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Social Worker



Social Worker

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 15 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Social Worker. The position will be based in one of the refugee camps: Gihembe, Nyabiheke, Kigeme, Mugombwa or Kizibaand reporting to the Camp Education Coordinator

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of the post is to effectively implement and respond to the psychosocial needs of School-going age children within and outside one of the 5 Refugee Camps of Gihembe, Nyabiheke, Kigeme, Mugombwa and Kiziba. The candidate will lead in the implementation and monitoring of children with special needs, provide support to ECD and school feeding, as well as ensuring that all issues relating to school-going age refugee children in and outside the refugee camp are timely reported to the Camp Coordinator. The role will also include providing accurate data relating to the numbers of children attending ECDs, children with special needs and school feeding as well as numbers of children dropping out of school both in primary and secondary schools within and outside the Camp.

The Social Worker will take the lead in providing child protection support services in the camp. S/he will participate in all coordination and coalitions with other partners in Charge of Child protection such as Plan International and Save the Children together with the Management of schools.

The major responsibilities include:

Provide Education Support

  • Coordinate all activities related to Early Childhood Education (ECE)

  • Support ECD caregivers and liaise with them to report children’s attendance on a daily basis

  • Distribute scholastic materials and uniforms to children in school

  • Provide support to children in primary and secondary education including reporting student’s attendance and drop out

  • Support children in school of excellency by collaborating with their schools to meet their needs

  • Conduct counselling sessions for all refugee children with psychosocial problems.

  • Support in establishing and reinforcing the school clubs

  • Conduct sensitization meetings for students on the importance of education

  • Support in career guidance for children in Primary and Secondary schools

School feeding Facilitation

  • Provide support to school feeding of ECD, Primary and secondary school children

  • Ensure timely transfers of money for feeding students in secondary school.

  • Liaise with school head teachers and ECD care givers to ensure refugee children get food and provide report on school feeding issues on a daily basis with suggestions on how to mitigate those issues

Child protection

  • Liaise with other child protection partners in the camp to prevent, mitigate and respond to children’s risks

  • Do regular reporting on the progress of psychosocial and child protection support services

  • Participate in child protection(CP) meetings

  • Should be the schools focal person in preventing, mitigating and responding to child abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect.

Special needs

  • Liaise with care ECD caregivers, Head teachers of Primary and Secondary schools to identify children with special needs

  • Report cases of children with special needs as they arise

  • Link children with special needs with other partners such as Handicap International

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

  • At least 3 years Professional experience (of which 1 year is in Education in emergency). 1 Year of experience working with Refugee Communities will be an advantage.

  • Demonstrated experience in Early Childhood Education,

  • Demonstrated experience in working with school going age children including children with special needs.

  • Strong understanding of Refugee operational context

  • Experience in working with and coordinating with Primary and Secondary schools and other stakeholders implementing child protection program and Special needs Education

  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills

  • Excellent analytical and written skills, and good computer skills

  • Fluency in English, with strong English writing skills.

  • Additional qualities: ability to multi-task, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, adaptability to transition


  • The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience:

How to apply:

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In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is 7th December, 2017; no late applications will be accepted

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks