War Child UK:
War Child was established in 1993 as a response to the brutal effects of conflict on children during the Balkans war. We are currently operational in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic.
War Child UK started its operation in the Western Region of Afghanistan in 2003 working in three (3) thematic areas namely Education, Protection and Livelihood. War Child UK’s main office is located in Herat and a sub-office in Kabul.
WCUK is starting an action which aims to support the development of a protective system of justice that is responsive to the needs of women and children, building upon three main pillars: i) prevention and integration to protect vulnerable women and children from coming into contact with the law in the first place or through recidivism; ii) supporting women and children in detention to gain agency and prepare towards safe reintegration back into their families and communities; iii) increase the overall support and commitment to the upholding of women and children’s rights in the chain of justice.
Description of Role
Social Work is primarily responsible for supporting women and children in Women Prison and Juvenile Rehabilitation Center to ensure that women and children in detention have increased agency in their social reintegration through a safer and enabling system. Further to provide support to the vulnerable women and vulnerable children in getting access to a comprehensive range of education, vocational/livelihood, psychosocial and social in the integration center.
- Assist project manager in inauguration and operation of integration center for children and women from the most vulnerable communities.
- In collaboration with the VT and NFE trainers, develop vocational and educational training plans and implement in the integration center.
- Develop, implement and monitor Child Protection/Rehabilitation plans for the children with the minor offences and referred by stakeholders (diversion).
- Support women prison staff in providing child protection services including counseling, referral and monitoring of child abuse cases in the prison.
- Support JRC and Women Prison staff in developing reintegration and post release care plan for women and children due for release from the Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre and Women Prison.
- Organize monthly family support group meetings to accompany the difficult transition to release, and allow families to share their concerns, and find support.
- Liaise with the Department of Labor and Social Affairs for access to kindergarten for children of pre-school age living with their mothers in prison
- Conduct home/family visits and prepare case profiles of children in assigned caseload
Job Specific Competencies
- 2-4 years experience in Child Protection
- University Degree in Psychology, Social Science or Social Work
- Experience in case management and working with children in conflict with law
- Experience in developing training modules and conducting training for service providers/care givers
- Proficiency in English (both written and verbal)
- Good report writing and presentation skills
- Excellent coordination, facilitation and negotiation skills
- Ability to think strategically and plan effectively
- A drive to achieve results
- Ability to analyses and solve problems and facilitate effective decision making
- High level of self-awareness and good interpersonal relations
- High frustration-tolerance level and ability to cope with stressful working conditions
- Adaptability and flexibility
Interested candidates are requested to please email your academic credentials and CV with cover letter to our Human Resources Unit at SaeedaM@warchild.org.uk with subject line “vacancy number and job title” on or before 21st January, 2017. E-mails without the Vacancy Number in the subject line and after the closing date will not be considered. There will be no telephonic or by the gate inquiry, only applications through the email are acceptable.
Note: Offer of employment at War Child UK will be subject to a satisfactory National or International Criminal Record Check and must commit to War Child UK’s Child Safeguarding Policy, anti-bribery policy and Code of Conduct.
Contract Duration1 Year
Number of positions1