Peer Therapy Group (PTG) Program Supervisor US Non-profit Careers – StrongMinds Uganda (SMU)

Organisation: StrongMinds
Uganda (SMU)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program
About US:
StrongMinds Uganda
(SMU) is a national not-for-profit NGO affiliated to StrongMinds US.
StrongMinds is a young dynamic rapidly growing organization whose focus is to
“Treat Depression at Scale in Africa “one of the silent killers. Since
inception about two and half years ago, SMU has treated well over 7,000
patients. In pursuit of its goal and 2017 annual objectives and impact, SMU is
doubling the size of its Uganda based work-force.
Job Summary: The Peer Therapy Group (PTG) Program Supervisor will oversee the overall
strategic direction, coordination and administration of all aspects of the PTG
Program within SMU. The PTG Program is a core program that uses volunteer-led
talk therapy groups to ensure that the greatest number of people are
depression-free across Uganda. Currently the PTG Program supports 500
volunteers with this number expanding year- on-year. A key results-driven
strategic leader, this role will oversee the scale-up, replication, and
expansion of the PTG model, whilst driving consistently high depression-free
rates among clients served through the program. In partnership with the
Executive Director and the Program Manager, the PTG Program Supervisor oversees
the coordination and administration of all aspects of the ongoing PTG program
including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling program activities,
leading matters of quality, utilization, training, patient safety, program
management, and clinical effectiveness. He or she is expected to be the banner
carrier for the PTG program within the programs team – ensuring that PTG is
successful and a leading program within StrongMinds Uganda and working with
colleagues from other programs (including the staff-led therapy sessions, and
the volunteer pairing program) to ensure that PTG is independently successful
and streamlined effectively within all other components of StrongMinds work in

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Peer Therapy Group (PTG) Program
    Supervisor must hold a bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology; Social
    Work and Social Administration; Social Sciences; Nursing or any relevant
    health or social work qualification.
  • Five years of experience in program management
    and/or coordination, including proven experience of overseeing
    results-driven development programs
  • Strong partnership development and
    networking skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills with strong
    experience in budget management
  • Excellent understanding of project cycle
  • Excellent verbal and written
    communications skills
  • Experience of overseeing and
    implementing monitoring, evaluation and reporting processes
  • Strategic leadership: experience of
    successfully growing a program to expand its outreach, impact and
  • Experience of donor management and
    reporting (preferred)
  • Ability to lead, inspire and develop a
    talented team, including experience of managing junior staff/volunteers
    with limited experience
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability
    to make sound operational decisions
  • Strong team player able to work under
    own initiative
  • Willingness to regularly travel to rural
    areas as required
  • A strong personal commitment to the
    values of StrongMinds Uganda
  • Expertise in volunteer management
  • Proven facilitation and training skills
    for a low literacy audience.
  • Knowledge of client groups and/or issues
    related to the program area – especially psychotherapy or counseling
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for
    word processing, databases, spreadsheets, E-mail and the internet
  • Language: English and
    Luganda.   Languages will be tested during interviews.
  • Ability and willingness to undertake
    physical movements between and within communities mostly by public means.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send a sample of their technological portfolios, short cover letter and
detailed CV to
Deadline: 31st August 2018 
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