Child Protection Case Workers

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Child Protection Case Workers ( 2 Positions) Dhobley- Somali-National only**

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ROLE PURPOSE: The Child Protection case worker will be responsible for providing case management support in line with key child protection principles including best interests of the child, confidentiality, do no harm and child participation. The case worker will work closely with children who have child protection problems and at-risk children, providing case management services in line with the National CP Standard Operating procedures, and Global minimum standards of child protection case management. She/He will be an advocate for children, ensuring children’s needs are at the core of service provision with children’s participation solicited at every stage of the process. This will include conducting outreach in order to reach children who otherwise would not have access to services. The case worker will be well equipped to support the child’s resilience and conduct social resource mapping with the child, safety planning, in addition to facilitate access to services for the child and their family.

The case workers will work in Dhobley conducting house visits; follow up and monitoring of children protection concerns, or at risk in line with CP case management guidelines. The case worker will also be responsible for closely coordinating with relevant external agencies for service provision and referrals to national mechanisms to report cases of children at high risk of harm as per the National CP Sop’s to ensure the child’s best interests. Internally the case worker will be working closely with the CP Officer to identify children at high risk of harm as well as coordinate with other sector staff such as health, nutrition, education and FSL to refer caregivers and children to the services provided by them.

SCOPE OF ROLE: Reports to: Child Protecton Offcer

***Staff directly reporting to this post:** none*

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 550 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Gnarowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2018, we reached more than 2.5 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 65 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Academic Background: Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social work, or other relevant degree.

Experience:

At least 2 years of experience in Social Work and Case Management Intervention Experience working with Child protection and GBV projects. Professional Competencies:

Good knowledge in Child Protection. Able to deal with very vulnerable youth from different backgrounds and with delinquency behavior. Cultural sensitivity. Facilitation skills. Flexibility and ability to work under pressure (responding to high risks cases). Organizational Competencies:

Self-management Communication and interaction Teamwork Empathy and integrity. Respect for the institutional framework Innovation & Development Quality Monitoring & Reporting Languages: English and Somali (written, read and spoken) Computer skills: Microsoft office Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

Application will close on 11th December, 2021.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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