4 Social Worker Job Opportunities – Handicap International

Organisation: Handicap
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Protection
About Us:
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and
development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion,
conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help
meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect
for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by
the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we
aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences,
where everyone can live in dignity.
Job Summary: The Social Worker
will provide support in the implementation and development of qualitative,
inclusive protection activities, integrated with the MHPSS community based
approach and the response to the basic needs of HI beneficiaries provided by Handicap
International and other actors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively participate to the actor and
    service mapping in HI area of intervention;
  • Significantly contribute to the analysis
    of the mental health and psychosocial issues / needs, sources of distress,
    coping mechanisms, community-based dynamics and mechanisms, leaderships,
    representation of the beneficiaries and communities targeted by HI
  • Actively participate to the identification
    of barriers to equal access to services;
  • Take part in the development of a referral
  • Identify and assess of Person with
    Specific Needs;
  • The incumbent will refer internally and
    externally Person with Specific Needs (PSN);
  • Recognize emergency situation or
    situations that need immediate medical care or protection measure and
    react in consequence making efforts to ensure that beneficiary get the
    appropriate services;
  • The Social worker will also participate to
    the development of tailored and inclusive IEC material for the
    dissemination of information on services;
  • Actively facilitate awareness raising sessions
    and information dissemination sessions and documented each of them;
  • Organise and facilitate community-based
    events and collaborate with local partners;
  • Use various communication means during
    activities to ensure effective inclusion of all;
  • Propose relevant adaptations to ongoing
    activities and tools to the line manager in order to cope with the
    challenges faced in the field;
  • Ensure regular review and propose relevant
    adaptations to ongoing activities and tools;
  • Maintain complete documentation for each activity
    following the recommendations and template of the project manager;
  • Represent Handicap International in this
    technical domain with any relevant stakeholders under the supervision of
    his/her manager at field level;
  • Show professional ethics, respect and
    promote Handicap International mandate at any time, respecting all HI
    protection policies;

  • Participate in the weekly team meetings;
  • Ensure the strict application of the
  • Report any incident in which s/he’s
    involved/witnessed immediately;
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap
    International  Social Worker job opportunity must hold a human
    science (Social Works) degree with experience;
  • Professional experience in the protection
    of vulnerable persons and/or refugees within NGO;
  • Previous exposure and experience in social
    cohesion and/or community mobilization and/or conflict management;
  • Previous experience in case management;
  • Prior experience in adult trainings is
  • Prior exposure and experience in MHPSS
    humanitarian intervention;
  • Previous exposure and experience in GBV
    and/or child protection;
  • Experience in community-based protection;
  • Strong sense of neutrality and
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills;
  • Open and interested in disability and
    vulnerability issues;
  • High diplomacy, cultural sensitivity and
    security awareness;
  • Ability to work under high pressure and
    without constant supervision;
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency
    in MS Office (Word, Excel) and internet;
  • Languages: Spoken and written
    English. Proficiency local languages are an asset (Arua)
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references) with cover letters to HR Coordinator at job.uganda@handicap-international-ug.org with the subject:  Application to HI Social worker. ” You may also submit a sealed envelope with your application to Handicap International office in Arua – Plot 3, Ahmed Awongo close, Arua Town

Deadline: 17th January 2018

NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.
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