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Social/Case Workers

Date: 8 Feb 2024

Location: Bamenda, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

 

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

 

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

 

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

 

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

 

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

 

The Opportunity:

 

The Social /Case Worker will be responsible for supervising the activities of Community Volunteers and liaising between the Communities, Case Management Officer, Child Protection in Emergencies Officer and Project Coordinator.

You will also provide regular reports on program activities for your zone of intervention on weekly/monthly basis to your supervisor, while being responsible for consolidating and monitoring data for the said jurisdiction. 

 

As Social/Case Worker, you will be providing support to Community Volunteers by making referrals to local protection agencies in case concerns are raised about beneficiaries and/or other humanitarian actors. It will also be your duty to approve any referrals made, while ensuring that data is collected and consolidated as required.

 

The Individual/About You:

As a holder of atleast a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalence, acquired knowledge in international child protection standards and protection principles remains vital. With you having at least two (02) years of experience in Social/Case related duties or even in community development, your ability to speak English and Pidgin English alongide the local language of the assigned zone will also be an advantage.

 

     As the Social/Case Worker, you should be able to work/interact with vulnerable persons, maintain a commitment to child protection, gender equality and participation. You should also prove your skills in participatory assessments, recreational activities, informal education, life skills training and sensitization on child & adolescent protection and prevention of GBV.

     If the aforementioned are combined with your competence in working with survivors of abuse and vulnerable persons in general, it will be a great asset to meet the objectives of this role.

 

     Please, follow this link for a detail Job Description: JD Social/Case Workers – Bamenda

 

     

 

Location: Bamenda

Type of Role: Fixed Term Contract of Eleven (11) Months

Reports to: Case Management Officer/Child Protection in Emergencies Officer

Grade: Hay Level 10

Closing Date: February 14th, 2024

 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

 

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

 

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

 

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

 

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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