2 Project Officer – Psychosocial Support (PSS) Non-profit Jobs – War Child Holland (WCH)

Officer – Psychosocial Support (PSS) (2 Jobs)

Organisation: War
Child Holland (WCH)

Duty Station: 

Reports to: Project

Salary Range:
UGX 1,541,054 to 2,391,453 /=

About US:

War Child Holland
(WCH) is an International non-profit organization that has been working in
Uganda since 2004, mainly in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) affected areas.
As the situation in Uganda has stabilized, WCH has closed its programs related
to the LRA conflict and started a refugee response program in early 2016 in the
West Nile region, offering psychosocial support to children, young people and
families in the refugee and host communities. In addition to psychosocial
support, the country office is in the process of establishing education
projects with partners.

Job Summary:    The Project
Officers PSS will implement Psychosocial Support (PSS) workshops for children
and youth in refugee settlements and host community areas in West Nile/South
Western Uganda.  The position involves
implementation of the PSS sessions in collaboration with a volunteer
facilitator, ensuring the activities are implemented in compliance with War
Child policies and standards; monitoring of activities and reporting on
activities implemented and concerns identified.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Plan, organize,
conduct and document PSS sessions for youth 
according to the War Child Holland methodology

  • Identification of beneficiaries in close
    collaboration with the TeamUp facilitator and Team Leader.
  • Conduct home visits to support children
    as required.
  • Active involvement in the planning and
    review meetings weekly.
  • Ensures active participation in monthly
    implementation plans of project activities.
  • Ensures quality and timely delivery of
    beneficiary sessions.
  • Mentors the facilitator regularly to
    achieve quality results.
  • Ensures the sessions are conducted in
    line with the WCH methodology.
  • Prepares weekly planning of PSS Sessions
    together with the facilitators.
  • Collecting of information and data for
  • Timely project activity reporting and
    recording lessons learnt using the WCH tools and forms.
  • Liaises regularly with (government)
    institutions and other partners in the field.
  • Ensures child protection concerns are
    immediately reported to the Team Leader.
  • Responsible and accountable for assigned
    project asset during project life span.
  • Ensures that child safeguarding and
    protection procedures are adhered to.
  • Submits regular and timely reports to
    the TL on progress towards outputs as well as challenges and successes.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the TL
    in fulfillment of the tasks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The War Child Holland (WCH) Project
    Officer – Psychosocial Support (PSS) job should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in Community Development, Social Work or any other relevant related field.
  • Three years of field work experience,
    preferably with an (i)NGO in the area of psychosocial support, child
  • Strong understanding of PSS, child
    protection, youth and life skills programmes.
  • Ability to write and speak English is a
  • Good understanding of development themes
    such as child rights, protection gender, livelihoods and SRH.
  • Good understanding of dynamics in
    context, politics and culture of the West Nile region and its refugee
  • Willing to live in remote areas
  • Know how to ride a motorbike and in
    possession of a valid riding licence is a MUST
  • A preference is given to applicants from
    the West Nile/South Western Region
  • Coaching skills
  • Strong facilitation
  • Teamwork (team oriented)
  • Strong social and communication skills
  • Affinity with children
  • Good observation skills
  • Willingness to work and live in remote
  • Creativity
  • Show commitment to the vision and goals
    of War Child Holland in Uganda, including adherence to the Child
    Safeguarding Policy, is essential

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply by uploading an
English CV consisting of maximum two pages, and answer our questionnaire
(please note that a cover letter is not requested) through the following


Deadline: 2nd August 2019

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