Caseworker

Caseworker
Deadline for applications: Friday, March 17, 2017
Contract:
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Working area: Health, refugees, children
Job Description

INARA is starting a new project focussing on the provision of orthopaedic medical treatment for refugee children from Syria. We are looking for a Caseworker who will be responsible for all cases relating to this project and they will work closely with medical institutions - such as AUBMC - in order to assist the child through their treatment. They will report to the Senior Caseworker.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Case Management

  • Assists in identifying and receiving case referrals through engaging with existing or new referral networks

  • Once assigned to the Caseworker, assists in connecting a vetted case with the appropriate medical provider and/or humanitarian organisation, organising logistical support and residential care as appropriate

  • Responsible for the ongoing management of the case including; accompanying beneficiaries to medical appointments, organising follow ups and general liaison with medical providers and/or humanitarian organisations

  • Responsible for maintaining contact with the beneficiary, ensuring holistic support from case beginning to end. This includes establishing if there are any further needs which need to be addressed

  • Assists with maintaining and creating a network of referral organisations and partnerships whilst boosting awareness or/and credibility for INARA

Administration

  • Responsible for updating the case file, expenses incurred and any other administrative tasks on a timely and ongoing basis

Reporting

  • Reports to the Senior Caseworker on a regular basis through phone and weekly catch ups

  • Requests approval for all payments from the Senior Caseworker and Programme Manager

Strategic

  • Assists the Programme Manager with monitoring outcomes of beneficiary care and overall programme implementation, according to INARA’s objectives

  • Participates in evaluating the impact of INARA’s programme

Working Environment

  • Located in Beirut, the working environment will be a combination of both field and office based work

  • There may be times when the position holder is required to work on the weekends or evenings and undertake other duties which are broadly in line with the above.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in the field of social work, medical or child related areas

  • Minimum one years’ relevant experience working in the humanitarian sector in Lebanon or elsewhere in the Middle East

Essential

  • Fluency in spoken Arabic and English, French is an asset

  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability to different environments

  • Experience working frontline with refugee children in Lebanon or elsewhere in the Middle East

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with an ability to communicate to a wide range of actors

  • A demonstrable understanding of the current socio-political context and refugee crises in Lebanon and Syria

  • Experience of financial management and a familiarity with administrative systems, including Microsoft Office

  • Ability to multitask and strong organisational skills

Desirable

  • Experience working with refugee children who have medical needs and corresponding knowledge of the principles and practices required when working with these children

  • A demonstrable understanding of medical issues which arise out conflict situations

  • Existing relationships within appropriate humanitarian organisations and/ or medical providers

  • Knowledge of orthopaedic deformities and treatment

  • Experience working in a hospital setting

Additional

Ability to work within INARA’s guiding principles

Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Social work or medical related areas
Languages
Arabic: Fluent English: Excellent French:
Period: One year (based on project timeline)
Salary:
Submission guidelines: Send your CV and cover letter, detailing how you meet the requirements to sofia@inara.org We will only accept applicants who are already based in Lebanon and do not cover relocation costs.
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
Sofia
Programme Manager
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