2 Psychologist NGO Job Opportunities – Humanity & Inclusion

Title:             Psychologists  
 (2 Job Opportunities)
Organization:  Handicap International
Federation (Humanity & Inclusion)
Duty Station:   Kyangwali and Kyaka, Uganda
Reports to:  INCLUDE Project Manager
Length of contract:
9 months
Basic Salary: UGX
About US:
Handicap International Federation (operating under the name
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.
About Project:
In order to respond to the education needs of the Congolese
refugees and the hosting population in these camps located in the districts of
Kikuube and Kyegegwa (hosting respectively 116,915 and 118,876 refugees so a
total of 235,791 refugees), HI will start participating in a consortium project
targeting increased access to education for children with disabilities. The
project name is INCLUDE and it is funded by ECHO. The project will be
implemented in close collaboration with SCI, NRC, WCH and FCA. Implementation
will start in mid-March 2020 and continue till the end of 2020. The project
will support mainstream education actors to improve their capacity to create
inclusive education environments for children with disabilities within their
Education Response in line with the Education Response Plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Conduct standardized psychological/psychosocial
assessments and design treatment plan for the learners with disability and
where necessary work with caregivers.
Offer secure and appropriate psychosocial / psychological support
Provide appropriate psychological/psychosocial
sessions to learners with disabilities, including their caregivers, through
family, groups and individual-based approaches in coordination with relevant
services based on the specific situation of the child.
Provide group sessions using the Tree of life
methodology for learners with disabilities according to the action plan
Detect any evolution of the cases and modify the
action plan accordingly or refer to a relevant colleague, superior or
When necessary, accept an internal referral from
within the rehabilitation or inclusion team on mental health cases identified
in the field.
Confirmation of mental health needs of beneficiaries
and refer through the referral network for further intervention especially
psychiatric cases.
Prepares referral documentation and send
beneficiaries to appropriate facilities within the referral network within
Conduct awareness raising sessions focusing on
MHPSS related topic for schools and community.
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 Advisors (MHPSS, Rehabilitation, P&O,
and IE);
Refer persons to appropriate services through
adequate referral system in place.
Recognize emergency or situations that need
immediate medical care or protection measure and react in consequence making
efforts to ensure that beneficiary gets the appropriate services.
Organization of daily, weekly and monthly activities according to the
organization calendar of work
Develop weekly field activity reports
Implement field activities in collaboration with
the Physiotherapist and CBV following the project service/case flow
Respect for HI identity, rules, and policies
Participate in organization induction in
coordination with the Human Resources Manager and Program Manager.
To show professional ethics, respect and promote
Humanity & Inclusion 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
Other Responsibilities: Any
other tasks deemed necessary by the line manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the Handicap International Psychologist
job placement must hold a Master Degree in Clinical or Counselling Psychology
Professional experience in the psychological and
psychosocial accompaniment of vulnerable persons and refugees
Professional experience within an NGO,
preferably in the field of vulnerability and disability and Community-Based
Knowledge of Disability Inclusion and MHPSS
Service Delivery.
Knowledge of the MHPSS and Disability Sectors in
Strong comprehension of the Psychological issues
of people with disabilities.
Proven project activity implementation skills in
collaboration with stakeholders
Personal Qualities:
Ability to work under high pressure;
Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
Strong communication and networking skills
Strong interest in the fields related to HI
Strong team player and ability to work
Starting Date: 1st
April 2020
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 staff must adhere to the values and
principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values, HI
operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Sexual
Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and
Recruitment to all jobs in HI includes, in
particular, criminal record checks and the collection of
relevant references.
HI does not solicit funds in exchange for
employment opportunities.
How to Apply:
All candidates 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 indicating the
position applied for and preferred duty station
NB: Any efforts to
influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.
Disclaimer: The
above positions are subject to confirmation of donor funds and only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 2nd February 2020
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