Counselor in Herat

Job Location: Herat
Nationality: Afghan
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: As Per WVA Salary Scale
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: World Vision International
Experience: At least 2 years work experience in field of psych
Contract Duration: 10 Months
Gender: Male
Education: Bachelor degree of psychology or medical assistant is required
Closing Date: 2021-11-30

About World Vision International:

World Vision Afghanistan (WVA) has been working in Badghis, Herat and Ghor provinces for more than 15 years addressing health, education and livelihood and protection issues to improve the well-being of girls and boys. The relationship with the Afghanistan government at the national, provincial, district and village levels is very strong, as is the relationship with the communities in which WVA works. Together with the government and the communities in the target areas, WVA has been working to achieve its national strategy for improving the survival and wellbeing of Afghan girls and boys through building the foundation for a better future for them, their families, and their communities.

There are five strategic sectors that World Vision Afghanistan is focusing upon in order to achieve this:  Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, WASH and Livelihoods.

World Vision Afghanistan is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees, volunteers, and all its affiliates to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. WV takes diligent measures to screen out all people who might seek to use WV to harm children or adult beneficiaries, or whose past actions indicate an unacceptable risk of such harm.  Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedures include extensive identification checks and an appropriate criminal record/police background check and disclosure of criminal records prior to employment or engagement with WV in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.

Job Description:


Counselor will lead and support systematic identification of individuals and groups with needs of Mental Health and Psychosocial support. Conduct psychosocial support and life skill sessions and trainings for community psychosocial supporters, children, youth, teachers and families at the schools.


Assessment and mobilization

  • Conduct community and other stakeholders’ discussions and meetings to identify mental health and psychosocial problems, perceptions and services.
  • Engage and collaborate with Specialized Mental Health and Psychosocial support service providers to provide services in non-stigmatized way.
  • Identify knowledge, attitude and practice gaps on psychosocial and child protection intervention


Capacity building and standardization

  • Conduct sensitization training for community leaders and volunteer community psychosocial supporters on Mental health and Psychosocial supports
  • Provide psychosocial support and life skill sessions to youth clubs and teachers.
  • In collaboration with other professionals, participate in the development of clear Standard Operation Procedure for referral of cases for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.
  • Provide life skill and psychosocial support sessions on weekly basis for school club members.
  • Develop action plans for formal and informal psychological managements of psychosocial problems in the care settings
  • Liaise with health workers and teachers on case management follow up and technical support needs.


Monitoring and evaluation

  • Follow up the alignment of Psychological First Aid(PFA) standards to the effective and appropriate provision of psychological care and support in the schools and targeted community
  • Provide weekly report to the Psychosocial Support Project Supervisor on the psychosocial support and life skill sessions, trainings conducted and challenges encountered
  • Engage in the baseline and evaluation assessments for the project

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor degree of psychology or medical assistant is required,
  • Dari, Pashto- Fluent Written & Speaking
  • Excellent local communication  and facilitation skills (oral and written).


  • At least 2 years work experience in field of psychsocial.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in Dari
  • Strong capacity in providing training & facilitation skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of child rights and protection

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Substantial field and community development experience with development projects.
  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail orientation.
  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.
  • Influencing individuals & groups
  • Practicing continuous innovation & creativity
  • Understanding WV’s mission & operations
  • Learning for growth and development

Work Environment

  • Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.


Submission Guideline:

The application closing date is 30-Nov-2021. Please submit your resume and one-page cover letter outlining how you meet the job requirements by email to

Please write on the subject of your Email the Vacancy Number (WVA1202) also avoid sending an attachment of big size (above 1024 KB) if you want your application/CV to be considered.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written tests and interviews.
  • Local candidates are highly encouraged to apply. 
  •   را در عنوان ایمیل خود ذکر کنید (WVA1202) لطفا کد اعلان کاری

Applications with insufficient, incomplete and inconsistent information to make a determination will not be considered.

Phone +93 402231174 | Mobile:+93 799 838 452

Dear Applicants,

Please kindly note: As a mitigation measure, and in order to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, during this time we would not be able to receive hard copies of CVs / Applications. We kindly encourage you to apply online. 

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