Social Worker at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 28 October 2021)

Social Worker at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 28 October 2021)

Social Worker at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 28 October 2021)


Position Title: Social Worker

Vacant positions: 1 person

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

Working location: Gikongoro/Nyamagabe

Supervisor: Head of Location

Nationality: Rwandese

Deadline:28th October 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 28th October 2021 to

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 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 Worker is responsible for ensuring that the procedures for child admission, placement, care, and reintegration are properly carried out. The Social Worker provides advice, guidance, and support to SOS mothers and works closely with them to plan appropriate programmes for the development of each child. She/he reports to the Alternative Care Location Coordinator.

She/he ensures that Child admission, placement, care, and Reintegration guidelines and policies are followed.

 Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Ensures that Child admission, placement, care, and Reintegration guidelines and policies are followed.
  • Respond to the root causes leading to the family separation and child abandonment and prevent children to be constantly taken into institutions through Gatekeeping guidelines/measures
  • Ensure that the basic needs of each child are addressed within the family environment
  • Ensure establishment and implementation of Child Development Plans and Family Development Plan
  • Contribute to programme development and management through M&E frameworks throughout appropriate plan of action with  SOS parents, Alternative Care Coordinator, and respective District Social Welfare Offices to meet the needs of the child.
  • Provide children with individual counseling, makes appropriate referrals whenever necessary.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and support with regard to care and parenting experiences of SOS parents
  • Promotes in-service training of the SOS parents.
  • Provides advice, guidance, and support to the other members of the Child development team, in matters relating tosafety, parents, and children.
  • Liaises with the relevant Social Welfare Department in carrying out referral, placement, care, leaving care, and post care interventions.
  • Lead the proper implementation of Case Management for all children in need of care and in collaboration with relevant authorities.
  • Support alternative care location coordinator in the implementation of Child care reform related policies and programme.
  • Establish and nurture mechnism that prevent children misbehavior and social/emotional problems.

 Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology,nursing, or social work from a recognised university. Additional qualifications or professional training in the fields related to child welfare, development, health, or education is an added value.
  • Proven work experience of at least 3 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.
  • 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.
  • Proven, communication, facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with children, adolescent, and young adults people


  • 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
  • A clear understanding of project cycle

If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed application to by 28th October 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

Done at Kigali, 10th September 2021

Jean Bosco KWIZERA

National Director  

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