Ended Caseworker

The Job

Job Title: Caseworker 
Band / Level / Grade: 9A
Department: Child Protection
Location: Abyan, Yemen (including field travel)
Overtime Eligible: No (as per local law)
 

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND:

The IRC Yemen began its programs in October 2012. Currently IRC Yemen is operating in eight governorates in the south and north of Yemen through direct programming and through a local partnership in Health, WASH, Nutrition, Economic Recovery Development, Education, Child Protection, Gender and Women Protection and Empowerment.

Job Overview/Summary: The Caseworker will conduct all steps of the case management process for an assigned number of individual children vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence (especially UASC and CAAFAG) and their families in this process. The caseworker will ensure children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and receive individual case management support by completing documentation, assessments, action plans, direct service provision, referrals and follow ups. The case worker will also provide support to families in the process of case management, including foster and alternative care and collaborate with other case workers and service providers on management of caseload and referrals.

Main Responsibilities:

Technical Quality

  • Provide individual case management for children in Abyan in accordance with all case management steps
  • Ensure the correct documentation and compilation of Case Management forms in accordance with all case management steps and related tools and procedures
  • Provide ongoing support to families, foster and alternative care systems
  • Participate and support the identification of children harmed or at-risk of harm

Monitoring & Reporting

  • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports

Coordination & Representation

  • Directly communicate effectively with other caseworkers and service providers in order to advocate, collaborate and make referrals according to the best interests of children
  • Regularly attend case management meetings and relevant case conferences at field level
  • In addition to the case management team, collaborate closely with other members of the Child Protection team, ensuring smooth coordination and referrals

Other

  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and  liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs
  • Actively engage in all capacity building opportunities including formal trainings, on the job coaching and peer to peer sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Professional Standards

  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Child Protection Officer – Case Management

Technical Focal Point: Child Protection Coordinator
 

Job Requirements

  • Technical diploma or degree in social work, human rights, or related degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year experience of implementing child protection programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children
  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, strong communication skills with children and caregivers, analytical skills, network-builder, able to handle pressure well and work in cross-cultural setting.
  • Fluency in Arabic
  • English would be an advantage.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

How to Apply

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.  

Qualified and Interested individuals are required to apply for this position via the IRC Career at the following link: https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=5466

Deadline for Applying: August 25, 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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. 

  • Employer: IRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Abyan
  • Posted on: 12 August 2019
  • Deadline: 25 August 2019

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