Social Worker - Bekaa

13275-12N32064
01-May-19
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

PURPOSE OF POSITION

We are seeking a very dynamic and well-organized person to assist the Project, using professional social skills to achieve the objectives, and to seek the optimal solutions for each child in the project.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION

End Results Expected

TIME SPENT

1- Facilitate project’s implementation

Projects activities are implemented as per the developed action plan

60%

  • Facilitate and encourage the participation of children, adolescent, parents and caregivers, notably the most vulnerable ones, ensuring proper attention to their specific emotional and physical needs / difficulties.

  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of children, adolescent, parents and caregivers participating in WVL’s child labor and street children activities.

  • Ensure the adoption of minimum standard required (ex. Child Protection in Emergency) in the conduction of the activities.

  • Map and provide information on services available to children and adolescent engaged in different form of labour, as well as children at high risk or survivors of violence, exploitation, neglect and abuse.

  • Conduct Focused PSS activities based on knowledge and skills development with children engaged in different form of labour (including street children), as well as children at high risk or survivors of violence (at home, at school, at the community level and in the workplace), exploitation, neglect and abuse in order to identify and mitigate these risks.

  • Consult children and parents about timing and duration of the activities and adapt the location and timing of sessions, content and approach of the focused PSS program to the needs and availability of the participants including children with special needs.

  • Referring children to education: formal/non formal

  • Conduct CP sessions with the caregivers of the children participating in the FPSS sessions

  • Conduct pre and post tests with caregivers.

  • Facilitate FPSS activites in line with global and national inter-agency SOPs/standards

  • Ensure that children, caregivers and adolescents are registered in focused PSS activities without creating stigma and/or judgement

  • Create a safe space where participants can voice their opinions, thoughts and emotions, share experiences and brainstorm on solutions in a confidential and respectful manner

  • Maintain positive relations with local implementing actors, local authorities and other international and local stakeholders;

II- Ensure children’s safety and protection

Children attending the activities are protected and safe

10%

  • Identify referral cases to case management agencies and service providers

  • Identify and referral of children in need of tailored support to specific institutions/service providers (health services, other NFE programme, PSS services)

  • Ensure that the provided material is properly used, kept and cleaned;ensure the storage and distribution of healthy refreshments.

  • Ensure that the caregivers of children engaged in child labour are referred to livelihood opportunities.

  • Ensure that all children and adolescents in focused PSS are referred to education services or livelihood opportunities for those above 15 years old.

III- Handle tracking, reporting on activities and filing

Progress reports are done and submitted as per the required deadline

25%

  • Maintain daily attendance registers each activity conducted

  • Maintain and fill properly any distribution list or attendance lists for the activities conducted or the distribution done

4- Perform other duties as required

5%

Handle logistics responsibilities as necessary

  • Facilitate the rehabilitation of the determined locations (Painting, procurement of needed material, bathroom renovation, etc.)

  • Ensure with the social assistant the provision of meals/snacks during the FPSS activities.

Safety and Security responsibilities

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager

HEA responsibilities:

  • Be aware of the emergency procedures in a response and ensure that necessary preparedness measures have been implemented after coordination with Project manager

Other duties:

  • Attend and participate in local and international capacity building events as needed

  • Attend and participate in spiritual nurture events and other organizational events Perform other related tasks as required by the Project Manager.

Total time spent

100%

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • University degree in social work or psychology.

  • Experience in project implementation, monitoring and report writing.

  • Experience in working with street and working children

  • Management experience

  • Good knowledge of CP/GBV case management principles

  • Fluency in Arabic is mandatory and conversation and written English is a must.

  • Proficient in Word and Excel.

  • Experience in project implementation, monitoring and report writing.

  • Good written and spoken English. Knowledge or Arabic language is necessary.

  • Candidates must have skills in working with people of all ages and social groups;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a sense of responsibility

  • High integrity in social interactions

  • Preference to candidate with field experience in Bekaa region

  • Excellent communication, reporting, and pro-active negotiation skills

  • Skilled at working with local communities and authorities

  • Understanding of policies concerning Child Protection

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with thorough knowledge of Arabic and English

  • Willing to travel within the region approximately 60% of time.

  • Knowledge of the psychosocial guidelines and approaches related to emergency context (MHPSS IASC guidelines, PFA principles, etc.).

  • Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support as well as Children in Emergencies minimum standards.

  • 85% field work and 15% Office work.

  • Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.