International Rescue Committee Social Worker Jobs in Uganda

International Rescue Committee Social Worker Jobs in Uganda


Job Description

The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community based organizations, the civil society and the private sector.

The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, economic recovery and development, protection, and women’s protection and empowerment.

IRC has its country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kitgum, Yumbe, Moroto and South West Uganda.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Work with WPE Response Officer to develop work plans and oversee activities for women and girls in refugee and host- communities.
  • Provide quality, timely and age-appropriate survivor-centered case management services and psychosocial support to all clients in the Women and Girls Center ensuring strict adherence to the GBV guiding principles (Safety and Security, Confidentiality, Respect and No Discrimination).
  • Support roll out of new initiatives e.g. EA$E, Adult literacy while tracking progress on implementation and engagement of targeted clients.
  • Coordinate referrals and advocate with partner organizations supporting GBV survivors to provide confidential services to clients, in accordance with their wishes, GBV guiding principles and informed consent.
  • Utilize GBV data management tools (GBVIMS) and systems to record information about clients’ access to services, in line with the principle of confidentiality, and utilize aggregate information to improve service delivery.
  • Support the development and utilization of the GBV referral pathway for GBV cases and work with the Response Officer to provide capacity building of community structures on understanding the referral pathway.
  • Create and maintain a welcoming and safe environment through the IRC mobile teams and at the Women and Girls Centers.
  • Support capacity building and coordination of activities in the settlement, including delivering training sessions to local partner organizations, community structures and women groups on case management principles, GBV core concepts, GBV guiding principles, referral pathway 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
  • University degree in Social Sciences (i.e. social work, counseling, sociology, psychology, gender studies, human rights, etc.).
  • At least 2 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.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th June 2019
  • 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, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Social Worker Jobs in Uganda

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