District Based Social Worker : Child Protection || REPSSI

  • Kwekwe

REPSS

DUE : 08 SEP 2022

4 months contract

The Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative is recruiting individuals to work as District Based Social workers for a project focusing on increased functionality of the National Case Management system. This is an urgent position; shortlisting of candidates will be done on an ongoing basis, this advert will be closed once suitable candidates are identified. The officers will be based in Buhera, Chiredzi/Chivi, Kwekwe, Marondera, Sanyati.The major role of the cadres is to facilitate psychosocial support mainstreaming for children at risk of significant harm in the target districts and to contribute to the increased functionality of the National Case Management system and also manage external relationships with the key stakeholders in the districts of operation.

DUTIES
Project Coordination
Strengthen the capacities of child protection structures, and the social/justice workforce at the district level, within the NCMS, in the identification and referral of children at risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation including children engaged in hazardous labour activities and those at risk of family separation.
Support training of social service workers on counseling of children including enhanced digital access to CP training and resources
Strengthen provision of child protection case management services including counseling and Psychosocial Support for survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence during COVID-19.

Provision of decentralized psychosocial support services to vulnerable children and their families.
Strengthen the capacity of Community Child Care Workers (CCWs), Lead Childcare Workers (LCCWs), and all levels of Child Protection Committees (CPCs), particularly on basic monitoring and evaluation.
Work within a harmonized referral protocol across sectors involved in CP services and strengthen multisectoral protocol to address emerging issues such as child labour and child mobility.
Coordinate and monitor activities in the assigned districts

Ensure a fully functional district system that delivers on Expected Objectives
Represent REPSSI on collaboration with duty bearers and host government departments and other partners
Collaborate with district service providers such as VHWS, CCWs, CPCs, DCPC and district social workers to facilitate children’s access to critical child protection services.
Provide technical support to the district emergency actors to mainstream PSS during the emergency response
Effectively communicate program expectations to district stakeholders

Advocate for PSS Mainstreaming and communicate Project Activities
Establish and maintain relationships with district health, education and Department of social welfare office, and Probation Services
Participation in relevant district coordinating bodies such as DCPC, DAC, and Child Protection/PSS Working Group committees
Liaison with other NGOs working in the same districts

Support M&E and learning within the project

REQUIREMENTS
A degree in Social Work, or equivalent Social Sciences
Good knowledge of Psychosocial Support
Demonstrable knowledge of child protection, Child protection structures, and understanding of the Child Protection National Case Management System. (NCMs) for the care, protection, and welfare of children in Zimbabwe

Proven facilitation and training skills
Experience in coordination and facilitating the emergency project at the district leve
A self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision

TO APPLY
Email to repssi.zw@repssi.org
Attention- Human Resources
Applications should clearly show in the Subject line in the Subject line: DISTRICT BASED SOCIAL WORKER Child Protection (put the district you are interested in at the end)
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter as one document by 08 September 2022. Applicants that fail to adhere to this instruction will not be shortlisted. Only emailed applications will be accepted. Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

REPSSI is committed to the principles of employment equity and an employment environment free of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

Should you not hear from us within 30 days after the due date, consider your application as unsuccessful