wpe social worker needed in yumbe | uganda


The application deadline is September 20, 2023 | WPE Social Worker Needed In Yumbe | Uganda


Request Number: req45397

Social Worker in WPE

Sector: Women’s Empowerment & Protection

Regular Category of Employment

Type of Employment: Full-Time

Open to Foreigners: No

Location: Uganda, Bidibidi

Work Arrangement: Face-to-face

Position Description


In Yumbe District, specifically in the BidiBidi settlement, the WPE Social Worker (SW) will offer case management and psychosocial assistance to refugee and host community women and girls. At the Women Center and through mobile services, he or she will give women and girls access to information and services and help them develop unofficial support networks with other women. The SW will offer case management services to GBV survivors in addition to counseling and psychosocial support for clients and assistance with non-GBV situations. In order to respect the client’s desires and maintain her safety and confidentiality throughout the case management process, the SW will use a survivor-centered approach.


  • Work with the WPE Response Officer to plan and manage events for women and girls in the areas that are hosting and receiving refugees.
  • All clients reached by the WPE team and in the Women Center will receive timely, survivor-centered, and age-appropriate case management services and psychosocial support while being strictly adhered to the GBV guiding principles (Safety and Security, Confidentiality, Respect, and No Discrimination).
  • Depending on the survivor’s preferences and consent, determine the resources that are available and organize referrals.
  • Promote the provision of additional confidential services to clients in accordance with their wishes and the GBV guiding principles by working with partner organizations that serve GBV survivors.
  • Utilize GBV data management tools (GBVIMS) and systems to record client access information in accordance with the confidentiality principle and to use aggregate data to enhance service delivery.
  • In favor of creating and implementing a zone-specific referral process for GBV patients.
  • Through the IRC mobile teams and the Women Centers, create and maintain a friendly and secure environment.
  • Provide training sessions on case management principles, GBV basic ideas, GBV guiding principles, etc. to local partner organizations in order to support capacity building and coordination efforts in zone contexts.
  • To ensure that they participate in the WPE mobile team’s activities and that they actively participate in the referral pipeline, maintain strong relationships with the Women Committee(s), WPE volunteers, and other community-based organizations.
  • Uphold the IRC’s standard for GBV programming while maintaining a collaborative relationship with other groups operating in the context to promote referrals and cooperative activities.
  • Follow up frequently, create daily and weekly reports, and attend case review meetings every week.
  • Create and keep up a work strategy to hit the target indicators.
  • Utilize systems and tools for GBV and non-GBV management to gather data.
  • As required and as directed by senior personnel, attend WPE and IRC meetings and trainings.


WPE Response Officer is who this position reports to. WPE Women Committees and Community-Based Volunteers are under the direct supervision of this position.

Reporting indirectly: WPE Manager Other contacts, both internal and external:

Close collaboration with IRC Protection, M&E, Finance, HR, and Operations is required internally.

External: The urban survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) referral system works closely with donors, local actors (local NGOs, UN agencies, and government), and service providers.

ADVANCED STANDARDS The values and guidelines established in the IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct must be followed by the IRC and IRC employees. Integrity, service, and accountability are these. The IRC runs and upholds policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation in compliance with these ideals.

IRC values diversity in our workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, or any other feature that is legally protected. We shall make sure that people with disabilities are given a reasonable accommodation so they may participate in the application or interview process for a job, carry out necessary job duties, and enjoy other employment perks and privileges. To request a reasonable accommodation, please get in touch with us.

The application deadline is September 20, 2023.


  • Having a degree in social sciences from an academic institution—for example, social work, counseling, sociology, psychology, gender studies, human rights, etc.
  • two years minimum of experience working in the social sector, notably with refugees.
  • working on gender-based violence (GBV) and women’s empowerment, as well as experience overseeing psychosocial programs, offering psychosocial assistance or case management.
  • Excellent analytical and communication abilities, as well as the capacity to effectively express ideas both orally and in writing.
  • Good diplomatic and persuading skills; the capacity to speak carefully and without bias.
  • the capacity to make decisions with sound judgment and to accept responsibility for such decisions.
  • emotional stability and maturity to uphold healthy boundaries and manage problems without resorting to violence.
  • a strong capacity to establish relationships and acquire people’s trust.
  • able to manage various projects; self-initiative and problem-solving skills have been demonstrated.
  • high caliber of written and spoken English.
  • a strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • be able to work in a demanding atmosphere and swiftly adjust to shifting conditions.

IRC is a company that values diversity. IRC evaluates all applications on the basis of merit without regard to age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability.

WPE Social Worker Needed In Yumbe | Uganda


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