Jobs – Counselors needed at The American Refugee Committe

 Job Title: SGBV Counselor (2 Career Jobs)

The American Refugee Committee (ARC) International is an International nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that provides humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries around the world. The ARC seeks to promote peaceful and safe communities where men and women have equal rights and communities can access locally owned, high-quality services. ARC is an equal opportunity employer and is currently looking for competent persons to fill the positions above in Nakivale Refugee Settlement with UNHCR Funding.
Job Summary: The SGBV Counselor will guarantee the overall quality of case management and psychosocial support including referrals for GBV survivors. He/she will ensure local community partners are trained and continuing mentoring of partners specifically related to supporting GBV survivors and communities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct field visits to assess program quality, establish and monitor GBV referral system to provide assistance
  • Identify vulnerabilities and ensure follow-up on specific cases.
  • Identify, document and follow up on GBV survivors
  • Monitor activities of community-based GBV networks, and provide capacity building and support to such networks.
  • Provide direct psychosocial support to GBV survivors utilizing case management documents.
  • Assist in training and mentoring of local community partners and community members in GBV response and prevention, SASA including case management
  • Documentation of GBV cases, provision of psychosocial support, maintenance of case files, advocacy with service providers, referrals, and case follow-up.
  • Maintain accurate records of support provided to partners and write timely reports as required by the project (using GBV IMS)
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The SGBV Counselor should possess a good university degree in Social Sciences, Community Psychology, and/or Social Work
  • At least three years’ experience in GBV issues with an INGO
  • Possess a certificate in Counseling Direct counseling experience
    Extensive understanding of GBV issues
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and Kinyarwanda
  • The applicant must have motorbike riding experience and a valid license to this cause
How to Apply for the job:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send an application letter together with curriculum vitae, copies of academic documents/transcripts, names and contact details of three referees to: The Human Resources Manager, American Refugee Committee International, Plot 4920, Block 244, Muyenga, Kampala P.O. Box 7868, Kampala, Uganda Email:  [email protected] NB: Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: Friday, 24th January, 2014
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