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ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC presently works in and with partners in ten countries globally.

ARC has consistently operated in Rwanda since 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over 200 regular, full time national staff and partners – implementing programs in Primary health care, RH, HIV and Nutrition, WASH, Shelter/Infrastructure, and SGBV & Protection.


ARC seeks to work with partners, communities and displaced persons and refugees, in all therefugee sites in Rwanda to address risk of SGBV – through prevention and mitigation strategies and promoting resilience, and strengthening national and community-based systems that will prevent and mitigate SGBV. The program will also enable survivors and those at risk of SGBV to access care and support. ARC will support local and national capacity to create lasting solutions around SGBV.

ARC islooking for qualified, self-driven and committed individuals to be part of and contribute to accomplishing this NEW ambitious and exciting project- in the position of Counselor. This position is full time, and field based at the assigned Refugee site or Reception Centre.


Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for case management and psychosocial support of vulnerable women, including survivors of violence at site level.
  • Provide case management services, including interviews with clients, assessments, and care plans; and maintain case records – and implementation reporting.
  • Provide referrals for survivors according to their wishes; accompany survivors to support services, police or family as requested.
  • Coordination with outreach volunteers for support of cases and also train them to provide basic emotional support and referrals.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor or recognized advanced diploma or equivalent in Social work, public health, or any other similar field.
  • Three years’ experience working with women and children in conflict or refugee settings required. Experience working in GBV programs, and with survivors of GBV is preferred.
  • Recognized counseling training, certification and experience required.
  • Cultural understanding and context preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, with good spoken and written English& the local language required. MS Computer competency.



Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor - via email to with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is 25th November, 2017 at 17:00hrs. Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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