HRTK Psychosocial Program Manager Job in Uganda

HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) – Uganda Office


Job title: Psychosocial Program Manager  
One (1) Position
Country: Uganda – Duty Station, Kampala

Job Description and required qualifications

(Important Note – Position open to East Africans)

Under the supervision of the Head of Office, the incumbent will perform the following functions:
  • Direct office operations with regard to psychosocial assistance;
  • Facilitate the establishment of a coordinated multi-sectoral psychosocial office and a psychosocial response strategy;
  • Provide counseling services and other short term therapeutic services to refugees at heightened risk referred to office;
  • Conduct Best Interest Assessments/Determinations and conduct determination of family composition interviews;
  • Conduct psychosocial/mental state assessments and prepare related reports; assess refugees in need of psychiatric care, refer those in need to a psychiatrist and monitor progress;
  • Conduct home visits to assess individual psychosocial needs;
  • Facilitate internal and external capacity building activities;
  • Ensure up to date record keeping including case preparation, keeping continuous counseling notes and daily records
  • Prepare periodic reports and collect, analyze and compile psychosocial services data;
  • Provide support to caseworkers in the tracking of individual cases, updating status, and maintaining client database etc.;
  • Provide direct services to children in the children therapy center
  • Provide supervision for all activities to be carried out by counseling psychologists, social workers and refugee incentives workers at field sites.
  • To attend monthly debriefing and supervision sessions
  • Incorporate a child protection policy into the Standard Operating Procedures of the child therapy center and ensure its adherence by all staff members
  • Perform other duties as required.
Education: A Minimum of Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.

Skills and competencies
  • Computer literacy a must with strong knowledge of ACCESS, EXCEL and WORD
  • Ideal candidate should have a keen awareness and a good knowledge of psychosocial issues and the complexities of working on these issues with a refugee population.
  • Excellent report writing skills and proven ability to conduct psychological assessments;
  • Experience in planning and implementing psychosocial project activities
  • Group facilitation skills and experience
  • At least one year of training experience
  • Experience in project management in an NGO setting
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness
  • Ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect and confidentiality
  • No less than three years job experience in trauma counseling, preferably in the NGO
  • sector. Knowledge of refugee protection and assistance a plus.

Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of Swahili and/French an added advantage

Closing date:11th July 2012

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Indicate Vacancy Notice No
HRTK/UG/PPM/06/12 in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification. 
Late applications will not be considered

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