Social Worker – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia

Posted on: Monday Mar 4 , 4:10 PM , 2019
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Job/Task Description

Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children, offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title Social Worker
Code SCI/HFO/ 021/19
Place of Work South Omo Zone, Hammer, Dassenech and Nyangatom woreda
Program/Unit New
Monthly Salary in ETB As per the scale of the organization
No. of Positions 06
Length of Contract One year



Under the guidance and technical support of the CP Project Officer, and CP project 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. S/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 Mingi declared/only for Hammer/ 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 Hamer/Dassenech/Nyangatom Woreda 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

Job Requirements

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-Hammer, Dassenech and Nyangatom is an asset.

Commitment to Save the Children values


SC Values are: AccountabilityAmbitionCollaborationCreativity and Integrity. To meet the value system, the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following Competencies on ongoing bases.

 Applying technical and professional expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.

·         Engaging (align with Collaboration, Creativity,  

·         Networking: Builds and use sustainable relationship to support the work of save the children

·         Working effectively with others Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

·         Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.

How to Apply

Deadline: March 11, 2019

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through  before or on March 11, 2019.

 a.     A CV (not more than 3 pages)

b.     A cover letter (not more than one page)

c.     A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You should provide them upon request otherwise your application will reject.

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