Trauma Healing and Rehabilitation Officer NGO Jobs – Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI)

Job Title:  Trauma Healing and Rehabilitation

Organization:  Whitaker
Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI)

Duty Station:   

Reports to: Program

About US:

Whitaker Peace &
Development Initiative (WPDI) is an international Non-Governmental Organization
(NGO) founded by artist, social activist, and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace
and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker, with the goal of helping fragile
communities affected by conflict, fragility and vulnerability transform into
peaceful, resilient and productive communities. To achieve this objective in
line with the Sustainable Development Goals proclaimed by the United Nations,
WPDI empowers young women and men from vulnerable and fragile places as peace
leaders and agents of positive transformation in their countries and
communities. An ambitious organization, WPDI collaborates with a range of local
and international, public and private partners to pursue its mission.

Job Summary: The
Trauma and Rehabilitation officer will provide a high standard of support and
counselling to individuals, youth and families who are experiencing trauma in
Moroto and other communities within the Karamoja subregion.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

to the objective of the team aiming at providing rehabilitation support
(generally within a community environment).

theoretical knowledge of trauma and/or crisis interventions in the provision of
counselling, demonstrating and ability to assess for and manage trauma

a case management approach in the provision of service to the target group.

individuals and family counselling services, conducting patients assessment and
intake of patients needs.

intervention developed to address patients needs are clearly linked to an
appropriate treatment plan, which is continuously monitored and evaluated for

Competency-based training manual and empowerment program relevant to the youth
and community members.

and conducting assessments for youth and community members with trauma to help
and support them in healing/training.

an updated list of participants/beneficiaries of WPDI activities in trauma
healing sessions and trainings.

and carrying measures conducive to preventing youth from engaging in harmful

and empowering youth and communities through support systems for inclusiveness
and sense of belonging.

coping mechanisms to raise the capacity of young people to exercise
self-control and tap their own talent.

approach to link to therapeutic techniques, such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy to benefit patients.

and monitoring patients with major trauma cases.

critical trauma cases for further therapy and refer them to health facilities
for trauma treatment.

and promoting inter -community building between youth and adults to work
towards peace and stability.

monthly reports for progress in the program.

confidentiality and duty of care at all times and adhering to all
organisational procedures, policies, standards and practices and Code of

any other appropriate additional duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold an appropriate level of education and qualification in the
social or behavioural sciences

A minimum
of four to five years of demonstrated experience and theoretical knowledge of
crisis and trauma counselling patients in a variety of settings, for example
individuals, couples, children, young people, families and groups.

ability to work efficiently, under pressure, and in multicultural environment.

must be a team player, and able to work with a diverse team of youth,
communicate with sensitivity, respect and demonstrate effective therapeutic
rapport, capacity to mobilize youth and community members.

Excellent written and spoken English, Ngakarimojong, Pokot and Leb Thur

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants, who hold Uganda citizenship, are invited
to submit a cover letter (in English and referencing the Job Announcement)
accompanied by a full resume stating details of educational qualifications and
working experience, home and office telephone numbers, and a writing sample in
English by email below:

E-mail to:

Deadline: 17th April 2020 by 5:00pm

NB: Due to the high
volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No
academic certificates should be attached; these will be required during
interviews. WPDI is an equal employment organization; female candidates who meet
the above selection criteria are encouraged to apply.

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