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:
Handicap
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:
Strengthening
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
stakeholders
·        
Participate
in the monthly HI activity planning meetings
·        
Develop
daily and weekly field activity plans
·        
Implement
field activities in collaboration with consortium partners respecting the
referral pathway
Implement,
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:
·        
Assess
needs of people with disabilities identified in coordination with
physiotherapist, occupational therapist, health services and families and/or
caretakers;
·        
Conduct
Home visits to people with disabilities and their families/caretakers,
·        
Identify
psychosocial needs of people with disabilities;
·        
Fill the
different assessments and referral forms according to the assessment’s
criteria;
·        
According
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
·        
Provide
psychosocial services based on the informed consent of the beneficiary and
adapted to her/his needs, taking into account the limitations of the emergency
responses;
·        
Actively
involve the beneficiaries and their caregivers at all stages of the assessment
and response, in order to ensure the relevance and sustainability of the
intervention
·        
Detect
any evolution of the cases and will modify the action plan accordingly or refer
to relevant colleague, superior or stakeholders;
·        
Use
secure and respectful methods when working with beneficiary;
·        
Ensure a
proper follow up of the cases;
·        
Ensure
the responsibility of the service provided to the beneficiary;
·        
Provide
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
·        
Provide
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
defined
·        
Use
various communication means (written, spoken, etc.) during activities to ensure
the self-expression of the beneficiaries
·        
Facilitate
inclusive activities;
·        
Identify
his/her own limits and ask for support before any acts that could cause harm to
beneficiary.
Refer beneficiary
to other services when needed:
·        
Identify
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);
·        
Refer
persons to appropriate services through adequate referral system in place.
Referrals can be discussed in team meetings and in close collaboration with
others colleagues;
·        
Recognize
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:
·        
Maintain
complete individual files for each person, including detailed descriptions of
services provided and evolution of the case;
·        
Ensure
that complete beneficiary pack is properly filled and signed;
·        
Respect
all guidelines and documentation within the project;
·        
Produce
weekly activity reports and contribute in the development of project reports
using HI Uganda MEAL templates
·        
Maintain
complete documentation for each activity following the recommendations and
template of the project manager
·        
Contribute
to the development of the Program Managers activity reports
·        
Participate
in project review workshops
·        
Facilitate
participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of
activities
·        
Ensure
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
·        
Theoretical
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
Desirable
·        
Other
relevant Bachelor Degrees if proven experience in Psychosocial, mental health
and disability inclusion.
·        
Experience
in consortia lead projects
·        
Experience
in the fields of inclusion / accessibility of services / services to persons
with disabilities
·        
Experience
working in refugee context
·        
Experience
in hospital settings is an asset
Competencies
·        
Strong
comprehension of the psychosocial issues of people with disabilities
·        
Proven
project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders
·        
Perfect
fluency in written and oral English and strong report writing skills;
·        
Familiar
with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
Personal Qualities
·        
Ability
to work under high pressure and without constant supervision;
·        
Strong
interpersonal and intercultural skills
·        
Strong
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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