Psychological Counsellor NGO Jobs – African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)

Job Title:    Psychological Counsellor  

Organization: African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)

Duty Station: Kaabong, Uganda

Reports to: Project Coordinator


About US:

The African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims ( ACTV ) is a Non-Governmental organization in Uganda which commenced operations in 1993 whose mandate includes advocacy against torture and provision of physical and psychological treatment and rehabilitation, social support and legal services to survivors of torture.


Job Summary: The Psychological Counsellor will enhance the psychological functioning of clients by helping clients overcome problems arising from mental health conditions


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Assess clients suffering from mental health conditions

  • Screen clients for eligibility for mental health services.
  • Conduct psychological assessments of clients
  • Assess mental health needs and risk assessment of the clients.
  • Provide quality psychological care services
  • Make client referrals based on identification of client’s needs

Provide quality psychological care service

  • Evaluate each psychological counselling session
  • Plan, implement and evaluate the outcome of therapy
  • Establish a collaborative working relationship with the client based on trust and respect.
  • Conduct follow-up of assessments with clients.

Clinical supervision responsibilities.

  • Participate in the mental health unit teamwork, awareness and fundraising activities
  • Fill session evaluation template of individual psychological counseling sessions
  • Participate in individual and group clinical supervision sessions
  • Prepare cases for case discussion.

Coordination of mental health unit responsibilities.

  • Promote mental health capacity building activities
  • Participate in mental health coordination meetings and fundraising activities
  • Foster teamwork among mental health staff.
  • Participate in mental health capacity building activities.

Reporting responsibilities.

  • Compile activity reports and prepare periodic reports on implemented mental health activities
  • Facilitate the preparation of periodic reports.
  • Make client referrals to external heath facilities based on identified client needs
  • Submit relevant reports to the UHRC and courts of law
  • Appear as an expert witness in courts of law


Key Performance Indicators

  • Provision of appropriate mental health treatment
  • Accurate report on the number of clients who receive psychological care services
  • Timely and accurate reports
  • Provision of appropriate mental health services
  • Knowledge of mental health consequences of torture
  • Assessment and documentation at mental health effects of torture
  • Basic counseling skills
  • Communication skills
  • Medical ethical skills principles and application

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in counseling psychology, community counselling, or any other related degree
  • Three years of working experience in a similar field
  • Languages: Fluency in English. Proficiency in Ngakarimojong language
  • Aged between 25years – 35years



  • Self-awareness
  • Empathy/Genuineness
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Practice management
  • Trustworthy


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their applications, cover letter and updated CV to these Emails: and


NB: Please quote position title in the subject of the Email


Deadline:  25th February 2024


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Date Posted 2024-02-13
Valid Through 2024-02-25
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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