Jobs in Uganda - 2 Psychologist Jobs at Handicap International Federation

Handicap International Federation

2 Psychologist Job Posts

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 02

Deadline: 16 July 2021

Hiring Organization: Handicap International Federation

Job Details:

The Organisation
Handicap International Federation (operating under the name Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

The Project
HI Uganda is due to implement an Integrated Nutrition, Community Health, and Rehabilitation for
Greater Empowerment (INCHARGE) in partnership with Tutapona Inc. and Medical Teams
International (MTI) in Kyegegwa (Kyaka) and Kikuube (Kyangwali) District. The three year project starting in August 2021 till July 2024 seeks to Increase access to comprehensive life-saving primary health care services while promoting meaningful access to safe rehabilitative and psychosocial support that is accountable to refugees and host populations in West Nile, Southwest, and Midwest Uganda settlements and transit centres namely Refugee-hosting districts in Uganda including the refugee settlements of Adjumani, Palorinya, Kyangwali, Nakivale, Oruchinga, Kyaka II, Rwamwanja, Nyakabande, Matanda, and Ntoroko. The HI project will however implemented in Kyaka II and Kyangwali Refugee Settlements and surrounding host community settlements.

The objectives of the project include:
• Objective 1: To improve access to life-saving comprehensive primary health care including community health systems strengthening, mental health, and rehabilitation services among
refugees and host populations.
• Objective 2: To improve uptake of comprehensive reproductive, maternal, and newborn health care and clinical response to SGBV in settlements and transit centers.
• Objective 3: To reduce prevalence of acute malnutrition through community empowerment activities to support diet diversification, anaemia prevention, and optimal IYCF among children under 5 years, PLWs, and women of child-bearing age.
• Objective 4: To promote integration of humanitarian efforts with long-term sustainability in
line with national strategies, nexus, and Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework
(CRRF) approach.

HI will specifically be contributing to objective 1 seeking provide comprehensive physical rehabilitation services with physiotherapy, assistive devices, and psychosocial support services to people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations in both the refugee and host communities in Kyegegwa and Kikuube District.
Therefore, HI is currently seeking to recruit qualified personnel to fill the following Position;

Position: Psychologist (2)
Responsible to: Project Manager
Location: Kyaka II (1) and Kyangwali (1)

Job summary
Responsible for overall daily implementation of psychosocial support at the beneficiary home, fixed points in the refugee settlement, and as part of the mobile team

1: Assessment
• Conduct standardized psychological assessments and design treatment plan on advanced psychotherapy for selected clients for specialized intervention.
2: Offer secure and appropriate psychosocial support
• Provide appropriate psychological sessions to beneficiaries, including children, and their caregivers, through family, groups and individual-based approaches in coordination with relevant services based on the specific situation of the person
• Provide comprehensive individual and group sessions for Beneficiaries and their caregivers jointly and not with the PTs/Psychologists according to the action plan defined
• Detect any evolution of the cases and modify the action plan accordingly or refer to a relevant colleague, superior or stakeholders;
• When necessary, accept an internal referral from within the INCHARGE team on mental health cases identified in the field.
• Confirmation of mental health needs of beneficiaries and refer through the referral network for further intervention especially psychiatric cases.
• Prepares referral documentation and send beneficiaries to appropriate facilities within the referral network in Kyaka and Kyangwali Settlement
3: Refer beneficiaries to other services when needed.
• Identify needs for referrals to other relevant stakeholders and monitor referrals conducted in relationship with, the program manager and the relevant Technical Advisors (MHPSS, Rehabilitation,
• Refer persons to appropriate services through adequate referral system in place.
• Recognize emergency or situations that need immediate medical care or protection measure and react in consequence making efforts to ensure that beneficiary gets the appropriate services.
4: Organization of daily, weekly and monthly activities according to the organization calendar of work
• Develop weekly field activity reports
• Implement field activities in collaboration with the Physiotherapist and CBV following the project service/case flow
5: Respect for HI identity, rules, and policies
• Know, understand, apply and respect HI code of conduct and ethics, HI mandate and values, HI rules and operating procedure, HI policies (child protection policy, policy and mechanism for the prevention of and fight against bribery, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy) and make sure they are known, understood, applied and respected by its team
• Know, understand, apply and respect HI security rules and make sure they are known, understood and applied by her/his team

Education & Experience
Required Profile
• Master Degree in Clinical or Counselling Psychology
• Professional experience in the psychological and psychosocial accompaniment of vulnerable persons and refugee
• Demonstrated experience in capacity building
• Professional experience within an NGO, preferably in the field of vulnerability and disability and Community-Based approach
• Personal Skills & Competencies required
• Disability Inclusion and MHPSS Service Delivery.
• Knowledge of the MHPSS and Disability Sectors in Uganda
• Strong comprehension of the psychological issues of people with disabilities.
• Proven project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders
Starting Date: August 2021
Length of contract: 12 months
Basic Salary: UGX. 2,208,949

Application procedure

Humanity and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage females and persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.
HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct.
HI operates and enforces policies on beneficiary protection from Sexual Exploitation and
Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.
HI does not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities.
If you feel you meet the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter as One Document (DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES) to HR department at indicating the position and location applied for not later than 5:00pm on Friday 16th July 2021.
Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

Date Posted: 2021-07-13




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