DEPARTMENT: Program (CCCM)
BASE: Tel Afar
The Social Worker’s main assignment will aim at building the capacity of ACTED teams and local stakeholders on Protection and GBV principles. The Social Worker will support the CCCM Mobile Team in conducting the risk and safety audits in informal sites and will join the Mobile Team on regular site visits and assist in the monitoring of camp dynamics and site conditions. The Social Worker will support the MTM in providing protection specific outreach and awareness sessions to informal site communities and host communities. In addition, upon the line manager’s request, the Social Workers will assist the CRC team in improving the referral pathways for Protection and GBV-related issues in the CRC catchment area.
A – Duties & Responsibilities of the position
- Build the capacity of ACTED CCCM and CRC staff on Protection and GBV-related issues, in order to enhance internal knowledge and expertise and provide qualitative delivery of activities with high protection standards and enhance protection sensitive approach within the targeted communities.
- Build the capacity of local stakeholders, such as community leaders, mukhtars, local authorities, police officers, teachers, informal sites residents and any other relevant actors to Protection and GBV principles and referral pathways through the organisation of trainings and refreshers in order to increase the community’s understanding and knowledge of protection and GBV issues.
- Assist the CCCM Mobile Team in conducting site risk assessments and safety audits in order to ensure the safety of the site population with a focus on assessing protection specific risk and safety issues.
- Assist in training and equipping site communities to be self-autonomous in safely maintaining the site environment according to the site risk management plan with a focus on protection specific risk and safety issues.
- Prepare, organize and conduct the protection-oriented Focus Group Discussions during the risk assessment and safety audit in informal sites.
- Ensure equal participation of women, girls, men and boys in the activities and ensure to have an appropriate complaint and feedback mechanism to collect the communities’ feedback in a gender sensitive manner and ensure that the programme includes these feedbacks throughout the project implementation.
- Assist in monitoring protection needs and service provision in sites according to agreed upon guidelines, standards and indicators.
- Develop and deliver protection specific information, outreach campaigns and awareness-raising sessions to site and host communities. Information provided should follow a community with communications (CwC) methodology.
- Identify protection concerns of women, girls, men and boys within the community in the area of intervention; i.e. any trends should be reported to the project manager and advocate for gaps in protection services response and referral procedures.
- Support vulnerable individuals in site community by referring them to the CRC or according to relevant referral pathways when necessary and in respect of their consent to other service providers (health, legal assistance, shelter/safe space, livelihoods, financial support).
- Liaise and interact with local government authorities, site communities and host communities to ensure strong social cohesion.
- Ensure Do No Harm approach is applied in all activities conducted with the site and host communities.
B – General Responsibilities
- Keeping detailed, organized records of project information and documentation.
- Submit weekly and monthly work plans along with detailed activity reports to the Project Manager.
- Maintain constant contact with team members, direct and indirect beneficiaries (receive their requests, provide available information, etc.).
- Respect the total confidentiality of information collected and circulated.
- Adhere to the ACTED Code of Conduct and security management system.
- Commit to participate in any other task in order to achieve the overall project objective.
- The Social Worker position is based in Tel Afar but daily presence in the selected sites may be required to assist the Mobile Team in their activities.
C – Essential Skills & Knowledge Required
- Languages: Written and spoken Arabic and English (essential).
- BA or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Women/ Gender Studies related programs.
- Minimum 2 years of experience in protection programming.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, ethics and respect for aid recipients at all times.
- Ability to engage with community members, partners, government and other stakeholders in a respectful manner (essential).
- Experience with participatory fieldwork, methodologies, monitoring and reporting.
- Patience, good personal organization, good communication and ability to work in teams.
- Efficient and responsible, with good personal accountability.
- Initiative, flexibility, team spirit, willingness to learn, and a positive attitude.
- Ability to work under time pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
- Computer literate (IT) and good level of numeracy.
Interested candidates can apply via the following link:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Only CVs in PDF format will be accepted.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.