Project Assistant-Psychosocial (Counselors) Job at Lutheran World Federation

Lutheran World Federation, Pader, Uganda



Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is part of the Lutheran World Federation Department for World Service (LWF-DWS), an international humanitarian and development agency. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs.

LWF, Lamwo Sub Program seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative humanitarian / social and or community workers for the following vacancy.

Project Assistant-Psychosocial (Counselors)- 03 Positions
Directly reports to-Project Officer-Psychosocial
Responsible for- Community Based Facilitator (CBF)/ structures.
Location-Palabek Settlement -Lamwo District
Duration-11 Months
Job Summary:
Under the guidance of the project officer, the project assistant is responsible for the day to day psychological support of beneficiaries as well as providing specialized counselling, support to child protection and GBV cases .

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Project implementations
• identifies and provides, psychosocial support including referral to all beneficiaries at his/her area of jurisdiction
• Collects and tabulates on a regular basis field data on project activities carried out

• conducts other assessments using participatory approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance and impacts of the project.
• Regularly visits all the beneficiary sites where all project activities are undertaken, checks on the progress, offers support as directed by the project officer in Line with the project objectives.
• The Psychosocial Project Assistant will be responsible for supporting all psychosocial support activities in the settlement.
• Conducts a daily visual assessment of persons of concern (POC) and ensure a variety of

• structured psychosocial interventions within the settlement, catering 1o the needs of POC of
• different ages, genders. and abilities.
• Promotes case management for persons with psychosocial problems, refers and follows up on the reception services, coordinates, consults and collaborates with other service providers.
• Lead on outreach activities and assists in the organizing and implementation of trainings and workshops.
• Liaises with household members and other community leaders regularly to keep them informed of
• any development or problems within the settlements and surrounding areas.
• Supervises and supports community participation in refugee settlements and at all the sub county
• level for the effective implementations and coordination of psychosocial activities.

• Promotes active community participation in specified project activities through involving beneficiaries, intermediaries and local leaders in the planning and implementation process.
Project Planning;
• Train and mentor LWF community-based facilitators and community counsellors in organizational policies recreational and psychosocial activities implemented within the refugee settlement.
• Assists the Psychosocial officer in preparing periodical work plans, case follow-ups and reports on psychosocial activities and achievements in line with the requirements stipulated in the project documents.
Staff Management
• Promotes active and meaningful participation of the other field staffs, beneficiaries and other intermediaries in planning implementation and evaluation of project activities as required.
• Train and mentor LWF community-based facilitators and community counsellors in organizational policies, recreational and psychosocial activities implemented within the refugee settlement.

• Supervises and supports community participation in refugee settlements and at all the sub county level for the effective implementations and coordination oi psychosocial activities.
Financial management / Budget Monitoring & Control:
• P4s are to ensure proper supporting documents (attendance lists (with all the necessary information filled.) end of activity reports.
• Ensures timely accountability and closely follow up with field payments
Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
• Work closely with M&E team to monitor project performance and ensure an appropriate level of accountability;
• Ensure that proper mapping of right beneficiaries is done & information is shared timely
• Ensures strict adherence to the principles of child protection/psychosocial support at all times including respect for confidentiality and a child centered approach, and act in the best interests of the persons of concern
• Commitments to and understanding of LWF aims, values and principles including rights-based approach

Special Skills, Aptitude or personality Requirements:
• Proven knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization projects.
• Problem Solving and Decision-Making skills;
• Ability to inspire and build capacity of community-based facilitators/community structures
• Good interpersonal skills and excellent negotiation skills;
• Excellent English Language (both written and spoken)
• information Technology (MS Office, internet);
• Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines;
• Good team worker with good communication skills;
• Ability to exercise sound judgement to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently.

Education Qualifications & Experience Required
• University Degree in community psychology, industrial and organizational psychology Social Work, Social Sciences. Human rights and ethics Development studies or other relevant field of study;
• At least 2 years’ experience in Project Management Community Development programming.

Job Education Requirements: Degree in community psychology

Job Experience Requirements: 2 years’

Job application procedure
Terms of Conditions

The successful applicant will Serve for the period indicated above with a possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Starting Date: immediate

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees. Hard copies should be submitted during working days, Monday to Friday (8:00am to 5:00pm) addressed to the Administrive/HR Officer, LWF Lamwo Sub Program and reach by close of business on 25th January 2020.

Please deliver at our Subprogram office in Lamwo-Palabek Kal.

LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, or religious affiliation. Female candidates possessing the above requirements are encouraged to apply.

LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries, Knowledge of the local Language is a MUST and a VALID Ridding permit for all the Project Assistant position and valid driver permit for Driver Position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Northern Region, Uganda