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Social Worker at Secours Islamique France (SIF)

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Job Description

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

The Social Worker will be a key team member in the implementation of the child protection and education project, this is a child rights championing project. S/he will proactively work with households that will be participating in the project, including school and home visits, develop the needed plans, case management, and other non-exhaustive activities. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Social Worker will;

  • Act as a social service provider for SIF selected orphans in the targeted areas;
  • Carry out data entry related to all social Work activities;
  • Attend all meetings relating to social work for the education and child protection project;
  • Provide translation services between SIF staff and clients as required;
  • Assist orphans within the SIF program to adapt to their situations effectively;
  • Participate in the baseline and end-line assessments during the project period.
  • Conduct needs assessments and file the necessary reports;
  • Assist during the orphan registration process using SIF’s orphan selection criteria;
  • Contribute to the identification of orphans eligible for the sponsorship program and diagnose their situation;
  • Contribute to the updating of the mapping of organizations/services (State/civil society, CBOs, etc.) present in the area (Who? Does what? Where? etc.) and establish, if necessary, collaboration to improve the care of orphans and avoid duplication
  • Identify the orphan’s needs (e.g. academic, social, health, etc.), develop an action plan to meet them (information, referrals to other services, etc.), support and monitor its implementation
  • Organize regular home visits of sponsored orphans (frequency to be adapted according to the level of vulnerability: minimum 1 per month);
  • Provide and/or coordinate psychosocial support for orphans and immediate family members;
  • Regularly inform the coordination of the project on the health of sponsored orphans and transmit information on critical/urgent cases without delay;
  • Inform and sensitize families on family practices essential to ensure the harmonious development of the orphan (health, nutrition, wash, child protection, etc.):
  • Follow-up on the use of the allowances provided by the project for the education and welfare of sponsored orphans;
  • Monitor and evaluate the situation of orphans and their families (through regular home visits, meetings with teachers, etc.)
  • Create and update the orphan’s individual file (contact details, family situation, location, social life, difficulties and problems encountered, measures taken, etc.)
  • Keep orphans’ families informed about the project (objectives, activities, results achieved, etc.)
  • Forward communications from sponsors to beneficiaries;
  • Organize social, recreational and educational activities for orphans and other children in the community;
  • Contribute to the evaluation of the sponsorship program and in particular its impact on the individual situation of orphans
  • Collect the information necessary for reporting on orphans and capitalizing on the program (lessons learned and good practices);
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisors.

Qualifications and education requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or related field.
  • 3 years’ minimum experience working with vulnerable communities;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Strong cross-cultural communication is very important including ability to lead and work with a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill.
  • Excellent command of English;
  • Understanding of local context within the areas of project implementation;
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office, especially Ms Excel and Ms Word.

ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

  • Respect and promote SIF’s Policies and Agree to comply with SIF Code of Conduct and ensures Child Safeguarding standards are upheld.
  • Report to your line manager any discrepancies of SIF’s policies among the team or partners
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.

Method of Application

Please submit an application letter, resume and a list of 3 professional references combined in one PDF document to apply.ken@secours-islamique.org not later than May 19th, 2023. The position title (Social worker) should be indicated on the subject line. SIF is an equal opportunity employer; females are encouraged to apply.

 

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