Psychosocial Worker in Kabul

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: According to HI salary scale
No. Of Jobs: 2
Organization: Handicap International
Experience: At least 2 year related experiance
Contract Duration: 8 Months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Studies in Psychology (University degree holder)
Closing Date: 2021-12-04

About Handicap International:

HI has been supporting the Afghan people since 1987, starting its operations in Pakistan. Since 1996, HI has been operating across Afghanistan in order to launch victim assistance interventions, working at different levels of the society and adopting a cross-sectoral approach. While present on the ground to directly support victims of the conflict through the provision of a range of services – from physical rehabilitation, to mine risk education and inclusive livelihoods – HI has been continuously advocating to increase the rights of victims and other people with disabilities in the country. In particular, and in line with its global strategy and priorities, HI has been advocating to reduce the use of landmines and conventional weapons. Acknowledging the need to respond to the urgent emergency crises combined with longer term, chronic gaps in the provision of services, HI has steadily expanded its range of activities and services in order to support the most vulnerable people, enhancing their resilience while strengthening participation and inclusion of all individuals.

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, with strong functional links with the PSS Technical Advisor, the psychosocial worker (PSW) will provide hospital base services to individuals, families and groups affected by the conflict / disasters upsurge in Kabul.

 The PSW will:

  • Provide quality assessment of psychosocial needs of persons experiencing psychological distress and persons with disabilities, )including children, and their caregivers, in coordination with the Physiotherapists.
  • Support persons with psychological distress by providing quality direct response to the psychosocial needs identified, through individual, family or group interventions within the Handicap International comprehensive approach.
  • Provide indirect response through referrals to stakeholders working in social, protection, psychosocial and mental health sectors or any other relevant sectors according to the needs of the beneficiaries (including close follow-up on the process and response).


  1. In order to improve the rehabilitation process, assess the psychosocial issues and capacities of the beneficiaries and identified their needs in terms of psychosocial support in close collaboration with the PTs:
  • Conduct visits to individuals and families, including children, in the district hospitals or other service facilities if required.
  • Identify the nature and severity of psychosocial needs through the psychosocial assessment
  • Fill the different assessments and referral forms, when required,  according to the assessment’s criteria
  • According to the outcomes of the assessment of the beneficiaries’ needs, elaborate an appropriate action plan and, when required, ensure coordination with the Physiotherapists or Project Officer.
  1. Offer secure and appropriate psychosocial support
  • Provide psychosocial services based on the informed consent of the beneficiary and adapted to her/his needs, taking into account the limitations of the emergency responses.
  • Actively involve the beneficiaries at all stages of the assessment and response, in order to ensure the relevance and sustainability of the intervention.
  • Detect any evolution of the cases and will modify the action plan accordingly or refer to relevant colleague, superior or stakeholders
  • Excellent written & spoken in Dari and Pashto
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is an asset
  • Abilities to work within a team and collaborate
  • Ability to work with diverse beneficiaries
  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills and active listening skills
  • Able to work both independently and in a multicultural team environment
  • Willing to learn and develop professionally


  • Open and interested in disability issues
  • Capable of goodwill and humanity behaviors
  • Good organization skills
  • Abilities to properly communicate with patients, families/caretakers and medical staff
  • Adheres to the project’s vision: a world in which all forms of disabilities can be prevented, cared for or integrated, and in which the rights of people with disabilities are respected and applied

Submission Guideline:

Please send your CV and Cover letter to:


Note : Applications without mentioning the Position Title & Vacancy Number in the subject line of the email will NOT be considered.

Disabled & Females are particularly encouraged to apply

- HI has got strong stand on protection of beneficiaries.

"The Psychosocial worker will have to create and maintain an environment which prevents sexual exploitation and abuse and promotes the implementation of the code of conduct"

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