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Assistant Psychosocial Coordinator Counselling and Well-being

Organizational Context
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.

Position Description
JRS is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Assistant Psychosocial Coordinator Counselling and Well-being.  Primary responsibilities will be to develop and deliver a range of healing and therapeutic responses at individual and group level that meet the needs of the beneficiaries and assist in healing and well-being.  Special attention, though not exclusive attention, will be required to assist Survivors of Gender Based Violence. The position is one that leads a small team who also engaged in psychological first aid and counselling and so involves, leading on professional standard, training and supervision of team members. The position includes duties to report on programme activities and to contribute to the over management of the psychosocial department and over all JRS Maban Project in partnership with the other assistant coordinators and coordinators and Project Senior Management.

Maban, Upper Nile, South Sudan

Report to
Project director

  • Lead and supervise JRS Maban Counselling and Well-being Services Team.
  • Support and supervise individual members of the team.
  • Deliver individual counselling services to beneficiaries.
  • Build capacity of team members through training and supervision.
  • Review, and design and maintain referral and client systems in conjunction with Department Coordinator.
  • Prepare reports and contribute to project reporting, project planning and project implementation.
  • Liaise and work with other JRS partners as appropriate and as delegation permits.
  • Enhance organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Maintain project files as required (both in hard and soft copies), administrative instruction and other related documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Management.


Essential qualifications

  • Degree in Counselling/ Psychology
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional/academic experience in Counselling or similar field
  • Skills in training adults
  • Experience of managing a small team
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines in hardship and stressful situations and meet deadlines
  • Patience, perseverance and ability to work flexibly in stressful environments and a simple lifestyle
  • Proactive and self-motivated. 

Desirable qualifications

  • Knowledge of the local language
  • Knowledge of oral and written Arabic language
  • Prior experience with JRS
  • Understanding of the role of faith-based institutions in humanitarian work and ensuring its mission and values are envisioned in all the work


Contract is for one year, renewable with an initial probationary period of three months. The JRS remuneration policy is aligned with the JRS ethos to offer effective and professional services and at the same time express solidarity with the people served. The salary is calculated with the use of a post-adjustment multiplier and takes into account years of relevant experience and degree of responsibility of the role. Details will be discussed with short-listed candidates.

Contact information

How to apply:
Please send your CV and a cover letter that indicates what skills and experience you have that meets the criteria and your availability. The CV (maximum 3 pages) should include contacts (phone and email) for three referees. Kindly send the application to: before the end of the closing date.

N.B: Applications that have not met these guidelines will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Friday 2 November, 2018. 

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