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Counsellor UNHCR Project Job Opportunities - InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU)

Job Title:      Counsellor
Organization: InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Community Services Officer

About US:
InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU) is a non-governmental humanitarian national organization established in 1988, and duly registered with the NGO Board and NGO Forum. IAU is actively involved in programs geared towards the protection and improvement of lives of disadvantaged people living in urban and rural areas in Uganda and in the Great Lakes Region. InterAid Uganda is focused on its thematic areas of Rights Protection, Education, Livelihood & Food Security, Health (HIV&AIDS; Malaria; Maternal and Reproductive Health), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Environment and Disaster Management and good Management and Governance systems.

Job Summary: The Counsellor will be responsible for providing quality counseling  services to Clients, their families and host communities to empower them cope with prevailing situations, make informed decisions and live positively for improved quality of life.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide counseling services and other short term therapeutic services to refugees coming to office on individual and group basis and in communities.
  • Carry out site visits to assess individual psychosocial needs and provide site counseling
  • Identify and assess the individual needs of refugees who are extremely vulnerable and refer them to the PSN desk for support.
  • Ensure up to date record keeping including case preparation, keeping continuous counseling notes and any other documents used in the course of work.
  • Prepare timely periodic and specific activity reports
  • Follow-up and monitor general case status and processing of refugee cases from time to time
  • Work closely with the health team and the visiting psychologist to handle different cases of trauma as and when required.
  • Ensure services are offered in a professional and ethical manner and
  • Document the best practices implemented, success stories and case studies for dissemination and learning.
  • Work closely with the health team and the visiting psychologist to handle different cases of trauma as and when required.
  • Maintain proper and updated records on all Persons of Concern (POCs) and in particular SGBV survivors on their files.
  • Sign in and out all accessed Persons of Concern (POCs) files at the records office as per agreed SoPs.
  • The Counsellor will identify, assess, report and develop strategies to mitigate against risks that may happen to Persons of Concern (POCs), staff and the Organisation.
  • Ensure that the internal process, procedures and policies including work plans are adhered to.
  • Perform any other duties in line with the job as required from time to time by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling and guidance, counseling psychology or its equivalent from a recognized university. Possession of a post graduate diploma in counseling psychology is an advantage
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience in handling complex psycho-social cases.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills 
  • Good listening skills 
  • Good team player

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letters, updated CVs and photo copies of their professional qualifications including three referees via E-mail to recruitment@interaiduganda.org or hand deliver to our address below.

Executive Director,
InterAid Uganda,
Plot 1102 Block 8,
Kabala Anjagala Road P.O. Box 737,
Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline:  31st August 2016 by 5:00pm.

NB : Only short listed candidates will be contacted. In case you do not hear from us by 29th February, 2016, please consider your application unsuccessful. Please quote the Position being applied for on your application and envelope.

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