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CCVS Uganda Jobs 2020 – 10 Psychological Counsellors

Job Title:  10 Psychological Counsellors – CCVS Uganda Jobs 2020

Organization: Children in Vulnerable Situations Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


Children in Vulnerable Situations (CCVS) Uganda Profile:

To support and strengthen Centre for Children in Vulnerable Situations (CCVS)-Uganda’s clinical field activities, we are recruiting experienced Psychological Counsellors. The Psychological Counsellors will be providing a range of psychosocial interventions and trainings within CCVS-Uganda’s project directed towards enhancing mental health among war-affected individuals, families and communities, supported by the Trust Fund for Victims (ICC). Background to CCVS-Uganda CCVS-International, Belgian interuniversity cooperation, was erected in 2008 to conduct research on support for and wellbeing of formerly abducted children and war-affected children and their communities in Lira District. Three Belgian universities gave form to and took up the direction of this centre: Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of Leuven.


Roles and Responsibilities:

• Identification, assessment and mobilization of children, youth and adults with mental health problems
• Providing individual, couple, family and group counselling to children, youth and adults
• Providing sensitization and psychoeducation activities on identified challenges by the clients, partnering communities, organisations and institutions
• Follow-up and monitoring of clients and making referrals where possible or necessary, and following up on these referrals
• Assuring a basic and ethical attitude and approach that is in line with a collaborative and systemic approach regarding all professional activities in and out of the office
• Retaining strict confidentiality regarding all information of the Organisation and its clients outside a professional context and/or the centre
• Helping to develop best practices regarding psychological counselling for war-affected individuals, families and communities
• Participating and assisting in research undertaken by CCVS-Uganda or its partners in consent with the management (e.g. survey data collection, collecting success stories)
• Clinical reporting and documentation, and clinical supervision and training:
• Keeping records and information on clients and activities of CCVS-Uganda, and drafting weekly reports
• Safe custody and management of client and office files

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Counselling Psychology, Community Psychology or a related field
• At least three (3) years’ experience in providing services to persons experiencing various mental health problems
• Work experience with war-affected children, youth and adults is a plus
• Proven experience in conducting facilitation in groups
• Experience with different MHPSS interventions is a plus
• Must be well conversant with the local language of the area
• A valid riding permit and ability to ride a motorcycle is a must
• Willingness to work in Acholi Sub-Region
• Strong (clinical) report writing skills
• Demonstrated ability to work with Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and good ability to work online
• Must be in a position to learn emerging technologies, such as Zoom, Skype, Kobo Collect, ODK and surveyCTO for communication, reporting and research purposes
• Being collaborative, ethical, transparent, responsible and open
• Excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit


How To Apply for CCVS Uganda Jobs 2020:

All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join us in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send your CV, copy of educational transcripts and relevant certificates, and a motivation letter as a single file to Leen De Nutte: [email protected]

Deadline: 14 August 2020  


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