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

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

About US:
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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 
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 or hand deliver to our
address below.

1102 Block 8,
Anjagala Road P.O. Box 737,

Deadline:  31st August 2016 by

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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