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Social Workers (4 posts)

Date Posted: Jan 22, 2021

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. In Malawi, MSF works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the local community in integrated HIV/AIDS in Chiradzulu District and Cervical Cancer projects Blantyre districts.


MSFF is looking for its Blantyre Covid Treatment Centre:


Position: SOCIAL WORKER (4 POSITIONS)



Workplace
: Blantyre- QECH

Type of contract : 1 month Fixed term contract with possible extension

Start date :   Immediate 


Main purpose of the position

Carrying out all activities involving social support to individual patients/survivors and linking them with other relevant support services and communities at large, according to MSF principles and guidelines. Enhancing the target population’s social condition to have an impact on health-related outcomes.

Main responsibilities

  • Conducting social assessments, identifying the social support needs of patients/survivors, including legal, protection, shelter/housing, financial/vocational, food security, and access to medical and psychosocial support services beyond the project intervention scope.
  • Supporting the provision of comprehensive care to patients and their families, by actively coordinating their work with the other members of the MSF multidisciplinary team (eg. medical, MHPSS) and linking with multi-sectoral services such as protection, safety, security, legal, justice, education, and livelihood.
  • Providing direct social support based on social assessments and facilitating referrals to evaluated external re-sources. Provide systematic follow up care regarding attendance of clinical appointments, and following up on referrals made to relevant multi-sectoral services aimed at improving the quality of life of patients/survivors.
  • Participating in the creation and maintenance of any material needed for the activities of social workers, including facilities and equipment in order to ensure continuity.
  • Mapping and regular updating of formal and informal support services (incl. existing community resources). Assess quality of existing support services, with identification of gaps and advocacy for an improved culturally appropriate social response.
  • Maintaining records, statistics, files, and reports on all social work activities and follow up care either provided by MSF or other support services. Identifying gaps in the available services and with the team prioritizing and developing plans following the objectives of MSF.



Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

Experience: Two years minimum in a similar social job; experience with MSF or other NGOs, desirable.



How to apply

Documents to provide:

  • Cover letter, Updated CV, ID Copy and relevant certificates

Deadline for submission of application:  24th January, 2021

Application should be submitted to:


Coordinator Human Resources

Médecins sans Frontières France

Po Box 2736

Blantyre – Malawi


E-mail address:
msff-lilongwe-recruitment@paris.msf.org 


With in object
: 202101_SOCIA: WORK_COVID RESPONSE 


NOTE
:   Please clearly indicate the position title on the application. Letters, CVs and any documentation included in application package will not be returned. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. MSF is an equal opportunity employer: all applicants will be equally considered under the same criteria and expectations. MSF does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees: if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration on email: msff-lilongwe-recruitment@paris.msf.org  as soon as possible.


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  • Location
    Blantyre
  • Company
  • Type
    Short-Term
  • Positions
    4
  • Apply Before
    25 Jan, 2021

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