Background & Description

The incumbent will act as Counselor under the direct supervision of Field Manager/Team Leader:

To establishing relations of trust and respect with refugees/asylum seekers;
To encourage refugees/asylum seekers to talk about issues they feel they cannot normally share with others;
Actively listen to client concerns and empathizing with their position;
Accepting without bias the issues raised by refugees/asylum seekers;
To help refugees/asylum seekers towards a deeper understanding of their concerns;
To challenge any inconsistencies in what refugees/asylum seekers say or do;
Help refugees/asylum seekers to make decisions and choices regarding possible ways forward;
Refer refugees/asylum seekers to other sources of help, as appropriate;
To liaise,  as necessary, with other agencies and individuals to help effect change based on the issues raised by refugees/asylum seekers;
To maintain individual records.
Perform any ad-hoc duty assigned by the supervisor

Requirements and Skills

At least 2 years experience in arranging social activities, experience in counseling including experience in related field.
Proficiency in English is essential and Pashto language is preferable.
Effective communication/counseling skills required.
Computer literacy is essential.


A graduate with diploma in sociology/or at least 3 years prior experience in the related field.

How to Apply

By Email: Please send your CVs with copies of credentials on the following address latest by 03–June-2018 at

About Organization

Society for Human Rights and Prisoners’ Aid SHARP-Pakistan is a non-governmental organization, which is striving for a human rights friendly Pakistan since 1999 by working for the well being of vulnerable segments of the society through various means, be it advocacy, community services, capacity building, emergency response and etc. SHARP has had experience of working with various population groups (refugees, IDPs, women, juvenile delinquents, street children, prisoners and etc.) in different thematic areas including Protection, Child Protection, Emergency Response, Advocacy, Education, Infrastructure development, health, and other rights based approaches throughout the country. With its head office situated in Islamabad, SHARP has offices in Lahore, Karachi, Mianwali, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Haripur, Chitral and Batkhela.