Project Assistant (Disability / Social Worker)

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Project Assistant (Disability / Social Worker)

  • Post Date:March 23, 2022
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: Bulawayo


Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States of America. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard of race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding. Registered in Zimbabwe under the PVO Act, certificate number 6/2002, CRS has been supporting program activities in Zimbabwe since 1989 and has long-standing relationships with Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. The Zimbabwe program implements projects through 14 partner organizations in 30 districts in the areas of health, OVC, education, food security and agricultural livelihoods, and peacebuilding.

Job summary

The successful candidate will work as part of a team to support PEPFAR OVC local implementing partners (LIPs) as they implement the Pathways Project. S/he will support the implementation of Disability inclusion activities. His / her thorough and service oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those the project serves. S/he will collaborate with other Pathways officers and Assistants to contribute towards a holistic, integrated and comprehensive project implementation. S/he will provide operational assistance to LIPs in Disability inclusion. S/he will work with LIPs and community cadres to ensure that the Standard Operating Procedures for Disability inclusion are adhered to.

Responsibilities include

  • Providing support in the development, identification and institutionalization of standardized approaches and best practices to implement Disability inclusion;
  • Supporting community childcare workers (CCWs), LIP staff and other Volunteers to understand Disability inclusion;
  • Supporting capacity building of CCWs, Social workers and LIPs to undertake effective Disability inclusion work;
  • Under the guidance of Technical Specialists, operationalize Pathways referral system;
  • Supporting Social workers and LIPs in all administrative engagements with the Rehab unit in the Ministry of Health and Child Care
  • ; Creating community linkages for broader community engagement in Disability inclusion;
  • Operationalize regular learning and sharing between partners on Disability inclusion;
  • Monitoring and reporting on all Pathways project activities related to Disability inclusion;
  • Contributing to quarterly and annual Pathways work planning processes;
  • Preparing preliminary reports on all Disability inclusion work;
  • Supporting planning, monitoring, reporting and learning around graduation, and transition;
  • Contributing to the learning agenda by conducting literature reviews, mappings or information gathering from various internal and external sources on assigned topics.

Education and experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social work;
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience directly implementing disability inclusion work;
  • Ability to work under pressure, balance competing demands to achieve agreed upon results;
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, knowledge-sharing networks;
  • Good relationship management skills with ability to work collaboratively as part of multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.

To apply

Those who meet the above criteria are invited to submit their applications together with a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae that includes names and email addresses of three traceable references. Applications should be clearly marked with the position being applied for, i.e “Disability Assistant” in the email subject line. Please submit your applications by Friday, 25 March 2022, to The Country Representative at the following email address [email protected]

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CRS does not charge application fees or processing fees to potential applicants or any fee throughout the recruitment process.

Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

By applying for this job, the candidate understands and acknowledges that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect. Further, s/he understands that if successful, s/he will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and personal / professional references will be asked to evaluate the candidate’s behaviors related to safeguarding-related topics.