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Fresher Counsellor DANIDA Project Jobs – Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)

Job
Title:         
 
Counsellor
Organization:
Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project
Officer
About US:
Reproductive Health
Uganda (RHU) is a Member Association of the International Planned Parenthood
Federation (IPPF), and its core mandate is to champion, provide and enable
universal access to rights based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
(SRHR) information and services to vulnerable and underserved communities and
to young people. The role of the engagement with RHU and its partners is to
ensure that SRHR are respected, protected and fulfilled as a goal in itself,
and as a fundamental means to gender equality, human well-being and sustainable
development.
About DANIDA Project:
RHU is to implement
a project, namely; “Addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Needs of Vulnerable Populations” in Northern and Central Uganda funded by
DANIDA through IPPF. The project sites are Adjumani, and Kampala (Bwaise and
Owino) in Northern and Central Uganda, respectively. It is a two-year project
starting April 2020 – March 31st, 2022.
Job Summary:   The Counsellor will provide quality
counselling services to people in refugee settings in accordance to Ministry of
Health (MoH) and RHU guidelines; to enable them overcome mental and emotional
issues. The counsellor will diagnose, treat, and help patients create coping
strategies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Assess
clients through conversations, interviews, and observations to determine the
appropriate testing or examination.
·       
Develop
a treatment plan that may include counselling, medication, or other services
·       
Set
Client goals and discuss a treatment plan
·       
Encourage,
support, and listen to clients
·       
Educate
the client on strategies and coping skills
·       
Refer
clients to resources like psychiatrists, treatment facilities, or community
services
·       
Coordinate
with other healthcare providers, agencies and community resources in order to
create a thorough treatment plan
·       
Prepare
reports for submission to the In-charge
·       
Perform
any other professional duties as may be required from time to time by the
Supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or
Counselling from a recognized Institution.
·       
At least
two years’ experience as a professional Counsellor.
·       
Individuals
with previous NGO experience, will have an added advantage.
·       
Thorough
knowledge and skill in providing counselling services to marginalized and
vulnerable populations.
·       
Excellent
verbal and written communication skills.
·       
Ability
to empathize with clients and help them open up.
·       
Good
time management skills and Proven experience in developing effective treatment
plans.
·       
Ability
to work effectively under pressure, and with minimum supervision
·       
Excellent
interpersonal skills with patients, colleagues, and community resources
·       
Comfortable
in a fast-paced environment with multiple clients.
·       
Skill in
training and mentorship
·       
The
candidate must adhere to the safeguarding reporting and monitoring requirements
of this role
·       
The
candidate must be pro-choice
How to Apply:
All candidates
should submit their application letters and attach certified copies of academic
transcripts, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and other relevant documents as well
the contact addresses (e-mail) of 3 referees including their telephone contacts
either by post or hand delivery addressed to:
The Executive
Director,
Reproductive Health
Uganda,
P.O. Box 10746
Kampala. Uganda
Or hand-deliver at:
RHU Head Office, Plot 2, Katego Road, Kamwokya (Opposite Uganda Museum)
Deadline: 13th March 2020
NB:
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Female applicants are encouraged
to apply.
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