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Jobs in Kigoma at Plan International | Ajira Zetu

Social Worker – Community Based Jobs in Kigoma Tanzania Plan International Jobs in Kigoma Tanzania Social Worker – Community Based Jobs in Kigoma at Plan International

Location: Nyarugusu Kigoma, 08, TZ

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 80 years,
and are now active in more than 70 countries.


Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian
organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission
to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We
support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to
claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a
specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75
years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Dimensions of the Role

Plan international is a lead child protection partner of UNHCR in Nduta,
Nyarugusu and Mtendeli refugee camps and works to mobilize refugee communities
to play an effective role in protecting the rights of children. In partnership
with the Community based Officer, the Social Worker will establish and
strengthen community based structures and support their activities which
monitor, prevent and respond to child protection concerns.


Support the nomination/forming of community based child protection structures,
including Child Protection Committees CPCs, Child Clubs and Foster Support
Groups and ensure they are functional as per agreed TORs
Actively contribute to the capacity building of child protection structures,
through targeted training and collaboration with humanitarian partners e.g.
on community mobilization, PRA techniques, identifying and responding to child
protection issues
Assist community based structures to identify child protection risks and
issues, and develop action plans to address them, on self-help basis or using
the resources available in the community
Attend weekly/monthly meetings and ensure community based structures are
supported to implement their plans, such as the timely provision of
information, materials and resources are provided for activities and events
Provide administrative support, including record keeping, minute taking and
correspondence relating to key target groups and stakeholders
Ensure that all community based structures are coordinating with each other
effectively, to monitor the child protection situation and for timely
achievement of common objectives. This includes supporting linkages between
child friendly spaces, youth centres, case management services, peer educators
and other community structures in the camp
Support structures to promote the inclusion of marginalized and minority
groups and ensure meaningful child participation in child protection
Raise the profile of Child Clubs with partners and other community structures,
so that they are regularly consulted/engaged in decision making processes
within the camp e.g. participatory assessments, design of child-centred
spaces and processes
Liaise with zone leaders and parents to introduce Plan programme activities
and encourage community involvement in programme implementation and monitoring
Organise/conduct community awareness raising sessions
Maintain accurate and appropriate records of all work undertaken for
monitoring and reporting purposes
Compile weekly and monthly reports on all activities, indicators, case studies
and lessons learned and share with the Community Based Officer per agreed
Adhere to child protection policy and reporting procedures

Dealing with Problems:

The position involves resolving a wide range of challenges which occur in
managing different people with different background and culture. The position
holder will be required to demonstrate attributes such as honest and
trustworthy, respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be
flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics. S/he will demonstrate the ability
to solve problems, be creative while providing support.

Communications and Working Relationships:

The post holder will work closely with the emergency team staff, including
social workers case management and PSS, child protection officers, CP
Coordinator and CP Manager and CPiE Specialist.


Demonstrated commitment and experience of participatory planning and
Excellent facilitation skills
Proficient in team building and community mobilization/work
Strong interpersonal, networking and advocacy skills
Use a rights-based approach in child protection
Understanding of emergencies with basic technical knowledge of child
protection, WASH and EiE
Good written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili
Knowledge of French and Kirundi is desirable
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
Proficient in computer skills and ability to work under stress and in
stressful environments

frequent and sustained interactions with community members and members of
other humanitarian actors.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Qualifications and experience

Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, International Development,
Social Science or related field with a minimum of 2 years work experience in
related field.
Experience, or demonstrable commitment towards, the implementation and
monitoring of community managed projects within an NGO environment
Good awareness of current issues in the field of development and emergencies,
with familiarity of children’s issues in particular.


Relates to people in a friendly, open and accepting manner
Encourages others to generate, own and execute plans
Timely and accurate in executing his/her duty
Pays attention to detail


Regular interaction with children and young people

Physical Environment

The position will be based in Nyarugusu camp.


Type of Role: Social Worker- Community Based

Reports to: Community Based Officer

Closing Date: 12th June, 2020

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the
advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan
International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan
International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s
rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means
we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact

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. We must not contribute in any way to
harming or placing children at risk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan
International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination
on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and
exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion
while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and
principles of gender equality and inclusion.

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Closing Date : 12th June, 2020.

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