POSITIONS: CHILD PROTECTION WORKER/ SOCIAL WELFARE ASSISTANT
Full Time
May 12, 2024
Zomba, Malawi
May 24, 2024

Company: Zomba District Council

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Overview

Zomba District Council with support from the American people through US Agency for International Development (USAID), will over the course of Five years, implement critical health and social welfare activities at the district level and contribute to the improvement of HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health (MCH), Family Planning (FP), Nutrition, and Social Welfare service delivery in Zomba district.

To achieve the intended objectives of the government to government agreement, Zomba District Council intends to hire additional Health Care and Support Staff workers.

The Council therefore invites suitably qualified Malawians to fill the following vacant positions existing in Zomba:

1. POST: CHILD PROTECTION WORKER (4)

Grade: Grade O

Salary: Within Grade O salary scale segment

Age Limit: Not older than 40 years.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must be non-serving officers in possession of a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) and able to ride a bicycle. Volunteering case workers under Zomba District council are encouraged to apply.

DUTIES
1. Sensitizing the communities about the child rights, roles and responsibilities of bearers and caregivers
2. Raising community awareness on dangers of child abuse, neglect violence, marriages, defilement and child trafficking.
3. Providing information about child protection services available in the community.
4. Handling cases at the Community Victim Support Unit
5. Supporting families with essential information on child rights, child health,
protection etc.
6. Positive parenting education
7. Conducting referral of victims to the police, one stop center(hospital) or community service providers and make follow ups
8. Social norms for protection of children and women
9. Establishment of child protection service points
10. Providing psycho-social support by counselling victims of abuse
11. Mediation in matrimonial disputes
12. assessments for targeting of beneficiaries
13. Mobilizing communities to identify issues affecting women and children.

 

 

2. POST: SOCIAL WELFARE ASSISTANT (1)

Grade: Grade M

Salary: Within Grade M salary scale segment

Age Limit: Not older than 40 years

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must be non-serving officers in possession of a basic certificate in Welfare obtained from Magomero College or any other accredited institution Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) and able to ride a bicycle. Volunteering child protection workers under Zomba District council are encouraged to apply.

DUTIES
1. Asses and assist clients with social problems in accordance with case work principles.
2. Works with community structures to identify vulnerability individual and facilitate access to social services
3. Provide guidance on issues of adoption and foster care
4. Compile social reports in cases of juvenile delinquencies as requested by courts.
5. Mobilize communities to establish community level structures and service points for child protection and Early Childhood Development (ECD)
6. Supervise and provide technical advice to community Child Protection workers.
7. Perform any other official duties that may be assigned from time to time.

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:
Successful candidates should be willing to be deployed in rural health facilities.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION:
Interested qualified candidates should submit their applications together with
photocopies of relevant certificates (academic and professional certificate(s), a National ID and Curriculum Vitae with three traceable referees to:

The District Commissioner,
Zomba District Council,
PO Box 23,
ZOMBA.

Applications should be labeled on the envelop the position being applied for.

All Applications to reach him not later than Friday 5pm on 24 May, 2024.