DRC Job in Kenya
Protection Officer-Psychosocial Counselor
Kakuma - Kenya
Protection Officer-Psychosocial Counselor
- Support the maintenance of an effective and confidential case management system.
- Ensure provision of professional and confidential psychosocial services to survivors of GBV and other beneficiaries through a survivor-centered case management approach.
- Develop professional, effective and appropriate GBV psychosocial programming, including direct individual and group counseling support.
- Develop and ensure implementation of psychosocial activities that are responsive to the needs of refugee women, girls men & boys.
- Participate in maintaining and updating quality GBV Information Management System (IMS) database on a regular basis.
- Take lead in preparing all relevant reports regarding the DRC’s psychosocial activities, beneficiary databases.
- Take lead in design and development of project concept notes and proposals
- Regularly update the projects budget tracker for all project expenditure and participate in monthly BFU reviews with the finance team
- Actively support in grant monitoring through development of detailed/activity implementation work-plan, phased budget, procurement plans, and conduct budget tracking and narrative/financial reporting on outputs
- Mentor and provide technical support to staff and para-counselors directly involved with the psychosocial and care for SGBV survivors.
- Monitor and supervise case management, including capacity building through training and on-the-job training.
- Provide guidance regarding psychosocial activities to all partners and community workers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards
- Strengthen and maintain networks with all partners including community leaders, women leaders, service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners
- Enhance & Conduct community mobilization on the uptake of counseling services and support other GBV staff in conducting GBV awareness sessions in the community
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders, including community members and leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, and other DRC team members to enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination on response activities.
- Maintain a strong working relationship with Health and other partners to support the provision of quality care to sexual assault survivors
- Support the development and strengthening of an effective GBV referral system and coordination mechanisms for Kalobeyei.
- Lead case conferences and support GBV coordination meetings with partners and community members
- Provide supervision to Assistant Psychosocial Counsellor(s) to ensure effective provision of counselling services
- Take lead in ensuring that all protection staff participate in debriefing and professional supervision
- Conduct continuous performance monitoring/evaluation for national staff working under him/her
- Provide leadership and intellectual guidance on the counselling program.
- Lead peer debriefing sessions with Assistant Psychosocial Officers and Para-counsellors
- Bachelor’s degree in Counseling and/or Psychology. Master’s degree in counseling psychology in the same fields is an added advantage.
- Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili.
- At least 3 years’ hands on experience psychosocial support-counseling-to survivors of SGBV and trauma
- Must have in depth technical expertise in case management and psychosocial support to survivors of SGBV
- Must have experience with operationalising SGBV principles; Human Rights Law, MHPSS and other relevant international standards in a humanitarian aid setting; Well versed with Humanitarian Accountability Standards
- Experience in providing trauma counseling
- Experience in a refugee setting and knowledge of refugee issues
- Excellent Analytical, Communication and Report writing skills; Excellent Negotiation and Conflict Resolution skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff, beneficiaries, duty bearers and other stakeholders
- Able to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality
- Ability to promote the values of equality, non-discrimination, and human rights for all
- Motivated, innovative and possesses outstanding organizational and inter-personal skills and professional integrity
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
- Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
- Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
Above texts are copied from UN WFP Official Web Page (WFP.org)
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