Psychosocial Counsellor (Female) (Faryab, Afghanistan) 76 views

Job Description

Scope of work:   He/ she will provide psychosocial support, basic case management support to vulnerable women and girls through individual counselling follow up support, referrals, and dissemination of information on available services to encourage access to services. She will in collaboration with the PSS/ Training Officer oversee provision of psychosocial /group support, skills building with local partner, information sessions and other recreational activities that promote social support networks and cohesion with women and girls at Community health education/PSS centre. Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • PSS Counselling to women and girls.
  • Provide direct support and care to vulnerable women and girls, including counselling and basic case management. Case management services will include:
  • Assessment of needs of clients
  • Developing an action plan with clients
  • Implementing the plan with clients
  • Provide physical accompaniment to vulnerable women and girls if requested to access medical and other services according to their wishes, choices and decisions
  • Conduct direct and regular follow up with clients through home visits and based on thier wishes and consent.
  • Case closure (if and when appropriate)
  • Ensure proper documentation of work accomplished.
  • Follow guiding principles of respect, confidentiality, and safety/security and non- discrimination while providing services to women and girls.
  • Monitor how the referral pathway is working through making direct follow ups with other organizations that are providing services to women and girls.
  • Support to conduct and help plan and organize psychosocial/ group support activities with women and adolescent girls to meet the emotional needs of them, build support networks among women/girls
  • Support PSS Officer / Training Officer to conduct trainings to community-based volunteers on basic concepts, guiding principles, provision of Psychological First Aid and the referral mechanisms and pathways for their respective communities.
  • The job location depends on assignment and might change based on projects evolving needs.
  • Manage cases in line with the SOPs, adhere to standard documentation processes and follow best practice guidance
  • Able to lead, trained, supervise, facilitate, motivate community focal points  Working in a team and ensure that problems are identified in the initial stages and solved those amicably.  Attending all relevant meetings requested by supervisor relevant to the project goals. Assist in other duties requested by the supervisor.

Safeguarding policy for Staff:

  • Respect and follow International Medical Corps Safeguarding policy and never neglect, abuse, harm and exploit children, young people, and adult at risk, Report any actual or suspicious harm to the children and vulnerable adult caused by staff and program.



Focus on the Client: Seeks to understand problems from the clients’ point of view, identifies clients’ needs and finds appropriate solutions. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others and shows real commitment to maintaining open communication with the client and team members. Relationships: Has good interpersonal relationships with (community leaders, supervisors, community Focal Points, and other actors etc.). Professionalism: Has the knowledge and understanding of project implementation strategies and approaches, SOPs and project monitoring systems. Ability to think critically, work under pressure, meet commitments/deadlines, and show persistence in facing challenges.

Problem solving: Provides solutions to problems

Adaptability: Easily adapts to the work routine, adaptability to live and interact with project staff and counterparts, capacity, and ability to live and / or work in environments where projects are implementing. Teamwork: Committed to working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve project tasks for the team. Willing to learn from others and open to giving and receiving feedback. Flexibility/adaptability: This requires the candidate to have the sufficient capacity to adapt to the IMC work methodology as well as to different work environments (office and field) that the candidate might have later during a mission. Important Point: You will be asked to travel or can be deployed in anywhere within the program area to perform services. There may be some insecure areas where you may need to travel and perform the activity without any hesitation in coordination with security department.


International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief programs. IMC is carrying out medical relief services in several provinces of Afghanistan.

Job Requirements

  • Graduated from a recognized higher education in Social Work, Psychology/,or recognized institute of MOPH on  Counselling or midwifery institute. Minimum 1-2 years of experience working with government and/or NGOs in the field of protection/women and girls programming, social work / case management Good coordination, networking, inter-personal and relationship building skills, and diplomacy. Attitudes and aptitude aligned with the positions are essential. Good communication and liaison skills with community and all staffs. Good capacity and analysis of conflict management in order to provide advises to the population. Written and spoken English is a plus. To be able to propose solutions to the identified problems/challenges. Flexibility is requested regarding the working hours and the live-in community after the working hours. Preference will be given to local candidates.

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2 years


8 Months


As per organizational salary scale

Submission Guideline

You are kindly requested to send your written CV or resume through email and mention the vacancy number and title of the position in the subject line. Application received after the closing date and without subject line will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for written test. Interested candidates should send their application to the following email address:


Important: To ensure an open, transparent staff selection process pleases certify in your application form that I have no relative or personal relationship with International Medical Corps employees if yes, please disclose the Name, Position and Relation, otherwise your CV will be not considered for shortlist


International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document. 


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