6 Fresher Social Worker – Women Protection & Empowerment US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
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 Social Worker – Women Protection &
Empowerment will be providing case management and psychosocial support to refugee
and host community women and girls in Yumbe and Arua Districts, specifically in
BidiBidi, Imvepi and Omugo refugee settlements. He/She will provide women and
girls access to information, services, and build informal support networks with
other women at the Women Center 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
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).
                    
Support
roll out of new initiatives e.g. EA$E, Adult literacy while tracking progress
on implementation and engagement of targeted clients.
                    
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 delivery.
                    
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 etc.
                    
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 and 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) Social Worker – Women
Protection & Empowerment job should hold a Bachelor’s 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 relationships.
                    
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 environments.
Please note: This
position is open only to Ugandan nationals.
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How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.
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