4 Fresher WPE Social Worker NGO Job Placements – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
About US:
The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in Uganda
since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens of
thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced. Following a
peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to rebuild
their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from violence and
exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education, and is
supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote peace
and long-term development.
Job Summary:  The WPE Social Worker (SW) will be providing
case management and psychosocial support to refugee and host community women
and girls in Nakivale refugee settlement. He/She will provide women and girls
access to information, services, and build informal support networks with other
women the Women safe spaces and via mobile services. The SW will provide case
management services to survivors of GBV, as well as psychosocial support and
counseling to clients and support with non-GBV cases. The SW will employ a survivor-centered
approach to ensure that the client’s wishes are respected, and her safety and
confidentiality are preserved at all times through the case management process.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with WPE Response Officer to develop work plans and
    oversee activities for women and girls in refugee and host- communities.
  • Provide quality, timely and age-appropriate survivor-centered case
    management services and psychosocial support to all clients in the Women
    and Girls Center ensuring strict adherence to the GBV guiding principles
    (Safety and Security, Confidentiality, Respect and No Discrimination).
  • Coordinate referrals and advocate with partner organizations
    supporting GBV survivors to provide confidential services to clients, in accordance
    with their wishes, GBV guiding principles and informed consent.
  • Utilize GBV data management tools (GBVIMS) and systems to record
    information about clients’ access to services, in line with the principle
    of confidentiality, and utilize aggregate information to improve service
  • Support the development and utilization of the GBV referral pathway
    for GBV cases and work with the Response Officer to provide capacity
    building of community structures on understanding the referral pathway.
  • Create and maintain a welcoming and safe environment through the IRC
    mobile teams and at the Women and Girls Centers.
  • Support capacity building and coordination of activities in the
    settlement, including delivering training sessions to local partner
    organizations, community structures and women groups on case management
    principles, GBV core concepts, GBV guiding principles, referral pathway
  • Maintain a positive relationship with Women Committee(s), WPE
    volunteers and other community-based groups to ensure they are involved in
    the activities of the WPE mobile team and they play an active role in the
    referral pathway.
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with all organizations working
    in the context to facilitate referrals and joint activities, while
    upholding IRC’s standard in GBV programming.
  • Conduct regular follow-ups, compile daily & weekly reports, and
    attend weekly case review meetings.
  • Develop and maintain work plans to achieve target indicators.
  • Collect data through GBV and non-GBV management tools and systems.
  • Attend WPE and IRC meetings and trainings as needed and as requested
    by senior staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) WPE
    Social Worker job must hold a University degree in Social Sciences (i.e.
    social work, counseling, sociology, psychology, gender studies, human
    rights, etc.).
  • Two years of experience in working in the social sector,
    particularly with refugees.
  • Experience supervising psychosocial programs, providing psychosocial
    support or case management, and/or working on gender based violence (GBV)
    and women’s empowerment.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills and ability to present
    ideas effectively, in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good
    diplomatic and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take
    accountability for decisions made.
  • Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent
    way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem
    solving abilities.
  • High standard of spoken and written English.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word,
    Outlook, and Power Point.
  • Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and
filled application form, download
, clearly indicating “WPE Social Worker – Kyaka II” as the subject
to: UA-IRCJobs@rescue.org (The Human Resource and Administration department,
International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 31st January 2019
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