Snr. Social Worker/Social Counselor PwSN& GBV

The Job

Position: Senior Social Worker/Social Counselor PwSN& GBV – IBB, TAIZ

Job site:Ibb – Dhi Al-Sufal and Al-Sayani, IBB governorate – Al-Taziyah district, Taiz governorate 

Report to: Activities Coordinator, Psycho-Social Counselor, Reporting Officer

Receives reports from: Social Workers , Volunteers

Status: Fulltime

No of positions: 1 position
 

Program Title: Expansion of emergency WASH activities including Cholera emergency respond, protection and nutrition assistance for conflict affected populations in Yemen.

 

Sector Name:

Protection

Objective: 

Prevention and response to Gender Based Violence and Child Protection/ PSS thorough provision of life-saving protection service improving access to basic rights to GBV survivors, PWSN, children and caregivers

Sub-sector Name: 

Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence

Indicator 1:

Number of individual benefiting from GBV services, by sex and age

Indicator 2:

Number of people trained in GBV prevention or response, by sex

Sub-sector Name: 

Psychosocial support services

Indicator 1:

Number of people trained in PSS, by sex

Indicator 2:

Number of PwSN benefiting from PSS as part of case management services, by sex and age

Indicator 3:

Number of PWSN/GBV survivors benefiting from life skill trainings

 

The Senior Social Worker will work closely with AC, PSC, SWs and Volunteers to ensure that all activities under the project are designed and implemented at high efficiency. Activities include supporting identified cases through the provision of individual support and case management, psychosocial/psychological support, protection monitoring and referral. The Senior Social Worker/Social Counselor has to facilitate appropriate flow of communication between Volunteers, PSC, and AC to ensure consistency and effectiveness of the partnership. The Senior Social Worker/Social Counselor's role shall contribute to strengthening of the child protection system defined by INTERSOS project in terms of referral pathway and case management.

Responsibilities/duties:

  1. The Senior Social Worker/Social Counsellor will work closely with AC, PSC, SWs and Volunteers; cooperate with members of the team to ensure the effective implementation and coordination of all GBV &PwSN activities.
  2. Provide prompt and appropriate responses to GBV survivors of abuse, exploitation, in particular Gender Based Violence (GBV).
  3. Ensure GBV & PwSN cases are identified and receive individual case management support by conducting documentation, assessments, case plans, direct service provision, referrals and follow ups for an assigned case load of children in timely manner.
  4. Provide technical support and guidance to the project staff and partners on case management and child protection services particularly on difficult cases; increase their knowledge, skills, and confidence of staff and community leaders responsible for GBV safety; Work with staff implementing activities in order to ensure timely and on-going case management support for identified vulnerable cases and their families;
  5. Facilitate trainings. Focus group discussion’s, courses and awareness sessions on GBV &PwSN protection issues; work with community members and local representatives to active community involvement and increase knowledge about key GBV issues.
  6. Support AC, PSC, SWs and Volunteers disseminating information on GBV &PwSN, and the prevention of exploitation and abuse.
  7. Work with AC, PSC and SWs to develop and promote standards of care for conflict-affected IDPs;
  8. Collecting project lesson learned and contributes to relevant advocacy platforms with local levels;
  9. Participate in case management meetings and case conferences with the multi-disciplinary team and prepare case reports, and victim’s need assessment to support case management as necessary.
  10. Supervise the correct documentation and compilation of CM forms in accordance with all CM steps and related tools and procedures.
  11. Ensure that all urgent cases are addressed immediately and shared with the direct line supervisor for possible intervention.
  12. Ensure that all cases are filed and that information is reported in detail about the case, background, case plan, follow up and actions taken.
  13. Ensure that the data registered in the files are safe and  kept confidential.

Minimum requirements

  • Hold an BA in social sciences or related fields
  • At least 1 years of professional experience working in case management related issues (as Senior Social Worker/Social Counsellor.)
  • Demonstrated familiarity with case management principles, standards and procedures, terminology
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills (proven computer literacy), especially in Excel
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS

Other requirements:

  • Native Arabic –EXCELLENT written and spoken English
  • Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
  • Attention to detail and structured way of approaching tasks
  • Ability to plan ahead and output oriented
  • Able to ensure quick quality delivery in stressful environment
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and respect line management
  • Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Practical and problem-solver
  • Ability to deal with heavy work pressure
How to Apply
  • Deadline for submission of application: 11 December 2017;
  • Estimative date for the interview: 3rd week of December 2017 (only shortlisted candidates will be contacted);
  • Documents to be submitted: CV and Motivation Letter (incomplete applications will be not considered), in addition to contact details for minimum 2 reference persons (include position and relation);
  • How to send the application: by e-mail to job.intersos@gmail.com (applications delivered by hand will be not considered);
  • Clearly mention the job and location that you are applying for in the subject of your e-mail!
  • Employer: INTERSOS
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Taiz/Ibb
  • Posted on: Dec 6, 2017
  • Deadline: 11 Dec, 2017

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