JOB TITLE: Social Worker
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Humanitarian emergency response for Burundian and Congolese refugee in Kigoma refugee camps Tanzania
LOCATION: Kigoma region,
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: The responsibilities of the post requires the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
Due to political unrest in Burundi high numbers of refugees escaping into neighbouring countries of DRC, Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania. The current Burundian refugee population in Tanzania is over 172,000 of which over 50% are children. SCI is implementing a child protection and education programme in refugee camps and wishes to scale up the response in refugee camps.
Work closely with case management, 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 and case management services within Child friendly spaces, 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 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 meeting 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 CPCs and CMCs
- Screen for and monitor protection needs and gaps in and around the CFS and TLS’s.
- 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 partner staff which meet specified standards and timescales.
- Conduct outreach and awareness activities to identify and facilitate assistance to vulnerable children persons at village level Ensure case management referral procedures and standards are met and followed.
- Assist facilitators in solving problems arising in CFS and TLS
- Assist teachers, facilitators and animators 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)
- Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- 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
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and with relevant external partners.
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks.
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- University Degree in Social work or related social science 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 and 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
- 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