Internship Opportunity in Kenya

Psychosocial Intern


to: Assistant Program Officer –Legal

Job Description

RCK is a national NGO that was established in 1998 in response to
the increasingly complex refugee situation in Kenya. RCK’s mission is to
protect and promote the rights and dignity of refugees, IDPs and other forced
migrants through enabling programs of legal aid, awareness creation and
advocacy. To provide psychological counselling to survivors of SGBV,
participate in GBV prevention and response activities among refugees, other
forced migrants and host communities.


  • Provide counseling services and
    other short term therapeutic services to refugees, other forced migrants
    and host community in individual and group settings.

  • Assist in the development of
    training materials and facilitate internal and external capacity building
    activities on a variety of topics.

  • In conjunction with the lead
    counselor and psychosocial Counselor, coordinate the assessment, planning
    and implementing of psychosocial programs.

  • Conduct surveys and studies
    relating to psychosocial status and patterns of population groups as

  • Prepare monthly reports within

  • Provide support to community
    based counselors in the tracking of cases and maintaining records and
    database of clients.

  • Assist in the day to day office
    administrative duties.

  • Ensure professionalism in services
    delivery and ethics while performing other duties as required.


  • Higher Diploma or Bachelor’s
    degree in Counseling Psychology or an acceptable related field required.

  • Experience working with
    survivors of GBV or in a related setting is an added advantage.

  • Experience working with an
    NGO/Humanitarian field is an added advantage

  • Strong analytical and report
    writing skills.

  • Proficiency in English and

  • Good team player with excellent
    multi-cultural interpersonal skills able to exercise diplomacy,
    flexibility and assertiveness.

  • Technology Awareness. Fully
    proficient computer skills and ability to use relevant software
    applications, in particular information databases, internet/intranet
    services, library sources etc

How to apply

Interested candidates who fully meet the above requirements should
send their applications comprising a detailed Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter
enumerating how their experience is relevant to the position, and academic
testimonials. Applicants should indicate their daytime contact. The
applications should be sent by Monday, 13th July 2020, at

The Recruitment Committee

Subject Line: “Application for Psychosocial Intern

[email protected]
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