9 Diploma NGO Jobs – Psychosocial Workers – Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion)

Organisation: Handicap
International (Humanity & Inclusion)
Duty Station: Kyaka
II and Kyangwali, Uganda
Reports to: SPOT
Project Manager
Starting Salary: UGX 1,319,623 monthly gross
About Us:
International (Humanity & Inclusion) 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.
About SPOT:
Psychosocial support service for Transformation (SPOT) among the Congolese
refugees in Uganda is a collaborative, consolidated and integrated approach
among three leading MHPSS humanitarian actors – War Child Holland (WCH),
Humanity and Inclusion (HI) and Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) –
to bring effectiveness, and harmonization in MHPSS interventions in the refugee
response in Uganda. It aims at improving the resilience and well-being of
Congolese refugees and vulnerable host populations in South-western Uganda
through enhancing their access to quality, holistic, gender-sensitive and inclusive
MHPSS services that support positive coping-mechanisms and foster recovery from
traumatic experiences, including separation from or loss of family members,
abrupt displacement, physical and sexual violence. It will be implemented in
and around Kyaka II and Kyangwali settlements as well as in the transit centres
at the border with the DRC that are anticipated to receive more refugees in
2019 and are considered at high risk and in high need.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Ensure planning and
field coordination of project activities with internal and external
in the monthly HI activity planning meetings
daily and weekly field activity plans
field activities in collaboration with consortium partners respecting the
referral pathway
facilitate and follow-up, on a daily basis, the project activities in
accordance with the project implementation plans:
In coordination with consortium partners and
HI settlement team including psychologist, , occupational therapist, and
community based volunteers, MHPSS workers will:
needs of people with disabilities identified in coordination with
physiotherapist, occupational therapist, health services and families and/or
Home visits to people with disabilities and their families/caretakers,
psychosocial needs of people with disabilities;
Fill the
different assessments and referral forms according to the assessment’s
to the outcomes of the assessment of the beneficiaries’ needs (taking into
account her/his daily activities, the participation of her/his care-giver,
his/her access to services, etc.), elaborate an appropriate action plan in
coordination with the physiotherapist, the occupational therapist and other
relevant services;
Offer secure and
appropriate psychosocial support
psychosocial services based on the informed consent of the beneficiary and
adapted to her/his needs, taking into account the limitations of the emergency
involve the beneficiaries and their caregivers at all stages of the assessment
and response, in order to ensure the relevance and sustainability of the
any evolution of the cases and will modify the action plan accordingly or refer
to relevant colleague, superior or stakeholders;
secure and respectful methods when working with beneficiary;
Ensure a
proper follow up of the cases;
the responsibility of the service provided to the beneficiary;
appropriate psychosocial sessions to people with disabilities, including
children, and/or their caregivers, through family, groups and individual based
approaches in coordination with relevant services based on the specific
situation of the person
comprehensive individual and group sessions for people with disabilities and/or
their caregivers jointly and /or not with the PTs/OTs according the action plan
various communication means (written, spoken, etc.) during activities to ensure
the self-expression of the beneficiaries
inclusive activities;
his/her own limits and ask for support before any acts that could cause harm to
Refer beneficiary
to other services when needed:
needs for referrals to other relevant stakeholders and monitor referrals
conducted in relationship with ,the program manager and the relevant Technical
Advisor (MHPSS, Rehabilitation and/or other);
persons to appropriate services through adequate referral system in place.
Referrals can be discussed in team meetings and in close collaboration with
others colleagues;
emergency situation or situations that need immediate medical care or
protection measure and react in consequence making efforts to ensure that
beneficiary get the appropriate services.
Participate in the
data collection and MEAL activities of the project
In close
collaboration with the MEAL team:
complete individual files for each person, including detailed descriptions of
services provided and evolution of the case;
that complete beneficiary pack is properly filled and signed;
all guidelines and documentation within the project;
weekly activity reports and contribute in the development of project reports
using HI Uganda MEAL templates
complete documentation for each activity following the recommendations and
template of the project manager
to the development of the Program Managers activity reports
in project review workshops
participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of
that field data collection is charged with the MEAL team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The ideal
candidate for the Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion) Psychosocial
Worker job must hold qualifications in psychology, psycho-social work,
education, child development, community development or a similar field
and practical knowledge and skills in Mental health and psychosocial support
One year
of professional experience in an NGO at officer level
Two years
of professional experience in MHPSS related work
relevant Bachelor Degrees if proven experience in Psychosocial, mental health
and disability inclusion.
in consortia lead projects
in the fields of inclusion / accessibility of services / services to persons
with disabilities
working in refugee context
in hospital settings is an asset
comprehension of the psychosocial issues of people with disabilities
project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders
fluency in written and oral English and strong report writing skills;
with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
Personal Qualities
to work under high pressure and without constant supervision;
interpersonal and intercultural skills
communication and networking skills
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 recruitment@uganda.hi.org with the
subject:  Application for Psychosocial Worker. 
NB: Applicants must
specify their preferred duty station in the cover letter (Kyaka II  or Kyangwali)
Deadline: 3rd April 2019 by 5:00pm
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