Karamoja Social Worker (Livelihoods) NGO Job Opportunities – Dwelling Places (DP)

Job
Title:          Karamoja Social Worker
(Livelihoods)
Organisation: Dwelling
Places (DP)
Duty Station: Napak-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 (Livelihoods) will focus will be on
Karamojong resettlement units/ families where the children are resettled,
ensure that their families have sustainable food and Income.
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.
·        
Conduct
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
.
·        
Monitor
the project to see its success.
·        
Assist
in 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
.
·        
Assist
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.
·        
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)
·        
Any
other roles as may be delegated by the supervisor and line  Director


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal candidate must hold a Degree in General agriculture or Agro-forestry or
social work and administration with a background of agriculture or related
field
·        
Three
years of 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
·        
Good
interpersonal skills; able to relate to all levels of management and staff
·        
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills
·        
Excellent
organizational and time-management skills
·        
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
pastor’s letter, LC1 Letter and letter of recommendation from previous employer
·        
Two
passport size photos
Deliver your
applications to: Dwelling Places Head Office – Off Nalukolongo Masaka road near
Mutundwe Police Station between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday or email
to: hr.dwellingplaces@gmail.com or call 0312-513701
Deadline: 22nd June 2018
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