Job Title: GBV Case Worker (Fresher Job Opportunities)
Duty Station: Uganda
Job Ref No: GBV/CW/06/2022
Salary Scale: 800,000 – 900,000
ALIGHT, formerly the American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international non-profit, non-sectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011, Alight helped nearly 2.5 million people get essential services to regain their health and take back control of their lives. Alight works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to communities of refugees and internally displaced persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, including Iraq, Kosovo, and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is currently providing for emergency relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection to help survivors of war and natural disasters to rebuild their lives with dignity, health care, security and self-sufficiency.
Job Summary: Reporting to the GBV Assistant, the GBV Case Worker will provide case management services to GBV survivors. The incumbent will also support the protection sector in quality implementation of the GBV thematic area in synergy with the larger protection and community services components. He or she will be a focal point to ensure survivors receive confidential, safe, and timely services that meet their needs in a timely manner.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Day to day Responsibilities:
- The incumbent will conduct all steps of the case management process: Intake, assessment and engagement, case planning, supported referrals, developing practical skills, case review, building client capacity.
- Provide direct support and care for adult survivors of GBV and age-appropriate specialized support and care for adolescent, male and girl child survivors of GBV, including counseling and case management.
- Follow GBV guiding principles of respect, confidentiality, and safety/security and non- discrimination while providing services
- Work closely with other stake holders for the integration of the survivors back into community and enhance access to livelihood opportunities for GBV survivors to support their healing and reintegration process.
- Working with ‘at risk’ young people, their families, community, to strengthen community based interventions.
- Carry out routine visits to the protection/safe houses and asses the needs of the survivors under safe keeping and the general state of safe houses.
- Ensure up-to-date filing and documentation of GBV cases in line with UNHCR and Alight standard tools.
- Attend to protection concerns of persons of concern, provide GBV survivors with information and resources to access services and make appropriate referrals to other service providers if required.
- Offer basic psychosocial support services to survivors. Determine the need for therapeutic psychosocial or psychiatric support for further referral to specialized service providers.
- Ensure that all the GBV interventions adhere to protection standards and principles as well as ALIGHT guidelines and accountability standards.
- Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SGBV- related projects and interventions in the area of jurisdiction.
- Working in close collaboration with the protection team, she/he will proactively contribute to quality and timely writing of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
- Uphold Alight’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.
- On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal applicant must hold a Diploma in Psychology, guidance and counselling, social work and social administration, social sciences, development studies, or relevant fields.
- Professional training in gender mainstreaming is desirable.
- At least one years’ experience working with GBV survivors and especially in a humanitarian setting and/or advocacy programs is added advantage.
- Prior exposure and experience in protection interventions in line with Refugee operations with wide Knowledge in SASA methodology and case management processes.
- Good understanding of GBV referral pathways
- Knowledge of Swahili and any other languages commonly spoken in the operation area is desirable.
- Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness campaigns
- Good computer skills.
- Familiarity with the context of operation and UNHCR funded projects desired.
- Excellent command of English and ability to work with minimum supervision.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 22nd June 2022 at 5:00pm