2 Psychosocial Support Officer NGO Job Placements – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

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2 Psychosocial Support Officer NGO Job Placements – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:     Psychosocial Support Officer (2 Job Placements)

Organization: Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

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Reports to: Project Manager

About US:

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest international aid organization in Finland. FCA operates in 14 countries where the need is most dire. FCA works with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political affiliations. FCA work is based on promotion of human dignity and fundamental human rights and freedom, implying that FCA operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility.

Job Summary:  The Psychosocial Support Officer is responsible for the social, psychological and emotional support of the supported beneficiaries. He/she will provide guidance and counseling for project target beneficiaries (i.e. children, youth, and the vulnerable) and undertakes regular follow ups. The post will involve coordination with the referral pathways and SOPs in the respective settlements. S/He will coordinate, supervise and implement all project activities in accordance with the project description and budget provisions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project Cycle Management

  • Lead the detailed planning, proper implementation, coordination and monitoring of psychosocial activities of the project.
  • Plan jointly with other project staffs for the realization of project objectives and goals
  • Collaborate with the Supervisor to prepare an individual work plan based on the annual plan.
  • Plans, coordinates, implements, supervise, monitor and evaluate project activities in a participatory manner;
  • In consultation with relevant departments, issues supply requisitions to initiate the procurement of required project items/supplies in line with FCA policies, guidelines and procedures;
  • Regularly monitor activities and provide feedback to staff to ensure high quality implementation of program activities
  • Contribute to data entry and analysis of gathered information
  • Ensure timely referral and follow up of cases in need of further support, and their proper documentation.
  • Prepares case stories and reports in liaison with relevant officers and partners as required by the project
  • Contribute to routine reports including donor reports and progress against targets.

Capacity building, awareness and school support

  • Facilitate activities that raise awareness about psychosocial wellness and resiliency, such as through Case conferencing Forum in schools to discuss gaps in children’s wellbeing
  • Build the capacities of teachers, SMCs, and community members to facilitate participatory and inclusive psychosocial activities, including holding joint Education/CP Case Management training.
  • Undertakes close follow-up/monitoring visit among learners, teachers, community members, community leaders, religious leaders and other stakeholders through group meetings, brainstorming sessions, Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) among other methods on psychosocial activities.
  • Liaises and consults regularly with the relevant local authorities, community leaders, partner organizations, collaborating/implementing partners, and other stakeholders where appropriate in relation to planning, designing and implementation of all psychosocial activities under the  project;
  • Provides guidance and counselling for learners, teachers
  • Attend meetings, trainings, as advised by supervisor and share feedback.
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Finn Church Aid (FCA) Psychosocial Support Officer job must hold a BA Degree in Psychology, Development studies, Women and Gender studies, Counselling and Social Work, Sociology or similar discipline
  • A minimum of three years of experience working with vulnerable/victim children, women and specific needs groups and case management programs in providing counseling and guidance, psychosocial support
  • Strong organization, supervisory, problem-solving, interpersonal, communication as well as team building and negotiation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and listening skills
  • Capacity to build relationships with target groups and maintain them
  • High degree of taking initiative and working independently.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applications should send a cover letter and a CV (not more than 5 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contact with copies of academic papers addressed to:

The Human Resource and Administration Manager,

Finn Church AID, Uganda Country Office.

P.O. Box 21826 Kampala, Tank Hill Rd, Roche Close, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Uganda.

Email applications should be in one file attachment (Ms Word or PDF) mentioning the position title in the subject to Ugaco.hr@kua.fi and your preferred location.

NB:

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  • Women and PWDS are encouraged to apply.
  • Host and Refugee communities are encouraged to apply

Deadline: 2nd August 2020

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