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  • Posted: Jun 10, 2019
    Deadline: Jun 21, 2019
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    Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. Please give monthly and support our mission. Save the...
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    Social Work Assistant

    Ref Id: 190001LM
    Locations: Kano and Bauchi
    Reports to: Social Work Coordinator
    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    Role Purpose

    • As a member of the STEER Team, The Social Work Assistant will be responsible for working closely with the STEER technical team to achieve the strategic objectives of the project - focusing primarily on Social Work, Care & Support but also supporting cross-cutting themes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming including Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Assist in day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the work plan and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of the work plan.
    • Assist STEER partners and Government counterparts to implement Social work activities and to ensure that agreed targets are met.
    • Assist Partners to coordinate activities of Community Case Management Workers (CCMW) these includes; Routine Home visits, Case management, Referrals, Linkages and Collaboration with other Service providers.
    • Support partners to form and coordinate activities of Child Protection Committees (CPC), Kids  and Youth clubs, caregivers forum across Project communities
    • Support Partner CSOs to develop and implement case plans including reviews and evaluations.
    • Under the Supervision of Social Work Coordinator, manage the preparation, coordination, and execution of special technical events, such as trainings.
    • Schedule, coordinate, and participate in program trainings and meetings as required.
    • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; security procedures and other staff policies.
    • Assist partners to improve quality of ability to monitor protection needs, gaps and interventions in and around child protection issues.
    • Assist in compiling concise quantitative and qualitative reports, case studies, Success stories etc. on a monthly, and quarterly basis and submit to Social Work coordinator for documentation
    • Represent STEER in States level meetings.
    • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience
    Essential:

    • Minimum of a years’ experience in Social Work interventions
    • Experience working with an international NGO a plus
    • Interest in development issues
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
    • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.
    • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.

    Desirable:

    • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of Social Work, Education or Development.
    • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
    • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision
    • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
    • Strong organizational and communication skills.
    • Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria Social Work Practices.
    • Familiarity with OVC programming and principles.
    • Excellent English oral and written communication skills required, and working knowledge of Hausa language.
    • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
    • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
    • Holds self and others accountable

    Ambition:

    • Provides best-in-class TA in area of work
    • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

    Collaboration:

    • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

    • Designs effective project implementation methods
    • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Save The Children on stcuk.taleo.net to apply
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