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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

RC Basic Counselling Skills Consultant Job in Kenya

Consultant Basic Counselling Skills
Sector: Women's Protection and Empowerment 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Consultant  

Employee Category: Full Time
Background and Rationale: Since September 2010, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has been implementing Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Hagadera refugee camp and in Kambioos camp since September 2011. 

The GBV program is designed to ensure women and girls are better protected and empowered to access opportunities, services, and support responsive to their needs.  

A key element of IRC’s GBV programming is the provision of survivor centered comprehensive case management including psychosocial support to GBV survivors who access services.  

Currently, the IRC has a team of 65 staff responsible for GBV programming. Given the complex and demanding nature of work, there is a need to capacity build community workers to improve on service delivery

Purpose of the Consultancy
  • To create a deeper understanding on basic counselling skills and knowledge to the community workers
  • To create self awareness to help them understand different personalities at the work place
  • To understand the importance of ethics in counseling.
Key Topics / Tasks
  • Basic counselling skills and techniques
  • Counseling ethics
  • How to conduct group therapy sessions for SGBV survivors
  • Different personalities at the work place
  • Enhanced understanding of basic counselling skills, techniques, ethics and counselling practice through sample sessions.
  • The Consultant will work in coordination with the WPE Manager who will review the training report before signing the certificate of completion
  • Training and handouts for participants
  • Training report
Duration: Two weeks (14th -25th Sep 2015) whereas the weekends will not be inclusive.

 Consultants Responsibilities
  • To meet cost of medical expenses during the consulting period.
  • To meet the cost of meals during the consulting period
  • Prepare training curriculum and handouts
  • Facilitation of the training
  • Issue certificates of attendance
IRC Responsibilities
  • Provide transport to and from the training venue and any other logistics involved
  • Pay consultancy fees at a mutually agreed rate
  • Provide training materials necessary for facilitation and writing materials for the participants
  • Organize for the training venue
  • Meet expenses related to the training such as conference package and accommodation
  • MSC in Counseling Psychology
  • 3-5 years experience in counseling and training
  • Experience working in GBV programs
  • Experience in Kenya and/or a refugee-setting, preferred
  • Be registered with an accredited counseling body
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  

International allowances are not available for this position. 

Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

IRC leading the way from harm to home.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request  for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: IRCKenya@rescue.org or report to the nearest police.

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