Psychosocial Internship at Refugee Consortium of Kenya

RCK’s core mandate is to: provide legal aid services and psycho-social counseling; engage in advocacy for policy change and to develop legislation in line with international instruments regarding the management of refugees and other forced migrants; and to raise awareness regarding the plight and rights of the vulernable groups through research and information

Responsibilities

  • 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 directed.
  • Prepare monthly reports within schedule
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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 Kiswahili.
  • 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

 

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