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Social Work Advisor

Posted 7 months ago by MSELECT
Location Erbil, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector NGO

MSELECT is looking to hire a Social Work Advisor on behalf of a charity organization based in Erbil. The Social Work Advisor will develop guidance and protocols, identify capacity building needs and devise and deliver training accordingly, and provide supervision to managers to ensure high standards of service delivery. The Social Work Advisor will also act as a resource for all existing programs and in designing new programs and will report to the MHPSS Director and work collaboratively with Program Directors and Program Managers across.

Specific Tasks:
Technical Leadership and Service Delivery Approach

  • Provide technical guidance to case managers and management staff
  • Provide input into program design and implementation
  • Support development of protection and policy approaches
  • Develop clear guidance and standard consistent with international best practice
  • Develop case management tools, protocols, processes and policies
  • Identify, share and adapt resources and materials
  • Provide input on delivery of community outreach, psychoeducation and PSS activities
  • Provide input on safe and ethical data collection and storage
  • Support the development of psychosocial, psychoeducation and community engagement activities
  • Contribute to the organization’s staff care plan

Capacity Building and Supervision of Case Managers:

  • Evaluate staff competencies and identify capacity building needs
  • Develop and deliver, or organize, training accordingly
  • Provide intensive supervision on cases, including case conferences
  • Contribute to staff development plans and performance appraisals

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Evaluate staff competencies and identify capacity building needs
  • Develop and deliver, or organize, training accordingly
  • Provide intensive supervision on cases, including case conferences
  • Contribute to staff development plans and performance appraisals

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Support program M&E, including development of tools, to ensure that M&E systems provide adequate feedback
  • Make recommendations for program development and course correction
  • Support quality reporting

Coordination and Organizational Representation:

  • Represent the organization in Cluster and Working Group meetings, with KRG and with donors
  • Develop strategic partnerships and work closely with partners
  • Maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Provide training for external audiences, as requested.
  • Provide content and input on communications materials including website, promotional materials, and social media, and ensure it complies with the organization’s storytelling policy

Essential Criteria:

  • Master’s degree in social work.
  • Three years+ experience as a social worker
  • Two years+ overseeing MHPSS Programming in international settings; Iraq experience preferred.
  • Experience in providing supervision and oversight to MHPSS service providers.
  • Strong belief in human rights and gender equality.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
  • Good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • High standard of spoken and written English and Arabic or Kurdish.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.
  • Salary, benefits and allowances dependent on skills and qualifications.

Please note only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process

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