Positions: CASE WORKERS (Four Positions)
Department: Emergency Program
Location: Erigavo, El- Afweyn, Ainabo and Lasanod
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Reports to: Senior Protection Officer
CARE International is an international NGO working in Somalia/Somaliland. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, as well as mitigating immediate suffering caused by drought, conflict and displacement. We invite applications from experienced and talented individuals for the positions of CASE WORKER based in Erigavo, El- Afweyn, Ainabo and Lasanod with travels to the other field sites.
These positions are open only to SOMALI National
The position reports to the Senior Protection Officer or Protection Officer, the Caseworker is responsible for supporting individual women, girls, boys and men through Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention and response services.
The Caseworker will also be responsible for awareness-raising of the community as well as working with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, ensuring that they access essential services and receive psychosocial support and safety planning, as required.
The Caseworker will be based in ( Erigavo, El- Afweyn, Ainabo and Lasanod ) with possible field visits within the country. S/He will be required to comply with and be facilitated to operate within the framework of CARE Somalia/Somaliland safety and security protocols
Roles & Responsibilities: –
1. Planning & Implementation:
- Provision of case management services for S-GBV & Child survivors including rape, physical assault, domestic violence, sexual harassment, early and forced marriage, psychological or emotional abuse, sexual exploitation and abuse and child sexual abuse survivors.
- Support the S-GBV and child survivors with basic emotional support while establishing group therapy within the community as the precedence of care.
- Create competent referral systems with local and international available service providers through the use of inter-agency referral pathways.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files for all S-GBV cases while ensuring the case follow-up until its closure.
- Participate in Protection sub-cluster and other coordination meetings while updating the protection Officer about the gaps in protection service provision.
- Ensure that serious and life-threatening cases are urgently shared with the protection team for further planning and provision of immediate support needed
- Work closely with the protection team and other sectors to ensure the effective identification and support to SGBV survivors.
- Make a regular visit to IDPs and poor host community areas in the project target locations on protection locations.
- Maintain confidentiality and truthfulness while checking the records of S-GBV survivors through the use of various GBVIMS tools including consent, intake and assessment, referral, follow-up and case closure forms.
- Share weekly reports about the S-GBV cases supported and services provided through the use of the internal CARE reporting template
- Provide monthly database reports about the direct and indirect beneficiaries reached for the different services provided.
- Collaborate with the Senior Protection Officer for any divergence and serious S-GBV incidents which require particular attention to organize an ad hoc meeting for advocacy
- Fulfil any additional duty as considered necessary tasks for the protection activity implementation.
4. Key Relationships/Contacts:
The Case Worker will closely work with CARE Protection staffs mainly the Protection Officer, Senior Protection Officer, the Protection Manager, Members from zonal Case Management Team, GBV WG, CP WG, FGM Taskforce, GBV IMS Taskforce team members, Local Authorities and Community/Camp Leaders.**
5. Required Qualifications and Competencies:
- Diploma/ Degree in Social Science, Nurse, Psychosocial Counseling and another related field.
- Minimum 3 years of work experience in protection mainly data entry (Incident Recorder, 5 W Matrix and other paper GBVIMS Tools)
- Experience working in IDPs and refugees contexts is mandatory.
- Experience in provision of Psychological First Aid Counseling Service to S-GBV survivors and any other identified vulnerable groups.
- Knowledge of case management, its principles and steps is essential
- Ability to meet time and sensitive deadlines
- Must be able to speak native Somali Language; knowledge of the English language is also mandatory.
- Work with cultural sensitivity and respect the dignity of vulnerable people and members of the host communities at all times.
- Knowledge of working with health centres is also significant
How to apply
Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV in a one PDF document to SOM.SomalilandRecruitment@care.org latest by 9 September 2020. Candidates are required to quote the position title Case Worker and the duty station you are interested in the subject line of the email when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
“CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
CARE is Zero Tolerant organization for child abuse and sexual exploitations”