13 Fresher Social Worker USAID Project Jobs – Action for Community Development (ACODEV)

Organization: Action for
Community Development (ACODEV)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency
for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable
Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: District Project
Coordinator (DPC)
About US:
Action for Community Development (ACODEV) is a Non-Governmental
Organization that serves and empowers individuals, families and communities in
East and Southern African region through promotion of innovative solutions in
the areas of Human Rights, Health Promotions and Institutional Capacity
Strengthening.
About USAID SOCY Project:
ACODEV will be implementing Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth
in Central and Western Uganda over the next five years. The Project will
improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of
vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a
minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central
and western Uganda.  The program will
improve outcomes for vulnerable children and youth by strengthening the systems
that surround them; caregivers will have greater economic opportunities, which
will increase their resilience and make them less susceptible to shocks; local
government structures and CSOs will be strengthened to provide services
targeting the diverse needs of vulnerable children, and health and social
service agencies will strengthen their coordination and referral systems to
provide integrated care along the continuum of response. The Project is being
implemented by a consortium of partner consisting of CRS being the lead,
Futures Group, ACODEV, Palladium, ANPPCAN and TPO.
Job Summary: The Social
Worker will be responsible for overall supervision, Coaching and Mentoring of
Para-social Workers for effective OVC household’s identification / assessment
and enrollment into the SOCY Project and helping OVC Households to develop Household
Improvement Plans (HIPs) in central region i.e. Hoima and Luwero
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
The Social Worker will ensure supervision and
maintenance of an effective referrals & linkages system, as a core part in
Case Management processes, thereby ensure proper documentation of beneficiaries
reached to access cores services.
·        
The Social Worker will supervise Para-social
Workers to effectively perform assigned tasks in respective Sub-counties such
as: home visits, referrals, case follow-ups and ensure completion of referrals.
·        
The Social Worker will work in liaison with the
Community Development Officer (CDO), DPC and other relevant stakeholders to
organize Sub-county-level Integrated Case Conferencing Sessions, as well as
mobilizing coordinating monthly meetings with Para-social Workers;
·        
Preparing and submitting timely and informative
project periodic activity reports.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the ACODEV USAID SOCY
Project Social Worker job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree
in Social Work & Social Administration, Development Studies, Community
Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, or any other related.
·        
A minimum of two years of exposure and experience
in community/ social work particularly on OVC and/ or HIVAIDS donor-funded
projects;
·        
S/he should have demonstrated ability to manage
community volunteers and experience in working with rural communities;
·        
Ability to multitask and work under pressure to
deliver results;
·        
Good computer skills including MS Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, data entry etc.
·        
Excellent communication skills in both English
and Local Language;
·        
Desirable: ability to ride Class A-Motorcycles
with a valid riding permit.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to hand
deliver their filled application forms, download
here
, updated CVs, academic and other certifications to the addresses
below:
The Recruitment Manager,
ACODEV National Office,
Plot 98/99 Masoli Road, 600 m off Gayaza Road,
P.O. Box 22234 Kampala-Uganda
Or ACODEV Western Regional Office,
Plot 29 Bukonzo Road, Muyenga, next to Rwenzori the Gardens, Kasese
Municipality;
Deadline: 10th
November 2017 by 5:00 PM
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