Psychosocial Counsellor (Local Recruitment)

Vacancy Number:AAH/AFG-2021-084
Title: Psychosocial Counsellor (Local Recruitment)
Duration:12 Months with possibility of extension
Exp.: 2021-06-26-(1 Week From now)
Jobs no:2
Salary:As per company salary scale


Organization: Action Against Hunger | About Action Against Hunger
City: Hilmand
Country: AF


Education:Diploma/degree in psychology Public health or related field from reputed university
Work Experience:1 Year Years


Diploma/degree in psychology Public health or related field from reputed university

At least one year experience in similar position 

Fresh graduate from the relevant field are welcome to apply

Experience in mental health and psychosocial support is an asset

Experience in NGOs  is an asset

Good organization planning and reporting skills

Strong interpersonal and communication skill  

Good team interaction and positive attitude

Familiar with word excel Skype and email

English is an asset but fluent in local language(Pashto Language is essential)

 priority is giving to local (Field Staff)

Duties & Responsibilities

Objective 1: Participate in implementing psychosocial care practice integrated with nutrition health intervention:

Support the identification of psychosocial care needs of the mothers and care takers in the at Fatima Bayat Hospital TFU.

Assess the capacity or potential of psychosocial services within multi-sectoral response and contribute to improving  these psychosocial services in the health facilities with on and off site training


Objective 2: Improve and facilitate mother and child interactions attachments and relationships:

Creation of child and mother friendly spaces within TFU.

Conduct individual counselling for the mothers and care takers

Participate in real time evaluations of program implementation

Organize and direct sessions on breast-feeding practices IYCF and on child development 

Facilitate best practise of nutrition assessments including the appetite test

Objective 3: Contribute to the follow up of the beneficiaries’ care practices:

Identify the beneficiaries and attendants who need specialised attention (unusual behaviour aggressiveness isolation food refusal etc.)

Ensure that these persons are given support through interviews individual counselling and by referring them to the medical team in sensitive situations;

Inform the supervisor or psychologist of any information or observations made following an educational activity session;

Conduct stimulation sessions to all children and caretakers within Breast feeding corner.

Keep the files up to date

Submission Guideline

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (with three Referees) indicating the vacancy announcement reference to the address: Human Resources Department office or can also be emailed to:

[email protected] no later 26 of June-2021.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.

In the e-mail subject line please put job title & vacancy number of the position you are applying for otherwise your applications will not be screened.

Do not submit academic certificates with the application. These can be requested if the candidate is selected.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the written test/interview.

Action Against Hunger is an equal opportunity employer.


Action against Hunger is committed to the prevention of risks related to abuse sexual exploitation and the promotion of gender equality and its diversity. The mission Afghanistan encourages the application of the women / men / disabled workers / Senior / others>. Action against Hungers recruitment process is free of charge no compensation of any form shall be requested from a candidate. It reflects the major policies and its charter through its professionalism and impartiality. If you observe behavior in opposition to these values during this process please report it to the appropriate teams.

Email: [email protected]