Psychosocial Counselor – SGBV NGO Job Opportunities – Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI)

Job Title:        Psychosocial Counselor – SGBV
Organisation: Care
and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI)
Duty Station: 
Reference Number:
Reports to: SGBV
Protection Officer
About US:
Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI) is a not-for-profit;
non-partisan organization limited by guarantee and registered by the Uganda NGO Board/Bureau as a national non-government focusing on protection and assistance
in complex emergencies, local context durable solutions for forced migrants,
early warning alerts through research and advocacy and a national response
surge capacity for emergencies. CAFOMI aims to ensure that forced migrants
(refugees) live a dignified life to internationally acceptable standards and
positively contributing to the development of their host communities through
professionalism, commitment, transparency, accountability, teamwork,
participation, partnerships, respect, integrity, multiculturalism, continuous
learning and development. CAFOMI, through a tripartite agreement with UNHCR and
Government of Uganda (OPM) was selected to implement emergency response and
mixed solutions activities in 2018 in the refugee hosting districts of
Bundibugyo, Isingiro, and Kisoro.
Job Summary: The
Psychosocial Counselor – SGBV will mainly be responsible for the day to day
psychosocial support to the beneficiaries as well as providing specialized
counselling support to SGBV survivors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide individual and confidentiality services
to SGBV survivors.
If needed refer beneficiaries for case
management to the case worker.
Escorting SGBV survivors to the health centre
for medication and record their cases to SGBVIMS.
Should be able to fill the incident forms for
the survivors and organize case management with other social workers.
Closely monitor and document SGBV cases referred
by the case workers.
Write technical reports on specific cases
identified during the individual case management support sessions.
Mentor and train volunteers, church leaders and
other local actors and community members on the identification, principles of
SGBV and referral of SGBV cases to CAFOMI and other partners in charge of SGBV.
Set up a monitoring system to evaluate the
effectiveness and the impact of the planned individual and group psychological
support intervention programs on beneficiaries/SGBV survivors.
Provide periodic reports i.e. weekly, monthly,
Quarterly reports to the SGBV officer.
Carry out any-other duties as required by the supervisor
and take part in any other activities as requested by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Social Work, development studies, Counselling, Psychology or related field.
Three years of relevant professional experience.
Strong knowledge of SGBV prevention and response
in humanitarian services.
Familiarity with guidelines on SGBV SOPs and
Psychological Support in emergency settings.
Excellent organisational and supervisory skills
with excellent reporting and writing skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication
Good knowledge word and excel.
Must have a compassionate, caring and
non-judgmental personality.
Must be a person who keeps confidentiality to
Excellent command of verbal and written English.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications with an application letter, updated CV including telephone
and Email contacts of three professional referees with the most recent
employer. Please do not attach academic credentials as these will be availed
for the shortlisted candidates.
Send to:
Human Resource Department,
Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI),
P.O. Box 7785 Kampala. Uganda.
Email to: (Please clearly indicate position
title and reference number as the subject of the Email)
Deadline: 12th March
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