Position: Clinical Psychologist
Reports to: Project Coordinator as line supervisor but over role supervisor – MHPSS Supervisor
Location: BidiBidi, Rhino, Imvepi, Kiryandongo Nakivale, Rwamwanja, Oruchinga Kyaka II, Kyangwali,  Lobule,  Yumbe,  Adjumani,  Arua,  Moyo,  Lamwo,  Amuru, Nwoya, Kaabong, Amudat, Moroto, Nakapiripirit, Kasese, Buliisa and Hoima (15 persons)

Job Purpose
The overall purpose of the job is to provide technical support to the project team in mental health and psychosocial support interventions , support training programmes for the project implementation team on MHPSS assessments and management, provide quality assurance during project implementation, supervision of social workers, recording learning and coming up with adaptable intervention approaches to support effective implementation of the project goals and objectives in relation to the TPO Uganda MHPSS intervention and services manual and the LASC MHPSS principles . The position will be a field based and an integral part of project delivery unit; providing overall monitoring and clinical supervision and quality assurance during the project implementation to the social workers in accordance to the project theory of change and the IASC MHPSS principles guided closely by the TPO Uganda MHPSS intervention and services manual

Responsibilities Related to project implementation

ü  Clinical Supervision: The Clinical Psychologist will be responsible for supervising Social Workers by providing guidance throughout the implementation of the Project MHPSS intervention approach.

ü  case management system, build up case management repository for the project in accordance to the standard case
management principles and TPO Uganda case management process

ü  Assessment and diagnosis; provide guidance towards the use of the various global and internal assessment tools in
relation to the project need and guide on intervention approach in accordance to diagnosis.

ü      Mainstream PSS into all projects activities and build resource materials for MHPSS adaptable to the project according to the project theory of change.

ü  Capacity strengthening and enhancement; Training Social Workers, partners and Community Support Structures
on MHPSS, mhGAP HIG, PFA and any other skills as required by project objectives and arising needs during implementation provide support supervision, consultation, and mentoring, provide specialized clinical care to
beneficiaries, support Social Workers manage difficult MHPSS cases and support run Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions, Psychological first Aid, problem management Plus as well as social therapy sessions.

ü  Conduct quarterly review meetings with community support structure members (Crisis team members, VPAs) to review
progress, challenges and developing actions to improve psychosocial work in the settlements/ project scope.

Person Specifications knowledge and experience

Master’s in clinical psychology. Membership of any psychology association is an added advantage. Research experience and sound clinical practice experience is an added advantage. Knowledge in the following areas is required: It includes knowledge in therapeutic remedies, making mental health assessments and diagnosis, IASC principles and guidelines; advocacy theories and principles; and sound knowledge of CBT intervention modules and mhGAP HIG. Working experience in the civil society sector, excellent organization and coordination skills, must be result-oriented and working experience in refugee setting is an added advantage.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees and a table showing your past 3- year salary history to: Human Resources Manager, TPO Uganda, P.O Box 21646 Kampala, Uganda, email: info@tpoug.org or hand deliver is most preferable to Plot 652, Block 257, Wamala Close, Munyonyo or nearest TPO Uganda field office country wide.

  • Deadline: January 31, 2021.
  • Positions with various locations do indicate at least 3 preferred areas
    for deployment.

TPO Uganda is an equal opportunities employer that does not discriminate on any basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, thus, if you do not hear from us by
12th February 2021, you are not considered.