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Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)
 
Job Title: Social Worker Coordinator
 
Grade: G7
 
Section: Member / Client Services
 
Department: Essential Services

 

Location / Work station: Kibera

Reporting Relationships
·                     Reports to: Site Director / Manager
·                     Direct reports: Social workers:, Health, ECD, Education
Job Purpose: Responsible for overall coordination and management of  psycho-social activities  of SHOFCO programs that improve the quality of life and well-being of individuals, groups, and communities through direct practice, policy development, organizing communities and outreach and crisis intervention.
 
Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions
·                     Provide strategic management for social work in ECD, Education and Health.
·                     Manage program development and strategic growth of social work department to ensure targets and goals are met.
·                     Evaluate, interpret and apply all policies and procedures relating to the social work services for staff, management and clients.
·                     Develop a marketing strategy for program visibility.
·                     Monitor expenditure for services provided and make appropriate recommendation for action as necessary.
·                     Network with relevant agencies for effective referrals and collaborations.
·                     Control and coordinate the work of social workers and ensure they are scheduled according to client requirements.
·                     Coordinate, supervise and mentor social workers in the various program areas.
·                     Ensure integration of social work with other SHOFCO programs for holistic approach.
·                     Recruit and develop capacity of staff to draw key performance indicators and link them with program goals and objectives.
·                     Work with program beneficiaries such as caregivers and other relevant institutions for community participation.
·                     Review social work documentation for completeness and accuracy.
·                     Offer high level psychosocial support to clients on deserving cases.
·                     Develop work-plans and monitor implementation to ensure meeting of targets.
·                     Review reports from social workers to monitor caseloads of staff, service provision and expenditures for social work.
·                     Manage reporting and impact measurement for all the areas of social work.
·                     Document best practices and share with relevant agencies and donors.
·                     Conduct supportive supervision, working closely with M&E.
·                     Develop monitoring tools and disseminate job aids to social workers to capture and monitor department activities for quality and efficiency.
·                     Develop schedules and enforce routine.
·                     Ensure quality of individualized developmental services are provided.
Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).
 
Academic Qualifications
·                     Degree in  Community Development / Sociology / psycho-social studies or reletae field
Professional Qualifications
·                     Relevant certification
Other requirements (unique/job specific)
·                     Knowledge and expertise in psychology and social work matters
·                     Must have at least 3 years working experience in social work and psychology fields
·                     Counselling skills/training
·                     Computer literacy skills
·                     Facilitation/training skills
·                     Documentation and reporting
Functional Skills:
·                     Adopting practical approaches
·                     Examining information
·                     Articulating information
·                     Managing tasks
Behavioural Competencies / Attributes:
·                     Establishing rapport
·                     Understanding people
·                     Upholding standards
·                     Team working
How to Apply:
 
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Manager, jobskibera@shininghopeforcommunities.org  quoting their current and expected salaries.  

Applications without this information will not be considered. 

DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point.

Job Title: Ghetto Mirror Coordinator
 
Grade: 2.3
 
Section: Business Services
 
Department: Marketing & Communications
 
Location / Work station: Kibera
 
Working Hours: Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00PM and weekends as needed

Reporting Relationships
·                     Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer
·                     Direct reports: N/A
Job Purpose: To be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Ghetto Mirror publication and providing necessary support for the staff and writers; with the overarching goal of supporting the realization of SHOFCO’s vision and strategic goals.
 
Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks
·                     Prepare an Editorial Policy tailored to The Ghetto Mirror.
·                     Edit drafts of articles to ensure accuracy of information; grammatical accuracy and logical flow.
·                     Ensure articles adhere to copyright standards or do not go against SHOFCO’s mission and policies.
·                     Proofread and double check final copy of publication before printing.
·                     Work hand in hand with the Marketing Officer and the Graphic Designer to support, mentor and assist the writers in journalism skills.
·                     Work with staff and writers in assigning topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage and ensure strict deadlines are met.
·                     Implement plan to make The Ghetto Mirror become financially independent.
·                     Prepare material for and administer weekly mentorship meetings.
·                     Develop linkages with professional journalists that would be willing to train/mentor writers.
·                     Recruit new writers from other areas and work closely with different writers.
·                     Develop activities and programs to keep writers motivated and increase quality of writing.
·                     Maintain the social media platform and guide writers to collect materials to continuously keep social media updated.
·                     Look for writers’ capacity gaps and coordinate with management to bridge those gaps.
·                     Prepare work plan, action plan and budget for the publication.
Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)
 
Academic Qualifications
·                     Diploma in Journalism or any other related field
Professional Qualifications
·                     Qualification in Marketing, PR, Communication is desirable
Other requirements (unique / job specific)
·                     At least 3 years’ experience in editing newspapers or other publications
·                     Experience working with youth
·                     Extensive social media knowledge
Functional Skills:
·                     Articulating information
·                     Checking things
·                     Adopting practical approaches   
·                     Managing tasks
Functional Skills:
·                     Articulating information
·                     Checking things
·                     Adopting practical approaches   

·                     Managing tasks   
Behavioural Competencies / Attributes:
·                     Convincing people
·                     Thinking positively
·                     Embracing change
·                     Upholding standards
How to Apply:
 
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Manager, jobskibera@shininghopeforcommunities.org  quoting their current and expected salaries.  

Applications without this information will not be considered. 

DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Applications should reach us no later than 8th January 2018. 

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