Fresher Psychosocial Assistant UNHCR NGO Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:       Psychosocial Assistant
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Field
Program Coordinator
About US:
Humanitarian Initiative Just
Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and development
organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards
and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the
Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health, Education,
Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection programs in the
region for a period of more than 20 years.
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with funding from the
UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral Program for refugees in
Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro
district) and Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district).
Job Summary: The Psychosocial
Assistant is primarily responsible for the day-to-day psychological support of
the beneficiaries as well as providing specialized counseling support to Child
Protection and GBV cases.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide individual or group psychological
    support such as counseling and support groups to beneficiaries.
  • If needed refer beneficiaries for case
    management to the case worker.
  • Give training to staff on how to identify
    signs of possible abuse affecting the beneficiaries at the camp (Nakivale)
    and encountered, through outreach and awareness raising activities.
  • Provide a clinical psychological
    assessment on selected cases referred by the case workers.
  • Provide psychological support to cases
    referred by the case workers in line with objectives.
  • Closely monitor and document the
    psychological recovery of cases referred by the case workers.
  • Write technical reports on specific cases
    identified during the individual psychological support sessions.
  • Produce and maintain accurate clinical
    records of the beneficiaries.
  • Train volunteers and other local actors
    and community members on the identification and referral of Child
    Protection and GBV cases and principles on working with children and
  • Set up a monitoring system to evaluate the
    effectiveness and the impact of the planned individual and group
    psychological support intervention programs on the beneficiaries.
  • Write weekly and monthly reports to the
    Field Program Coordinator.
  • Carry out any-other duties as required by
    the supervisor and take part in any other activities as requested by the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the HIJRA
    Psychosocial Assistant job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s
    in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other related
  • At least two years of relevant
    professional experience
  • Previous experience working with
    vulnerable people including survivors of GBV and victims of child abuse.
  • Strong knowledge of Child Friendly
    interview techniques and communicating with children
  • Familiarity with guidelines on Mental
    Health and Psychosocial Support in emergency settings.
  • Strong organizational and supervisory
    skills with excellent reporting & writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and
    communication skills.
  • Excellent command of verbal and written
  • Good knowledge word and excel.
  • The candidate should have a compassionate,
    caring, and non-judgmental personality and should be a person who keeps
    sensitive information to him/herself.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send an application letter and Curriculum Vitae
including telephone and email contacts of three referees including your
current/most recent employer.
Application should be addressed
to the:
Country Program Manager,
Humanitarian Initiative Just
Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala,
Email to:
The subject line should read: “
Psychosocial Assistant.”
Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency
of the positions.
Deadline: 3rd March 2018
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