Social Worker

Lutheran World Federation

Community & Social Services

Unspecified KSh Confidential
2 weeks ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

Unit Summary:

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.

A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.

Our partners in Kenya, Somalia Program include: Lutheran Churches and their related agencies, The European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM), WFP, UNICEF and UNHCR with whom we are key implementing partners.

Lutheran World Federation World Service Kenya Program is seeking to recruit a Kenyan national for the following position to be based in  Kakuma.

Social Worker

Overall Purpose/Broad Function:

Reporting to the Reception Assistant, Reception Centre Social Worker functions shall be responsible for conducting and overseeing vulnerability assessment, Psychosocial support, documentation, data collection, identification and referrals of vulnerable identified cases.



Duties and responsibilities

· Receiving and facilitating of psychosocial assessment of the new arrivals at the reception center.

·Referral of identified vulnerable new arrivals to other partners/agencies for specialized support.

·Oversee distribution of CRIS/ Non-food items and food to received new arrivals.

·Ensure proper utilization of resources at the reception center.

·Carry out Focus group discussions and information sharing with new arrivals on services available in the camp.

· In liaison with caretakers, ensure basic needs of extremely vulnerable new arrivals are met.

·Enhance and promote coordination and cooperation with other partners in offering services to new arrivals.

·Compile and forward reports for the reception Centre to the supervisor, Sector head and LWF management on time.

· Manage incentive staffs, prepare timesheets and forward to Human Resource for verification and processing of payment.

·Attend to any other duty as may be assigned by immediate supervisor or management.

Professional Qualification:

·Diploma/University degree in Social work, Community development, Disaster Management Sociology or Counselling Psychology.

·Skills and competencies.

·Computer Knowledge in Microsoft Office is a requirement.

·Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

·Experience in working with Persons with specific needs will be an added advantage.

·At least 3 years of progressive experience as a Social Worker.

·Experience gained working with an International Humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.

·Proficiency in English and Kiswahili language both written and spoken.

Personal Attributes:


·High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.

·Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place

·Excellent communication, time management, organization and presentation skills.

·A good team player with high degree of initiative, flexibility and tolerance

A person of high integrity that will model LWF/WS Kenya Somali Program core values:

Dignity and justice Compassion and commitment Respect for diversity Inclusion and participation Transparency and accountability

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organizationâs commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Disclosure:  The LWF participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme developed by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response, which requires LWF to conduct reference checks with prior employers including questions about employee misconduct. By proceeding with this job application, you consent to LWF requesting a Statement of Conduct from previous employers. This Statement of Conduct is requested from previous employers for all candidates for employment and provided to all employers that request it from LWF.

The closing date for this application is 6th September 2023.

Contract Duration: Annual Fixed Term, with possibility of renewal.

Position is open to Kenya Nationals only.

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