Jobs in Uganda at Action Africa Help International – 2 Counsellors needed at

 Reports to: Gender & Capacity Building Officer
Liaises with: Project Officers, Programme Administration and Support Officer, Finance Officer,
Duty Station: Rwamwanja
Job Summary: To co-ordinate and provide counselling service in coordination with the community services staff
Duties & Responsibilities
·         Plan and oversee the delivery of counselling services to families, in a non-discriminatory manner.
·         To provide group counselling/psychotherapeutic service including post-natal depression groups.
·         Establish follow up plans to ensure patients are fully supported to recovery
·         Observe and be seen to  observe confidentiality
·         To develop the counselling service in line with expressed need in consultation with the Gender & Capacity Building Officer and Area Manager
·         Monitor and evaluate the service on a regular basis, providing update reports to the Gender & Capacity Building Officer
·         Recruit, manage and appraise counselling volunteers, providing development and training opportunities.
·         Liaise with other projects to share practice and contribute to the development of counselling services
·         Attend relevant professional and programmatic meetings
·         Support staff and users in developing a work place which provides a warm and friendly atmosphere.
·         Conduct home visits to refer families where relevant.
·         Liaise with a full range of relevant professionals in social work, health, education and voluntary agencies, in order to co-ordinate services for families and to raise awareness of counselling services
·         Keep abreast of developments in counselling and take part in research activities as required.
·         Arrange regular monitoring sessions with volunteers
·         Carry out any other duties as required by the supervisor

·         A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Counselling, Social work, sociology, counselling, community psychology or a related field with a strong bias in counselling. from a recognized institution
·         At least 3 years’ experience in similar or higher position including at least 1 year in counselling or social work preferably in an NGO setting. Experience working with refugees a plus.

Skills and Competencies
·         Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
·         A good command of both written and spoken English
·         Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
·         Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office
·         Able to capacity build and develop others
·         Ability to coach, mentor and develop others Cooperates and works effectively with others in an emergency setting in the pursuit of common goals.
·         Promotes, practices, and helps others value and respect diversity of gender, culture, opinions, values, perspectives, ideas, skills, expertise, knowledge, and experiences.
·         Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances; adaptable and ready to travel with little or short notice.
·         Performs effectively in unstable, uncertain, or potentially dangerous environments while maintaining physical and mental health
·         Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s values
Languages:  Fluency in Kiswahili is essential; Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset (Kinyarwanda, Rukiga, Runyakitara
How to apply:
Please check the company website: for details of the Job description.
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications by email (together with an updated CV, copies of transcripts, with at least three suitable referees and their telephone contact) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it; Applications should be addressed to;
Human Resource & Administration Officer,
Action Africa Help International- Uganda
Plot 72 Ntinda Road,
P O Box 10501,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline for receiving applications is: 20th/07/2012.
However we shall handle applications as they come because of the humanitarian emergency nature of this programme.
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