6 Social Worker NGO Job Vacancies – Retrak-Hope for Justice

Workers (6 NGO Job Vacancies)
Organization: Retrak-Hope
for Justice
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Retrak is to become
part of anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice. Bringing together the two
organisations will provide a more effective force to identify and rescue
vulnerable people of all ages from modern slavery, to help them heal into new
lives in freedom, and to campaign for change. The missions, aims and programmes
of Retrak and Hope for Justice are highly complementary, making the two
charities an ideal fit. Street children are incredibly vulnerable to
trafficking and are often targeted by predatory gangs who force them into
sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and forced labour.
Job Summary:  The Social Worker will be conducting child
care reviews, counselling and other psychosocial activities. It will also
involve tracing for a child’s home, conducting pre-visits, resettlement, follow
up visits and working with key actors (Probation and Social Welfare Officers,
Community Development Officers, NGOs, Local community leaders, Religious
institutions, Clan leaders etc).  The
Social Workers will work alongside the Line Manager, the Social Work Team and
other staff to implement an effective Social Work Program that ensures
appropriate care and support for children in the care of Retrak-Hope for
Justice. The role will involve establishing the most appropriate interventions
for each individual child that are line with their assessed in the context of
Hope for justice mission, policies, values and the laws of Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain professional accountability
  • Practice professional social work
  • Promote engagement and participation
  • Asses needs, risks and circumstances
  • Plan for person centred outcomes
  • Take action to achieve change

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a degree in one of the following fields
    Counselling, community psychology, Social work and social administration.
  • At least three years of work experience working with vulnerable
    children in a social development position managing child welfare,
    protection, and counselling, case management and having experience in
    handling challenges associated with the children in vulnerable and violent
  • Extensive knowledge of both national and International laws relating
    to children.
  • Conversant on all matters of child protection and have a good track
    record on respecting and protecting the rights of children
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills 
  • Good standard of ICT skills
  • Report Writing skills and documentation skills
  • Preferably possession of a valid driving permit and being an
    accomplished experienced driver with physical ability to drive regularly
    across the various terrain of Uganda will be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in at least 2 of the main local languages (i.e. Luganda,
    Runyakitara, and Luo).
How to Apply:
All candidates
should Email their covering letter, CV and completed Hope For Justice
Application Form, Download
, to applications.ug@hopeforjustice.org with Social Worker as the
subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Deadline: 5th July 2019
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