Deadline: 17 January, 2022

Locations: Bamenda and Buea, Cameroon

Plan International is seeking to fill the role of Social Workers.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Responsibilities

  • Assess the level of risk that clients are exposed to, and immediately report any cases that could evolve into high risk cases to the direct line supervisor (project coordinator)
  • Identify, prioritise, assess and support clients at risk of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect
  • Monitor and report on protection issues and violations in assigned communities or zone(s)
  • Provide case management services in line with the national standard operating procedures for case management and global child protection case management guidelines
  • Take at least 25 identified CP cases of vulnerable children from initial assessment to case closure using the Interagency Case Management forms during the project performance period
  • Ensure that clients are followed up and receiving proper case management and that cases are prepared for case discussions/case management meetings
  • Ensure regular case review meetings and conferences are conducted to reflect on progress and to accommodate the lessons learnt and improve case management system accordingly
  • Be proactive in identifying opportunities to better support clients through facilitating processes, systems, etc
  • Ensure adequate alternative care services
  • Mobilise community leaders and community-based organisations to support alternative care
  • Provide psychosocial support for children in care, parents and caregivers
  • Provide parents and caregivers with information on child psychosocial distress, and on how they can support in the recovery process, as well as access services
  • Work with other sectors to ensure that they consider the protection and well-being of beneficiaries and assist them to make their services client-friendly and accessible
  • Ensure full responsibility and accountability – for maintaining, drafting and updating reports, which include case management and field activities
  • Support in the training and orientation of community-based volunteers and monitors
  • Ensure CPIE risk assessment is done for assigned zone
  • Ensure all protection concerns are reported and also participate in case management meetings
  • Report on opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed in the project
  • Ensure assessment, documentation, good follow-up of all referred cases and report accordingly
  • Ensure the follow-up of survivors from child abuses, identification and evaluations of their needs
  • Give feedback on the project during community meetings with beneficiaries and community leaders every month
  • Ensure the organisation’s Children and Young People Safe Guarding Policy is respected by all
  • Comply with Plan International’s fraud policy at all times to safeguard and protect the organisation’s assets and reputation of honesty
  • Provide regular weekly updates with inputs from all field monitors
  • Submit monthly reports to the project coordinator on activities implemented
  • With the permission of the project coordinator, represent Plan International in stakeholders’ meetings
  • Participate in the training and briefing of field monitors and other key stakeholders on protection and other related issues

Requirements

  • GCE A’level or equivalent
  • Degree in Social Sciences, Law, Education or a related field with good knowledge of established international child protection standards and protection principles can be a plus
  • Two years, minimum, of experience in social work or community development
  • Ability to speak English and Pidgin English
  • Ability to speak the local language of the assigned zone will be an added advantage
  • Experience in working with vulnerable persons
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skills in participatory assessment, recreational activities, informal education, life skills, child and adolescent protection and prevention of GBV training
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer)
  • Ability to network with structures at the grassroots
  • Competence in working with survivors of abuses and vulnerable persons in general

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Plan International South Sudan

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