Fresher Karamoja Social Worker NGO Job Opportunities - Dwelling Places (DP)

Job Title:         Karamoja Social Worker
Organisation: Dwelling Places (DP)
Duty Station: Karamoja, Uganda
Reports to: Karamoja Project Lead

About US:
Dwelling Places (DP) is a registered Christian Non Governmental Organization
(NGO) which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation, resettlement and follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall objective of DP is to have a society where every child has a chest to rest their head on and a place to call home.

Job Summary: The Karamoja Social Worker will primarily be responsible for the Karamojong resettlement units/ families where the children are resettled to ensure that their families have sustainable food and Income. The target will be to react out to 450 children for provision and 3000 children for Prevention.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Ensure that an accurate baseline survey for the Karamoja project is conducted, data collected, analysed and shared with the relevant persons.
  • Carry out the process of identifying and preparing the target communities and households for the project
  • Document the Project processes and procedures and oversee its implementation and success
  • Keenly monitor the project to see its success.
  • Offer technical support in the planning and budgeting for the resettled children’s families  in Karamoja.
  • Develop individual care plans for every family on the program and ensure effectiveness in its implementation
  • Render support in developing, setting-up and running child right clubs in partner schools to empower children at risk of trafficking and unsafe migration claim their rights.
  • Update the families’ files with reports on their sustainability progress
  • Coordinate with all agencies implementing projects in the target communities and get update information on their plans and ongoing projects
  • Facilitate delivery of all project inputs to the target beneficiaries and ensure proper record keeping
  • Conduct all the community skills development meetings planned in the project.
  • Facilitate implementation of all other field based activities planned in the project
  • Put in place a group savings mechanism under the project.
  • Conducting review meetings with the target groups and train groups on cross cutting issues that include but not limited to HIV/AIDS, Gender and Sanitation.
  • Actively participate in the regular M&E reviews of this project and make contribution in redesigning of some strategy when need arises
  • Prepare timely (activity based, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual) narrative reports and submit to the
  • Sensitize the families of the children at risk of trafficking and unsafe migration to protect their children from traffickers and encourage them to stay in school.
  • Advocate for improvement of living standards in Napak communities and the surrounding region
  • Participate in advocacy for the rights of children through specific campaigns, partnership and working with Civil society organizations to  protect the rights and best interest of children (specifically children vulnerable to trafficking and unsafe migration)
  • Perform any other roles as may be delegated by the supervisor and Line Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant for the Dwelling Places (DP) Karamoja Social Worker employment opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Agro-forestry or social work and administration with a background of agriculture or related field preferred
  • At least three years of related working experience in community livelihoods experience preferred
  • Born-again Christian
  • Background of social work is an added advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Karamojong people and language is required
  • Experience in upgrading the economic and social livelihoods of communities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to relate to all levels of management and staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficient skills in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to manage files and filing systems
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills, good judgment & strong focus
  • Ability to perform social work roles with all age groups.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send the following;
  • A handwritten application letter with and updated CV with academic qualifications
  • A church recommendation letter (Should be God fearing)
  • LC 1 letter
  • Two passport photos
Deliver your applications to: Dwelling places head office - Off Nalukolongo Masaka road near Mutundwe police station or email to: or call 0312-513701

Deadline: 31st July 2017

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