Job Title:                   Counsellors (3)

Organization:            Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum (UYAHF)

Duty Station:             Kampala, Moroto and Mbale Districts

Deadline:                    Friday 1st April 2022: 5:00 pm East African Time.

 About Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum – UYAHF

Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum is a dynamic and leading youth-led and youth-serving health and human rights organization that works to advance and promote sexual and reproductive health and rights for young people, enhance gender equality and economic empowerment and promote meaningful youth participation. UYAHF is looking to hire a proactive, strategic, and open-minded team member to join our Team and offer support in the various regions/districts that the projects will be working in the capacity of a Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Specialist. The candidate will be required to demonstrate integrated M&E in thematic areas of Health [Especially SRHR], Economic empowerment, Rights and Advocacy, Environmental conservation just to mention that feed into UYAHF’s strategic plan. UYAHF envisions a generation where young people proactive and meaningfully participate in national development processes and our overall goal is to empower adolescent girls and young women to live quality lives with equity, dignity, and opportunities to realize their full potential. For more information check out our website: www.uyahf.com

 General Responsibilities:  

  • Deliver victim-centered counseling with the goal of supporting the victim’s recovery process through listening, encouraging, validating, reflecting, giving resources, and providing a safe counseling environment.
  • Maintain accurate client records including case notes, treatment plans, assessments, consent forms, releases of information, and other information reflecting contact with, for, or about the client.
  • Monitor caseloads for follow-up, documenting opening date and closing case dates.
  • Provide clients with referrals to longer-term therapy and/or other support services.
  • Answer after-hour crisis calls at the discretion of the 24-hour hotline operator.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of training to staff and volunteers on topics related to sexual assault, suicide prevention, confidentiality, trauma-informed care, cultural sensitivity, and self-care.
  • Participate in cultural sensitivity training designed to expand awareness and strengthen their abilities to work with clients from varying backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the community and follow ethical and confidentiality practices.

Unique Duties /Responsibilities:

  • Stay current with continuing education, licensing, and insurance requirements.
  • Attend staff and other meetings as directed.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining a comprehensive contact list of local agencies, organizations, schools and other groups where programs on sexual violence may be provided.
  • Maintain a library of research-based materials to use in training and/or presentation development including books and DVDs.
  • Assist in the development and/or delivery of volunteers, staff, and other in-house training as directed.

Professional and Education Qualifications:

  • A degree in counseling, psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work or related fields from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Experience working with age 10 and up who present with behavior and/or emotional concerns such as abuse, trauma, neglect, domestic violence, family breakdown.
  • Experience working with varying cultures and ethnicities is preferred.
  • Bilingualism is preferred.

Job Specifications (minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required): Special Technical Knowledge:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must speak more than two (2) local languages including 4Rs – Runyoro, Rukiga, Runyankole, Rutoro: Swahili, Nga’karamajong, Luo, Luganda.
  • Must be able to demonstrate some computer knowledge and be willing to be trained to use an internal database and other programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc.
  • Ability to maintain professional integrity and confidentiality.
  • Motivation to work with victims of sexual assault and trauma is desired.
  • Good telephone etiquette customer service skills.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to disclosures of victimization and to work effectively in a crisis situation.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects by maximizing utilization and productivity skills.
  • Awareness of the importance of volunteerism and grassroots efforts and their essential role in social services.