Counselling Psychologist

Counselling Psychologist

Jesuit Refugee Service (Jrs)

Counselling Psychologist

Details of the offer

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. The organisation was founded in November 1980 and has a presence in over 50 countries. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term wellbeing of refugees and displaced persons, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. JRS offers opportunities to a wide variety of staff, local and international, while maintaining a realistic and localised scheme of salary/stipend, insurance, etc.


Psychosocial support.
Conduct one on one counselling sessions to refugees in distress in specific areas assigned in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement.

Facilitate group therapy and family therapy sessions

Support the design and implementation of therapeutic models for group and individual therapeutic intervention

Provide supervision to community counsellors and complimentary healing therapists

Conduct trainings on mental health and psychosocial themes

Carry out an in-depth assessment of needs of refugees in distress and design of methodologies to address these needs with a multidisciplinary approach.

Conduct sensitization forums and psychoeducation to members of the community

Ensure that clients’ records are kept up to date and that the principle of confidentiality is adhered to

Maintain appropriate documentation and reporting tools.

Be actively involved in advocacy on behalf of refugees.

Offer support to the Kakuma Project in other areas as needed.


Keep the Pro informed on the activities of the project by providing relevant correspondence, reports and meeting minutes.

Responsible for prompt submission of all Counselling and Mental Health reports required.

Keep proper records and reports of all clients attended to and referred for further assistance.


In conjunction with the Counselling Coordinator represent JRS in MHPSS meetings and other inter agency meetings relevant to the counselling department.

Work collaboratively with the counselling and the rest of JRS team and with other stakeholders as instructed e.g. UNHCR, LWF, IRC, IsraAID, etc.

Represent JRS at stakeholders’ meetings as necessary.
Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 2 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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