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Friday, May 5, 2017

Assistant Social Worker Job at Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Assistant Social Worker

Jobs at:
Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS)

Deadline of this Job:
8th May, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Reports to: Social Worker
About US:
Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS) Africa was established in 2002 as HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) as a partnership between local NGOs and HIAS Inc. This was in response to a critical gap in resettlement case identification for refugees out of Nairobi. HIAS Africa is registered in accordance with Kenyan, Ugandan and Chad laws and operates both as a humanitarian service provider and an advocacy voice. Their major goal is to address the assistance, protection and durable solutions needs for refugees at heightened risk in Africa, through the provision of direct psychosocial, social and resettlement services (Kenya and Uganda), as well as through community outreach and capacity building for partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Carry out interviews with individuals and families to assess and review their situation.
• Develop plans to improve a client’s well-being.
• Maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
• Actively participate in team meetings regarding child protection and social assistance panel.
• Refer clients for further assistance either internally or externally.
• Respond to crisis situations such as child abuse, neglect and Gender Based Violence.
• Follow-up with clients to ensure that their situation has improved.
• Support the social worker to conduct home visits for refugees at heightened risk in coordination with other HRTK-Uganda staff and keeps track of socio-environmental risks.
• Collect and make regular updates for data required for Sexual Based Violence Information Management system and HIAS database.
• Assist social worker to conduct community awareness sessions of GBV issues through drama, community dialogues, psychological first Aid and community healing activities.
• Perform any other duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate should preferably hold a University degree in Social work or related field with a strong bias in counseling Or Advanced college diploma along with extensive field experience working in the refugee assistance sector
• At least one year of previous work experience in counselling or social work preferably in an NGO setting. Experience working with refugees a plus.
• Computer literacy skills are mandatory including proficiency in Word, Access and Excel;
• Good knowledge of human rights doctrine and working experience in counseling;
• Previous experience in capacity building including facilitation of community-based training and awareness raising;
• Broad knowledge of child rights and prevention and response to SGBV issues;
• Good knowledge of Kampala and its environs;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
• Languages: Proficiency in English and Swahili, basic French a plus.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and updated CV to