Fresher WPE Social Worker US NGO Job Opportunities – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

 

Job Title:    WPE Social Workers (Fresher
US NGO Jobs)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: WPE Response Officer

 

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 Yumbe District, specifically in BidiBidi settlement. 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 and oversee activities for women and girls
in refugee and host- communities.

·       
Identify
and implement timely, survivor-centered and age-appropriate case management
services and psychosocial support to all clients reached by the WPE team and in
the Women Center ensuring strict adherence to the GBV guiding principles (Safety
and Security, Confidentiality, Respect and No Discrimination

·       
Identify
available services and coordinate referrals based on the wishes and consent of
the survivor.

·       
Advocate
with partner organizations supporting GBV survivors to provide additional confidential
services to clients, in accordance with their wishes and GBV guiding
principles.

·       
Utilize
GBV data management tools (GBVIMS) and systems to record information about
clients accessing services, in line with the principle of confidentiality, and
utilize aggregate information to improve service delivery.

·       
Support
the development and utilization of an zone-specific referral pathway for GBV
cases.

·       
Create
and maintain a welcoming and safe environment through the IRC mobile teams and
at the Women Centers.

·       
Support
capacity building and coordination activities in zone settings, including by
delivering training sessions to local partner organizations on case management
principles, GBV core concepts, GBV guiding principles, 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 & 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
ideal candidate must hold a University degree in Social Sciences (i.e. social
work, counseling, sociology, psychology, gender studies, human rights, etc.).

·       
At least
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.

 

IRC is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit
without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual
orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 23rd February 2021

 

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