2 Psychosocial Worker NGO Job Placements – Humanity & Inclusion

Job Title:    Psychosocial Workers (2 Job Vacancies)

Organisation: Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Project Name: Access Protection Empowerment Accountability and Leadership (APEAL II) project

Duty Station:  Arua, Uganda

Reports to: APEAL Project Manager

Gross 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 APEAL II Project:

HI in partnership with CARE, IRC, Save the Children, War Child Holland, Womena-Uganda, KRC, TPO-Uganda, ULS, has been implementing APEAL II (Access Protection Empowerment Accountability and Leadership) Project funded by ECHO in Western Uganda in the settlements of Kyaka II and Kyangwali since June 2020. The project has been a response to the refugee influx that started in 2018.  In the project, HI targets adults of 18 years and above who have disabilities, and psychological distress. In addition to that, HI builds the capacity of non-protection actors and partners in Disability inclusion. The target beneficiaries are provided with Mental Health and Psychosocial support as well as Comprehensive Rehabilitation. The consortium has received additional funding to have the project extended to West Nile i.e. Imvepi.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the APEAL Project Manager and in direct coordination with HI Technical Unit and Operations Manager, the PSS Workers will:

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
  • Participate in the development of project activity tools
  • Coordinate field activities with HI logistics department, other HI technical teams, implementing partners and school community stakeholders
  • Ensure regular coordination meeting with implementing partners field staff and school community stakeholders and represent HI

Implement, facilitate and follow-up, on a daily basis, the project activities in accordance with the project implementation plans

  • In collaboration with the targeted school management committees, school community stakeholders and in close collaboration with the HI rehabilitation and PSS teams:
  • Facilitate the implementation of the inclusive education action plans.
  • Provide technical support for the development and implementation of each Schools’ inclusive education action plans
  • Participate in the identification of class inclusive learning materials to be provided to each school
  • Facilitate capacity strengthening activities through provision of training for education staff and mentoring of teachers
  • Facilitate inclusive education awareness raising sessions for Parent Teacher Associations and school communities:
  • Facilitate disability assessments of school children with disabilities
  • Participate in facilitating psycho social support activities at school and community level

Participate in the data collection and MEAL activities of the project

  • In close collaboration with the MEAL team:
  • 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
  • Participate in assessments and facilitate project evaluations at field level
  • Facilitate participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of activities
  • Ensure that field data collection is shared with the MEAL team

Manage and support the Community-Based Facilitators

  • Participate in the recruitment of CBFs
  • Coordinate the daily activities of the CBFs with other technical team members
  • Plan and develop weekly activity plans for the CBFs
  • Provide technical support and on the job mentoring of the CBFs

Respect HI identity, rules, and policies

  • Promote HI’s protection of children policy, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy, the anti-fraud bribery and corruption policy and report to the line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
  • Observe at all times strict commitment to HI’s Security & Safety regulations as per procedures in place at mission level


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Humanity & Inclusion Psychosocial Worker job placement should have completed studies in psychology, psycho-social work, education, child development, community development or a similar field.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in Mental health and psychosocial support
  • Other relevant Bachelor Degrees if proven experience in Psychosocial, mental health and disability inclusion.
  • At least 1 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.



  • 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



Starting Date:  1stJune 2021

Length of contract: till April 2022

Gross Salary: UGX. 1,319,623



  • 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.
  • 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(DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES) to HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating the position and Project applied for.


Deadline: Monday 10th May 2021.


Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.


Disclaimer: Due to the urgency of this recruitment, HI reserves the right to fill the position before the closing date


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