GROOTS Kenya Counsellors Jobs

GROOTS Kenya Counsellors Jobs

About the program

  • GROOTS Kenya (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood in Kenya) is implementing a COVID recovery and resilience (RRR) program in Kakamega, Kiambu, and Tana-river with support from Master Card Foundation.

  • The project expects to achieve four result areas (1) Gender-Based Violence (GBV) service providers have the capacity to effectively and efficiently respond to reported GBV cases using the survivor friendly systems/hotlines, (2) Public awareness on ending GBV promoted among youth, men and women to change behavior, attitude and practice, (3) Evidence and data on GBV generated and used to influence and inform an institutional response to GBV, (4) Effective coordination of multi-sectoral agencies in response to GBV.

    Broad Tasks

  • Provide psychosocial support and counseling to young and adult women, girls and PWDs survivors of GBV. These services include trauma counseling, individual and group therapy…

  • Develop and disseminate targeted messages and information on psychosocial wellbeing

  • Work closely with GROOTS Kenya grassroots champions in the provision of psychosocial support and counseling.

  • Promote the formation of peer support groups among the survivors

  • Support transfer of GBV survivors to temporary shelters/safe houses provided under the project

  • Submit records of all cases handled to the M&E officer

  • Submit monthly progress reports to the program manager


    Mandatory Requirement

  • Degree in psychology and counseling or related field/training

  • Thorough understanding of
    the current GBV context in Kenya.

  • Experience working in the not for profit sector preferably women right organizations.

    Other Attributes

  • Ability to manage multiple demands

  • Cooperation and Teamwork

  • Self-driven Leader and a strategic and critical thinker

  • Exceptional Time Management skills with a high sense of agency

  • Highly Innovative

  • High Planning and Organization skills

  • Great Interpersonal Skills (Internal and External stakeholders)

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • High performing and result-oriented person

  • Oral and written fluency in English

    How to Apply

  • To apply for this position, interested individuals should submit a CV ONLY in PDF format (with your name included in the CV file name) to

  • by 15th August 2020. The subject head must be specific on position applied Counsellor.

  • Failure to adhere to these directives, your application will be considered incomplete and will, therefore, not be processed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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