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Project Assistant (Disability / Social Worker) - Catholic Relief Services

Location: Bulawayo
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Job Summary

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. 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.

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 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.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • 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 Pathway’s 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 Pathway’s 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.

Qualifications 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.

How 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: Zimbabwe.crs@crs.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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