Entry Level IGA Social Worker NGO Jobs – Dwelling Places (DP)

Job Title:    IGA Social Worker
Organisation: Dwelling Places (DP)
Reports to:  Rebuild Program Manager
Duty Station:  All over Uganda, Uganda
About US:
Dwelling Places (DP) is a registered Christian Non-Governmental
Organization 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 IGA Social Worker will be supporting
implementation of the income generating activities in line with donor
requirements and Dwelling Places Strategy. The incumbent will provide ongoing
support for the beneficiaries (Children, Youth and their Families) to enable
sustainable resettlement and successful exit
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
IGA and Mentorship responsibilities
·       
Facilitate and oversee economic strengthening
activities at the specific centres including IGAs, VSLAs and corresponding
monthly progress reports.
·       
Prepare weekly and monthly individual work plans
of the IGA team and submit to the manager for approval and implementation.
·       
Work closely with Field officers in tracking of
all the Dwelling Places beneficiaires ascertaining status reports on individual
child progress.
·       
Enhance school and other institutional
partnership to enable girls’ progression and attendance.
·       
Participate in training involving parents and
children in the corresponding Centres.
·       
Profile and document success stories as obtained
from the project beneficiaries.
·       
Work with VSLA leadership in planning for the
categories of girls and families that may include teenage mothers, girls in
vocational training and those in mainstream schooling.
·       
Provision of emotional, social and moral support
to girls and families so that they can understand the benefit of education.
·       
Work with girls and families to identify and
address the particular background issues that are causing the girls to drop out
of school.
·       
Encourage families to set goals for their
children’s education and ensure that families offer the right career guidance
and counselling for girls.
·       
Help families to plan more carefully with their
households income budgets, join village saving and loan schemes as a strategy
for meeting the needs of their households.
·       
Work with the leadership of the VSLA to link the
group to the sub county.
·       
Submit monthly reports to contact persons.
·       
Work closely with Field officers in tracking of
the 9890 project beneficiaries ascertaining status reports on individual child
progress.
·       
Facilitate and oversee economic strengthening
activities at the specific centres including IGAs, VSLAs and corresponding
monthly progress reports.
·       
Ensuring child protection strengthening at the
centre, community and family levels.
·       
Enhance school and other institutional
partnership to enable children’s progression and attendance.
·       
Participate in training involving parents and
children in the corresponding Centres.
·       
Profile and document success stories as obtained
from the project beneficiaries.
·       
Work with VSLA leadership in planning for the
categories of girls that include teenage mothers, vocational girls and those in
mainstream schooling.
·       
Any other duties as may be assigned by the line
manager
Related Responsibilities
·       
Read the files of the referred children to
familiarize yourself with their cases.
·       
Accompany the children during resettlement to be
introduced to the family as a social worker in charge of ongoing support.
·       
Plan and budget for the children and their
families in ongoing support
·       
Develop a follow up schedule for the FEP
children youth and their families and conduct quarterly visits to monitor their
welfare and progress.
·       
Fill the child index forms (CSI) for all the
children followed up
·       
Sensitize and encourage parents to take the lead
in following up their children’s progress in school, attending class &
visitation days, taking children and picking them from school
·       
Prepare monthly requisition for the FEP
activities in line with the approved budget
·       
Remind parents to bring their children to
Dwelling Places offices for letter writing, collecting their gifts every school
holiday and bringing their school reports
·       
Collect circulars from parents and ensure they
are submitted to the finance office in a timely manner.
·       
Organize and conduct child protection training
for the children, youth and parents and involve local leaders
·       
Participate in the planning and implementation
of the annual children and youth camps
·       
Participate in the bi-annual beneficiary
analysis to determine the level of support for the children and families in FEP
·       
Recommend parents and children able to support
themselves for exit and ensure sustainable exits
·       
Review the family support plans and update the
children’s files weekly
·       
Write and submit weekly progress reports to the
Rebuild Program Manager by the end of business Friday.
·       
Monitor your budget and account for all funds
received within the stipulated time in the finance manual.
·       
Conduct individual and group counseling for the
children and families on the ongoing support.
·       
Liaise with the CSP officer to ensure all
children have sponsors in their areas of need
·       
Supervise the volunteers assigned to FEP and
ensure efficiency and effectiveness in performance
·       
Plan and conduct mentorship for the children and
families in FEP



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant must hold a Degree in Social Work
or Social Sciences or a related field
·       
Two years of work experience preferably in an
NGO setting
·       
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
·       
Born again Christian
How to Apply:
All candidates should send a pastor’s letter, LC1 Letter, two
passport size photos to deliver applications to: Dwelling Places Head Office – Off
Nalukolongo Masaka Road Near Mutundwe Police Station or email
hr.dwellingplaces@gmail.com or call 0312-513701 between 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday to
Friday.
Deadline: 13th
March 2020 by 5:00PM
Note: Only successful
candidates will be contacted.
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