Volunteer Behavioural Counsellor

Preferably female)

Position: Volunteer Behavioral Counsellor

Reports to: Head of programs.

Job summary

This is an interesting opportunity for a counselor to practice her/his training in an exciting environment. The successful candidate will offer phone-based counselling and referral services as well as in-person follow ups of SGBV cases.

 Responsibilities and duties

Offer phone-based counselling services to violence survivors.
Triage cases and support referrals.
Maintain logs of both incoming and outgoing calls.
Follow up cases to the different protection agencies.
Train caregivers on radio.
Writing and submitting periodic reports to the head of programs.
Adhere to all NIGEE policies including policies on child protection, safeguarding, data protection, confidentiality, procurement and financial management.
Any other duties as may be assigned to assist the organisation meet its objective.

Qualifications and experience

Education:  Form 4 Grade C- and above; Certificate in Psychological Counselling from a recognised institution. Prior training on GBV an added advantage.
Experience:  At least one years’ experience in handling SGBV cases, prior experience working with adolescent girls and young women preferred.
Competencies: Fluency in English, Dholuo and Swahili; good communication and interpersonal skills, good organisational skills, pleasant, collegial in conduct, confidential, able to write reports, ability to multi-task and willing to work long hours to meet deadlines without additional financial compensation
Terms of employment: Voluntary position; engaged in 3 monthly cycles.


Click “APPLY FOR JOB” button above to apply for this job.
Submit application, complete with cover letter, CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of three professional referees, and current and expected salary, to reach the undersigned not later than 18th June 2021.


Finance and Administration Officer,
Nyanza Initiative for Girls Education and Empowerment (NIGEE)
P.O. Box 7979-40100,



Applications may be hand-delivered to our offices at Ogango, along Kibos Road, next to Golden Elites Premier School.

Note: Young, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS)

The Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is registered under the Kenyan Societies Act and was initiated when the UNIM (Universities of Nairobi, Illinois and Manitoba) randomized controlled trial of male circumcision for reduction of HIV incidence began. NRHS is active in conducting research in reproductive health and HIV prevention and is also active in the implementation of HIV intervention services in Kenya. NRHS has a strong track record and experience in research and in translating research into practice.