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Clinical Psychologist job at TPO Uganda

About the Organization

TPO Uganda is a Non-Governmental Organization that started its work in Uganda as Institute for Psychosocial and social ecological Research (I.P.S.E.R) in 1994 with a study commissioned by UNHCR on the mental health and psychosocial issues affecting South Sudanese. Upon identification of significant MHPSS issues and needs, UNHCR supported TPO to implement the study recommendations. This gave birth to the TPO programs in Uganda. Later, TPO expanded its MHPSS programming in other countries including Somalia, South Sudan, Congo and Liberia. Over the years, TPO gradually moved its interventions to underserved national communities that were also in need of support. This growth was not only geographical but also entailed an increase in the volume of its interventions, from a single-issue focus to more holistic programming including addressing the drivers of poor mental health and psychological distress. Over the years, TPO Uganda‘s program has expanded to cover mental health and psychosocial support, social protection interventions, child and adolescent focused programs as well as economic empowerment programs for women and vulnerable households.

TPO Uganda is currently present in 56 districts of Uganda, spread across seven sub-regions of Acholi, Lango, Teso, Karamoja sub-region, South West, West Nile and Central Uganda.

Job Description

TPO Uganda is a National humanitarian and Development Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that has been delivering services to vulnerable communities in Uganda since 1994. This 2024, TPO Uganda celebrates 30 years of transforming lives in Uganda and beyond. Our work covers; Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders (MNS); Child Care and Protection; Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Mitigation; HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support; Disaster Risk Prevention and Response; Livelihoods Support; and, Organizational Development and Sustainability.

Over the years, TPO Uganda has grown into a respectable National NGO with a demonstrable track record in up to 46 Districts spread across seven sub-regions as at May 2024.
TPO Uganda is now seeking applications for the following position under the Project; 'Provision of Specialized Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services for GBV survivors in Bidibidi, Rhino, Imvepi and Kyaka settlements' Project.
Position: Clinical Psychologist
No 3 persons
Reports to: Project Coordinator as line supervisor MHPSS Supervisor as overall supervisor
Location: Bidibidi, Imvepi, and Kyaka II refugee settlements
Start Date Immediately
Job Purpose
The overall purpose of the job is to provide technical support to the project team and supervise the implementation of the different Psychotherapy interventions delivered by Social Workers at both group and individual levels.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clinical Supervision: The Clinical Psychologist will be responsible for supervising Social Workers and providing guidance throughout implementation of Project MHPSS intervention approaches.

  • Case management; build up case management repository for the project in accordance to the standard case management principles and TPO Uganda case management process.

  • Assessment and diagnosis; provide guidance towards the use of various global and internal assessment tools in relation to project needs and in accordance with diagnosis.

  • Mainstream PSS into all projects activities and build resource materials for MHPSS adaptable to the project according to the project theory of change.

  • Capacity strengthening and enhancement; Train Social Workers, partners and Community Support Structures on MHPSS, mhGAP HIG, PFA and any other skills as required by project objectives and arising needs during implementation

  • Provide support supervision, consultation, mentorship, and specialized clinical care to beneficiaries, and support Social Workers to manage complex MHPSS cases

  • Supervise and support implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions, Psychological first Aid, problem management Plus as well as provision of psychoeducation and awareness raising to the community.

  • Conduct quarterly review meetings with community support structure members to review progress, challenges and developing actions to improve psychosocial work across the refugee settlements/ project scope.

  • Participate in all MHPSS settlements and District MHPSS related meetings and Working Groups

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Masters in Clinical Psychology.

  • Membership of any psychology Association is an added advantage.

  • Research experience and sound clinical practice experience is an added advantage.

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