Career Opportunity

Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) is a registered Pakistani NGO working in rural areas by setting up on-the-ground projects to build the capacity of rural communities so that they can help themselves to improve the quality of their lives and access to basic human rights.

PODA urgently requires applications from excellent,self-motivated and committed persons to work on its project “Legal Aid Network for Victims of Gender based Violence”

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Job Duration

Minimum Qualification Required

Experience Required



13 Months

Bachelors in Psychology

2-3 years working experience

Candidates fulfilling the above credentials may send their CVs along with covering letter at not later than or before 12th July, 2017. NO PHONE CALLS.  Apply by email. Only short-listed applicants will be called for interview. 

PODA is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Legal Aid Network for Gender Based Violence Project

Terms of Reference

Job Title: Counsellor

Reports to: Center Coordinator


·  Assist the Center Coordinator in overall management of the Legal Aid Center/Helpline

·  Provide psycho-social support through telephonic counselling, and in-person counselling to walk-in clients

·  Maintain complete records/logs of clients accessing the helpline or center for support

·  Assist the Center Coordinator in identifying clients in need of and wanting legal aid assistance

·  Maintain an up-to-date referral directory at the center

·  Provide referrals, in consultation with the client, for long term psychological support, medical support, shelter or other support services

·  Participate in trainings as required

·  Ensure compliance with Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other policies and procedures

·  Ensure that all resources at the center are being utilized as per the guidelines of the donor

·  Any other task assigned by the supervisor

Ability and Skills Required:

·  Takes initiative and consistently works to promote achievement of  project objectives in accordance with the organizational goal

·  Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel (spreadsheets) 

·  Ability to function as a good team member; capable of working with minimal supervision and to meet deadlines

·  Good working knowledge of English. Fluency in Urduandother local/regional languages is a must

·  Good familiarity with the local culture and norms

·  Willing to work flexible hours/double shifts as and when required

Qualifications and Experience Required: 

·  Minimum qualification required for this post is a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology or related discipline from a recognized college or university. Certification in counselling or experience of client-work (in person counselling or telephonically) will be an advantage

  • Should have minimum 2 years of post-qualification relevant experience in the medical or development sector
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups is a must.

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