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Kituo Cha Sheria (KITUO) – Psychosocial Counselor.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELOR

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 person to fill in the above-cited position in the Nairobi program.

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

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Provide trauma-informed counseling services within an ethical framework; organize caseloads and maintain records using the available effective record keeping system.

  • Develop and deliver a long-term community capacity building approach to strengthen existing mental health psychosocial support and peace building structures in communities in the areas of intervention.
  • Participate in the review and development of strategies, Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) and technical guidelines within the Mental Health Psychosocial Support program (MHPSS).
  • Participate in policy and procedure development within the MHPSS program and FMP team at large within Kituo.
  • Support the legal and administration team both at FMP, Head office and Mombasa office to effectively identify and deal with burn out and vicarious trauma, and effectively utilize organizational funding to address these through targeted trainings and other innovative activities.
  • Train and educate staff on trauma-related topics by identifying learning need and developing unique educational content.
  • Participate and lead awareness creation forums such as sensitization forums for refugees and key stakeholders on areas of refugee mental health and general protection.
  • Contribute and take part in program monitoring and measuring systems that may be put in place.
  • Comply and adhere to organization’s policies and procedures as well as confidentiality policy.
  • Strengthen effective communication, problem solving skills and conflict resolution within the FMP and at the larger Kituo team.
  • Provide extensive and comprehensive programmes and assessments for stress management, depression, anxiety, bipolar management, and other mental illnesses.
  • Program development including proposal and report writing and financial monitoring
  • Advocacy & Networking through attending to MHPSS working group, peace building working group and other assigned working groups within the urban refugee context.
  • Support other Kituo programs by providing MHPSS trainings during their activities upon request.
  • Commit to attend supervision sessions when provided for by the organization
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor and in line with Kituo’s policies and procedures.

 Qualifications& Skills:

  • Master degree in Clinical, community 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.
  • Previous experience working in a project linking mental health and peace building will be a strong asset
  • 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.
  • Registered with the Kenya Counselling and Psychological Association or any other recognized body in Kenya

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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

KITUO CHA SHERIA -LEGAL ADVICE CENTRE

OLE DUME ROAD, OFF ARGWINGS KODHEK ROAD

P.O. BOX 7483- 00300

NAIROBI

 Or emailed to hr@kituochasheria.or.ke

The application must reach us at the close of business on 2nd March 2022.Only successful applicants will be contacted.

http://kituochasheria.or.ke/contacts/vacancies/

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