Overview of CTG:
- CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.
Overview of the position:
- IOM & the Federal Govt. of Somalia’s National Program for the Treatment & Handling of Disengaged Combatants are seeking experienced Social Workers to provide comprehensive support to our women beneficiaries in our Kismayo Center.
- The position sits within the Federal Govt. of Somalia’s National Program for the Treatment & Handling of Disengaged Combatants & is comanaged by DRP & IOM with dual reporting requirements.
- Under this advertisement IOM and its government partner seek to hire this position.
- The Social Worker will play a pivotal role in the Kismayo Female Center through helping the beneficiaries conduct needs assessment, develop individualized plans & implement follow up & monitoring services. Each Social Worker will have an assigned caseload & will be the key worker responsible for overseeing the case management process form entry to exit. This will include coordinating the various services that will constitute the rehabilitation process, linking individuals to families & communities. As well as identifying external service providers in accordance with individual care plans with the goal of reintegrating according to defined exit criteria.
- Conduct interviews with individual at intake & complete registration process & documentation.
- Undertake initial needs assessments & document outcomes in case files, including identifying personal strengths, weaknesses, risk & protective factors.
- Develop individualized care plans in collaboration with other sectors & service providers in the centre which will meet specified standards & timescales.
- Maintain accurate case files including regular updates & progress of individuals against goals & objectives detailed in care plans & use information to prepare reports for the exit board.
- Provide information regarding the entry & exit procedures & support services available to beneficiaries & their families.
- Ensure awareness of & compliance with safeguarding policies & practices.
- Liaise with & make referrals to, other service providers both internally & externally.
- Coordinate case reviews & case conferences.
- Participate in multidisciplinary teams & meetings regarding, education, VET.
- Provide psychosocial support services including guidance & basic, culturally appropriate, counselling services.
- Facilitate access to & contact with family including visits & outreach support services.
- Identify & facilitate linkages to community based support mechanisms to optimise sustainable reintegration on exit as part of care plans.
- Identify options for reintegration alternatives including resettlement for individuals who may not wish to return to communities of origin.
- Participate in training, supervision & multidisciplinary team meetings.
- Recommend & contribute to making decisions about the best course of action for a beneficiaries in line with individual care plan goals, exit & criteria.
- This role reports to the National Project Assistant / DRP.
This role does not have any team management responsibility.
- Minimum of 3 year of experience in Africa (essential).
- Diploma in relevant field, i.e. Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Teaching, Healthcare & Community Development.
- Prior work experience in South West State regions is highly preferred.
- Demonstrable experience in a related field working with vulnerable women & adults within the health care, protection, human rights, education or community development / mobilization sector within an NGO, CBO or similar.
- Proficient in computer MS Office.
- Somali (required).
- English (working knowledge).
- Inclusion & respect for diversity: Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences, encourages diversity & inclusion wherever possible.
- Integrity & transparency: Maintains high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
- Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
Core competencies – Behavioural indicators level 3:
- Teamwork: Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
- Delivering results: Produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner, is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
- Managing & sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
- Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own action & delegated work.
- Communication: Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication, explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.
Other relevant information:
- Internals of the organization & NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as 1st tier candidates.
- This vacancy is also open to 2nd tier candidates.
- The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
- Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements & security clearances.
- Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Priority will be given to qualified female candidates.