Call for consultancy service in trauma counselling

Duty station: Lamwo

Service period: 6 months

GRG is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to join a grassroots non-governmental organisation which specialises in trauma recovery, reconciliation and reintegration of former child soldiers, refugees and other war-affected communities in northern Uganda.

We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified trauma counsellor with at least three years of comprehensive experience working with remote communities in northern Uganda or a similar context. Candidates should have experience working with both groups and individuals with extensive histories of conflict, physical and emotional trauma, abduction and SGBV. The candidate will work as part of and alongside a multidisciplinary team of field and office staff to participate and supervise GRG’s psychosocial and trauma recovery projects. With a particular task to develop an internal trauma and recovery training module to strengthen GRG psychosocial work, based on best practices and latest developments within the field.

Key specific deliverables:

  • Providing the technical support and leadership required for the successful implementation of all GRG’s psychosocial support activities.
  • Participate in the development and facilitation of professional, effective and appropriate psychosocial programming.
  • Provide professional and confidential services to SBGV and trauma survivors.
  • Conduct, supervise and provide training and technical support to staff members for 1:1 trauma-focused psychological interventions to adolescents and adults who are experiencing mental health difficulties including PTSD, depression and anxiety.
  • Assist with preparing all relevant reports regarding GRG’s psychosocial activities.
  • Lead awareness-raising and/or sensitisation sessions on topics such as SGBV, stigmatisation, substance abuse, trauma recovery, domestic violence and land conflict in collaboration with other staff members.
  • Conduct and supervise the design and facilitation of stress-management sessions, peace mediation sessions and conflict resolution training.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of training for community peer counsellors.
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the psychosocial projects.
  • Perform any other professional duties assigned by the Country Director.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideal candidates will have obtained a Bachelor’s degree plus a Master’s degree in Trauma Counselling or Clinical Psychology, as well as a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in trauma recovery with post-conflict communities in northern Uganda or a similar context.
  • Those candidates who have obtained only Bachelor’s degree or higher diploma in Trauma Counselling or Psychology must preferably demonstrate at least 5 years’ experience working on trauma recovery with post-conflict communities in northern Uganda or a similar context.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the unique challenges associated with working with people who have experience extensive histories of trauma and continue to experience complex and difficult living conditions.
  • Experience in supervising and leading the training of other staff, peer counsellors and/or in peace mediation and conflict resolution is advantageous.
  • All candidates should have excellent report writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently.

Application procedure:

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to

Please indicate your expected consultancy fee in your cover letter.

Deadline: 15th March 2020

Unfortunately, we receive a large number of applications and although we carefully review each one, we cannot respond or provide feedback to those candidates who do not reach the interview stage. Thank you for your understanding on this matter and please accept our apologies in advance.