Somalia: Social Worker

Overview of position

IOM and Federal Government of Somalia’s National Programme for the Treatment and Handling of Disengaged Combatants are seeking experienced Social Workers to provide comprehensive support to our women beneficiaries in our Baidoa Center.

The position sits within the Federal Government of Somalia’s National Programme for the Treatment and Handling of Disengaged Combatants and is co-managed by DRP and IOM with dual reporting requirements.

Under this advertisement IOM and its government partner seek to hire this position.

Role objectives

The Social Worker will play a pivotal role in the Baidoa Female Centre through helping the beneficiaries conduct needs assessment, develop individualized plans and implement follow up and monitoring services. Each Social Worker will have an assigned caseload and will be the key worker responsible for overseeing the case management process form entry to exit. This will include coordinating the various services that will constitute the rehabilitation process, linking individuals to families and communities. As well as identifying external service providers in accordance with individual care plans with the goal of reintegrating according to defined Exit criteria.
Key Responsibilities:

· Conduct interviews with individual at intake and complete registration process and documentation

· Undertake initial needs assessments and document outcomes in case files – including identifying personal strengths, weaknesses, risk and protective factors

· Develop individualized care plans in collaboration with other sectors and service providers in the centre which will meet specified standards and timescales


· Maintain accurate case files including regular updates and progress of individuals against goals and objectives detailed in care plans and use information to prepare reports for the Exit board

· Provide information regarding the entry and exit procedures and support services available to beneficiaries and their families

· Ensure awareness of and compliance with safeguarding policies and practices

· Liaise with, and make referrals to, other service providers both internally and externally

· Coordinate case reviews and case conferences

· Participate in multidisciplinary teams and meetings regarding, education, VET,

· Provide psychosocial support services including guidance and basic, culturally appropriate, counselling services

· Facilitate access to and contact with family including visits and outreach support services

· Identify and facilitate linkages to community-based support mechanisms to optimise sustainable reintegration on exit as part of care plans

· Identify options for reintegration alternatives including resettlement for individuals who may not wish to return to communities of origin

· Participate in training, supervision and multidisciplinary team meetings

· Recommend and contribute to making decisions about the best course of action for a beneficiaries in line with individual care plan goals and Exit and criteria

Key competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


· Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

· Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

· Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

· Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

· Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

· Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

· Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

· Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Further information

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to qualified female candidates.

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