Monday, 25 June 2012

Tdh Psychosocial Counselor Job in Kenya

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an international NGO focussed on Child Rights. 
To support the development of its Child Protection programme in Garissa County, Tdh is encouraging applications from Kenyan nationals for the role of:

Psychosocial Counselor

Reporting to
: Child Protection Project Manager
Duty station: Modogashe, Garissa county
Contract duration: 12 months (with 3-month probation period)

Main responsibilities:
  • Implementation of case management activities and child protection training and awareness for various community groups in project sites.
  • To conduct psychological individual evaluations for vulnerable children and their families identified through Tdh Health and Child Protection projects.
  • To provide psychological support to selected vulnerable cases.
  • Supervision of social workers.
  • To train and support the Child Protection team members and develop basic knowledge and behaviour to conduct child friendly interviews and to identify vulnerable children and family members to be referred for further psychological assessment.
  • To train and support the Health Project team members and develop basic knowledge and behaviour to conduct child friendly interviews and care.
  • Minimum bachelor degree in psychology. Clinical experience is a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as child psychologist.
  • Experience in case management; child protection and conducting of training.
  • Knowledge and experience in SGBV.
  • Strong experience in working with the community.
  • Project reporting and evaluation experience.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali is a plus.
  • Willingness to live at village level in main project sites.
Application modalities:

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a covering letter, CV, references, and copies of academic and professional certificates. 
Applications should be addressed to the Child Protection Program Manager:

Terre des hommes, P.O Box 13668 - 00800 Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
Tdh Office in Garissa

They can also be emailed to

Closing date for these positions is 4th July 2012.
Only those shortlisted will be contacted for interview a written test and interview.

Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

Tdh is an equal opportunity employer. 
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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