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Kituo Cha Sheria (KITUO) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) whose mission is to empower the poor and marginalized people to effectively access justice and realize their human and people’s rights through advocacy, networking, lobbying, legal aid and education, legal representation and research.

The Forced Migration Program

Based at the Nairobi branch office and Mombasa Regional Office, the Forced Migration Program is specifically devoted to the welfare of urban refugees in Kenya.KITUO seeks to recruit, in the Forced Migration Program, a dynamic, self driven and result oriented persons to fill in the below-cited positions in the Nairobi program.

1. PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELOR

Reporting to the Coordinator Forced Migration Program, he/she will carry out the following:

 Key Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Assessing the mental health status of refugees and producing a data base
  • Providing individual counseling, support groups or group psychotherapy
  • Collaborate closely with legal officers in terms of case management and follow-up of clients
  • Providing training for non-clinical staff regarding trauma-related issues and self-care strategies
  • Sensitizing refugee communities regarding trauma and empowering them to develop own strategies to overcome consequences of war and violence
  • Provide training for and supervise community members working as lay-counselors
  • Program development including proposal and report writing and financial monitoring
  • Advocacy & Networking

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Master degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or Bachelor degree/similar qualification with strong proven knowledge and experience in providing technical support to MHPSS programs.
  • 3 years of professional experience in working with survivors of war, political violence and torture, preferably in a NGO context.
  • Experience in the participatory development of community-based programs.
  • Very good command of Kiswahili and English, oral and written.
  • Knowledge of refugee-related (legal) issues is an advantage.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal & intercultural skills.
2. PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELOR VOLUNTEER

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Conduct comprehensive psychological assessments
  • Provision of psychological support: basic individual counseling, support groups and referral
  • Conducting community outreach activities, mobilization and attending to clients
  • Contribute to the department’s proposal writing and reporting
  • Collaborate closely with legal officers in terms of case management and follow-up of clients
  • Participate in working group meetings, etc. as assigned
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Counselling, Psychology or a higher diploma in Counselling
  • Experience in the provision of psychosocial services to refugees/asylum seekers is an advantage
  • Good report writing and communication skills
  • A team player with ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ensure professionalism in services delivery and ethics

The volunteer position has duration of at least 6 months (with possibility of extension).

Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant testimonials, day telephone number and email address should be addressed to:

THE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

KITUO CHA SHERIA (LEGAL ADVICE CENTER)

P.O. BOX 7483- 00300

NAIROBI

Or emailed to hr@kituochasheria.or.ke

The application must reach us at the close of business on 21st November 2018.Only successful applicants will be contacted.

 

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