Social Worker (2 Position) – Borama, Somaliland

SOS Children’s Villages

Social Worker (2 Position) – Borama, Somaliland

Post Title: Social Worker (2 Position)

Duty station: Borama, Somaliland

Duration: Fixed Contract

Closing Date: 1st December, 2021

SOS Children’s Villages is a global federation of 136 national SOS Children’s Villages associations, working in more than 2000 programme locations worldwide. We work together with a single vision: every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.

SOS Children’s Villages is committed to the welfare of children who lost parental care or at risk of losing parental care – often ensuring that children grow up in a loving family environment, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against child abandonment and social neglect, and upholds child protection policy as part of their commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse.

SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland seeks to fill the positions of social worker which will be based in Borama, Somaliland (2 positions): Applications are herewith invited from interested candidates who meet the criteria set below:

We are seeking a dynamic individual as a social worker who will be responsible for supporting the capacity building and economic empowerment of beneficiaries especially families and children; creating and maintaining beneficiary data base system; office administration, building strong relationships with broad range of stakeholders in project areas and ensuring project implementation with directions from the project coordinator.

Key Duties Include:

  • Supports and assists FS Project Coordinator in the development of sustainable community services/activities in the frame of Family Strengthening Programme.
  • Ensures project activities are implemented, coordinated, monitored, followed-up on timely basis and proper documentations were made through project progress reports.
  • 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.
  • Arranges, provides and coordinates the delivery of services to children and families in strong partnership with other service providers and in line with the family development plan.
  • Keeps regular contacts with child and family during the implementation of family development plan through phone calls, home visits and meetings in project premises.
  • Conducts home visits to families and assess their economic status.
  • 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.
  • Participates in annual planning & budgeting process of FS project.
  • Reassesses periodically the child/family needs and progress in meeting the objectives defined in Family Development Plan and make decisions on the case closure, in cooperation with family members and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Update the fact sheets, FS database and other records on monthly basis.
  • Maintains personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participates in appropriate training activities and keeps up with organizational procedures, legislation and developments in the professional practice.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with local authorities, line ministries, community leaders, project participants and other parties in the project areas
  • Keeps regular contacts with service providers to ensure that services are provided according to objectives and actions agreed in Family Development Plan.
  • Contributes in community development undertaken by the Family Strengthening Programme, i.e., organize/participate in awareness raising activities, community mobilization events and capacity building of the target community(s)
  • Supports FS Coordinator in documenting good practices, human touch stories and success stories.
  • Keeps regular track of latest developments in social work area as well as changes in national legislation, policies and practices related to children in the target group.
  • Facilitates ongoing participatory monitoring and evaluation throughout the project implementation process ensuring full participation of the management committees and beneficiaries.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities are set out in the detailed position job description.


Qualities and Key competences:

  • Knowledge on management of community-based projects of Good spoken and written English
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Leadership qualities and skills
  • A keen listener, team builder and a great motivator with a capacity to live and work in a culturally diverse atmosphere.
  • Have good understanding the context.
  • Counselling and communication skills.

Qualification and Experience:

  • First degree in Social Work, Public Health, Sociology, or Community Development.
  • Full knowledge on Project Cycle Management, and Result Based Management
  • Business management certification
  • Proven knowledge/experience in facilitating trainings, coaching and mentor
  • Experience of business entrepreneurship or technical vocational education will be major advantage.
  • Experience on community mobilization, awareness raising as well as working with children and women.
  • Knowledge of child rights and child protection as well as gender related issues.
  • At least three years working experience as a social worker or community development officer.
  • Thorough report writing and case study skills.
  • Experienced in working with community-based organizations (CBOs) and families,
  • Proficiency in computer knowledge.

How to apply: 

Interested applicants should send their updated applications with a CV and scanned copies of academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: closing date is 1st December, 2021. SOS is an equal employer; female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, it is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages in Somaliland understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe.

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