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Social Worker at HelpAge Tanzania

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Social Worker at HelpAge Tanzania

Social Worker at HelpAge Tanzania

Social Worker at HelpAge Tanzania

Job Opportunity

Social Worker

HelpAge Tanzania wishes to recruit a Social Worker (SW) that will be based at Kibondo District. We are looking for a dynamic person with relevant skills, experience and qualifications to join a dedicated team responsible for implementation of Project activities for People with Special Needs (PSNs) and People with Disabilities (PWDs) including older persons. In Nduta and Nyarugusu.

A summary of the job purpose and person specification is indicated below while the full Job Description will be available on request to copy to

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Job purpose

To Identify and support case management for Persons with Specific Needs (PSN) and older men, women and their immediate family members and ensure their engagement in the project activities to improve their protection and well-being in the camp through routine home visits, care and support.

HelpAge is seeking for a Social Worker with Gender Based violence (GBV) skills to conduct all steps of the case management process for an assigned number of GBV survivors and women and girls with specific needs at risk of GBV. Case worker may be Centre based or work as part of a mobile outreach team. Strong awareness of and experience in working with issues around gender, discrimination and the rights of vulnerable women, men and girls with disabilities will be added value as essential for this post.

Person Specification

  • A bachelor’s degree or Diploma in social Works, Community Psychology, Community Development or Sociology.
  • Minimum of 2-3years hands on relevant professional experience especially in social works or development works.
  • Experience of working on GBV issues.
  • Demonstrable interest in ageing issues
  • Experience in working with refugee population is preferred.
  • Understanding of protection and human rights issues concerning the refugees a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Well-developed organizational and planning skills
  • Self-motivation and strong team spirit
  • Good report writing skills
  • Facilitation and trainings skills
  • Oganisational and planning skills.
  • Respectful and courteous.
  • Able to maintain a high level of ethical standards
  • Ability to train and motivate others, taking into account cultural and language differences
  • Ability to use basic computer packages (Word, Excel, PSS)
  • Ability to communicate in both English, Kiswahili Kirundi or French a plus
  • Excellent communication skills in writing and verbally
  • Ability to travel as necessary.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to short deadlines

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should apply with a CV of not more than 2 pages and a cover letter stating how they meet the key competencies by email to:

Applications should be sent before Wednesday 07th June 2023. HelpAge Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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