WFP Staff Counsellor Jobs 2024 – Uganda NGO Jobs

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WFP Staff Counsellor Jobs 2024 – Uganda NGO Jobs.

WFP Uganda looking for “Staff Counsellor”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before May 02, 2024.

The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, the largest one focused on hunger and food security, and the largest provider of school meals. Founded in 1961, it is headquartered in Rome and has offices in 80 countries.

The WFP has published a job vacancy announcement on April 22, 2024 for qualified Uganda’s to fill in the vacant post of Staff Counsellor to be based in Kampala, Uganda.

WFP Job Vacancy 2024

Job Purpose: To provide efficient and effective psychological counselling to staff requiring support related to work-place difficulties or personal issues. A large emphasis is placed on extensive engagement with staff and promotion of staff well-being.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide active psychological support including during emergencies and/or after critical incidents to ensure continued staff well-being and that managers and staff are provided with the effective support to manage change.
  • Actively engage with management and staff to establish relationships based on trust and respect;
  • Provide emotional and psychological support to employees and management during the organizational alignment process through group and individual sessions;
  • Work closely and collaboratively with managers at all levels in the Country to ensure a psychologically healthy work place;
  • Maintain and enhance the country based specific content for the Wellbeing app and provide a range of general and context specific trainings related to change management, resilience, conflict resolution, team-building and cultural sensitivities to improve morale, health, and team dynamics in the country office.

Position in Organization:

  • Requisition ID 832622
  • Posted 18/04/2024 – Short Term-SSA WFP – Africa,
  • Central & Eastern – Uganda – Kampala


  • Advanced university degree (Doctorate, Masters or equivalent) in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Psychiatry or demonstrably equivalent studies from a recognized institution. Registration as a mental health professional in the country of origin is required.
  • Additional training or certification in a broad range of related fields, such as alcohol/substance abuse, resilience, cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution, mediation, trauma etc. will be an advantage.


  • Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible professional post graduate experience relevant to the field is required.
  • Experience either working in a hardship location or providing counselling services to staff working under very difficult and insecure environments is an asset.

Knowledge And Skills

  • Specialist expertise in the assessment of mental health needs and the assessment of risk.
  • Broad knowledge of all facets of counselling services and demonstrated skills to create a trusted environment in which others can talk confidentially.
  • Ability to manage crisis situations which involve diverse actors and stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify clients’ needs and suggest appropriate solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation).
  • Conflict resolution and mediation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of both genders and diverse national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Skills in designing and delivering trainings/information sessions on a number of subjects and ability to adapt those to different audiences.

How to Apply WFP Staff Counsellor Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to

The Closing Date: May 02, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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