23 February 2017

7 Fresher WPE Social Worker NGO Jobs - International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda

About Us:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.

About WPE Program:
The IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) program has been operational in Yumbe district since August 2016. The WPE program in Yumbe district provides life‐saving services to conflict‐affected and displaced women and girls, including gender based violence (GBV) suvivors, through a Women’s and Girls’ Centers located in all five zones of the BidiBidi settlement. Refugee and host community women and girls are provided with a safe space to access case management and psychosocial support and to attend skills‐building and socioeconomic empowerment activities.

Job Summary: The WPE Social Worker will be providing case management and psychosocial support to refugee and host community women and girls in Yumbe District, specifically in BidiBidi settlement. He/She will provide women and girls access to information, services, and build informal support networks with other women at the Women Center and via mobile services. The incumbent will provide case management services to survivors of GBV, as well as psychosocial support and counseling to clients and support with non‐GBV cases. The SW will employ a survivor-centered approach to ensure that the client’s wishes are respected, and her safety and confidentiality are preserved at all times through the case management process.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Work closely with WPE Response Officer to develop and oversee activities for women and girls in refugee and host‐ communities.
  • Identify and implement timely, survivor‐centered and age‐appropriate case management services and psychosocial support to all clients reached by the WPE team and in the Women Center ensuring strict adherence to the GBV guiding principles (Safety and Security, Confidentiality, Respect and No Discrimination).
  • Identify available services and coordinate referrals based on the wishes and consent of the survivor.
  • Advocate with partner organizations supporting GBV survivors to provide additional confidential services to clients, in accordance with their wishes and GBV guiding principles.
  • Utilize GBV data management tools (GBVIMS) and systems to record information about clients accessing services, in line with the principle of confidentiality, and utilize aggregate information to improve service delivery.
  • Provide support in the development and utilization of an zone‐specific referral pathway for GBV cases.
  • Create and maintain a welcoming and safe environment through the IRC mobile teams and at the Women Centers.
  • Support capacity building and coordination activities in zone settings, including by delivering training sessions to local partner organizations on case management principles, GBV core concepts, GBV guiding principles, etc.
  • Build and maintain a positive relationship with Women Committee(s), WPE volunteers and other community‐based groups to ensure they are involved in the activities of the WPE mobile team and they play an active role in the referral pathway.
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with all organizations working in the context to facilitate referrals and joint activities, while upholding IRC’s standard in GBV programming.
  • Conduct regular follow‐ups, compile daily & weekly reports, and attend weekly case review meetings.
  • Develop and maintain work plans to achieve target indicators.
  • Collect data through GBV and non‐GBV management tools and systems.
  • Attend WPE and IRC meetings and trainings as needed and as requested by senior staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the IRC WPE Social Worker job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (i.e. social work, counseling, sociology, psychology, gender studies, human rights, etc.).
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in working in the social sector, particularly with refugees.
  • Previous exposure and experience supervising psychosocial programs, providing psychosocial support or case management, and/or working on gender based violence (GBV) and women’s empowerment.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills and ability to present ideas effectively, in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability for decisions made.
  • Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non‐violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self‐initiative and problem solving abilities.
  • High standard of spoken and written English.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.
  • Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and cover letter clearly indicating the position applied for as the subject to: Mindraa.Dolores@rescue.org (The Human Resource and Administration Department, International Rescue Committee)

Deadline: Friday, 24th February, 2017


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