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National Social Welfare Advisor

Closing: Dec 16, 2021

13 days remaining

Published: Dec 2, 2021 (1 day ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Post-graduate education

Work experience:

5 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

The National Social Welfare Advisor will work closely with the WEI/Bantwana OVC Senior Technical Advisor and other technical staff to support the MGLSD to operationalize government priorities within the NCP framework. The MGLSD has laid out priorities for ICYD support in ICYD program Year 2. Together, activities aim to strengthen functionality, capacity, coordination and comprehensive service delivery within a strengthened HIV and VAC prevention and response case management and referral system that improves health, education, children protection, and economic stability outcomes for children and their families.

The Advisor will support the MGSLD to operationalize and implement priorities, consolidate and share findings with multiple government stakeholders sitting on the Interministerial Steering Committee.

Specific activities include ongoing dissemination of the NCP to districts and development of multisectoral Child Welfare Committees (CWCs), supporting the operationalization and execution of the Social Welfare Roadmap with the Interministerial Committee, strengthening capacity and coordination between Uganda’s Child Helpline (UHCL), District Action Centers and the community social welfare cadres that sit at the center of a community case management and referral network, upgrading and revising the PSW training manual to strengthen GBV and HIV skills and referral pathways, and coordinating all activities within ongoing Committee work to strengthen training platforms and competency assessment frameworks towards certification in social work practice (PSWs, CDOs, Social Workers).


This position will also ensure coordination between the ICYD social welfare systems strengthening work and ICYD TA to seven local partners through zonal teams and head office technical leadership. The senior level Advisor position requires an advanced degree in Social Work, familiarity with the NCP framework, strong working relationship with the MGLSD leadership and other national child protection stakeholders (UNICEF, MUK, NASWU), strong working relationships and direct experience delivering counseling and other supports to children and families, especially children living with HIV and survivors of sexual

abuse.

The Advisor position will also support development and dissemination of support supervision tools and materials based on national social work SOPS and other Ministry guidelines with the ICYD technical team.

Job Specifications:

• Advanced degree in Social Work

• Over 5 years of professional experience in a similar role inUganda 

• Proven experience in the design, implementation and management of national case management systems with national governmentministries

• Experience in working with multiple donors, ministry and other stakeholders, including experience in leading coordination efforts

• Experience delivering counseling, PSS direct services and supervision support to local partner and/or local government child protection staff

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

• Excellent writing skills

• Ability to work independently, take initiatives and leadership

• Experience working within a multi stakeholder project

• Ability to represent the organization at different levels

Application

Applicants must be based and have a valid work permit to work in Uganda. Qualified applicants should submit their CV and supporting materials to BantwanaICYD@ug.worlded.org with the position you are applying for in the subject line.


Responsibilities

The National Social Welfare Advisor will work closely with the WEI/Bantwana OVC Senior Technical Advisor and other technical staff to support the MGLSD to operationalize government priorities within the NCP framework. The MGLSD has laid out priorities for ICYD support in ICYD program Year 2. Together, activities aim to strengthen functionality, capacity, coordination and comprehensive service delivery within a strengthened HIV and VAC prevention and response case management and referral system that improves health, education, children protection, and economic stability outcomes for children and their families.

The Advisor will support the MGSLD to operationalize and implement priorities, consolidate and share findings with multiple government stakeholders sitting on the Interministerial Steering Committee.

Specific activities include ongoing dissemination of the NCP to districts and development of multisectoral Child Welfare Committees (CWCs), supporting the operationalization and execution of the Social Welfare Roadmap with the Interministerial Committee, strengthening capacity and coordination between Uganda’s Child Helpline (UHCL), District Action Centers and the community social welfare cadres that sit at the center of a community case management and referral network, upgrading and revising the PSW training manual to strengthen GBV and HIV skills and referral pathways, and coordinating all activities within ongoing Committee work to strengthen training platforms and competency assessment frameworks towards certification in social work practice (PSWs, CDOs, Social Workers).


This position will also ensure coordination between the ICYD social welfare systems strengthening work and ICYD TA to seven local partners through zonal teams and head office technical leadership. The senior level Advisor position requires an advanced degree in Social Work, familiarity with the NCP framework, strong working relationship with the MGLSD leadership and other national child protection stakeholders (UNICEF, MUK, NASWU), strong working relationships and direct experience delivering counseling and other supports to children and families, especially children living with HIV and survivors of sexual

abuse.

The Advisor position will also support development and dissemination of support supervision tools and materials based on national social work SOPS and other Ministry guidelines with the ICYD technical team.

Job Specifications:

• Advanced degree in Social Work

• Over 5 years of professional experience in a similar role inUganda 

• Proven experience in the design, implementation and management of national case management systems with national governmentministries

• Experience in working with multiple donors, ministry and other stakeholders, including experience in leading coordination efforts

• Experience delivering counseling, PSS direct services and supervision support to local partner and/or local government child protection staff

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

• Excellent writing skills

• Ability to work independently, take initiatives and leadership

• Experience working within a multi stakeholder project

• Ability to represent the organization at different levels

Application

Applicants must be based and have a valid work permit to work in Uganda. Qualified applicants should submit their CV and supporting materials to BantwanaICYD@ug.worlded.org with the position you are applying for in the subject line.


• Support the MGLSD in planning, execution, and following of the Above Site Y2 work plan

• Support the MGLSD to consolidate and operationalize priorities, activities, and findings into building blocks of a multisectoral case management system from community to national levels

• Provide technical backstopping support to the MGLSD to coordinate Interministerial Committee meetings and validation workshops

• With the Interministerial team, support updated to PSW, CDO, SW training modules, tools, SOPs and guidance that is practical and user-friendly

• Support development of upgraded social work and parasocial work qualifications with MGLSD and Nsamizi

• Support multi sectoral committee work in the upgrade of OVCMIS with other departments

• Facilitate collaboration and coordination with other national systems strengthening Ministry, donor and CSO stakeholders


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