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Social Worker

Save The Children

  • Job id: 6317
  • Job Viewed: 29
  • Job Deadline: Jun 22, 2019

Job Overview

  • Social-Sciences
  • Full time
  • As per the scale of the organization
  • Haro Limu & Sasiga Woreda
  • Mid-Level-Experienced
  • Jun 22, 2019

Job Description

INTRODUCTION  

Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard. 

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below. 

 

Job Title 

Social Worker

Code 

029/19

Place of Work

Haro Limu & Sasiga Woreda

Program/Unit

Emergency Response

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

Four

Reports to

Child Protection Officer

Length of Contract

6 Months

 

  ROLE PURPOSE: 

Under the guidance and technical support of the CP Project Officer, and CP project coordinator, Social Worker is responsible for working closely with children, community and government stakeholders. S/he is responsible for provision of effective, efficient and quality psychosocial support, reunification and reintegration services for children at risk of or victims of HTP. He works as a case manager, best interest determination panel and other support activities to respond to the children problems. S/he works in establishing/strengthen community based child protection mechanisms to prevent and protect children from HTP and other child protection risks. S/he supports child protection officer in implementing child protection projects at woreda level by engaging community, government and other stakeholders.

 

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program Management

·         Lead and facilitate best interest determination (BID) panel to guarantee best interest of the children. 

·         Conduct family tracing and reunification for separated, unaccompanied and other children at risk or victims of HTP.  

·         Facilitate multi sectorial linkages at Woreda level to prevent, protect and respond to child protection risks. 

·         Identify, register and refer abused and exploited children for child protection services.

·         Work as a case manager or case management focal person at Woreda level.

·         Promote and improve quality service delivery to fulfil children’s right based on SCI vision, mission and values.

·         Lead and facilitate psychosocial support for children at risk or victims of HTP and their families.

·         Facilitate placement of children in foster or kinship care arrangements and regularly follow up situations of children,

·         Facilitate and lead the economic empowerment of families and their children.

·         Assists CP Project Officer in overseeing implementation of CP projects.

·         Support and assist CP Project Officer in establish/strengthen community based child protection mechanisms to prevent and protect children.

·         Identifies community based child protection mechanisms capacity gaps and participates in building their capacity.

·         Facilitate and lead community awareness raising and sensitization programs to promote positive values of the society towards children.

·         Facilitate and provide trainings, workshops for community members, and other stakeholders.

·         Assist the CP project officer and CP Project Coordinator in establishing/strengthening referral linkages.

·         Work closely with Haru Limu and Sasiga Woreda relevant government offices and community based child protection structures to provide psychosocial support for children.

·         Assists the CP Project Officer in preparation and compilation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports and for other SCI and donor compliances and requirements.

·         Document best practices of the project activities and share with relevant agencies.

·         Performs other related activities as assigned by his immediate supervisor.

Reporting

·         Child Protection Officer

Child safeguarding (CSG)

·         Conduct activities in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse,  

·          Ensure that all activities seen through a child safeguarding lens;  

·          Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm,    

·          Ensure all partners and beneficiaries of Save the Children are aware of the child safeguarding policy and promote the message of child safeguarding to children, beneficiary families, and community members in general,    

Job Requirements

·         Degree/Diploma in the field Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, or relevant Social Sciences, Community development, Psychiatric Nurse or equivalent

·         Relevant work experience of 2 years for Degree holders and 4 years for Diploma holders is required

·         Previous working experience in child protection in general and case management, community mobilization, psychosocial support, reunification/reintegration in particular is preferable.

·         Computer literacy in all the Microsoft office applications, and internet literacy are required

·         Good communication skills

·         Fluency in English, writing and speaking

·         Knowledge of native language Afaan Oromo is an asset.

·         Commitment to Save the Children values

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

·         Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

·         Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

·         Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

·         Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

·         Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Child safeguarding;

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programs are absolutely safe for children. We undertake rigorous procedures including background checks to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will therefore be subject to this scrutiny. 

How To Apply

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through email via zionjob.com or [email protected] 

Before or on May, 27, 2019.

a.     A CV (not more than 3 pages)

b.      A cover letter (not more than one page)

c.      A onepage table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request. 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL.

All applications should be reserved within 5 days of this advertisement

We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

 


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