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Case Worker - LINKAGES Project

Posted in Social Work

PLAN International

Job Type

Full Time



Description :

Organization: Plan International

Country: Zimbabwe

City: Harare, Zimbabwe

Office: Plan International in Harare, Zimbabwe

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children's rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. We support children's rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for - and respond to - crises and adversity.

We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Case Workers (x4) - LINKAGES Project

Location - Harare and Bulawayo

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Case Worker takes a lead role in the implementation of the LINKAGES project in the target district within the expected time frames. The Case Worker is also responsible for facilitating comprehensive case management through linkages with the National Case Management System and other partners.


Leads the day- to- day planning, implementing and monitoring of the LINKAGES project in close liaison with the Project Manager.

Works with the Department of Social Development and other stakeholders in completing follow-ups on identified clients to ensure comprehensive case management, ensuring the child's future safety, wellness and general welfare risks are managed.

Coordinates with other stakeholders in the field of children's services in providing quality and comprehensive services to clients in line with the National Case Management System.

Works with the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator in ensuring the data reliability and accuracy of the data collected.

Compiles internal periodic reports on all activities conducted and submits to the Project Manager.

Integrates the Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy with project activities at district level Coordination and networking

Participates in, develops and strengthens collaborative relationships at district levels in child rights to enhance Plan's program performance

Supports and participates in district child protection related networks

Leads the sharing of experiences and lessons learnt within the project and with other partner organizations at district level.

Child Protection & gender equality mainstreaming

Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to: Gender equality mainstreaming, Safeguarding Policy; Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities.


A degree in social work or equivalent qualification from a recognized institute.

Should have current membership with the National Association of Social Workers Zimbabwe

A minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience at a similar level in gender, child rights and/or adolescent programming

Demonstrable knowledge of linkages between protection and nutrition

Knowledge of programming issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development

Knowledge of the local language


Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment

Proven ability to develop project proposals and concepts

Excellent networking and partnership building skills

Research, analytical and problem solving skills

Good communication, facilitation and report writing skills

Tags child protection child rights community development continuous improvement monitoring and evaluation project manager social development social work social workers transparency

Strong team-building and motivational skills

Strong negotiating and influencing skills


Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination

Having initiative and able to work independently

Promotes innovation and learning within the child rights realm

Communicates clearly and effectively on child protection issues

Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities

Assertiveness and shows cultural sensitivity


We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

Develops trusting and 'win-win' relationships with funders, partners and communities.

Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace.

We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and develop agency to change their own lives.

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position. Plan International takes very seriously the responsibility and duty to ensure that we and anyone who represents us does not in any way harm or place at risk children and young people. In this regard, reference & background checks will be performed including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan's Safeguarding Policy.

This position is open to Zimbabwean nationals

Location: Zimbabwe (Harare and Bulawayo)

Type of role: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date : 27 May 2021

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