Kenya Red Cross Society – Assistant Social Worker (1 Position)

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya. Its vision is to be the most effective, most trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organization in Kenya, serving present and future generations.

 

The Society is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

 

Position Title:                     Assistant Social Worker (1 Position)

 

Reporting to:                       SGBV Coordinator

 

Job Location                 Dadaab Refugee Operation

 

Overall Purpose

Reporting to the SGBV Coordinator, the Assistant Social Worker provides assistance in the designing and implementation of SGBV prevention activities. The Assistant Social Worker is responsible for organization and provision of structured SGBV psychosocial support activities in the community. Supervising SGBV Community Workers in the implementation of preventive SGBV activities. The social worker will be responsible of the work planning and implementation of the prevention activities at the assigned center, carrying out the planned activities, social and awareness activities to address the target population according to the overall project approach and strategy.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out field visits and conduct information sessions on available services for SGBV Survivors.
  • Identification and referrals of GBV survivors for case management and other specialized services;
  • Set up necessary measures and proper environment to ensure confidentiality during identification, intervention and referral of GBV cases;
  • Assist in establishing community support committees for women and girls. Provide support to vulnerable individuals/children/families with protection concerns in the process of psychosocial support and case management.
  • Act at all times according to guiding principles of SGBV case management including: Survivor centered approach, Ensuring confidentiality, Prioritization according to safety concerns, Anti-discriminatory practice, Ensuring accountability and Respecting professional boundaries and avoiding conflicts of interest
  • Develop trust, tolerance and co-operation among community members through peer – led focus groups discussions and awareness sessions;
  • Plan, design and monitor informal skills training, SGBV trainings and life skills training at the assigned center to facilitate the development of self-management, decision making and self-help processes among the target population.
  • Facilitate the participation of all the segment of the target population to the planned activities held at the assigned center, (Youth, women, elderly, minority members, people with disabilities etc.).
  • Prepare and submit activity progress reports including weekly, monthly SGBV & SITREPs
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by SGBV Coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Diploma in Social Work, Counselling, Community Development or other related field.
  • 2 years of experience in social work related to SGBV case management in humanitarian crisis.

 

Key Competencies

  • Good knowledge of the work of the Red Cross in Kenya
  • Good Knowledge of programmes and Projects in the refugee operations with the ability to diagnose problems and identify and drive appropriate solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal  and communication skills with the ability to Influence  and interface with senior members of the business/Society
  • Awareness of the IASC Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should email their applications to careers@redcross.or.ke on or before 28th April 2017.

Applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees.

Job disclaimer and notification:

Kenya Red Cross Society does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.


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