RefuSHE – Debriefing Supervisor (Nairobi).

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The overall purpose of the debriefing services at RefuSHE is to enhance the effectiveness of RefuSHE’s Case Managers and Counselors in handling work-related stress and burnout, as well as encouraging them to develop professional resilience and motivation for work.  


  • Aims

    • Improve the team’s competency in caring for young people who have experienced severe trauma, including young girls who have experienced some form of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)

    • Enhance team cohesion and build strategies for better teamwork

    • Share experiences and challenges in a supportive environment

    • Educate and explore self-care practices with the team

    • Support the team to effectively identify and deal with vicarious trauma

    • Enhance team appreciation of individual differences and strengths

    • Support and strengthen effective communication and conflict resolution

    • Enhance counselor’s professionalism and emotional stability

    Debriefing & Reporting

    • Conduct quarterly debriefing sessions to the Case Management Team

    • Carry out an in-depth assessment of group needs and identify methodologies to address those needs through a holistic approach

    • Lead the group to openly share emotions experienced during work with the beneficiaries and with each other

    • Explore and educate team members on emotional, psychological, or physical effects of issues raised or identified. Support the team to redirect any potential confrontations to a discussion about healing, cohesion, and professionalism.

    • Ensure records are kept properly and that the principle of confidentiality is adhered to

    • Inform the Director of Programs and senior management of any pressing issues that are non-confidential that may arise during the sessions.

    Counseling and Counsellor Supervision

    • Carry out individual and/or group counseling to staff and RefuSHE beneficiaries when needed to alleviate their psychosocial difficulties

    • Offer monthly quarterly supervision to Counselors

    • Assess the Counselor’s skills & approach towards the psychotherapeutic process, including evaluation of difficult cases 

    • Assist the Counselor with recognizing their personal limitations to protect the welfare of both the client and Counselor

    • Support the counsellor to effectively self-evaluate, problem solve, and grow in confidence

    • Explain the rationale of strategies and interventions


  • Advanced degree in Counseling /Clinical Psychology from a recognized institution

  • Over 10 years’ experience in counseling, training and counseling supervision  

  • Experience working with refugees, conflict, and post-conflict communities is an added advantage.

  • Active member of a recognized professional body is a must.

  • Ability to remain flexible in a dynamic environment

  • Based in Nairobi, Kenya

How to Apply

The contract for service for the counseling supervision and counseling services shall be on a need basis as per submitted and approved report of services rendered by RefuSHE.

Terms and conditions of engagement shall be outlined under contract for service and agreed upon by RefuSHE and independent contractor (service provider) as per Kenyan Labour Laws.

Your application should be send to hr2019(at)refuSHE.org indicating the position title in the email subject by close of business June 1, 2020. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format and given your surname) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be your current supervisor.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.





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