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SOCIAL WORKER FOR NDUTA AND NYARUGUSU
JOB TITLE: Social Worker – 2 Position
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Humanitarian emergency response for Burundiani and Congolese refugees Kigoma Tanzania LOCATION: Nduta and Nyarugusu
GRADE: 3

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: The responsibilities of the post requires the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
Background
Due to political unrest in Burundi and Congo high numbers of refugees escaping into neighbouring countries of Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania. The current Burundian and Congolese refugee population in Tanzania is over 265,831 as of June 2019 of which over 55% are children. SCI is implementing a child protection and education programme in refugee camps and wishes to scale up the response in refugee camps.

ROLE PURPOSE:
Work closely with local implementing partners, SC Education staff, and members of the child protection sector working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to ensure that the programme goals are achieved. Specific areas of concern are the provision of Psychosocial support (PSS) and case management services within Child friendly spaces (CFS), Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), schools and communities in refugee camps. At programme level, he/she ensures that SC vision and overall program goals related to the sector are met. He/she is responsible for implementation of project activities and administrative support to other partner staff during the implementation of an integrated program. For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration between SC’s response and other actors in refugee education/protection, the social worker will actively participate in child protection-related activities and meetings in designated refugee camps.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: CP Officer
Dotted Line: CP Coordinator

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Supervise child protection and PSS activities in CFS ensuring activities are implemented in a timely manner to meet program goals.
  • Organise and facilitate Capacity building and supervision of community structures in all their duties within the community
  • Assist in the facilitation of parents and community meetings for Child Protection Committees (CPC) and Centre Management Committees (CMC)
  • Screen for and monitor protection needs and gaps in and around the CFS and Schools.
  • Ensure the participation of all groups of children, especially children living with disabilities
  • Conducting interviews with children and their families to assess and review their protection concerns
  • Undertaking and writing up assessments in collaboration with other staff, which meet specified standards and timescales.
  • Conduct outreach and awareness activities to identify and facilitate assistance to vulnerable children persons at zone level to ensure case management, referral procedures and standards are met.
  • Assist facilitators in solving problems arising in CFS and schools
  • Assist facilitators in working with children and develop new creative activities as appropriate
  • Facilitate inter-agency referrals for vulnerable children and families and carry out follow ups and provide prompt feed backs on referred cases to responsible agencies
  • Establish and maintain a database of children identified, assessed and supported with services within the camp
  • Collaborate with other team members in implementation of project activities
  • Participate in report writing, developing concept notes and proposal development.
  • Conduct any other related activities as deemed necessary by the Child Protection sector that may arise from time to time


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (SCI Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children value
  •  Holds self-accountable to information confidentiality of children reported with concerns

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others


Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and with relevant external partners.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to during the course of work.


Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • University Degree in Social Sciences or related technical field.
  • Knowledge in Child Protection, Child´s rights, Child Friendly Space, programming and mainstreaming
  • At least 1 year work experience within a similar context.
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, Save the Children’s aims, values and principles and humanitarian standards as Sphere Charter and Code of Conduct
  • Ability and skills to conduct child friendly interviews, communication skills and child protection needs assessments.
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in animating/organizing play activities with children in the centre and out of the centre
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection through Child friendly spaces.
  • Self-awareness and proven ability to operate successfully in different cultural environments
  • Ability to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstance.
  • Have undertaken approved Safety and Security Training in accordance with member and Save the Children required minimum standard.
  •  Understanding of Kirundi language will be an asset

Date advertised: 13 Aug 2019
Closing date: 25 Aug 2019 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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