Handicap International Federation Psychosocial worker Jobs in Uganda
Handicap International Federation Psychosocial worker Jobs in UgandaJob Summary: Under the supervision of the HI Poverty Shift Project Manager and in coordination with the Consortium Management Unit and the technical support of the HI Technical Unit, the MHPSS Worker will have to create and maintain an environment of strict adherence to professional and HI code of conduct to ensure provision of standard psychosocial services and to prevents exploitation of beneficiaries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure planning and field coordination of project activities with internal and external stakeholders
Participate in the monthly HI activity planning meetings
Develop monthly and weekly field activity plans
Implement field activities in collaboration with rehabilitation team (physiotherapist and occupational therapist).
Implement, facilitate and follow-up, on a daily basis, the project activities in accordance with the project implementation plans
In coordination with consortium partners and poverty shift project manager, occupational therapist, and physiotherapist, the Psychosocial worker will:
Assess needs of people with disabilities identified in coordination with physiotherapist, occupational therapist, health services and families and/or caretakers by:
Identify and assess for psychosocial needs of beneficiaries and caregivers according to the psychosocial assessment criteria.
According to the outcomes of the assessment the psychosocial worker with the rehabilitation team will develop a detailed action plan with appropriate interventions.
Filling the different assessments and referral forms according to the assessment’s criteria.
Offer secure and appropriate psychosocial support by:
Providing psychosocial services based on the informed consent of the beneficiary and adapted to her/his needs, taking into account the limitations of the project.
Detecting any evolution of the cases and will modify the action plan accordingly or refer to relevant colleague, superior or stakeholders.
Using secure and professional methods when working with beneficiaries
Ensure follow up of cases and proper documentation.
Ensuring the responsibility of the service provided to the beneficiary.
Providing appropriate psychosocial sessions to people with disabilities, including caregivers, through family, groups and individual based approaches in coordination with relevant services based on the specific situation of the person.
Providing comprehensive individual and group sessions for people with disabilities and/or their caregivers jointly and /or not with the PTs/OTs according the action plan defined.
Facilitating inclusion of beneficiaries into the livelihood opportunities in the consortia.
Identifying his/her own limits and ask for support before any acts that could cause harm to beneficiary.
Refer beneficiary to other services when needed:
Identify needs for referrals to other relevant stakeholders and monitor referrals conducted in collaboration with the program manager and the relevant Technical Advisor (livelihoods, MHPSS, Rehabilitation and/or other)
Refer persons to appropriate services through adequate referral system in place; referrals can be discussed in team meetings and in close collaboration with other colleagues.
Recognize beneficiary needs or situations that need immediate medical care or protection measure and react in consequence making efforts to ensure that beneficiary get the appropriate services.
Participate in the data collection and MEAL activities of the project
In close collaboration with the MEAL team:
Maintain complete individual files for each beneficiary, including detailed descriptions of services provided and evolution of the case.
Ensure that complete beneficiary pack is properly filled and signed.
Respect all guidelines and documentation within the project;
Produce weekly activity reports and contribute in the development of project reports using HI Uganda MEAL templates
Maintain complete documentation for each activity following the recommendations and template of the project manager
Contribute to the development of the Program Managers activity reports
Participate in project review workshops
Facilitate participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of activities
Ensure that field data collection is charged with the MEAL team.
Demonstration of an ethics, safe, secure and professional practices
To show professional ethics, respect and promote Humanity & Inclusion mandate and humanitarian principles at all times
To respect the Humanity & Inclusion protection of children policy, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy, the anti-fraud bribery and corruption policy and report to your line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
To report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others
To contribute to the definition and/or update of security framework at field level
To observe at all times strict commitment to Humanity & Inclusion Security & Safety regulations as per procedures in place at mission level
To support information internal dissemination to relevant focal persons at mission level aiming at reinforcing security and safety of Handicap International staff and assets
To participate in security meetings upon the line manager request and report relevant information to the appropriate persons
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation) Psychosocial Worker job vacancy must hold a bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology, Social Sciences, Community development or other relevant bachelor degrees with proven experience in Psychosocial, mental health and disability inclusion.
One year of professional experience in an NGO at officer level
At least 2 years of professional experience in MHPSS related work
At least 2 years of professional experience in Education
Experience in consortia lead projects
Experience in the fields of inclusion / accessibility of services / services to persons with disabilities
Experience in training of adults
Experience working in refugee context.
Strong comprehension of the psychosocial issues of children with disabilities
Proven project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders
Capacity building, training and coaching skills
Perfect fluency in written and oral English and strong report writing skills;
Familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
Fluently spoken local languages will be an added advantage
Knowledge of project cycle and related tools and methodologies
Knowledge of the Education and Disability Sectors in Uganda
Ability to work under high pressure;
Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
Strong communication and networking skills
Strong interest in the fields related to HI mandate
Strong team player and ability to work independently
Humanity and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage females and persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.
HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values.
HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.
HI does not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities.
How to Apply:
If you feel you meet the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter as One Document to HR department at
email@example.com indicating the position applied for.
Deadline: 7th August 2020 by 5:00pm
NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.
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