6 Job Positions at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 24 September 2021)

6 Job Positions at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 24 September 2021)

6 Job Positions at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 24 September 2021)

4 Job Positions of Social Worker at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 24 September 2021)

JOB ADVERT

 Position Title:        Social Worker

Vacant positions:    4 persons

Type of contract:     One-year renewable based on appraisal performance

Working location:     Gikongoro, Byumba, Kayonza, Kigali

Supervisor:               Heads of Location

Nationality:               Rwandese

Deadline:                  24th September 2021

The National Office of SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda located at Kigali/Kacyiru wishes to recruit 4 social workers to implement its new Re-integration support project which will be running in SOS CV Gikongoro, Byumba, Kigali and Kayonza Locations. The interested candidates in this position should send a detailed CV, application letter and other required documents by no later than 24th September 2021 to sos.recruitment@sos-rwanda.org

Context of the organization

Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages is a dynamic social development international organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of vulnerable children.  In Rwanda SOS Children’s Villages is an affiliate of SOS Children’s Villages International which is a federation of over 130 SOS Children’s Villages associations worldwide. We build families for neglected, abandoned or orphaned children, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities. In order to further satisfy this responsibility, we are seeking for our team in SOS CV Gikongoro Location a committed Social Worker.

Position Summary

The Social Workers will be working under Re-integration project and shall be responsible for ensuring that the procedures for child re-integration, placement, quality care in their new homes and post placement follow up and support are properly carried out. The Social Workers provide advice, guidance and support to SOS mothers, other Caregivers in the community and work closely with SOS CV partners in re-integration of children i.e NCDA and NRS and closely work with them to plan appropriate programmes for the development (Attachment building, coping with new environment, support the sustainability of the placement, etc…) of the re-integrated children and their new families. She/he reports to the Alternative Care Location Coordinator.

She/he ensures that all necessary steps and procedures of the case management process are followed and respected according to Child care reform strategy in Rwanda and SOS CV Policies and Guidelines.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Lead re-integration process of children into their biological or foster families and support them and their families to cope with new living conditions with SOS Partners ( NCDA,NRS, Disticts and other implementing partners).
  • Conducts comprehensive assessment of children and families in strong cooperation with the multidisciplinary team using different resources and social work techniques/methods to identify family needs and strengths and define the required services.
  •  Prepares family development plans, with the strong participation of caregivers, children and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Keeps regular contact with child and family before, during and after re-integration (implementation of child intervention plan and family development plan through regular phone calls, home visits and meetings).
  • Documents appropriately all activities conducted during the case management stages in the child/family case file by applying methods and tools for gathering information, as well as forms/templates, based on the requirements of national legislation and/or regional guidelines.
  • Reassesses periodically the child interventional plan/Care plan and family development plans as well their needs and progress in meeting the objectives defined in family Development Plan and provides suggestions to the case management team about case closure.
  • Enters and updates data regularly in SOS Programme Database (PDB), ensures the quality of data and uses regularly the reports and data stored in the database to track the individual progress of children and families.
  • Collects regularly information about different indicators as defined in the M&E plan of the programme unit and reports to Alternative Care Location Coordinator.
  •  Keeps regular contacts with service providers in his/her area of intervention to ensure that collaboration and partnership with other like-minded organisation operating in the same area is developed in the best interest of the children.
  • Advocates for the individual child and his/her family to have access to social entitlements or obtain needed services.
  • Contributes in community development undertaken by the Alternative Care programme, i.e. organise/participate in awareness raising activities, community mobilisation events and capacity building of the community partners.
  • Supports Alternative Care Location Coordinator and other SOS co-workers in documenting good practise and human touch stories.

 Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • A Bachelor degree in clinical psychology,nursing or social work from a recognised university. Additional qualifications or professional training in the fields related to child psychology, welfare, development, health or education is an added value.
  • Proven work experience of at least 2 years in the social and child welfare area. Demonstrable understanding of UNCRC, UN Guidelines on Alternative Care and domestic child related laws and policies.
  • Proven leadership skills and competences
  • Proven expertise in child protection, safeguarding, positive parental care and children management skills
  • Positive and professional approach. Ability to work independently, self-organisation, innovation and leadership abilities.
  • Very good report writting capacity
  • Proven, communication, facilitation and presentation skills

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of child protection matters, such as children’s rights, OVC and gender.
  • Strong skills in child and young psychology and development.
  • Having the ability to handle children and problems, attract their attention and being kind to children Proven enthusiasm to children and young problems solving
  • Proven skills in ICT
  • Clear understanding of project cycle

If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed application to sos.recruitment@sos-rwanda.org by  24th September 2021  at the latest by 17h00.Late applications will not be accepted.

“SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda/ International holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasise to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

 

 Jean Bosco KWIZERA

National Director   

 

2 Job Positions of Youth Leader – Youth Care Programme at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 24 September 2021)

JOB ADVERT

 Position Title:    Youth Leader – Youth Care Programme

Vacant positions:  2 persons

Type of contract:  One-year renewable based on appraisal performance

Working location:  Gikongoro, Byumba

Supervisor:            Alternative Care Location Coordinator

Nationality:            Rwandese

Deadline:             24th September 2021

The National Office of SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda located at Kigali/Kacyiru wishes to recruit a social worker at SOS CV Gikongoro Location. The interested Candidates in this position should send a detailed CV , application letter and other required documents by no later than 24th  September 2021 to sos.recruitment@sos-rwanda.org

 Content of the organization

Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages is a dynamic social development international organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of vulnerable children.  In Rwanda SOS Children’s Villages is an affiliate of SOS Children’s Villages International which is a federation of over 130 SOS Children’s Villages associations world-wide. We build families for neglected, abandoned or orphaned children, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities. In order to further satisfy this responsibility, we are seeking for our team in SOS CV Gikongoro Location a committed Social Worker. 

Job summary

 The youth leader (YL) is responsible for accompanying children and young people in growing up in a secure way, guiding the individual development of young people towards independence and becoming self-autonomous and participating members of society. He/she works within the framework of SOS Children’s Villages organisation standards and guidelines and the child rights-based approach. The Youth Leader plays a key role in guiding individual young people, accompanies them through their career and contributes to the quality of youth care. Together with young people the YL creates an environment where young people can develop life skills, resilience and responsibility for themselves. The YL, the SOS parent, the family of origin and the Family Based Care Leader cooperate closely.

The position holder will therefore be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Guide the personal development of the young people: Prepare and support implementation of Youth development plans, with the strong participation of other caregivers, youth and the multidisciplinary team,
  • Implement Child Safeguarding measures and other related SOS CV policies and apply them throughout Youth Care day to day strategies and activities
  • Create and nurture contact opportunities with young people’s family of origin and community: keep regular contacts with youth and their family of origin through phone calls, home visits and meetings in and out of programme premises.
  • Support the educational and career development of the young people: Lead, advise and support education development of young people under SOS CV Care, establish, success and performance monitoring and support strategies
  • Support the SOS parents, SOS family and SOS Children’s Village smoothly conducting transition passing from Family based care to progressive independent life,
  • Develop and implement innovative programmes and mechanisms that facilitate access to job opportunities, job readiness as well as other practical and professional skills, attitudes and ability.
  • Document appropriately all activities conducted during the case management stages in the youth /family case file by applying methods and tools for gathering information, as well as forms/templates, based on the requirements of national legislation and/or regional guidelines.
  • Reassess periodically the youth needs and progress in meeting the objectives defined in Youth Development Plan and make recommendation on the case processing, case management and case closure, in cooperation with other SOS CV Care Staff and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Collect regularly information about different indicators as defined in the M&E plan of the programme unit and reports to Alternative Care Location Coordinator.

 Key Performance Indicators 

  • Effective implementation of Youth Care, empowerment and development activities
  • Effective collaboration with Programme Coordinator and other co-workers
  • Effective collaboration with stakeholders (local authorities, NCDA, IZUs, etc)
  • Effective collaboration with external consultants

Technical Qualifications and personal skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (e.g Social work, sociology, education sciences, pedagogy, rural development or clinical psychology)
  • At least 2 successive years working with Child development organizations or youth development field.
  • Prior experience managing youth-focused interventions will be an added value
  • Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda. Good communication in French will be added value. Excellent written and verbal communication in English is a requirement.
  • Good understanding of international and national child rights/care frameworks, child safeguarding, child and youth development, mental health and psychosocial support.
  • Very good insights of National child care and development framework
  • Good knowledge of Youth mentorship, project cycle management (planning, monitoring and reporting)
  • Proficiency in Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Please note: This job description outlines only the general scope of activity and the basic tasks and responsibilities associated with his/her position. It may be supplemented with a more detailed definition of tasks, responsibilities and work-plan and is subject to change at the discretion of the direct superior.

 How to Apply:

 If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, send a zipped folder containing your cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidences of your qualifications and experience, 3 traceable professional references as well as an SOS CV ad hoc application form duly filed in and signed.

All documents should be written in English and directly submitted to recruitment@sos-rwanda.org not later than September 24th September 2021  at 5:00 pm Kigali time.

N.B: Please mention in the subject of your email the name of the position you are applying for.

Late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 “SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda/ International holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasise to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”.

Done in Kigali on 10th September 2021

  

Jean Bosco KWIZERA

National Director

 




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