Community Mental Health Para-Counselors Job Vacancy in Kenya - RefuSHE

Position Title: Community Mental Health Para-Counselors (Open to Refugees Only)


Community Mental Health Para-Counselors (Open to Refugees Only)

RefuSHE’s Mental Health Department seeks to recruit interested individuals who are available and willing to offer psychosocial services through a Community Based Program that we plan to roll out to serve more refugee women and young girls. The services are meant to reduce burden of fear, stress, insecurity, discrimination that girls and women face daily and thrive in their educational and livelihood endeavors.

Main Responsibilities

  • Identify and offer counseling to most vulnerable refugees in the community
  • Refer vulnerable refugee community members to partner organizations to access other needs and or services.
  • Follow-up and track very vulnerable cases at the community level
  • Disseminate mental health information to the community
  • Refer challenging cases to Psychosocial Counselors and offer translation where necessary.
  • Provide weekly reports to Psychosocial Counselors highlighting client needs, progress and outcome of support received.
  • Attend meetings, trainings, debriefing and supervision sessions as scheduled.


  • Be a registered refugee with the required documentation
  • Have basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Working knowledge of the community, their mental health needs, and gaps
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili and any other major language spoken within the refugee community such as Kinyaruanda, Kirundi, Kinyamulenge, Somali, Oromo etc.
  • Must be living in Nairobi within the environs of Kayole, Eastleigh, Kasarani, Githurai, Kawangware and Ruiru

Added advantage

  • Worked in a similar role/position preferably within an NGO
  • Certified or testimonial from a recognized institution/organization


Two days in a week

How to apply

Send your applications to indicating the position title in the email subject as “ Community Mental Health Para-Counselors” by 11th September 2022 close of business. It should include a cover letter and CV. Copies of credentials and other relevant certificates will not be required at this early stage of application but in the next steps. Applications should be addressed to:

HR & Administration Manager


P.O. Box 63192-00619, Nairobi

Hard copy applications can also be delivered to our offices at Eastleigh (P.C.E.A).

We appreciate all applications received however, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any questions regarding this position will be answered if one is shortlisted for the interview.

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