Social Worker

Job Description

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people


Under the guidance and technical support of the CP Project Officer, and HN and CP coordinator, Social Worker is responsible for working closely with children, community and government stakeholders. S/he is responsible for provision of effective, efficient and quality psychosocial support, reunification and reintegration services for children at risk of or victims of HTP. He works as a case manager, best interest determination panel and other support activities to respond to the children problems. She/he works in establishing/strengthen community based child protection mechanisms to prevent and protect children from HTP and other child protection risks. S/he supports child protection officer in implementing child protection projects at woreda level by engaging community, government and other stakeholders.


Reports to: CP Project Officer


Staff directly reporting to this post: None


 Program Management
Lead and facilitate best interest determination (BID) panel to guarantee best interest of the children.
Conduct family tracing and reunification for Nedjo, Kiltu Kara and Mana Sibu IDP Woredas of West Wollega Zone Oromia region declared/only and other children at risk or victims of HTP.
Facilitate multi sectorial linkages at Woreda level to prevent, protect and respond to child protection risks.
Identify, register and refer abused and exploited children for child protection services.
Work as a case manager or case management focal person at Woreda level.
Promote and improve quality service delivery to fulfil children’s right based on SCI vision, mission and values.
Lead and facilitate psychosocial support for children at risk or victims of HTP and their families.
Facilitate placement of children in foster or kinship care arrangements and regularly follow up situations of children,
Facilitate and lead the economic empowerment of families and their children.
Assists CP Project Officer in overseeing implementation of CP projects.
Support and assist CP Project Officer in establish/strengthen community based child protection mechanisms to prevent and protect children.
Identifies community based child protection mechanisms capacity gaps and participates in building their capacity.
Facilitate and lead community awareness raising and sensitization programs to promote positive values of the society towards children.
Facilitate and provide trainings, workshops for community members, and other stakeholders.
Assist the CP project officer and CP Project Coordinator in establishing/strengthening referral linkages.
Work closely with targeted Woredas relevant government offices and community-based child protection structures to provide psychosocial support for children.
Assists the CP Project Officer in preparation and compilation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports and for other SCI and donor compliances and requirements.
Document best practices of the project activities and share with relevant agencies.
Performs other related activities as assigned by his immediate supervisor.
Generate timely and quality reposts on demands.
 liaise with key stake holders and partners.
Closely working with community, community mobilization, tracing SUAC and reunifications
Activating referral pathways and ensure strengthen of referral pathways.
Identify most vulnerable   children and register for priority responses.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


 Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
 Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same.
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
Future orientated, thinks strategically.


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.
Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
 Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
Willing to take disciplined risks.


Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

Job Requirements


Commitment to Save the Children values.
Degree/Diploma in the field Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, or relevant Social Sciences, Community development, Psychiatric Nurse or equivalent
Relevant work experience of 2 years for Degree holders and 4 years for Diploma holders is required.
Previous working experience in child protection in general and case management, community mobilization, psychosocial support, reunification/reintegration in particular is preferable.
Computer literacy in all the Microsoft office applications, and internet literacy are required
Good communication skills
Fluency in English, writing and speaking
Knowledge of native language-Afaan Oromo is an asset.

Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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