2 Psychosocial Worker NGO Job Opportunities – Humanity & Inclusion (HI)

Organization:
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) (Formerly Handicap International)
Duty Station:
Kyegegwa and Kikuube, Uganda
Reports to: Team
leader/Psychologist
Gross Salary:
1,319,623 UGX
Starting Date:
As soon as possible
About US:
Humanity &
Inclusion (HI) 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.
About Project:
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.
In this framework,
HI will target very vulnerable people by a range of individual and group
psychosocial interventions. It will also focus specifically on women, men and
children with disabilities both through mainstreaming disability by supporting
our partners to better include people with disabilities in their programmes and
through specialised and direct services to people with disabilities. Services
will include MHPSS individual and group sessions targeting beneficiaries and
their families and/or caretakers as well as physiotherapy and occupational
therapy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the HI SPOT Project
Manager and in coordination with the Consortium Management Unit and the
technical support of the HI Technical Unit, the Team Leader / Psychologist
will:
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 partner
·        
Respecting
the referral pathway.
·        
Participate
in the monthly HI activity planning meetings
·        
Develop
monthly and weekly field activity plans
·        
Participate
in the development of project activity tools
·        
Coordinate
field activities of MHPSS workers, Physiotherapist and Occupational therapist
·        
Coordinate
field activities with consortium partners
·        
Ensure
human resources management of the staff directly under management
·        
Ensure            regular coordination meeting with
MHPSS actors, Health actors and Education communities
Implement,
facilitate and follow-up, on a daily basis, the project activities in
accordance with the project implementation plans
·        
Assess needs of people with disabilities identified in
coordination with physiotherapist, occupational therapist, health services and
families and/or caretakers by:
·        
Conducting
Home visits to people with disabilities            and
their families/caretakers,
·        
Identifying
psychosocial needs of people with disabilities;
·        
Filling
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 by:
                    
Providing
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
involving the beneficiaries and their caregivers at all stages of the
assessment and response, in order to ensure the relevance and sustainability of
the intervention
                    
Detecting
any evolution of the cases and will modify the action plan accordingly or refer
to relevant colleague, superior or stakeholders;
                    
Using
secure and respectful methods when working with beneficiary;
                    
Ensuring
a proper follow up of the cases
                    
Ensuring
the responsibility of the service provided to the beneficiary;
                    
Providing
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
                    
Providing
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
                    
Using
various communication means (written, spoken, etc.) during activities to ensure
the self-expression of the beneficiaries
                    
Facilitating
inclusive activities;
·        
Identifying
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
Demonstration of an
ethics, safe, secure and professional practices
·        
To show
professional ethics, respect and promote Humanity & Inclusion’s mandate and
humanitarian principles at all times
·        
To
respect the Humanity & Inclusion protection of children policy, the
protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy, the anti-fraud
bribery and corruption policy and report to your line manager any non-respect
of Hi’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
·        
To
report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others
·        
To
contribute to the definition and/or update of security framework at field level
·        
To
observe at all times strict commitment to Humanity & Inclusion Security
& Safety regulations as per procedures in place at mission level
·        
To
support information internal dissemination to relevant focal persons at mission
level aiming at reinforcing security and safety of Handicap International staff
and assets
·        
To
participate in security meetings upon the line manager request and report
relevant information to the appropriate persons
·        
Act as a
focal point for the link with the support services team at coordination level



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant for the Humanity & Inclusion (HI) Psychosocial Worker job must
hold a Degree 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
·        
At least
two years of professional experience in an
·        
At least
4 years of professional experience in psychology related work
·        
At least
2 years of experience in team management
·        
At least
2 years of experience in representation role
·        
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 Personal Skills & Competencies required
·        
Strong
comprehension of the psychosocial issues of people with disabilities
·        
Proven
project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders
·        
Capacity
building, training and coaching skills
·        
Fluency
in written and oral English and strong report writing skills;
·        
Knowledge
of the MHPSS and Disability Sectors in Uganda
·        
Ability
to work under high pressure with minimal supervision
·        
Strong
interpersonal and intercultural skills
·        
Strong
communication and networking skills
·        
Strong
interest in the fields related to HI mandate
·        
Strong
team player and ability to work independently
·        
Familiar
with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet Condition:
Length of contract: Till May 2020 renewable depending on availability of funds
NB: Humanity
and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage females and
persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization. HI
does not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities.
How to Apply:
All applicants who
are qualified should send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three
professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter to
HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org with the subject: Psychosocial
Worker        Application
Deadline: Thursday 29th November 2019 by 5:00pm
NB: Any
efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic
disqualification.
Due to the Urgency of this position, CVs will
be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis.
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