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Social Worker at HelpAge International February, 2020 Job Description
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Job Summary

To Identify and support case management for Persons with Specific Needs (PSN) and older men, wormen 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.


Job Description

HelpAge International wishes to recruit a Social Worker (SW) for the Burundian Refugee Response programme based in Kibondo District in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. , 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 Mtendeli

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

Person Specification

  • A bachelor’s degree or Diploma in social Works, Community Psychology, Community Development or Sociology.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years 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
  • Organizational 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

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: [email protected] 

Applications should be sent before Friday 06th March 2020. HelpAge International is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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