As Psycho-Social Officer, you will:
Ensure planning and field coordination of project activities with internal and external stakeholders

  • Participate in the monthly activity planning meetings
  • Develop monthly and weekly field activity plans
  • Participate in the development of project activity tools
  • Coordinate field activities with technical teams, implementing partners and community stakeholders (including faith-based structures)
  • Ensure regular coordination meeting with implementing partners field staff and community stakeholders

Implement, facilitate and follow-up, daily, the project activities in accordance with the project implementation plans

  • Facilitate the implementation of inclusive action plans
  • Provide technical support for the development and implementation of each action plan
  • Facilitate capacity strengthening activities through the provision of training for education staff and mentoring
  • Facilitate inclusive education awareness-raising sessions for Parent Teacher Associations, school communities, cultural structures, and Inter-Religious Council at the districts
  • Participate in facilitating psycho-social support activities at the community level

Participate in the data collection and MEAL activities of the project

  • Produce weekly activity reports and contribute to the development of project reports using ADRA Uganda MEAL templates
  • Maintain complete documentation for each activity following the recommendations and template of the project manager
  • Contribute to the development of the Program Managers activity reports
  • Participate in project review workshops
  • Participate in assessments and facilitate project evaluations at field level
  • Facilitate participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of activities
  • Ensure that field data collection is shared with the MEAL team

Qualifications, Skills, Competencies and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Psycho-Social Officer job placement should have completed studies in psychology, psycho-social work, education, child development, community development or a similar field.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in mental health, psycho-social support, and disability inclusion
  • At least 1 year of professional experience with an NGO at the officer level
  • Experience in the training of adults
  • Strong comprehension of the psycho-social issues
  • Proven project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Capacity building, training, and coaching skills
  • Must be fluent in written and oral English
  • Basic familiarity with the Luo language will be an added advantage
  • Basic cultural knowledge of Acholiland, including the Districts of Agago, Pader, Kitgum, and Lamwo. Working experience with the Luo people will be an added advantage

APPLICATION FORM WILL AUTOMATICALLY CLOSE ON: 15 May 2021

  • ADRA Uganda is an Equal Opportunity Employer: we encourage females and persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization
  • ADRA Uganda staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct
  • ADRA Uganda operates and enforces policies on protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud,  Anti-bribery, and Anti-corruption
  • ADRA Uganda does not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities