Job at The association of Genocide Widows Agahozo (AVEGA): District Counselor and Counselor In Impinganzima Hostel (Deadline: 08th March 2019)

Job at The association of Genocide Widows Agahozo (AVEGA): District Counselor  and Counselor In Impinganzima Hostel (Deadline: 08th March 2019)


Job at The association of Genocide Widows Agahozo (AVEGA): District Counselor and Counselor In Impinganzima Hostel (Deadline: 08th March 2019)

Headquartered in Kigali Rwanda, Remera sector. The association of Genocide Widows Agahozo (AVEGA) was created to help reintegrated Genocide widows, their dependents and survivors in General back into Rwandan society following the 1994 Genocide committed against Tutsi. Today, AVEGA has district Counselors and Counselors in Impinganzima Hostels who are providing psychological counseling services and advocacy for Genocide survivors.

AVEGA under the agreement with FARG, seek to recruit one qualified District Counselor and one Counselor in Impinganzima Hostel to undertake individual, group counseling and doing advocacy for survivors of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

*Opening date for applications: 22nd February, 2019

*Closing date for the applications: 8th March, 2019

  1. District Counselor (1)
  • Reporting to: Coordinator (Team Leader)
  • Job location: Huye District

Main Duties:

Under the direct supervision of Coordinator, District Counselor will be responsible for the following activities/ services:

  • Carry out Counseling services for Genocide survivors
  • Advocating and guidance for needy survivors
  • Organizing training for APS
  • To continuously Monitoring and evaluating FARG’s supported activities
  • Keep the coordinator and district social protection officers updated on the progress and obstacles of FARG funded projects/activities
  • Attend district coordination and partners meetings in his/her area of coverage
  • Providing monthly reports
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the executive secretariat of AVEGA

Requirement:

  • Should have Bachelor’s degree  in clinical Psychology or mental health
  • Good interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills
  • Demonstrated computer based skills, including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and e-mail
  • Developed level of initiative and able to work semi-independently and solve problems
  • Experience of three years in offering individual counseling /therapy in a similar organizational context, and able to demonstrate a clear understanding of how this context impacts on therapeutic decisions
  • Experience in advocacy of genocide survivors
  • Experience of facilitating therapeutic groups and/or brief focused workshops
  • Ability to work as part of a large team and to manage the stress associated with peaks in demand
  • Commitment to follow policies of the AVEGA Counselling Service, including flexible working when required
  • Commitment to follow policies of partners (FARG, RBC, Districts….)
  • Background in General nursing will be an advantage




  1. Counselor In Impinganzima Hostel (1) (Huye)
  • Reporting to: Coordinator of Impinganzima Hostel

Main Duties:

Under the direct supervision of Coordinator, District counselor will be responsible for the following activities/services:

  • Carry out counseling services for childless widows/widowers living in Impinganzima Hostel
  • Identify psychological, emotional or behavioral issues
  • Diagnose psychological, emotional or behavioral disorders
  • Develop and implement treatment plans and therapeutic processes
  • Help clients define goals and plan action to achieve personal, social, educational and -vocational development and adjustment
  • Monitor client progress through regular meetings or sessions.
  • Attend district coordination and partners meetings in his/her area of coverage
  • Providing monthly reports
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the executive secretariat of AVEGA

Requirement:

  • Should have Bachelor’s degree  in clinical Psychology
  • Good interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills
  • Demonstrated computer based skills, including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and e-mail
  • Developed level of initiative and able to work semi-independently and solve problems
  • Experience of three years in offering individual counseling/therapy in a similar organizational context, and able to demonstrate a clear understanding of how this context impacts on therapeutic decisions
  • Experience of facilitating therapeutic groups and/or brief focused workshops
  • Ability to work as part of a large team and to manage the stress associated with peaks in demand
  • Commitment to follow policies of the AVEGA Counseling Service, including flexible working when required
  • Commitment to follow policies of partners (FARG, RBC, Districts….)
  • Background in General nursing will be an advantage

Interested candidate should submit their applications including a copy of education certificate, copy of ID, CV and a motivation letter specifying the position applied for, addressed to the Legal Representative of AVEGA AGAHOZO.

The applications will be deposited in the Secretariat of AVEGA AGAHOZO located in Gasabo District, Remera sector not later than 08th March, 2019   at 5 PM.

All applications will be treated in confidential and due to large number of applications, only selected candidates will be contacted.

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