Monday, 21 November 2022

Social Worker (Psychosocial Support) at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Tanzania

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Social worker (Psychosocial Support)
Job title
: Social worker (Psychosocial Support)
Employment category: I
Reporting to: Child Protection Team Leader
Unit/department: Protection
Location: Kibondo/Kasulu
Overall purpose of the role:
The Social worker (psychosocial support) works as part of DRC’s team under the direct supervision of the Protection team leader and guidance support of the Protection coordinator. The role is based in Kasulu/Kibondo and shall conduct regular field visits to the host villages near by Nyarugusu and Nduta refugee camp.

Social worker (psychosocial support) work closely with PSS Officer, local implementing partners, Education staff, and members of the child protection sector working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to ensure that the programme goals are achieved. Specific areas of concern are the provision of Child friendly space activities in refugee camps. S/he is responsible for providing psychosocial support to children at both CFS center and mobile. For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration between DRC response and other actors in refugee education/protection, the staffs will actively participate in child protection-related activities and meetings in designated refugee camps.

Program Responsibilities
• Supervise child protection and PSS activities in Child Friendly Space (CFS) ensuring activities are implemented in a timely manner meeting program goal.
• Organize and facilitate capacity building and supervision of community structures in all their duties within the community
• Assist in the facilitation of parents and community meetings for child protection clubs (CPCs).
• Screen for and monitor protection needs and gaps in and around the CFS.
• Ensure the participation of all groups of children, especially children living with disabilities
• Conducting interviews with children and their families to assess and review their protection concerns
• Undertaking and writing up assessments in collaboration with partner staff which meet specified standards and timescales.
• Conduct outreach and awareness activities to identify and facilitate assistance to vulnerable children persons at village level.
• Ensure case management referral procedures and standards are met and followed.
• Assist facilitators in solving problems arising in CFS.
• Assist teachers, facilitators and animators in working with children and develop new creative activities as appropriate.
• Facilitate inter-agency referrals for vulnerable children and families and carry out follow ups and provide prompt feed backs on referred cases to responsible agencies
• Establish and maintain a database of children identified, assessed and supported with services within the camp
• Collaborate with other team members in implementation of project activities
• Participate in report writing, developing concept notes and proposal development.
• Conduct any other related activities as deemed necessary by the Child Protection sector that may arise from time to time
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Program management
• With support of PSS Officer ccoordinate with other agencies offering case management services to children on referral and transfer of cases.
• Ensure constant and transparent communication and collaboration with relevant stakeholders, including community members, community leaders and families
• Share information on field-level successes and challenges with the PSS Officer and other agencies as appropriate.

Logistics Duties
o Take care of equipment’s and supplies for the job
o Ensure working equipment’s are in good condition and replenish/repairs when out of order
o Reports immediately any security incidence/issue detected in the DRC premises
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Experience and technical competencies:
• At least 1 year of professional experience in PSS, Protection, Social work in humanitarian or development programming.
• Demonstrates good understanding of mental health and psychosocial support practices in similar position Experience in designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating child protection programs in emergency, transition and development contexts
• Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
• Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-Agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, Minimum Standards on Child Protection
• Self-awareness and proven ability to operate successfully in different cultural environments
• Good team leader and team member skills, including the ability to be part of and organize, support, manage and develop a small team.
• Ability to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstance

• Bachelor’s degree Social Sciences or related technical field in well recognized college or university (preferred)
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• Good proficiency in written and spoken English, and Swahili. Kirundi an added advantage

Key stakeholders:
• DRC programme staff (protection and others)
• Refugees and donors
• Local Government and host Community representatives.
• Referral partners

Core competencies
Basic Advanced Expert
Striving for excellence ☒ ☐ ☐
Collaborating ☐ ☒ ☐
Taking the lead ☒ ☐ ☐
Communicating ☐ ☒ ☐
Demonstrating integrity ☐ ☒ ☐

Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.

Application due:  12/8/2022
Workplace:  Kibondo/Kasulu
Department/Country: Tanzania
Contract type: National contract

Application and CV
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.
DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on under Job.
Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 12th December 2022

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Providing equal opportunities
We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Promoting high standards

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
12th December, 2022.

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