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Psychotherapist / Trainer Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Center for Victims of Torture is seeking Psychotherapist / Trainer to join a program in Nairobi addressing the mental health needs of refugees who are living in the city.

The Psychotherapist / Trainer will oversee psychological interventions, including individual and group therapy with adults and children who are survivors of torture.

The position will also provide training and supervision to psychosocial counselors.

The position has a one-year renewable agreement.

This may be an accompanied post.

The position will begin immediately.


The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life.

We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture.

We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.

We are headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Africa and the Middle East.

Primary Responsibilities:

Clinical Management: Oversee psychosocial mental health interventions for refugee communities, in the form of individual counseling, group therapy, and community/large group trainings and activities. Assist in the coordination of multidisciplinary treatment with counseling and physiotherapy teams.

Supervision and Training: Design and carry out training programs for staff counselors – including ongoing training, mentoring, modeling and supervision. Continually assess development of counselors and adapt training to meet their needs.

Community Assessment: Mentor counselors in completing needs assessments in order to identify target populations, program sites, and determine appropriate mental health interventions for people who have been tortured and/or traumatized by war.

Community Collaboration: Providing training and collaborate with other organizations in the community to address the needs of torture survivors.

Reporting: Write and submit regular reports regarding clinical and training activities.

Participate as member of the program team to achieve program objectives.

Program Evaluation: Participate in the implementation of program evaluation.

  • Advanced degree in Psychology, Counseling or related field. Masters degree or equivalent required.
  • Extensive experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and groups.
  • Understanding of and experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and trauma. Experience with gender-based violence highly desirable.
  • Understanding of and experience developing curriculum and providing training for mental health counselors using adult experiential learning activities.
  • Experience working in Africa preferred. Experience in East Africa highly preferred.
  • Experience supervising staff required. Experience supervising mental health counselors preferred.
  • Skilled at carrying out needs assessment and program evaluations.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing program requirements, client needs and political climate.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing requirements and needs.
  • Skilled at working as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefit package.

How to apply:

Submit CV and letter of interest at

Closing Date: 11 Oct 2013

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