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Assistant Counselling Programme Coordinator
Location: Kakuma, Kenya
This is an unaccompanied post with regular Rest and Recuperation (every 10 weeks)
Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.
JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.
In close collaboration with Counselling Coordinator, be actively involved in planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the Counselling Programme including Community Counselling, Alternative Healing Therapy.
Organize and monitor individual and group counselling among refugees in the refugee community.
Work in conjunction with the Counselling Coordinator to develop and implement training programmes in counselling and alternative healing therapy for refugees in Kakuma.
Offer counselling services as required and make referrals or home visits and follow-ups as necessary.
Carry out weekly and monthly monitoring and evaluation of the programme and produce monthly statistics and reports and submit them to the Counselling Coordinator.
Upon consultation with Counselling Coordinator, recruit, train and monitor incentive staff to assist in the implementation of program services.
Recruit and actively engage in training participants in Basic Skills in Counselling and Alternative Healing Therapy trainings as well as any other training offered within the department.
Represent JRS in interagency meetings and relevant public functions when requested.
In collaboration with Counselling Coordinator, develop/update training modules.
Contribute to project proposals, reports, needs assessments, newsletter articles and other project documents as needed.
Ensure services are offered in a professional and ethical manner.
Ensure that proper client’s records are updated regularly and exercise discretion, tact and accuracy in handling confidential information.
Be actively involved in advocacy on behalf of refugees.
Participate in any other programme activity as agreed with the Counselling Coordinator or the Project Director.
Higher diploma qualification in a related field e.g. psychology, counselling, or related field and at least two years practical working experience preferably in project management, together with relevant professional experience.
Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members.
Experience in working in the field of mental health.
Experience in managing people/teams
Ability to work sensitively with refugee population of different ethnic background and/or demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.
Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) and Good knowledge of MS word/Office.
Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt to working in remote area with adverse climatic and environmental conditions.
Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
Patience, perseverance, proactive, self motivated and ability to work in stressful environment.
How to apply:
Please send your Cover Letter and CV that should include contacts for three referees to kenya.director [at] jrs.net
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