Jesuit Refugee Service Jobs Vacancies 2018 for Child Protection Case Worker – Jobs in Ethiopia

Jesuit Refugee Service Jobs Vacancies 2018 for Child Protection Case Worker – Jobs in Ethiopia

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Jesuit Refugee Service Vacancies 2018

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic Church based non-governmental organization with a mission to accompany, serve and protect refugees and internally displaced persons–regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality.  The main areas of work are in the field of education, emergency assistance, child protection, livelihood and social services. JRS is a non – profit venture of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits’) that was established in 1980. JRS works in more than 50 countries worldwide. It has committed itself in Ethiopia for more than three decades helping refugees from all over Africa. JRS is now recruiting a dynamic child protection case worker providing comprehensive case management services to unaccompanied, separated and other vulnerable refugee children in Addis Ababa.

Summary description the position’s role

The Child Protection Case worker will be responsible in conducting all steps of the case management process for an assigned number of individual children vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence and their families in this process. The Case Worker will be responsible in ensuring all Child protection principles are integrated in all steps of the case management process.

Reporting

The case worker reports to Case management Supervisor

Duties of Case workers:

Profile 1: Case Management (incl. home visits)

  • Provide individual case management for identified children at risk in accordance with case management cycle, tools and procedures;
  • Undertake Best Interest Assessments (BIAs) and Best Interest Determinations (BIDs) for unaccompanied, separated and other children at risk in order to understand the nature of the child/family’s protection concerns and needs, identify coping capacities and provide recommendations
  • Establishment and implementation of care plans for children at risk – manage cases in line with SOPs, adhere to standard documentation processes and follow best practice guidance
  • Referral and follow up to other service providers
  • Management of case files and reports in accordance with case management and information management tools
  • Regularly monitor and support to children and families at the center and through home visits, providing guidance, advice and emotional support, community mediation and referrals
  • Provision of psychosocial first aid (counselling) to children at risk at the JRS Children’s Center
  •  Participate in weekly case management meeting
  • Submit reports of activities as required by supervisors (could be weekly, or on different basis);
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Profile 2: Case Management (Focal point for Refugee Outreach Volunteers)

The Refugee Outreach Volunteer programme has been established by UNHCR in December 2016. Out of 60 Refugee Outreach Volunteers (ROVs), 20 are working in the area of Child and Youth Protection. They are tasked to identify and report protection risks in their communities, identify foster care arrangements, provide guidance and counselling to children at risk, provide information – including awareness raising – on risks as well as available services in Addis Ababa and make referrals.

  • Manage Refugee Outreach Volunteer programme (Children and Youth) and support the 20 Refugee Outreach Volunteers from seven refugee communities:
  • Convene individual monthly case management meetings with ROVs at JRS
  • Provide guidance and case management support to ROVs, including through on-the job training (joint home visits)
  • Closely work with ARRA, UNHCR and other partners in the urban programme to support ROVs to undertake protection referrals
  • Assign ROVs to new cases of identified children at risk in accordance with a matching process
  • Monitor progress of ROVs working on individual cases
  • Manage case files and reports of ROVs in accordance with case management and information management tools
  • Keep track of newly identified, pending and closed cases
  • Organize, together with UNHCR monthly Refugee Outreach Volunteer meetings
  • Provide training and capacity building for the ROVs
  • Participate in weekly case management meeting
  • Submit reports of activities as required by supervisors (could be weekly, or on different basis);
  • Provide individual case management for identified children at risk in accordance with case management cycle, tools and procedures;
  • Undertake Best Interest Assessments (BIAs) and Best Interest Determinations (BIDs) for unaccompanied, separated and other children at risk in order to understand the nature of the child/family’s protection concerns and needs, identify coping capacities and provide recommendations
  • Establishment and implementation of care plans for children at risk – manage cases in line with SOPs, adhere to standard documentation processes and follow best practice guidance
  • Referral and follow up to other service providers
  • Management of case files and reports in accordance with case management and information management tools
  • Regularly monitor and provide support to children and families at the center providing guidance, advice and emotional support, community mediation and referrals
  • Provision of psychosocial first aid (counselling) to children at risk at the JRS Children’s Center
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Profile 3: Child Empowerment

  • Set up and management of community-based child protection structure (two child parliaments)
  • Design of activities and structured discussions held on regular basis (bi-weekly) with children in child parliaments
  • Support design and implementation of activities with small scale “Child Empowerment Fund” initiated by the two child parliaments
  • Oversee activities at child friendly space at Child Protection Center
  • Development of diversified child friendly activities in the Child Protection Center based on children’s feedback and ideas – with support of social workers (refugees)
  • Prepare and update the list of items to be purchased at CFS when needed and coordinate with logistics department on all procurement needs;
  • Organization of educational trips for children
  • Development of life skills curriculum and provision of life skills training for adolescents and youth
  • Organization of vocational training for adolescents and youth
  • Organization of livelihood program for youth
  • Organization and management of English and Amharic language classes at the Child Protection Center
  • Organization of regular study support (catch up classes and homework support) to adolescents and youth
  • Organization of community-wide events which are planned and implemented jointly with children

General duties of case workers of all profiles:

  • Support JRS social workers in the identification of children at risk at the center
  • Ensure coordination and confidential information sharing with Case management supervisor, implementing partner organizations and community-based child protection groups and networks, as well as other relevant stakeholders in Addis Ababa
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
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Professional Standards:

  •  All JRS staff are required to adhere to the JRS Code of Conduct

Duration of Employment: Three months (October to December 2018)

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA Degree in Law, Social Work, Psychology or other related fields
  • Minimum of  3 years’ experience in implementing child protection programme preferably casework/social work in humanitarian or development setting
  • Experience with child participation and implementing child-friendly interviewing techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of the international and national legal framework relevant to child protection and refugee protection
  • Good command of English, both written and oral;
  • Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity;
  • Ability to work in a cultural and gender-sensitive manner, respecting diversity in all its forms, including religious minorities, socio-economic situation, sexual orientation and gender identity, ethnicity, etc.
  • Experience in psychosocial support for children and their caregivers desirable
  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn;
  • Ability to cope and work under pressure;
  • Computer literate mainly in Microsoft Office package;
  • Well-organized, self-motivated and ability to work in a team;
  • Knowledge of language spoken by refugees (Tigrigna, Somali, Arabic, Nuer, Swahili) is an advantage

 

How to Apply

Application: ONLY Ethiopian nationals and candidates with the above qualifications should submit their CV’s and copies of credentials (non-returnable) to:

Jesuit Refugee Service – Ethiopia

 P.O.Box 12474, Addis Ababa

E-maileth01.hr@jrs.net; solomonastu@gmail.com

Tel: 011-1-23-72-30/011-1-23-70-44

Or

in person to the Country Office, which is located on the way to Menelik II Hospital, opposite side of St. Yared Music School, around 50 meters from the new Ethiopian Telecom building.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

 

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