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2 Psychosocial Worker NGO Jobs – Humanity & Inclusion (Salary 1.3m)

Job Title:        Psychosocial Workers (2 Entry
Level Job Opportunities)
(Re-advertised)
Organization: Humanity
& Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)
Duty Station:
Gulu and Kiryandongo, Uganda
Reports to: HI
Poverty Shift Project Manager
Basic Salary:
UGX 1,319,623 /=
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:
The poverty shift
project (Partnership for disability inclusive ultra-poor graduation project, Uganda),
is a social economic empowerment and resilient project targeting 2700 ultra
poor households (70% and 15% of households respectively where project holder is
a woman and or a person with disability). The project will be implemented in
the Northern and western regions of uganda (Kiryandongo, Uyam, Nwoya and Gulu)
, the targeting of which is based on need( these regions are characterized by
high national average levels of poverty ,social deprivations and disability
prevalence). Toward this end, the project brings together three consortium
partners with global and local technical and programatic expertise and track
record to deliver a disability inclusive ultra poor graduation project to
overcome exclusion of ultra poor women and persons with disabilities. This will
be achieved through direct intense and time bound support to ultra poor
households through interventions packages customised around four(4) graduation
approach pillars of; livelihoods, social protection, financial inclusion and
social empowerment.
To deliver the above
mentioned, the consortia adapted the BRAC’s targeting methodology and leveraged
on Humanity and Inclusion (HI) expertise on disability inclusion programming,
and NOWODU’s district level women associations and district level DPOs
networks. In addition , HI and NUWODU will advise on enterprise selection,
adaptation of IGA package, provision of assistive devices and modification of
home and work environment to ensure disability specific needs are met and
persons with disabilities are enabled to run IGAs. These intervention will
enhance skills leading to asset accumulation/diversification, productive
autonomy and multiple sources of capital.
Job Summary:  Under the supervision of the HI Poverty Shift Project
Manager and in coordination with the Consortium Management Unit and the
technical support of the HI Technical Unit, the MHPSS Worker will have to
create and maintain an environment of strict adherence to professional and HI
code of conduct to ensure provision of standard psychosocial services and to
prevents exploitation of beneficiaries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Ensure planning and
field coordination of project activities with internal and external
stakeholders
·       
Participate
in the monthly HI activity planning meetings
·       
Develop
monthly and weekly field activity plans
·       
Implement
field activities in collaboration with rehabilitation team (physiotherapist and
occupational therapist).
Implement,
facilitate and follow-up, on a daily basis, the project activities in
accordance with the project implementation plans
·       
In
coordination with consortium partners and poverty shift project manager,
occupational therapist, and physiotherapist, the Psychosocial worker will:
·       
Assess
needs of people with disabilities identified in coordination with
physiotherapist, occupational therapist, health services and families and/or
caretakers by:
·       
Identify
and assess for psychosocial needs of beneficiaries and caregivers according to
the psychosocial assessment criteria.
·       
According
to the outcomes of the assessment the psychosocial worker with the
rehabilitation team will develop a detailed action plan with appropriate
interventions.
·       
Filling
the different assessments and referral forms according to the assessment’s
criteria.
·       
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 project.
·       
Detecting
any evolution of the cases and will modify the action plan accordingly or refer
to relevant colleague, superior or stakeholders.
·       
Using secure
and professional methods when working with beneficiaries
·       
Ensure
follow up of cases and proper documentation.
·       
Ensuring
the responsibility of the service provided to the beneficiary.
·       
Providing
appropriate psychosocial sessions to people with disabilities, including
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.
·       
Facilitating
inclusion of beneficiaries into the livelihood opportunities in the consortia.
·       
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 collaboration with the program manager and the relevant Technical
Advisor (livelihoods, 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
other colleagues.
·       
Recognize
beneficiary needs 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 beneficiary, 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 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



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
for the Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)
Psychosocial
Worker job vacancy must hold a bachelor’s
degree in Community Psychology, Social Sciences, Community development or other
relevant bachelor degrees with proven experience in Psychosocial, mental health
and disability inclusion.
·       
One year
of professional experience in an NGO at officer level
·       
At least
2 years of professional experience in MHPSS related work
·       
At least
2 years of professional experience in Education
·       
Experience
in consortia lead projects
·       
Experience
in the fields of inclusion / accessibility of services / services to persons
with disabilities
·       
Experience
in training of adults
·       
Experience
working in refugee context.
Competencies
·       
Strong
comprehension of the psychosocial issues of children with disabilities
·       
Proven
project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders
·       
Capacity
building, training and coaching skills
·       
Perfect
fluency in written and oral English and strong report writing skills;
·       
Familiar
with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
·       
Fluently
spoken local languages will be an added advantage
·       
Knowledge
of project cycle and related tools and methodologies
·       
Knowledge
of the Education and Disability Sectors in Uganda
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 mandate
·       
Strong
team player and ability to work independently
Condition:
Starting Date:
October 01st 2020
Length of contract: One year – renewable
Gross Salary:
UGX. 1,319,623 /=
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 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
corruption.
·       
HI does
not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities.
How to Apply:
If you feel you meet
the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three
professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter as
One Document to HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating the
position applied for.
Deadline: 7th August 2020 by 5:00pm
NB: Any efforts to
influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.
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