Psychosocial Support Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

 Psychosocial Support Officer
Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Project
About US:
Finn Church Aid
(FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 14
countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people,
regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political
convictions. Our work is based on rights, which means that our operations are
guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility.
Job Summary:  The Psychosocial Support Officer is
responsible for the social, psychological and emotional support of the
supported beneficiaries. He/she will provide guidance and counseling for
project target beneficiaries (i.e. children, youth, and the vulnerable) and
undertakes regular follow ups. The post will involve coordination with the
referral pathways and SOPs in the respective settlements. S/He will coordinate,
supervise and implement all project activities in accordance with the project
description and budget provisions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Project Cycle
Lead the
detailed planning, proper implementation, coordination and monitoring of
psychosocial activities of the project.
jointly with other project staffs for the realization of project objectives and
with the Supervisor to prepare an individual work plan based on the annual
coordinates, implements, supervise, monitor and evaluate project activities in
a participatory manner;
consultation with relevant departments, issues supply requisitions to initiate
the procurement of required project items/supplies in line with FCA policies,
guidelines and procedures;
monitor activities and provide feedback to staff to ensure high quality
implementation of program activities
to data entry and analysis of gathered information
timely referral and follow up of cases in need of further support, and their
proper documentation.
case stories and reports in liaison with relevant officers and partners as
required by the project
to routine reports including donor reports and progress against targets.
Capacity building,
awareness and school support
activities that raise awareness about psychosocial wellness and resiliency,
such as through Case conferencing Forum in schools to discuss gaps in
children’s wellbeing
the capacities of teachers, SMCs, and community members to facilitate
participatory and inclusive psychosocial activities, including holding joint
Education/CP Case Management training.
close follow-up/monitoring visit among learners, teachers, community members,
community leaders, religious leaders and other stakeholders through group
meetings, brainstorming sessions, Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) among other
methods on psychosocial activities.
and consults regularly with the relevant local authorities, community leaders,
partner organizations, collaborating/implementing partners, and other
stakeholders where appropriate in relation to planning, designing and
implementation of all psychosocial activities under the project;
guidance and counselling for learners, teachers
meetings, trainings, as advised by supervisor and share feedback.
other duty:
Performs any other
duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant
for the Finn Church Aid (FCA) Psychosocial Support Officer job opportunity should
hold a BA Degree in Psychology, Development studies, Counselling and Social
Work, Sociology or similar discipline
minimum of three years of experience working with vulnerable/victim children,
women and specific needs groups and case management programs in providing
counseling and guidance, psychosocial support
organization, supervisory, problem-solving, interpersonal, communication as
well as team building and negotiation skills;
interpersonal communication and listening skills
to build relationships with target groups and maintain them
degree of taking initiative and working independently.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested applications should send a cover letter and a CV (not more than
5 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contact with
copies of academic papers addressed to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager,
Finn Church AID,
Uganda Country Office,
P.O. Box 21826
Kampala, Tank Hill Rd, Roche Close, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Uganda.
Email applications
should be in one file attachment (Ms Word or PDF) mentioning the position title
in the subject to
Applications may
also be hand delivered to our office in Kampala.
Deadline: Thursday, 18th June 2020.
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Women and PWDS are encouraged to
apply. Host and Refugee communities are encouraged to apply
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