15 May 2018

Beacon of Hope Job Vacancy : Social Worker

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(Orphans and Sponsorship program)
This role exists to ensure that Beacon of Hope facilitates and promotes the welfare and well-being of vulnerable Households (caregivers & OVC) by alleviating suffering of families infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

The social worker spends 60 % of their time in the field working with Community Health Volunteers and 40% of their time networking and completing required reports and documentation; and ensuring that the BOH service standards are maintained at the highest level and that program objectives are met.

Scope of work

Support, supervise and manage Children program under SEEO department

Attain the following key objectives

  • To ensure 70% of the Households engage in economic strengthening activities.
  • To prioritize OVC education and reduce barriers  to OVC acquiring education
  • To accurately manage data as evidence of services provided.
  • Constant communication with the management and partners on the progress of the children

Social Worker Job Responsibilities


  • Create profiles for needy and vulnerable HHs
  • Identify education priority needs from the profiles created.
  • Train CHV’s on the scholarship application process and complete the documentation for the applications and follow up and provide feedback as appropriate
  • Participate with other Social workers in verifying and compiling OVC applications that meet criteria.
  • Participate in the education community committee meetings.
  • Raise requisitions on the applications that have been approved by the education committee.
  • Ensure all sponsored OVC have their school fees paid every year
  • Review the OVC school report forms to ensure they attend school regularly and that academic performance is acceptable.
  • Work with other stakeholders in referring for bursaries for bright students
  • Conduct regular school visits and follow up on OVC performance and conduct
  • Organize life skills sessions for all OVC under sponsorship


  • Maintain constant communication with the management
  • Attend and plan for monthly meetings

Data management  

  • Assist in household vulnerability assessment exercise as need arises and conduct periodic reviews of the reports provided by CHV’s. Accuracy of the source data is the responsibility of the Social worker
  • Verify the data collected.
  • Verify data and sign off form 1As for data entry.
  • Confirm reports after data entry and extract a report on the needs identified for follow up and resolution
  • Compile success stories.
  • Populating the OVC files and updating them termly
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports of the program


  • Participate in the staff morning devotions
  • Participate in the planning and budgeting processes for the department.
  • Facilitate in proposal writing and soliciting for funds
  • Ensure the caregivers under sponsorship engage in IGA and SILC activities

Qualifications for the Social Worker Job

  • Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Social Sciences or any other related field. .

Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required

  • Ability to cultivate constructive relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal and public relation skills and able to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Able to work independently and effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with rural/urban working environment
  • Strong coordination skills and strong team orientation.
  • Strong community mobilization skills.
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Ability to use computers.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in working in informal settlements.

How to Apply

All interested applicants to please send their cvs and cover letters with the subject of the email as “Nilinde Social worker “to [email protected]  and cc [email protected] .The position is opened until filled.

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