Job at ARC : Counselor (Deadline: 02 February 2018)

Job at ARC : Counselor (Deadline:  02 February 2018)

Job at ARC : Counselor (Deadline: 02 February 2018)


ARC seeks to work with partners, communities and displaced persons and refugees, in all the refugee sites in Rwanda to address risk of SGBV – through prevention and mitigation strategies and promoting resilience, and strengthening national and community-based systems that will prevent and mitigate SGBV. The program will also enable survivors and those at risk of SGBV to access care and support. ARC will support local and national capacity to create lasting solutions around SGBV.

ARC is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to be part of and contribute to accomplishing this NEW ambitious and exciting project – in the position of Counselor. This position is full time, based in Mugobwa Refugee Camp inGisagara District.  


Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for case management and psychosocial support of vulnerable women, including survivors of violence at site level.
  • Provide case management services, including interviews with clients, assessments, and care plans; and maintain case records – and implementation reporting.
  • Provide referrals for survivors according to their wishes; accompany survivors to support services, police or family as requested.
  • Coordination with outreach volunteers for support of cases and also train them to provide basic emotional support and referrals.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor or recognized advanced diploma or equivalent in Social work, public health, or any other similar field.
  • Three years’ experience working with women and children in conflict or refugee settings required. Experience working in GBV programs, and with survivors of GBV is preferred.
  • Recognized counseling training, certification and experience required.
  • Cultural understanding and context preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, with good spoken and written English & the local language required. MS Computer competency.


Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor – via email to with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is February 2nd 2018 at 16:00hrs.

Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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