Social Worker Job Vacancy in Marsabit, Kenya

Secours Islamique France 

Position Title: Social Worker – Maternity reliever (Kenya Nationals Only)

Organizational Profile:
Secours Islamique France (SIF) is an international Non-Governmental Organisation that has been working in France and around the world for over 30 years, taking action wherever there are humanitarian and social needs to be addressed. SIF believes in a more just and caring world where the basic needs of the vulnerable people are met. SIF is committed to reducing poverty and vulnerability acrross the world, without proselytising or discriminating. It implements emergency relief, development programmes and adovacy programs. In Marsabit, SIF implements programs to support vulnerable communities in Marsabit on child education and protection.

General Description of the Position
The Social Worker will be a key team member in the implementation of the Child well-being project in Marsabit. S/he will proactively work with households that are beneficiaries of the project. S/he will ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project’s activities in accordance with the humanitarian principles, SIF values and Policies, the project design, National Laws, and quality standards.

Duties and Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of the social worker shall include but not limited to;
• Act as social service providers for SIF selected orphans in the targeted areas;
• Carry out data entry related to all social Work activities;
• Attend all meetings relating to social work for the orphan’s project;
• Provide translation services between the SIF staff and clients required;
• Assist orphans within the SIF program to adapt to their situations effectively;
• Participate in the baseline and end line assessments during the project period;
• Conduct needs assessments and file the necessary reports;
• Assist during the orphan registration process using SIF’s orphan selection criteria;
• Contribute to the identification of orphaned children eligible for the sponsorship program and diagnose their situation;
• Contribute to the updating of the mapping of organizations/services (State/civil society, CBOs, etc.) present in the area (Who? Does what? Where? etc.) and establish, if necessary, collaboration to improve the care of orphaned children and avoid duplication
• Identify the orphan's needs (e.g. academic, social, health, etc.), develop an action plan to meet them (information, referrals to other services, etc.), support and monitor its implementation
• Organize regular home visits of sponsored orphans (frequency to be adapted according to the level of vulnerability: minimum 1 per month);
• Provide and/or coordinate psychosocial support for orphans and immediate family members;
• Regularly inform the coordination of the project on the health of sponsored orphans and transmit information on critical/urgent cases without delay;
• Inform and sensitize families on family practices essential to ensure the harmonious development of the
• Follow-up on the use of the allowances provided by the project for the education and welfare of sponsored orphans;
• Monitor and evaluate the situation of orphans and their families (through regular home visits, meetings with teachers, etc.)
• Create and update the orphan's individual file (contact details, family situation, location, social life, difficulties and problems encountered, measures taken, etc.)
• Keep orphaned children’s families informed about the project (objectives, activities, results achieved, etc.)
• Forward communications from sponsors to beneficiaries;
• Organize social, recreational and educational activities for orphans and other children in the community;
• Contribute to the evaluation of the sponsorship program and in particular its impact on the individual situation of orphans
• Collect the information necessary for reporting on orphans and capitalizing on the program (lessons learned and good practices);
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisors.

Qualifications and Requirements
• Bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or related field ;
• 2 years’ minimum experience working with vulnerable communities ;
• A certification in counseling or case management will be an added advantage ;
• Fluent speaker of Boran, Burji and Gabra languages.
• Good interpersonal skills;
• Strong cross-cultural communication is very important. Including ability to lead and work with a team;
• Excellent written and oral communication skill ;
• Excellent command of English ;
• Understanding of local context within the area of project implementation;
• Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office, especially MS Excel and MS Word;

Child Safe-Guarding Policy. SIF commit to respect the “Do no harm” humanitarian principle and ensure child safety is paramount in all its activities. SIF implements a Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP), and implement all necessary measures to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with vulnerable people, in particular with children join the organization. This position is subject to criminal records disclosure and reference checks. SIF has zero tolerance on child abuse and take any allegation or report of child abuse are taken very seriously.”
• Respect and promote SIF’s operational and HR Policies.

How to apply

Please submit your application - Cover letter and CV with 3 professional references in one document saved in PDF format to - The position title (Social Worker - Marsabit) should be indicated on the subject line. SIF is an equal opportunity employer, and females are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted