Local Peace Advisor /EFK (Clinical Psychologist/Counselor) at ARCT-RUHUKA (Rwandese Association of Trauma Counsellors): (Deadline 4 July 2022)

Local Peace Advisor /EFK (Clinical Psychologist/Counselor) at ARCT-RUHUKA (Rwandese Association of Trauma Counsellors): (Deadline 4 July 2022)

Local Peace Advisor /EFK (Clinical Psychologist/Counselor) at ARCT-RUHUKA (Rwandese Association of Trauma Counsellors): (Deadline 4 July 2022)



The Rwandan Organization of Professional Counselors ARCT – Ruhuka  is a National Nonprofit making Organization , formed in April 30th 1998 and officially registered under the Ministerial Decree No.97/11 on 28 July, 2004 and registered by Rwanda Governance Board  (RGB).  The organization was started to support survivors of psychological trauma, through integrated and holistic services for prevention, care, and healing to facilitate recovery for sustainable unity and reconciliation, peace and development.

Our mission: is to lead the development and application of innovative psychosocial approaches to mental health services and strengthen professional capacity in understanding, treating and preventing mental health problems for sustainable development.

Our Vision: ARCT-Ruhuka envisages a Rwanda where all people have access to integrated mental health services.

ARCT-RUHUKA operates country wide and intervenes in the field of psychosocial that contributes directly to psychosocial reintegration and building peace at individual, family and community levels through different projects, under four major programs: Training, Counseling and Clinical Supervision, Information Education and Communication and Institutional Capacity building.

In partnership and with financial support from GIZ/ZFD, under the Refugee Component ,  ARCT-Ruhuka wish to recruit a Clinical Psychologist or Counselor to work as Local Peace Advisor (Known as EFK) to support and manage the overall psychosocial interventions in Kigeme and Mugombwa Refugee camps.

POSITION : Local Peace Advisor /EFK (Clinical Psychologist/Counselor)

The purpose of the position is to support the overall implementation and day to day management, monitoring and evaluation of project activities to achieve psychosocial reintegration.

Key Duties: Under the supervision of ARCT-Ruhuka program manager , the Local Peace Advisor /EFK   will be responsible  for the following:


  • Will be part of ARCT –Ruhuka Technical  Team (TT)
  • Overall day to day management and Coordination of  Psychosocial intervention in  project activities and budget  in the refugee camps
  • Develop project and its budget, according to the needs on ground
  • Develop detailed project implementation /work plan and provide professional progress reports including; formal weekly, monthly quarterly and annual Plans and Reports.
  • Carry out Psychosocial training needs assessment and identify existing gaps for building capacities and appropriate interventions in refugee camps.
  • Developing an integrated and tailored training manual/module for training of psychosocial workers /volunteers in camps of operation
  • In partnership with key partners in the camps , Select participants for training
  • Organize and conduct training of trainers (TOT), Community Psychosocial Workers(CPWs), partners,  Clinical supervisors and peer to peer support
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation tools for ARCT-Ruhuka refugee  Component project intervention, that will help to capture project progress and impact over time
  • Regularly monitor and  collect necessary data and create project data base
  • Work closely with other partners in the refugee camp to create synergy among different interveners in the camp
  • Provide Clinical Supervise to the Trained CPWs / volunteers as required, to strengthen their capacity , own/self-care and quality services
  • Receive clients and  handle referred cases by CPWs and/or Community Facilitators for further professional counseling as needed
  • Attend project coordination and other organized meetings in the camp and  represent ARCT –Ruhuka as required
  • Strengthen and maintain good  partnerships with key stake holders
  • Putting in place strategies to ensure high quality and professional services to the beneficiaries
  • Create and maintain  networks  of relevant interveners/stake holders for referral purposes , and maintain their data base for sustainability of the  project
  • Create data base with clear statistics, best practices /lessons learnt, challenges and strategies (success stories /theories of change) and provide timely reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills/Qualities Required 

  • Ability to motivate people and work effectively in teams and partnerships with a various groups of stakeholders
  • A person of integrity and trust worthy , transparent and accountable
  • Demonstrate leadership and managerial skills ,
  • Able to make clear decisions ,  and work with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to develop Professional modules, provide training, clinical supervision and counseling.
  • Good interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills
  • Developed computer skills, including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, e-mail, outlook and others
  • Developed level of initiative , creativity and able to work semi-independently and solve problems under tight deadlines
  • Willingness to work and live in a rural setting , working in hardships ,
  • Both  men and women are encouraged to apply

PS: The candidate must be a resident or ready to stay near the camps of operation

Education and Experience required

  • Bachelor degree (A0 )  in Clinical psychology, Counseling psychology or other related disciplines with at least 3  years practical  field experience
  • Prior experience in psychosocial field is required and having worked in refugee camps is an  added advantage
  • Previous experience in psychosocial training, clinical supervision and counseling is required
  • Proven  experience in a variety areas of psychosocial approaches  and clinical intervention

Language Requirements:

Proficiency in English or French language is required (spoken and written); Kinyarwanda is obligatory and Swahili is an added value.


 Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • Signed CV with most recent experiences and at least 3 reference
  • Notified copies  of academic qualifications
  • Copy of ID

The above required documents should be addressed to The Chairperson, ARCT-Ruhuka,. Documents can be deposited at ARCT-Ruhuka Head Offices in Kibagabaganot later than Monday 4th July, 2022 at 12:00 or by Email with all the required documents attached to: arctrecruitment22@gmail.com

For any other information, please contact us on telephone no 250 787104307 (ARCT-Ruhuka) Note: Due to the big volume of applications, only pre-selected candidates will be contacted for next stage of recruitment process.   

ARCT-Ruhuka is  committed to safe guarding of all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities whom we work with, and takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Done at Kigali 22/06/2022

Kaligirwa Annonciata 

Chairperson ARCT-Ruhuka 


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