Psychosocial Trainer in Kabul


Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: as per SCA salary scale
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA)
Experience: A minimum of 3- 4 years of work experience
Contract Duration: Fixed Term
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and relevant field
Closing Date: 2022-01-22

About Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA):

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982, presently managing development Programs concerning Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is over 6,000. During the last 10 years SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming, and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities, and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities, and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender, or physical disability.


Job Description:

Scope of work:

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) disability programme (DP) is working for the full inclusion of Person with Disabilities in the society through provision of services, such as physical rehabilitations, vocational training, and access to loan for their economic independence. Disability program provides preparatory education for children with disabilities with the aim of preparing them for inclusion in mainstream schools. DP is running awareness rising activities towards the family and community members about the right and need of Person with Disabilities. DP is working for the institutional capacity building of Disabled People Organizations (DPOs), professional associations, and disability sector NGOs. This programme also advocates towards the Government for inclusion of disability and the rights of persons with disabilities to education, health, and employment in their policies and strategies.

The DP programme is managed by a Programme Management Unit in Kabul Management Office and by five Project Offices: Ghazni, Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif, Wardak, and Taloqan. The Programme covers 59 districts in 14 Provinces of the country.

The psychosocial trainer will be responsible for psychosocial support component of disability programme in SCA. The psychosocial counselling trainer is primarily responsible for providing capacity building trainings to disability programme staff of RMOs. The trainer will need to conduct field visits and provide constructive feedbacks to the relevant staff.

The incumbent will work under direct supervision of Head of Disability Programme

Main Responsibilities:

  • Supporting staff in conducting group sessions with persons need psychosocial services.
  • Performing individual assessments, drawing up treatments, plans and providing counselling and psychological support to needy people.
  • Supporting SCA in conducting need assessment or context analysis on mental health related issues.
  • Build capacity of staff on assessing and diagnosing clients experiencing symptoms of psychological distress.
  • Supporting team in examining social issues that may influence a client's mental well-being, including peer pressure, bullying, substance use, prejudice, disabilities, and health issues.
  • Support team in developing referral mechanism to other health professionals as well as to other resources available in community or nearby place.
  • Planning, executing, and follow up capacity building trainings to the social trainers, CBRWs and other disability projects staff.
  • Developing SOPs (Standard Operation Procedures) for the psychosocial support component of DP with support of senior disability programme specialist.
  • Conducting field visits from disability projects in RMOs.
  • Assess the capacity of Disability projects field staff in the regions specifically social trainers and CBRWs and develop the training and individual staff capacity development plan
  • To ensure confidentiality including all client’s records are safe and secure in all RMOs.
  • Train social trainers and CBRWs on case identification, counselling, and follow up.
  • Develop psychosocial counselling tools and templates.
  • Support social integration team in conducting awareness sessions.
  • Report on monthly, and quarterly basis and ad hoc to immediate supervisor.
  • Keep record of psychosocial counselling component.
  • Promote an attitude of team spirit and a strong focus on quality
  • Develop and maintain professional working relations with CBR team
  • Attend all relevant meetings request by line manager and staff.

  • Job Requirements:

    Qualifications & Requirements:

    Qualifications:        Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and relevant field (University degree in Psychology or Social Work and a Valid certificate from Ministry of Health certifying as Professional Counsellor).

    Experience:               A minimum of 3- 4 years of work experience in Psychological/ Psychosocial counselling.

    Others:

    Psychosocial Counsellor must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and excellent negotiation and communication skills.

    Ability to travel to the field where the disability programme of SCA operates.

    Ability of conducting trainings

    Ability to clearly express one’s thoughts to analyse and present information clearly and concisely.

    Ability to set priorities and show initiative to work independently and as part of a team.

    Ability to maintain the confidentiality of clients’ files.

    Knowledge of case management and crisis intervention techniques.

    Good communication and interpersonal skills.

    Flexibility and ability to manage change.


    Submission Guideline:

    Application Procedures:

    • Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.
    • To apply online please send your application / CV to through LINK below:

     https://scahris.odoo.com/jobs/announcements/detail/psychosocial-trainer-3

    • Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and/or interview.
    • Applications after the given deadline is not accepted.

    SCA is committed to ethical standards, a safe and inclusive work environment. Our work is based on our values: Responsiveness, Equality, Impartiality, Social Justice, and Integrity.

    Background and reference checks are part of the recruitment process and will be conducted for the successful candidate.

    Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.


    Submission Email:

    https://scahris.odoo.com/jobs/announcements/detail/psychosocial-trainer-3



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