Karamoja Social Worker (Livelihoods) NGO Jobs – Dwelling Places (DP)

Organisation: Dwelling Places (DP)
Reports to:  Karamoja Program Lead
Duty Station:  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 Karamoja Social Worker (Livelihoods) will
mainly focus will be on Karamojong resettlement units/ families where the
children are resettled, ensuring 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 livelihoods projects.
·       
Document the Project processes and procedures
and oversee its implementation and success
·       
Monitor the livelihoods projects 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 updated 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 are not
limited to HIV/AIDS, Gender and Sanitation.
·       
Participate in the regular M&E reviews of
this project and make a 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 interests of children
(specifically children vulnerable to trafficking and unsafe migration)
·       
Any other roles as may be delegated by the
supervisor and line Director
Related Responsibilities
·       
Read the files of the referred children to
familiarize yourself with their cases.
·       
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
·       
Remind parents to bring their children to
Dwelling Places offices for letter writing, collecting their gifts every school
holiday and bringing their school reports
·       
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
Karamoja
·       
Recommend parents and children able to support
themselves for exit and ensure sustainable exits



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant must hold a Degree in General
Agriculture, Agro-forestry or social work and administration
·       
Three years of working experience in community
livelihoods experience preferred
·       
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.
·       
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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