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PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELLORS (4 POSITIONS) – Erigavo, El-Afweyn, Ainabo & Lasanod (Only for Somali Nationals)

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About us

CARE International is an international NGO working in Somalia/Somaliland. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, as well as mitigating immediate suffering caused by drought, conflict and displacement. We invite applications from experienced and talented individuals for the positions of PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELLORS based in Erigavo, El- Afweyn, Ainabo and Lasanod with travels to the other field sites.

Applications close on Wednesday 9th September 2020 at 11:59 Pm

Position summary.

The main purpose of the psychosocial counselling service is to support the sexual and gender based survivors in getting compassionate emotional support, ensuring the provision of consistent and eminence services to survivors of SGBV and displaced persons and vulnerable in Puntland and Somaliland.

The counsellor will work under the supervision of the senior protection officer to provide effective emotional support to survivors who are directly referred to CARE established one Stop Centres and to design rehabilitation plans for adolescent girls, individuals, couples or families those who are under stress from traumatic experiences.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive counselling support to the survivors of SGBV focussing on managing trauma and promote social and familial support for survivors
  • Design psychosocial services need for adults, youth and children, assess the demand situation, support survivors to build resilience by means of exchanging and learning from each other, establish social networks and group psychosocial counselling sessions
  • Establish community sensitization, dialogue and mediation sessions with wider populations on issues about trauma and SGBV, identify and strengthen community structures through engaging community/ camp leaders to ensure survivors receive adequate support at community levels
  • Provide parents and caregivers with information on children’s and their own emotions and behaviour in emergencies, and explain how they can help their children and themselves to recover, and access services.
  • Train teachers, service providers, or aid workers in recognizing social and emotional distress, basic psychosocial support skills, and identification of appropriate MHPSS referral pathways
  • Coordinate with other staff for the referral of vulnerable individuals in need of specialized counselling and evaluate the outcome of counselling through observation of the client’s progress
  • Work with other sectors to ensure that they consider the protection and well-being of children. Assist them to make their services child-friendly and accessible
  • Conduct regular visit and flow-up the psychosocial improvements of individuals who attend counselling sessions for recovery purpose
  • Promote psychosocial support activity plans at CARE’s skill training centres and adolescents to provide practical tips and help them stay safe to avoid potentially hazardous situations
  • Provide professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV, grounded in the CARE’s general survivor-cantered case management approach and general safeguarding policies and principles
  • Prepare case studies for the individuals of severe emotional problems to help in seeking relevant support with the consent of the survivor and maintain a high standard of respect while building trust
  • Work in collaboration with caseworkers and CMR nurses to ensure the ongoing needs of women and girls are being met through prevention-related activities
  • Participate in the development of monthly outreach plans with protection frontlines, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls, include strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs
  • Ensure the complete and updated filing of beneficiary information, including follow-up visits and referrals
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned within CARE emergency program and/or Supervisor.


  • BA/BSc in Psychology or Social Work and Social Administration (SWASA) or related field qualification
  • At least 5 years of experience working within the humanitarian field.
  • Previous training on Psychosocial counselling and clinical management of rape is an asset.
  • Fluent in English and Somali (speaking, reading, writing).

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV in a one PDF document to latest by 9 September 2020. Candidates are required to quote the position title “Psychosocial Counsellors and location on the subject line of the email when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

“CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

CARE is Zero Tolerant organization for child abuse and sexual exploitations”

Erigavo, El-Afweyn, Ainabo & Lasanod
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