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Position titleSocial Worker
Place of performanceBaidoa, Somalia
Apply by24/12/2019
Start date16/02/2020
Durationup to 3 months (@21.75days/month)
QualificationDiploma in Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Teaching, Healthcare & Community Development..
Sector experienceMinimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Social Development experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 3 year of experience in Africa (essential).
LanguageFluency in English (essential) , Somali (essential) and Maay (essential).
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CTG OverviewCTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
IOM & 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 Baidoa 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.
Role objectives
The Social Worker will play a pivotal role in the Baidoa 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.

Key responsibilities:
  • 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.
Project reporting
This role reports to the National Project Assistant / DRP.
Key competenciesEducation:
- Diploma in relevant field, i.e. Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Teaching, Healthcare & Community Development.

Experience:
- 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. 

Languages:
- Somali (required).
- English (working knowledge).
- Maai (required).

Competencies:
Values:
- 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.
Team management
This role does not have any team management responsibility.
Further 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.