2 Paid Volunteer Jobs – SGBV Psycho-Social Support Counselors – Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum

 

Job Title:    SGBV Psycho-Social Support Counselor
(2 Paid Volunteer Jobs)

Organisation: Uganda
Youth and Adolescents Health Forum

Duty Station:  Uganda

 

About US:

Uganda Youth and
Adolescents Health Forum – UYAHF is a dynamic youth led and youth serving
health and human rights organization that works to advance quality health and
well-being of young people particularly through promotion of comprehensive,
integrated and quality Sexual and Reproductive health and rights for young
people, enhancement gender equality and empowerment of women and girls and
promotion of youth entrepreneurship and skills development. Uganda Youth and
Adolescents Health Forum – UYAHF has recently established an adolescent health
clinic in Mbale. The clinic is geared towards supporting UYAHF to achieve its
vision of creating a gender equal world with healthy and empowered young
people. .

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Provide
psycho-social counseling and support to survivors of SGBV including their
families.

·       
Liaise
with and support relevant community structures and institutions that address
and receive cases of SGBV and encourage them to refer these cases to UYAHF
Adolescent Health Clinic for care and support.

·       
Support
survivors of SGBV to report cases of violence with relevant authorities like
the police, the probation office and provide guidance and support for all
necessary follow up including access to justice.

·       
Refer
survivors of sexual violence and abuse to UYAHF’s medical team to receive
timely post rape care support

·       
Popularize
the SUUBI Helpline among using existing community structures and through social
media and mass media platforms to enhance its visibility and its goal of
providing SRHR and SGBV information and referral services.

·       
Support
survivors of SGBV to integrate into UYAHF’s Youth Hub and ensure that they
meaningfully engage in Youth Hub activities like; entrepreneurship and skills
development, recreation activities among others.

·       
Convene
community outreaches focused on prevention and response to gender-based
violence and ensure meaningful participation of women and girls as well as
community leader like; teachers, religious leaders local council leaders,
business community among others.

·       
Recruit
SGBV community champions including; men and boys, community leaders,
policymakers, health workers, educationists, religious leaders among others and
engage them in activities geared to elimination of sexual and gender-based
violence and harmful practices like; Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child
marriages.

·       
Work
with and build capacity of health care providers to screen and manage GBV
cases, including sexual violence.

·       
Advocate
for efforts to improve the policy environment for elimination of GBV and
harmful practices, and delivery of integrated GBV and sexual and reproductive
health care.

·       
Support
UYAHF’s data management systems and ensure that data systems capture SGBV
indicators.

·       
Facilitate
spaces for sharing and documenting experiences of survivors of SGBV and young
people at high risk of GBV.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant should
hold relevant qualifications

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send an updated CV (Max 2 pages), motivational statement and one recommendation
letter to info@uyahf.com 

 

Deadline: 18th December 2020.

 

Important: Please
note this position will be based in Mbale at the UYAHF Adolescent Health Clinic
and is Volunteer position but, comes with a monthly stipend (TBC)

 

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