25 April 2017

6 Psychosocial Counsellor - GBV Job Opportunities - CARE International

Job Title:            Psychosocial Counsellor - GBV (6 Career Jobs)
Organisation: CARE International
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 beneficiaries.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • 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 2017

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