7 Nov 2019

Social Worker –Inclusion at HelpAge International

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Job Summary
The job purpose is to Identify and support the integration and implementation of activities that involve the inclusion of youth and children with disabilities in all the sectors of humanitarian response and oversee the operations of the activities of daily living space.
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year
Job Description
HelpAge International wishes to recruit a Social Worker –inclusion (SWI) for the Burundian Refugee Response programme based in Kibondo District in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. , S/he will be responsible for identifying and supporting the integration and implementation of activities that involve the inclusion of  Older person, youth and children with disabilities in all the sectors of humanitarian response and oversee the operations of the activities of daily living space in consistent with standard practices and HelpAge International policy, procedures and principles.
A summary of the job purpose and person specification is indicated below while the full Job Description will be available on request.
Job purpose
To Identify and support the integration and implementation of activities that involve the inclusion of youth and children with disabilities in all the sectors of humanitarian response and oversee the operations of the activities of daily living space. The role holder will also ensure sustainability of the ADL space, through capacity building of caregivers, Partners and Government staff of communication with older persons and persons with disabilities.
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

Person Specification

  • A bachelor’s degree or Diploma in special needs education (hearing impairment).
  • Understanding of the Humanitarian inclusion standards.
  • Understanding of protection and human rights issues concerning the refugees a plus.
  • Demonstrable interest in ageing issues
  • Minimum 1-2 years of work experience in special needs education (hearing impairment) or social work or health.
  • Good report writing skills
  • Self-motivation and strong team spirit
  • Conscientious.
  • Facilitation and trainings skills

1 Centrality of Protection in Humanitarian Action, IASC, December 2013

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Respectful and courteous.
  • Able to maintain a high level of ethical standards
  • Experience in working with refugee population is preferred.
  • 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
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How to Apply

Please manually apply for this job using the details below: Candidates who meet these requirements should send an email requesting for the full Job Description to syone.[email protected]. 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: syone.[email protected] copy to tanzania.[email protected] Applications should be sent before Friday 15th November, 2019. Previous candidate who had applied should not apply. HelpAge International is an equal opportunity employer. Women are highly encouraged to apply. Disclaimer: Due to the urgency of this position, this will be an ongoing recruitment and the right candidate will be contacted on a rolling basis. No certificates need to be sent at this stage.






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