Psychosocial Support Coordinator Non-profit Jobs – International Justice Mission (IJM)

International Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
International Justice Mission (IJM) is a global
non-governmental human rights organization which protects the poor from
violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring
survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a
safe future that lasts. International Justice Mission (IJM) Uganda is working
in partnership with the government and other agencies to build capacity for the
public justice system to provide justice for survivors of Violence against
Women and Children (VAW/C), including intimate partner violence and forms of
sexual violence.
Job Summary:  The Psychosocial Support Coordinator will
effect positive change in our project area. The Psychosocial Coordinator will
be part of a multi-disciplinary casework team working in Kabarole and Kamwenge
districts and will play a central role in building the capacity of the justice
and social welfare officials to respond to crimes of sexual violence against
children (SVAC) in a trauma-informed and child-friendly manner. This position
is based in Fort Portal, Uganda, requires frequent travel within Kamwenge and
Kabarole Districts and occasional travel to Kampala, Uganda. The position
reports to the Fort Portal Office Manager.
Key Duties and
Psychosocial Support and Case Management
Provide mentoring and support to social welfare officers and
justice officials to ensure that child survivors of sexual violence are
provided trauma-informed protection and support throughout SVAC investigations
and court proceedings, inclusive of (but not limited to) the following actions:
Within SVAC forensic interviewing processes for child
survivors and witnesses; Within medico-legal forensic examinations; Within
preparation, support, and debrief for court processes for survivors and
witnesses; Within multi-disciplinary case coordination meetings; Assessment and
response to child safety needs.
Provide mentoring and support to social welfare officers and
other stakeholders to empower child survivors of sexual violence to restoration
inclusive of (but not limited to) the following actions:
Conduct holistic assessments to evaluate survivor
strengths and vulnerabilities, including the safety of the home environment;
Develop individualized care plans to address
vulnerabilities and critical needs;
In accordance with care plans, coordinate
psychosocial services for survivors, such as trauma-informed counseling,
emergency medical care, and family support services; 
Monitor and report on survivor progress towards
defined psychosocial goals; and
Assess sustainable safety at the time of case
Track all case-related data on paper and electronic
case tracking management systems.
Networking and advocacy
Build effective, trusting partnership
relationships with justice system officials, social welfare officers, and other
stakeholders within the district and national level.
Work closely with stakeholders to strengthen the
medico-legal response to SVAC by building linkages among justice officials,
social welfare, police and health workers on forensic evidence collection,
filling Police Form 3A, and preparation for court hearings;
Develop and maintain close working relationships
with District Action Center staff and other stakeholders to ensure effective
case management and seamless provision of services to survivors of SVAC;
Convene and provide leadership in
multi-disciplinary meetings with a variety of government and non-government
stakeholders, and support inter-institutional dialogue and coordination on
cases of VAW/C; and
Develop and maintain an effective network of
contacts within the health, psychosocial, and community development space.
Ability to develop and deliver high-quality,
professional training curriculum to multi-disciplinary stakeholders;
Support joint training programs with the police,
judiciary, social welfare, and medical staff on survivor-friendly SVAC
interventions, including ethical and safety considerations for survivors of
Convene and provide leadership in
multi-disciplinary meetings with a variety of government and non-government
stakeholders, and support inter-institutional dialogue and coordination on
cases of SVAC;
Provide training on case management and service
provision to District Action Center staff that incorporates elements of
trauma-informed approaches. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Train and mentor all stakeholders on the incorporation
of child-friendly and trauma- informed approaches into their service delivery.
Information management, monitoring, and evaluation
Analyze and document cases of SVAC that can
contribute to updated case management protocols;
Work with the internal team members to monitor
and evaluate the project, including monitoring and reporting of project
targets, results, and outputs;
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Project
Manager and other IJM leaders.
Participate in IJM programs in professionalism
and Christian spiritual formation.

Skills and Experience: 
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
psychology, counseling or social work. Master’s degree preferred.
Five or more years of experience in counseling,
psychology or social work, including working with survivors of SVAC, indigent
and otherwise vulnerable clients.
Strong understanding of trauma and proven
application of trauma-informed approaches within case management and/or
clinical interventions.
Proven ability to mentor, guide and coach
multi-disciplinary stakeholders . Prior experience working with law enforcement
or justice system officials preferred.
Experience in networking and partnering with
social service providers.
Fluent in written and oral communication in
English, with working knowledge of Rutooro, and Rukiga required.
Excellent writing, documentation and reporting
skills, including the ability to maintain digital records and generate
high-quality reports on all casework interventions, stakeholder interactions,
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite with
ability to quickly learn and consistently use other software systems for
purposes of case management, M&E and documentation.
Critical Qualities
Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and
Mature Christian faith.
Attention to detail, organized and disciplined
with priorities.
Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing
and oral communication.
Works well under stress with a sustained
positive attitude.
Exceptionally high level of honesty and
Intelligent, creative and proactive problem
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send a Job Application
Form, Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* By E-mail (preferred
method) to:
By Mail:
International Justice Mission Attn: Human Resources,
P.O. Box 502 Ntinda, Kampala, UGANDA
By Hand:
International Justice Mission Attn: Human Resources Plot 15
Suuna Road, Ntinda Kampala, UGANDA
What is a statement
of faith?
A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith
and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can
either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate
document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual
disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of
Deadline: 24th
April 2019
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