Education/Psycho-Social Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Adventist Development and Relief Agency – (ADRA)


Job Title:    Education/Psycho-Social

Organisation: Adventist
Development and Relief Agency – (ADRA)

Program for Education Advocacy and Child Education – A consortium program
Stromme Foundation, ADRA and YGlobal funded by Norway Ministry of Foreign

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to:
Project Coordinator


About US:

The Adventist
Development and Relief Agency – (ADRA) is the humanitarian organisation of the
Seventh-day Adventist Church tasked to serve humanity so all may live as God


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

responsible for attending the UNHCR and OPM coordinated cluster meetings

the direction and supervision of the Project Coordinator, carry out community
mobilization and sensitization about the activities of the project activities
in collaboration with the relevant OPM, UNHCR and Local Government leadership
structures, Partner NGOs and Community / Refugee leadership structures

with refugee and community leaders responsible for mobilizing the parents and
children to join and study in Child-Friendly Spaces/ECDs

and coordinate the construction of CFS/ECD

parents and facilitators to establish backyard gardens around the CFS/ECDS Be
directly responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of
Psychosocial support, Gender Mainstreaming, SGBV, Child Protection and related
Human Rights activities of the project as stipulated in the project document

out continuous assessments of the child attendance, enrollment, retention,
learning and performance in CFS/ECDS

and organize SMC/PTA capacity building training

regular assessment of SMC/PTA 
participation in school activities

regular assessment of  Gender / SGBV,
Child Protection and related Human Rights situation and needs in assigned
refugee settlement(s), document and report these needs to ADRA Uganda through your
immediate supervisor and working with ADRA Uganda Programs department develop
concepts/ proposals for suitable interventions to address the identified needs

and conduct community awareness/sensitization campaigns on Child Protection;
prevention of SGBV, and Gender Mainstreaming

train and carry out continuous capacity building for female and male local
leaders and community influential persons to sensitize targeted beneficiaries
on Child Protection, Children’s rights, Psychosocial Support, SGBV and where to
report risk and how to access care.

psychological first aid and establish a referral and complaints mechanism for
SGBV survivors and abused children

Do the
research and carry out advocacy activities on Child Protection, SGBV, and
Psychosocial support in refugee settlements located in the project’s
operational area.

ADRA Uganda in the Protection Cluster/working group as shall be assigned by the
Project Manager / ADRA Uganda

functional networks and collaborative relationships with relevant UN agencies,
OPM and other NGOs working within the assigned refugee settlement for purposes
of enhancing improved Protection, Psychosocial support, Gender Equity, Gender
mainstreaming, Child Protection; and reduction of SGBV among the beneficiary

detailed monthly work plans and budgets for the activities assigned to you
under this project and carry out day-to-day field-based technical support and
monitoring of the project activities to ensure quality in the implementation of

collaboration with UNHCR, OPM, the District Local Government and Refuge / Host
communities, organize, train, and provide continuous capacity building to Water
User Committees, Hygiene Promoters and other stakeholders that are key in the
effective implementation of Child Protection, Psychosocial support, SGBV, and
Gender Mainstreaming activities.

and/or provide technical support in the development of appropriate
gender-sensitive IEC materials on Child Protection, Psychosocial support, SGBV,
Gender Mainstreaming and WASH.

that Protection and Psychosocial support are mainstreamed in all the project

weekly/bi-weekly cluster reports and share them with the Project Manager,
Sector working groups, OPM, UNHCR, District Local government and other
stakeholders as shall be deemed necessary.

compliance with ADRA Uganda’s M&E system, compile and submit to your
immediate supervisor, monthly narrative and financial reports of all activities
under your responsibility.

up, compile and submit to ADRA Uganda Case stories and pictures and video clips
that demonstrate project impact; and document and submit to ADRA Uganda best
practices that have been realized during project implementation.

well organized and up-to-date files containing comprehensive records of all
activities of the project, as well as a file containing your work plans,
activity reports, and any other relevant information relating to your work.

any other duties as may be assigned or are incidental to this office.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Community
Psychology, Social Sciences or any related field. A postgraduate qualification
will be an added advantage

professional experience of not less than four years with emphasis on handling
post-traumatic cases and psychosocial Counseling

of working in a very dynamic and stressful environment involving managing the
interests of multiple stakeholders including project beneficiaries, Local
governments and Donors.

in individual and collective counselling

knowledge and understanding of the confidentiality principle

ability to develop and maintain service mapping and referral pathways

to generate high-quality reports to senior management and relevant stakeholders

in planning, implementation, coordination and review of program interventions

organized, conscious on time management, negotiation and communication skills

knowledge of computer applications (Ms Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet)

interpersonal skills and unquestionable integrity


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below. Please attach two letters of
recommendation, one of which must be from the religious leader of your local




Deadline: 10th December 2020


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