RefuSHE Counselling Consultancy – Jobs in Kenya

About RefuSHE
Founded in 2008, RefuSHE is a non-profit with operations in Nairobi, Kenya that protects, educates, and empowers young refugee women and girls through a unique holistic model that provides shelter, education, case management, counseling, childcare, legal advocacy, and vocational training. RefuSHE’s holistic program meets the imminent and longer terms needs of unaccompanied, separated, and orphaned refugee girls, young women, and their children.

It is the first and only organization dedicated to refugee girls in East Africa. Over the past twelve years, RefuSHE has grown to become a leading institution and global thought-leader in the field of refugee girl protection, education, and empowerment.

Scope and Objective
RefuSHE is seeking a professional consultant who is ready to support the Mental Health Department in its mission to expand RefuSHE’s psychosocial services through a Community-Based Program that will serve more refugee women and young girls. The main objective of the consultant will be to develop/design a mental health curriculum including training packages. This will be based on the needs of the community.

Further, the consultant will offer direct mentorship on the curriculum to the Mental Health Team, deliver training to the Community Para-Counselors to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to offer psychosocial support and finally supervise the Mental Health Team as they offer the training.

Hold discussions with the Mental Health, Case Management teams and 12 Community Para-Counselors on their experiences with the refugee community to inform the guidelines on mental health curriculum.
Review secondary data collected on community mental health needs
Identify thematic areas/topics of training such as introduction to counseling (basic counseling skills), psychological first aid, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, case management, self-care, peer debriefing and any other topic deemed relevant
Designing and developing mental health curriculum content, training materials, training modules and training aids in collaboration with the community mental health team, case management and community para-counselors as the primary stakeholders.
Contextualize mental health gap training package for 4 Mental Health Counselors and mentor them on the content
Deliver training to 6 Community Para-Counselors
Supervise 4 Mental Health Counselors as they train 12 Community Para-Counselors
Monitor progress and impact of the training
Review training manual as per feedback received from Mental Health Team and Community Para-Counselors
Provide a checklist for each training session to be used by Mental Health Team
Submit reports on observations, learnings, recommendations etc. in line with the activities during the consultancy period.

Advanced degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology. Training or certification in trauma and stress management will be an added advantage.
Strong in Community Mental Health Curriculum Development
Strong and practical experience in conducting and delivering trainings in modules
Solid experience in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support at community level.
Preferably in-depth understanding and experience working with refugees
Language (English and Kiswahili) – spoken and written
Report writing skills
8 years plus experience
How to apply
Interested consultants should submit their proposal to include the technical proposal (methodology, detailed workplan, recommendations from previous trainings etc.), financial proposal, the profile of the organization and CVs of experts who will undertake the consultancy by 29th August 2022 close of business 5.00pm EAT.

The address for submission of applications including detailed Technical & Financial (quotation) Proposal/ curriculum vitae (CV) quotation) should be submitted through email to:

Consent: By applying for this consultancy, I hereby consent RefuSHE to collect, process and store my data in accordance with the privacy policy. I understand I may withdraw my consent by writing back to the email address provided in this job advert to withdraw my application at any time.

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