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 beneficiaries in our Baidoa centre. The position sits within the Federal Govt. of Somalia’s National Program for the Treatment & Handling of Disengaged Combatants & is co managed by the South West State govt. & IOM with dual reporting requirements.
- The Social Worker will play a pivotal role in the Baidoa Centre through helping the beneficiaries to develop individual plans. 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 & 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 individual care plans in collaboration with other sectors & service providers in the centre which will meet specified standards & timescales, this will include creating Personal Education Plans (PEP).
- 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 defectors & their families.
- Ensure awareness of & compliance with safeguarding policies & practices.
- Liaise with & make referrals to, other service providers both internal & external.
- Coordinate case reviews & case conferences.
- Participate in multidisciplinary teams & meetings regarding, education, VET, psycho social well being & health including mental health.
- 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.
- Provide psycho social support including guidance & basic, culturally appropriate, counselling services including screening & referral to specialist service providers as needed / appropriate.
- Participate in training, supervision & multidisciplinary team meetings.
- Recommend & contribute to making decisions about the best course of action for a defector in line with individual care plan goals, exit & criteria.
- This role reports to the IOM / DRP.
- This role does not have any team management responsibility.
- Minimum of 5 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 youth & adults within the health care, protection, human rights, education or community development / mobilisation sector within an NGO, CBO or similar.
- Proficient in computer MS Office.
- Must be fluent in Somali, working knowledge of English is required.
- Accountability: Takes responsibility for action & manages constructive criticism.
- Client orientation: Maintains high customer service standards at all times.
- Performance management: Identifies ways & implements actions to improve performance of self & others.
- Professionalism: Displays mastery of the profession & conducts oneself in a professional manner at all times.
- Teamwork: Contributes to a collegial team environment.
Other relevant information:
- Internals of the organisation & NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as 1st tier candidates.
- This vacancy is also open to 2nd tier candidates.
- This role has been published on 18.2.2020& candidates interested in applying for this role need to do so on or before 3.3.2020.
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.