Friday, June 22, 2012

Social Worker

CWS Indonesia ( is an international relief, development, and refugee assistance agency that has been operating in Indonesia for many years under an agreement with the Ministry of Social Affairs. CWS Indonesia is the field office of CWS, Inc., headquartered in New York. CWS assists the most vulnerable, regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. CWS is implementing a UNHCR-funded program in Jakarta and Bogorthat assists refugees and asylum seekers to access basic services such as health care, and provides skills training and education programs. CWS is now looking to fill the following position: Social Worker– Cipayung, Bogor based- 1 person Duration of contract: 6 months Requirements: · Hold Diploma(D3) in Social and Politics, Humanities, Social welfare or related field. · Ability to work in a cultural and gender-sensitive manner, respecting diversity in its all forms, including religious minorities, socio-economic situation, sexual orientation and ethnicity, etc; · Experience with child participation and implementing child-friendly interviewing techniques · Good communication in both spoken and written Bahasa Indonesia and English · Ability to interact and communicate with wide range of stakeholder (NGO networks, government institution, local communities and refugees) · Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and to handle multi tasking jobs · Possess computer skills, including internet-based communication/ and various office applications (Microsoft Words, Excel, MS Access and Power Point) · Able to work in a team and work harmoniously in a multi-cultural environment · Experience working with INGO or International environment is beneficial · Ability to speak other languages: Farsi, Arabic, Tamil, French or China is beneficial. · Willing work outside working hours in stressful and emergency situation · Willing to travel to project sites frequently JOBSUMMARY: The social worker position is required to support and monitor the condition of unaccompanied minors (UAM) as well as condition of their shelter/ rent rooms. The Social worker will report to Program Officer for psychosocial program for all activity progress and problems concerning UAMs’ condition and coordinate with administration officer for shelter/ rent rooms’ issues. The position also requires coordination/ communication with all CWS staff and refugees. Ability to be flexible in working with refugees and as part of the team is essential RESPONSIBILITY & TASKS: 1. Support in managing the shelter: · Provide assistance in overseeing the program and admin needs under coordination with Program officers and Administration division. · Responsible in overseeing the assets and equipments (i.e. cooking utensils, bedstead, etc.) at the shelter and rent rooms for Unaccompanied Minors’ (UAM) · Assist in supervising the daily activities of Security guards in maintaining the safety of shelter and Unaccompanied Minors (UAM). 2. Unaccompanied Minors (UAM) activities: · Conduct Best Interest Assessment (BIA) through interviews of children using child-friendly interview methods; · Conduct needs assessment of the children and involve children in various activities coordinating with CWS/UNHCR staff; · Maintain individual case files with all updated information and background of the child; · Act as an advocate for the child proactively; · Be responsible for timely implementation of the BIA/BID recommendations ensuring child participation; · Be alert to possible risk factors and vulnerabilities affecting children; · Assist Program Officer for Psychosocial program to conduct activities for UAMs at shelters and centers · Provide assistance to accompany UAMs in access to health services or to the local government under coordination/ together with Program Officers. 3. Documentation & Report writing: · Provide information about the shelter/ rent rooms to the staffs/ guests as required. · Provide regular progress report on UAM’s activities in the shelter/ rent rooms to Program Officer for psychosocial program. · Provide brief reports on shelter/ rent rooms’ condition to admin officer. · Regularly organize and record the needs of the shelter/ rent rooms. 4. Others. · Do other tasks as requested by Program Officer for Psychosocial program and Program Manager. Applications should include a cover letter, reflecting motivation; a CV, Including two references; expected gross salary and contact number by 29th June 2012,. Please send applications in MS Word format (maximum 200KB) to


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