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

Job Title:        Psychosocial Workers (2 Entry
Level Job Opportunities)
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
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
in the monthly HI activity planning meetings
monthly and weekly field activity plans
field activities in collaboration with rehabilitation team (physiotherapist and
occupational therapist).
facilitate and follow-up, on a daily basis, the project activities in
accordance with the project implementation plans
coordination with consortium partners and poverty shift project manager,
occupational therapist, and physiotherapist, the Psychosocial worker will:
needs of people with disabilities identified in coordination with
physiotherapist, occupational therapist, health services and families and/or
caretakers by:
and assess for psychosocial needs of beneficiaries and caregivers according to
the psychosocial assessment criteria.
to the outcomes of the assessment the psychosocial worker with the
rehabilitation team will develop a detailed action plan with appropriate
the different assessments and referral forms according to the assessment’s
secure and appropriate psychosocial support by:
psychosocial services based on the informed consent of the beneficiary and
adapted to her/his needs, taking into account the limitations of the project.
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
follow up of cases and proper documentation.
the responsibility of the service provided to the beneficiary.
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
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
inclusion of beneficiaries into the livelihood opportunities in the consortia.
his/her own limits and ask for support before any acts that could cause harm to
beneficiary to other services when needed:
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)
persons to appropriate services through adequate referral system in place;
referrals can be discussed in team meetings and in close collaboration with
other colleagues.
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:
complete individual files for each beneficiary, including detailed descriptions
of services provided and evolution of the case.
that complete beneficiary pack is properly filled and signed.
all guidelines and documentation within the project;
weekly activity reports and contribute in the development of project reports
using HI Uganda MEAL templates
complete documentation for each activity following the recommendations and
template of the project manager
to the development of the Program Managers activity reports
in project review workshops
participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of
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
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
contribute to the definition and/or update of security framework at field level
observe at all times strict commitment to Humanity & Inclusion Security
& Safety regulations as per procedures in place at mission level
support information internal dissemination to relevant focal persons at mission
level aiming at reinforcing security and safety of Handicap International staff
and assets
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)
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
in consortia lead projects
in the fields of inclusion / accessibility of services / services to persons
with disabilities
in training of adults
working in refugee context.
comprehension of the psychosocial issues of children with disabilities
project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders
building, training and coaching skills
fluency in written and oral English and strong report writing skills;
with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
spoken local languages will be an added advantage
of project cycle and related tools and methodologies
of the Education and Disability Sectors in Uganda
Personal Qualities:
to work under high pressure;
interpersonal and intercultural skills
communication and networking skills
interest in the fields related to HI mandate
team player and ability to work independently
Starting Date:
October 01st 2020
Length of contract: One year – renewable
Gross Salary:
UGX. 1,319,623 /=
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.
operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Sexual
Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and
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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