USAID ChildFund International Project Jobs – Senior Social Worker

Organisation: ChildFund
Project Name: USAID
Deinstitutionalization of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project
About ChildFund:
For over seventy years
globally, ChildFund provides help to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children
to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunity to become young
adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their
communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions
participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.
About USAID Project:
Child Fund Uganda has won an
award on the Deinstitutionalization of Orphans and Vulnerable Children, this
project is a 3-year period (36 months) Project implemented by a consortium of
partners namely; ChildFund International, TPO Uganda, Child’s I Foundation and
Retrak. The key goals of the project are to strengthen national child
protection systems in order to prevent unnecessary family separation and enable
children outside of families to be placed in family or family based care.
Job Summary: The Senior
Social Worker will technically support in managing and supervising project
staff to ensure effective implementation of activities and will play a key role
in providing technical assistance to the partner’s project staff to achieve the
project objectives. The incumbent will work closely with the partners and the
Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to implement the Project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer
    supervision to social workers in the project planning and timely
    implementation and performance of all project activities, ensuring that
    outputs are accomplished and delivered according to the agreed work plans;
  • Provide
    technical guidance and support for implementation of policies, programmes
    and plans for resettlement, Alternative care and protection of vulnerable
    children in compliance with relevant legislation and contractual
  • Develop
    training materials and capacity building to social welfare front line
    workers, CSO partners, Children institutions ,care givers and community
    members and other service providers on child care and protection;
  • Offer
    technical support supervision to the project staff, children Institutions,
    CSOs and relevant project partners;
  • Offer
    technical guidance and facilitate tracing and resettling of children and
    ensure adherence to procedures concerning fostering and adopting children
    as well as in probation service issues.
  • Build
    and maintain the growth of a strong and sustainable collaboration,
    networking and partnerships for effective project implementation at
    district, national and regional level;
  • Manage
    the documentation of all project activities, tasks, achievements and
    success stories;
  • Conduct
    house hold and child vulnerability assessments, monitor and evaluate
    project activities, interventions, impact and implemented sustainability
  • Actively
    coordinate timely and quality production and submission of narratives and
    financial reports according to donor agreements
  • Render
    support in planning and tracking expenses against approved budgets and
    review financial reporting for approval prior to submission to donors and
    ensures timely financial reporting to donors.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants should hold a Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration
    or relevant field. Possession of a Post graduate Diploma in Social Justice
    or Project Planning and Management will be an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of five years’ work experience at senior managerial level in a big
    donor funded organizations, NGOs, or government sector.
  • Working
    knowledge of child development, Policy on Vulnerable and Orphan Children,
    UN convention on the Rights of a Child.
  • Strong
    understanding of USAID rules and regulations governing USG funded programs
  • Excellent
    financial management skills
  • Strategic
    information management skills
  • Strong
    coaching, facilitation and conceptual skills.
  • At
    least three (3) years in a supervisory role.
  • Demonstrable
    aptitude in teamwork.
  • Possess
    the ability to take fast decisions.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal Skills.
  • Good
    people management skills.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates
should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic
and professional papers and names of three professional referees with their
Email/ daytime telephone contacts to: The National Director, ChildFund
International, P.O. Box 3342, Kampala, Uganda Email: OR
Hand deliver to ChildFund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road
P.O. Box 3341, Kampala NOTE: While we appreciate every response to this advert,
only short listed candidates will be contacted. ChildFund is an equal
opportunity employer.
Deadline: 5th December, 2014 by 2PM
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