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Psychosocial and Nutrition Counselor

Date Posted: Jun 22, 2024
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    Entry Level Staff
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    Jun 25, 2024

About Afghan Family Guidance Association |AFGA

Afghan Family Guidance Association (AFGA) is an Afghan non-governmental, not-for-profit and non-political organization established in 1968. AFGA has been working in the field of Reproductive health and Rights since its inception and has recently become an associate member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

AFGA activities were suspended due to war and conflict in the country for ten years (1992-2002) and resumed its activities in 2002 with financial support from International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

IPPF is an alliance of 151 family planning associations known as Member Associations which has projects in over 180 countries. IPPF continues to be the largest civil society provider of reproductive health information and services in the world.

Job Description

The PSS Psychosocial Counsellor will be responsible for overall PSS related activities provision including but not limited to providing PSS counselling, case finding, providing awareness raising session for community resilience, case referring and reporting of the related activities. The PSS Counsellor will be an important part of health team to ensure the provision of health-related services with focus on women and girls mental health related issues.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Providing psychosocial services considering clients’ culture and age.
  • Providing of awareness raising regarding PSS related activities, PSS support and protection related issues.
  • Ensuring the integration of mental/ PSS services in AFGA Eartquake response services through full engagement participating in health education activities in community level.
  • Providing PSS counselling with individuals and groups as needed.
  • As an important member of  team contributing to overall project related activities plan preparation, reporting and documentation of the activities.
  •  PSS counsellor will be mental health and PSS focal person for all the related meetings and capacity building activities on health facility and provincial level.
  • Facilitating community members’ engagement in mental health and protection related meetings.
  • Support other health staff for their working particularly the midwife on her daily working.
  • Proper record keeping of services with extremely considering the clients related information confidentiality.
  • Any other task assigned by the team leader

Job Requirements

  • Graduated from registered university as psychology or sociology field of study.
  • Having skills of psychosocial support principles.
  • 2 years proven experience working as PSS counsellor with health sector in national or international NGOs.
  • Basic knowledge of protection principles and services particularly women and child.
  • Ability to make plans and preparing reports.
  • Able to speak Pushto and Dari.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified & interested candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position through the below-mentioned link. The AFGA HR Department can only consider applications submitted through the official online application portal. Manual applications will not be accepted. When submitting your application, please ensure that you include your CV and cover letter in a single combined PDF file. Do not attach any additional documents such as education certificates, experience letters, or other related materials 

Due to a high volume of applications received, the AFGA HR Department is will not be able to reach out individually to each candidate. If you have not received an email or call from the AFGA HR Department, please understand that your application has not been considered for this particular opening at this time.

We would like to strongly encourage qualified local candidates to apply for the current vacancy

AFGA Recruitment Process Commitment:

At AFGA, we do not accept any kind of recommendation, favoritism, or discrimination during the recruitment and selection of candidates. Our process is designed to be objective and merit-based, focusing solely on the qualifications, skills, and experiences of the applicants.

We want to assure all candidates that their applications will be evaluated equally, without any undue influence or bias. AFGA is dedicated to building a diverse and talented workforce that can contribute to the organization's mission and objectives.

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