Fresher Karamoja Social Worker NGO Job Opportunities – Dwelling Places (DP)

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 - Jobs

Organisation: Dwelling
Places (DP)

Duty Station: Karamoja,
Uganda

Reports to: Karamoja Project
Lead

Dwelling Places (DP) is a registered Christian Non Governmental
Organization

(NGO) which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation,
resettlement and follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall
objective of DP is to have a society where every child has a chest to rest
their head on and a place to call home.

Job Summary: The Karamoja
Social Worker will primarily be responsible for the Karamojong resettlement
units/ families where the children are resettled to ensure that their families
have sustainable food and Income. The target will be to react out to 450
children for provision and 3000 children for Prevention.

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
  • Ensure that an accurate baseline survey
    for the Karamoja project is conducted, data collected, analysed and shared
    with the relevant persons.
  • Carry out the process of identifying and
    preparing the target communities and households for the project.
  • Document the Project processes and
    procedures and oversee its implementation and success
  • Keenly monitor the project to see its
    success.
  • Provide support in planning and budgeting
    for the resettled children’s families 
    in Karamoja.
  • Develop individual care plans for every
    family on the program and ensure effectiveness in its implementation
  • Render support in developing, setting-up
    and running child right clubs in partner schools to empower children at
    risk of trafficking and unsafe migration claim their rights.
  • Update the families’ files with reports on
    their sustainability progress
  • Coordinate with all agencies implementing
    projects in the target communities and get update information on their
    plans and ongoing projects
  • Facilitate delivery of all project inputs
    to the target beneficiaries and ensure proper record keeping
  • Conduct all the community skills
    development meetings planned in the project.
  • Facilitate implementation of all other
    field based activities planned in the project
  • Put in place a group savings mechanism
    under the project.
  • Conducting review meetings with the target
    groups and train groups on cross cutting issues that include but not
    limited to HIV/AIDS, Gender and Sanitation.
  • Actively participate in the regular
    M&E reviews of this project and make contribution in redesigning of
    some strategy when need arises
  • Prepare timely (activity based, weekly,
    monthly, quarterly, and annual) narrative reports and submit to the
  • Sensitize the families of the children at
    risk of trafficking and unsafe migration to protect their children from
    traffickers and encourage them to stay in school.
  • Advocate for improvement of living
    standards in Napak communities and the surrounding region
  • Participate in advocacy for the rights of
    children through specific campaigns, partnership and working with Civil
    society organizations to  protect
    the rights and best interest of children (specifically children vulnerable
    to trafficking and unsafe migration)
  • Perform any other roles as may be delegated
    by the supervisor and Line Director.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The applicant for the Dwelling Places (DP)
    Karamoja Social Worker employment opportunity should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Agro-forestry or social work and
    administration with a background of agriculture or related field preferred
  • At least three years of related working
    experience in community livelihoods experience preferred
  • Born-again Christian
  • Background of social work is an added
    advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of the
    Karamojong people and language is required
  • Experience in upgrading the economic and
    social livelihoods of communities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to
    relate to all levels of management and staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
    skills
  • Excellent organizational and
    time-management skills
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficient skills
    in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to manage files and filing systems
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical
    skills, good judgment & strong focus
  • Ability to perform social work roles with
    all age groups.

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
the following;

  • A handwritten application letter with and
    updated CV with academic qualifications
  • A church recommendation letter (Should be
    God fearing)
  • LC 1 letter
  • Two passport photos

Deliver your applications to: Dwelling places head office – Off
Nalukolongo Masaka road near Mutundwe police station or email to:
[email protected] or call 0312-513701

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