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Within Uganda , Several Locations, East Africa

Full-time

Deadline: 

December 14, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

ALIGHT Uganda (formerly American Refugee Committee) is a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) in Uganda involved in Education, Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian Aid & Emergency, Migration, Poverty Reduction, Security, Social Development sectors.

Job Title

GBV Caseworkers - Transit Center job at ALIGHT

Job Description

Hello Hello! Alight is recruiting GBV Case Worker for our program in Uganda. You’re interested in joining us? Welcome, we’re happy you’re here!

If you join us, you will find…

A team with deep experience in co-designing solutions that create new value around the world. We know we need to always be better, and we believe in the power and abundance of everyday people, everywhere, to change the world with us.

A culture of radical accountability to our customers –as we help build a meaningful life for and with the displaced, we ask them what they want and then deliver on it.

Reporting to the GBV Officer, 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

KEY DUTIES & 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 and Competencies

REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of 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.

  • A minimum of 1 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

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