Fresher Project Officer – Psychosocial US NGO Jobs – LWF World Service (LWF)

Job Title:   Project Officer – Psychosocial (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: LWF World Service (LWF)

Duty Station: Lamwo, Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager


About US:

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world. Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Uganda is part of the LWF World Service and we are currently supporting Congolese and South-Sudanese refugees living in settlements in the districts of Kamwenge, Adjumani, Moyo, Kyangwali and Lamwo respectively.


Job Summary:   Under the guidance of the Project Manager, the Project Officer -Psychosocial is responsible for the day-to-day psychological support of beneficiaries as well as providing specialized counselling, support to child protection and GBV cases.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Implementation

  • Liaising with and working in cooperation with the relevant local authorities, community leaders, and nongovernmental organizations, collaborating/implementing partners and other stakeholders where appropriate in order to achieve the project objectives and facilitate project implementation.
  • Collect and tabulate on a regular basis field data on project activities carried out and update the project manager on the progress of MHPSS activities
  • Conduct MHPSS assessments using participatory approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance and impacts of the project.
  • Support PSS project Assistants to regularly visits all the beneficiary sites where all project activities are undertaken, checks on the progress, offers support as directed by the project officer in line with the project objectives.
  • The psychosocial counsellor will be responsible for providing the various psychosocial support activities in the settlement.
  • Conduct a daily visual assessment of persons of the persons we serve (PWS) and ensures a variety of structured psychosocial interventions within the settlement, catering to the needs of PWS of different ages, genders, and abilities.
  • Supervise case management for persons with psychosocial problems, refers and follows up on the reception services, coordinates, consults and collaborates with other service providers.
  • Lead and supervise outreach activities and assist in the organizing and implementation of trainings and workshops.
  • Liaise with household members and other community leaders regularly to keep them informed of any development or problems within the settlements and surrounding areas regarding PSS activities.
  • Supervise and support community participation in refugee settlements and at all the sub county level for the effective implementation and coordination of psychosocial activities.
  • Promote active community participation in specified project activities through involving beneficiaries, intermediaries and local leaders in the planning and implementation process.
  • Build capacity of his/her project Assistants and Community structures to understand the CBPS and PFA approaches and mainstreams them in all activities
  • Participate in developing and reviewing of MHPSS assessment tools.
  • Supervise the provision of scalable, structured and non-structured psychotherapies including Interpersonal group therapy (IPT-G), Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), SH+ and PM+

Project Planning

  • Assist the project officer in preparing periodical work plans, case follow-ups and reports on psychosocial activities and achievements in line with the requirements stipulated in the project documents.

Staff Management

  • Promote active and meaningful participation of the other field staff, beneficiaries and other intermediaries in planning, implementation and evaluation of project activities as required.
  • Train and mentor LWF community-based facilitators and community counsellors in organizational policies, recreational and psychosocial activities implemented within the refugee settlement.
  • Supervise and support community participation in refugee settlements and at all the sub county level for the effective implementation and coordination of psychosocial activities.

Financial management / Budget Monitoring & Control

  • Ensure proper supporting documents (attendance lists (with all the necessary information filled.) end of activity reports.
  • Ensure timely accountability and closely follow up with field payments.

Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Work closely with M&E team to monitor project performance and ensure an appropriate level of accountability;
  • Ensure that proper mapping of right beneficiaries is done & information shared on time.


  • Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Supervisor.
  • Ensure strict adherence to the principles of child protection/psychosocial support at all times including respect for confidentiality and a child centered approach, and act in the best interests of the persons of concern.
  • Commitment to and understanding of LWF aims, values and principles including rights-based approach.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant must have relevant qualifications


NB: LWF/WS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. LWF/WS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.


Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted!


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 18th April 2024


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Date Posted 2024-04-05
Valid Through 2024-04-18
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization LWF World Service (LWF)
Job Location Lamwo, Lamwo, Lamwo, 0256, Uganda

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