To provide psychosocial support to the organization on issues relating to and affecting the refugee community.
Post holder reports to: Assistant Program Manager – Dadaab
Staff reporting to this post: None
Offer psychosocial counselling to refugees at RCK’s Legal Aid Clinics, Dadaab Law Courts, and Police Stations upon instructions by... the Supervisor;
Conduct Case management and conducting follow up refugees and asylum seekers and while making relevant consultations with the programme;
Offer short term therapeutic services to refugees, other forced migrants and host community in individual and group settings;
Update and manage the client databases.
Produce weekly and monthly statistics and reports while contributing to the development of legal services.
Assist in organizing and facilitating psychoeducation sessions with the community members
Conduct home visits to assess individual psychosocial needs;
Assist in the day to day office administrative duties.
To take part in RCK functions as may be specified from time to time.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Diploma in counselling studies from a recognized university or a Diploma in Social work and Community Development(KNEC)
Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology is an added advantage.
Proficiency in English and Kiswahili. Somali is an added advantage
The Job is complex, sensitive and stressful. Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel. Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions.
Professionalism: In-depth theoretical knowledge of and significant experience in relevant fields of refugee law, Strong analytical, problem solving and drafting skills. Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues.
Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication (written, spoken and presentational) skills. Proficiency in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of French is desired.
Technology Awareness: Fully proficient computer skills and ability to use relevant software applications, in particular information databases, internet/intranet services, library sources, etc.
Teamwork: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity.
Managing Performance: Ability to supervise, coach, mentor and develop junior staff as required more