.
·        
Write
weekly and monthly reports to the Field Program Coordinator.
·        
Carry
out any-other duties as required by the supervisor and take part in any other
activities as requested by the supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the HIJRA Psychosocial Assistant job opportunity must
hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other
related field.
·        
Two years
of relevant professional experience
·        
Strong
experience working with vulnerable people including survivors of GBV and
victims of child abuse.
·        
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.
·        
Strong
interpersonal skill and communication skills.
·        
An
excellent command of verbal and written English.
·        
Good
knowledge word and excel.
·        
The candidate
should have a compassionate, caring, and non-judgmental personality and should
be a person who keeps sensitive information to him/herself.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter and
Curriculum Vitae including telephone and email contacts of three referees
including your current/most recent employer.
Application should
be addressed to the:
Country Program
Manager,
Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke.
The subject line should read: “Community Service Assistant”
NB: Please
note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the
positions.
Deadline: 15th February 2019
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