Psychosocial Counselor

January 31, 2024
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Job Description

About Islamic Relief Worldwide Afghanistan:

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is an esteemed international humanitarian relief organization, headquartered in Birmingham, UK. With consultative status from the United Nations Economic and Social Council, IRW adheres to the Code of Conduct for International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements and NGOs in Disaster Relief. Operating in Afghanistan for over 23 years, Islamic Relief has been a beacon of hope, delivering emergency relief and transformative development projects to the most vulnerable populations. Established in 1999, the Afghanistan office has been dedicated to emergency relief, food security, livelihood, education, health, nutrition, shelter, orphan sponsorship, Ramadan, and Qurbani programs.

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The PSS Counsellor plays a vital role as a dedicated professional providing comprehensive psycho-social counseling to patients. Responsibilities include screening, identifying, and triaging individuals with mental health issues, using standardized scales to determine severity. The PSS Counsellor conducts counseling sessions in a comfortable and private environment, ensuring patient well-being.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a field activities plan in coordination with the project medical doctor.
  • Identify and assess children, women, and girls for psychosocial support in targeted communities.
  • Schedule and conduct field meetings with CDC heads, women leaders, parents, and other beneficiaries.
  • Implement psychosocial predeveloped training plans in target communities.
  • Establish a referral system for cases requiring further PSS support or other services.
  • Provide context-related PSS support at individual, family, and community levels.
  • Conduct psychosocial group activities tailored to specific needs and capacities.
  • Collaborate with faith leaders and relevant authorities to implement psychosocial activities.
  • Support social mobilizers in conducting awareness sessions for project beneficiaries.
  • Undertake any other project-related tasks assigned by the project officer.

Job Requirements:


Bachelor’s in Psychology


1-2 Years

Functional Area:

Health Care

Submission Guideline:

Interested and qualified national candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and an updated CV through the following link: Job Application Link

The closing date for applications is 03-Feb-2024. Please ensure the subject line of your email includes the Vacancy Announcement number and the position title. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test/interview.

Note: The written test/interview may occur on a rolling basis due to the urgent need for the position.

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