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Senior Social Workers - The Middle-Way Transition Houses for Women and Girls Affected by GBV

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 15:58
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Job title: Senior Social Workers - The Middle-Way Transition Houses for Women and Girls Affected by GBV
Organisation: ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality
Job type: National and local associations
Location: Lebanon - North, South, Bekaa
Working area: Lebanon - North, South, Bekaa
Job sector: Gender & Development
Deadline: June 12, 2013
Job specifications

ABAAD is a non-profit, non-politically affiliated, non-religious civil association that aims to achieve gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region. ABAAD seeks to promote women's equality and participation through policy development, legal reform, and gender mainstreaming, engaging men, eliminating discrimination, and advancing and empowering women to participate effectively and fully in their communities. ABAAD also seeks to support and collaborate with civil society organizations that are involved in gender equality programs and advocacy campaigns.

In Lebanon, Safe sheltering services, that can, by providing the abused Lebanese women with refuge, services and support, help her in escape the violence and overcoming, are limited, especially in Beqaa, North & the South.
Given this absence/lack of adequate sheltering services in Lebanon, non-Lebanese GBV victims are even facing greater difficulties. Refugee women, who sometimes ignore totally the Lebanese legal frameworks, cultural context, and geography, face extreme difficulties in their mission to overcome the cycle of violence. In addition to the fact that empowering refugee women survivors of GBV require: responding to their multiplicity of needs; Helping them in accessing information; Meeting their material needs; Providing them with psycho-social support and breaking their social isolation.
Thus, and in compliance with its vision of a world in which men and women live as equitable partners and work together to secure better lives for their future, ABAAD and in partnership with the Danish Refugees Council, UNHCR & UNICEF, ABAAD started in April 2013 a “Middle-Way House” program, as part of a longer-term program, as a model of immediate response/provision of protection to refugee women at risk and those survivors of GBV and women in host communities.

The Middle-Way House Senior social Worker is expected to ensure appropriate case management of beneficiaries residing at the House.
 Middle-way Transition House is a free, safe, supportive shelter for abused women or for women at risk of violence, both single women and women with their children.
Post holder reports to: Middle-way House’s Director

Key responsabilites:
  • Participate in the development of House’s strategic plans and internal policies and procedures in compliance with ABAAD mission and strategic objectives;
  • Manage, coach and orient the mid-way House social workers;
  • Develop individual and collective action plans for social workers;
  • Organize community outreach activities about GBV and violence against Syrian women and girls;
  • Assist the mid-way house director in ensuring effective and close collaboration, coordination and networking with all concerned community stakeholders;
  • Design the daily schedule of beneficiaries’ psycho-social activities and livelihood;
  • Assist the House director in ordering of all mid-way house’ utilities, supplies and daily livelihood needs;
  • Ensure a safe and healthy environment for mid-way house beneficiaries
  • Handle the social worker’s tasks in case of absence and as deemed necessary;
  • Assist in the logistical preparations of all events, training, activities…etc;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly reports.
Key competencies:
  • University Degree (BA) in social work;
  • Minimum three-years’ experience in similar position;
  • Experience in GBV programming, and demonstrated gender sensitivity;
  • Experience of working in/with non-government organizations;
  • Good organizational and prioritization skills and ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Leadership, problem solving, and negotiation skills;
  • Strong inter-personal and team working skills including the ability to manage, liaise and communicate with team members;
  • Demonstrated capacity to take initiative and pay attention to details;
  • Ability to plan workloads and demonstrate accountability for outputs;
  • Fluent written and spoken Arabic and English are essential- French is a plus;
Contract terms:

ABAAD is an equal employment opportunity organization.

Duration:  1 year (renewable)
Applicants should send their CV & a cover letter & at least 2 recommendation letters by email to & no later than June 12, 2013 and include the job title above in the email subject along with preferred working area (North, Beqaa or South). 
Oral and written tests will be conducted over the job interview.
Applications received after the end of closing date will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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