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RefuSHE protects, nurtures, educates, and empowers young refugee women and girls in East Africa through a unique holistic model that provides shelter, education, case management, counseling, childcare, legal advocacy, and vocational training. RefuSHE’s holistic program meets the imminent needs of unaccompanied, separated, and orphaned refugee girls, young women, and their children.
Founded in 2008, RefuSHE is a U.S. nonprofit, with headquarters in Chicago and operations in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the first and only organization dedicated to refugee girls in East Africa. Over the past twelve years, RefuSHE has grown to become a leading institution and global thought-leader in the field of refugee protection.
Position Title: Psycho-social Counsellor (National Position)
Supervisor: Lead Psycho-social Counsellor
The overall purpose of the counselling services at RefuSHE is to facilitate the adoption of our trauma informed care program, to analyze the current Counsellors, and other Case Workers, on effective programs and approaches that can strengthen the safe house and case management team. S/he will carry out, individual and/or group counselling and basic psycho-educational sessions to RefuSHE beneficiaries to alleviate, or prevent, their psychosocial difficulties. S/he will ensure records are kept properly and that the principle of confidentiality is adhered to. S/he will submit a truthful and final report with the analysis and conclusions, while still protecting participants. S/he will inform their supervisors, both the Lead Psycho-social Counsellor and Director of Programs of any pressing issues that are non-confidential, and which may arise during the sessions.
How to Apply
Your application should be sent to [email protected] indicating the position title in the email subject by close of business January 22nd 2021. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format and given your first and surname) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be your current supervisor.
Due to the urgency to fill the position, shortlisting shall be done on a rolling basis and placement done immediately when a suitable candidate is identified.
Human Resources & Administration Manager
P.O. Box 63192-00619, Nairobi
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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