Job Title: Health Social Worker – IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
International Rescue Committee (IRC) Profile:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1933. IRC works in 28 countries providing relief, protection, and resettlement assistance to refugees and displaced populations. IRC was registered in Uganda in mid-1998 and implements rehabilitation activities in the sectors of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Economic Recovery and Development, Health and Women Protection and Empowerment. IRC Uganda has a head office in Kampala, field offices in Kitgum, Yumbe and Moroto.
The Social Worker (SW) will be providing case management and psychosocial support to refugee and host community women and girls in Yumbe District, specifically in BidiBidi settlement. He/She will provide women and girls access to information, services, and build informal support networks with other women at the Women Center and via mobile services. The SW will provide case management services to survivors of GBV, as well as psychosocial support and counseling to clients and support with non-GBV cases. The SW will employ a survivor-centered approach to ensure that the client’s wishes are respected, and her safety and confidentiality are preserved at all times through the case management process.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Work with SGBV midwives to develop and oversee activities for Youth Friendly space in refugee and host- communities.
• Identify and implement timely, survivor-centered and age-appropriate case management services and psychosocial support to all clients reached by the Health team and in the youth Center ensuring strict adherence to the GBV guiding principles (Safety and Security, Confidentiality, Respect and No Discrimination).
• Identify available services and coordinate referrals based on the wishes and consent of the survivor.
• Advocate with partner organizations supporting GBV survivors to provide additional confidential services to clients, in accordance with their wishes and GBV guiding principles.
• Utilize GBV data management tools (GBVIMS) and systems to record information about clients accessing services, in line with the principle of confidentiality, and utilize aggregate information to improve service delivery.
• Support the development and utilization of a zone-specific referral pathway for GBV cases.
• Create and maintain a welcoming and safe environment through the IRC mobile teams and at the Youth friendly Centers.
• Support capacity building and coordination activities in zone settings, including by delivering training sessions to local partner organizations on case management principles, GBV core concepts, GBV guiding principles, etc.
• Maintain a positive relationship with adolescents, health volunteers and other community-based groups to ensure they are involved in the activities of the health 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.
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
• University degree in Social Sciences (i.e. social work, counselling, 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.
How To Apply for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should email their applications online via the link below:
Deadline: not later than Friday, February 9th, 2021 by 12:00 pm
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