Fresher Diploma NGO Community Counselor Employment Opportunities – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Organization: Refugee Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Nakivale and Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Uganda
Reports to: Field Office Coordinator, Access to Justice
About US:
Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere
University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs
and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives.
Refugee Law Project’s work is currently structured in five thematic areas:
Access to Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJ&G),
Gender & Sexuality; Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media
for Social Change.
Job Summary: The Community Counselor will provide counselling
support to the counseling team through community mobilization, preparation for
sessions, follow-up support to clients and provision of routine feedback on the
progress of the supported clients.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The community support to counselor before,
    during and after sessions with Individuals, couples, families and groups
    of refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants in different
    settings like the office, homes, schools, hospitals, prisons and the
    community for their psychosocial and mental health wellbeing;
  • Prepare and submit reports on clients
    handled; support in carrying out Information sessions with different
    groups and communities of refugees, asylum seekers and the host community
    for purposes of passing on relevant and pertinent information as regards
    the program;
  • Keep proper records for all the clients
  • Conduct assessment and referral of clients
    with in the program; offer Psychosocial education
  • Support in training and capacity building for
    clients, stakeholders as well as organization staff;
  • Record and update client testimonies from
    time to time;
  • Prepare activity reports and carryout
    community dialogues and other strategies for peace promotion and conflict
    resolution among refugees, asylum seekers, other forced migrants and the
    host community.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Refugee Law Project
    (RLP) Community Counselor job placement should hold a Diploma in Social
    Work, Community Psychology.
  • Significant exposure and experience in
    counseling and in the management of a similar programme.
  • Prior community mobilisation and counseling
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and/or any other
    language spoken in refugee communities will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
you meet the above requirements and are interested, we encourage you to address
motivation letter and updated CV to the Human Resources Manager via E-mail to Please indicate the position applied for in
the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates should not be attached,
but will be requested for from short-listed candidates only.
Deadline: Friday 29th July 2016 by 5.00pm

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