6 Psychosocial Counsellor – GBV Job Opportunities – CARE International

Organisation: CARE
Funding Source: European
Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
CARE International is a leading global development and humanitarian
organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting
880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more
than 72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others
to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus
on women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic
rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources
women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health
rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our
core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.
About ECHO Programme:
CARE Uganda will work in partnership with Oxfam International in Uganda
on an emergency program funded by ECHO, a one-year programme whose main
objective is to save lives, reduce suffering, promote human dignity and
increase resilience of refugees and host communities, in particular women,
girls and boys, in the Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district and Imvepi and
Rhino Camp settlements in Arua district. It will also aim to reduce vulnerability
of refugees by tackling social exclusion through its use of participatory and
empowering approaches. As a result, the most marginalized members of the
society, particularly vulnerable women and female headed households, are able
to benefit from the programme. The emergency programme will be using a rights
based approach and will strengthen women’s ability to exercise their rights in
a community. The project will work in the districts of Arua and Yumbe.
Job Summary: The
Psychosocial Counsellors will work as a process-oriented support persons to
CARE Emergency Program to achieve on the SGBV related interventions within the
Emergency Response. The incumbent will be responsible for providing the
day-to-day psychological support to the beneficiaries as well as providing
specialized counseling support to SGBV cases and general information to
community. The Psychosocial Counselor position will supervise Community Based
Volunteers. The jobholder will provide individual or group psychological
support such as counselling and support groups to survivors of GBV and their
families. The incumbent will provide psychological support to cases referred by
the community volunteer in line with case plan objectives. The jobholder will
also write technical reports on specific cases identified during the individual
psychological support sessions and maintain accurate case files of the
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the CARE International Psychosocial
    Counsellor – GBV job placement must hold a Diploma in Social work and
    administration, Development studies, gender studies, community psychology,
    Adult and community education, social sciences, Education, or any other
    relevant academic discipline
  • At least three years’ experience in GBV programming,
    psychosocial support interventions with International NGOs in emergency
    situations or conflict/post conflict situations.
  • Fluency in English, added knowledge of
    Aringa, Madi, Kakwa, Lugbaraand Arabic languages is highly desired
  • Previous exposure and experience working
    with local partners and district local government in community
    mobilization and Advocacy.
  • Previous experience working with
    vulnerable people and persons with special needs including survivors of
    SGBV and victims of child abuse
  • Familiarity with IASC Guidelines on Mental
    Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
application letters together with detailed CVs/ resumes giving daytime telephone
contacts and names and addresses of three professional referees to ugarecruitment@care.org
Deadline: 30th April

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