Finn Church Aid Psychosocial Support Officers Jobs in Uganda

Finn Church Aid Psychosocial Support Officers Jobs in Uganda


Position 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 Results Areas

    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.

    Any other duty

  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Skills and Requirements

  • 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

  • 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

  • Deadline for receiving applications is Sunday 2nd August 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Women and PWDS are encouraged to apply.

  • Host and Refugee communities are encouraged to apply


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