Psychosocial Worker NGO Job Vacancies – Humanity & Inclusion

 

Job Title:    Psychosocial Worker

Organisation: Humanity
& Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Duty Station:  Obongi,
Uganda

Basic Salary:
UGX 1,319,623 /=

Reports to: Project
Manager-AIMS

 

About US:

Handicap
International Federation (operating under the name Humanity & Inclusion) is
an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in
situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside
disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve
their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental
rights.

 

About Project:

Through the AIMS
project, HI, in collaboration with other education actors, is aiming at increasing
access to education, empower teachers and create inclusive education
environments. HI will also provide rehabilitation and psycho social support to
CwD and work with the communities to change negative attitudes. HI with support
from Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is implementing Access to Inclusive and
Meaningful Services (AIMS) in Education project with an overall objective of
ensuring that children, adolescents and youth from refugee and host communities
have access to sustained quality learning opportunities in collaboration with
other education actors. The overall objective is in line with the Education
Emergency Response Plan of the Ugandan Ministry of Education (MoE). HI provides
technical support to education actors and implements activities that support
inclusion. The strategy is based on the twin-track approach and seeks to
strengthen the capacity of the education system to include CwD and to provide
individual support to maximize the functional potential of CwD. Key partners in
AIMS project are MoE, Save the Children International (SCI), Plan, Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC), and Fin Church Aid (FCA) operating in the in Arua
District settlements of Rhino Camp, Omugo and Imvepi, in Yumbe District
settlement of Bidibidi and in Moyo District Settlement of Palorinya. AIMS is a
three year project i.e. Jan 2019 to Dec 2021.

 

Therefore, HI is
currently seeking to recruit a qualified personnel to fill these Positions.
He/she will have to create and maintain an environment which prevents sexual
exploitation and abuse and promotes the implementation of the code of conduct.

 

Job Summary:  Under the supervision of the HI AIMS Project
Manager and in coordination with the Consortium Management Unit and the
technical support of the HI Technical Unit, the Psychosocial Worker will be
Responsible for overall daily implementation of psychosocial support in
schools, fixed points in the refugee settlement.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Carry out
Psychosocial Assessments for beneficiary needs.

·       
Conduct
comprehensive psychosocial assessments for beneficiary and caretakers needs
independently or alongside the physiotherapy team.

·       
Plan
appropriate interventions addressing the identified beneficiary and caretakers’
psychosocial needs.

Offer secure and
appropriate psychosocial support

·       
Provide
psychosocial services based on the informed consent of the beneficiary and
adapted to her/his needs, taking into account the limitations of the emergency
responses;

·       
Detect any
evolution of the cases and modify the action plan accordingly or refer to a
relevant colleague, superior or stakeholders;

·       
Provide
appropriate psychosocial sessions to children with disabilities, including
their caregivers, through family, groups and individual-based approaches in
coordination with relevant services based on the specific situation of the
person. The group approach is based on tree of life methodology.

·       
Carryout
follow up psychosocial sessions for beneficiaries and caregivers for continuous
support.

Refer beneficiary
to other services when needed

·       
Identify
needs for referrals to other relevant stakeholders and monitor referrals
conducted in relationship with, the program manager and the relevant Technical
Advisors (MHPSS, Rehabilitation, P&O, and IE);

·       
Refer
persons to appropriate services through adequate referral system in place.

·       
Recognize
emergency or situations that need immediate medical care or protection measure
and react in consequence making efforts to ensure that beneficiary gets the
appropriate services.

Organization of
daily, weekly and monthly activities according to the organization calendar of
work

·       
Develop
weekly field activity reports

·       
Implement
field activities in collaboration with the Physiotherapist and technical unit.

Respect for HI
identity, rules, and policies

·       
Participate
in organization induction in coordination with the Human Resources Manager and
Program Manager

·       
Know,
understand, apply and respect HI code of conduct and ethics, HI mandate and
values, HI rules and operating procedure, HI policies (child protection policy,
policy and mechanism for the prevention of and fight against bribery, the
protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy) and make
sure they are known, understood, applied and respected by its team

·       
Know,
understand, apply and respect HI security rules and make sure they are known,
understood and applied by her/his team

 

The employee is
expected to perform any other tasks in addition to the aforementioned upon
request

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant
must hold a Degree in psychology, psycho-social work, education, child
development, community development or a similar field.

·       
Theoretical
and practical knowledge and skills in Mental health and psychosocial support

·       
At least one year of professional experience in an NGO at officer level

 

Competencies and Personal Qualities:

·       
Disability
Inclusion and MHPSS Service Delivery

·       
Knowledge
of the MHPSS and Disability Sectors in Uganda

·       
Strong
comprehension of the psychosocial issues of people with disabilities

·       
Proven
project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders

 

Professional Standards

HI employees must
adhere to the values and principles outlined in HI Code of conduct. In
accordance with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on beneficiary
protection from exploitation and abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery
and corruption.

 

Condition:

Starting Date: 1st February 2021

Length of contract: 11 months

Basic Salary: UGX 1,319,623

 

Humanity and
Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage females and persons
with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.

HI staff must adhere
to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In accordance
with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection
from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and
corruption.

Recruitment to all
jobs in HI includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection
of relevant references.

HI does not solicit
funds in exchange for employment opportunities.

 

How to Apply:

If you feel you meet
the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three
professional referees current and/or past line managers) as ONE DOCUMENT with a
cover letter to HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org

 

Deadline: Friday 15th January 2021 by 5:00pm

 

NB: Any efforts to
influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

Disclaimer: The
above positions are subject to confirmation of donor funds and only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

 

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