Social Workers (2 Positions) – 1 in las’anod & 1 in Erigavo, Somaliland

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Candle Light

Job Type

Full Time



Description :

Terms of Reference (TOR) for Social Workers

Position: 2(1 in las’anod and 1 in Erigavo)

Job Title: Social Worker

Duty Station: Erigavo/Las’anod.

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Candlelight for Environment, Education & Health is a local NGO based in Somaliland which is dedicated to development and relief issues in under-served and/or marginalized Somaliland communities. The core areas of interventions are livelihoods/natural resource management/income generation, education, health/Gender and humanitarian interventions. Candlelight is looking for to recruit two FGM Social workers for the FGM interventions In Sanaag and Sool, supported by European Union.


  • Conduct and participating different training on the beneficiaries of the project
  • Conduct small group discussion campaigns against Female genital mutilations (FGM) in Sool and Sanaag.
  • Establish close relationship with local beneficiaries particularly women association, SHG and collect information regarding SGBV/FGM-C violence.
  • Supporting CBOs / SHGs / CMCs to sustain awareness and sensitization on SGBV and FGM/C eradication to women, traditional elders and religious leaders, medical practitioners.
  • Responsible conducting awareness raising session for attitude change on FGM/C and SGBV in the community level.
  • Timely preparation and submission of activity reports concern to assigned activities
  • To conduct trainings for peer to peer program, female religious leaders, alternative skills for FGM practitioners  and follow up of cartoons trainees, CSOs, women and youth
  • Take part follow up and evaluation of  on-going project activities related students, youth and female religious leaders (FRLs)
  • Attending and organizing meetings and seminars relate to health issues for the youth and FRLs in Sang and Sool region
  • Organizing all project activities towards education institutions in Sool and Sanaag regions
  • Conduct follow up of peer to peer program activity and FRLs of the project
  • Taking and Collecting minutes of meeting of the staff and concern issues in the project activities
  • Conduct follow up of cartoon trainees of the project
  • Participate the designing a magazine for the students and FRLs in Selected schools of Sanaag and Sool Regions
  • Developing articles related to FGM harmfulness towards students and FRLs in consultation with Leading social worker and Project Religious leader in Sanaag and Sool
  • Conduct researches about how to eliminate FGM with concept of the peer education and FRLs
  • Perform any other duties as may be designated by the Project Manager

       Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • A degree in in Health
  • Familiar with GBV and FGM.
  • The Candidate must have Strong background of advocacy skills and must be familiar with the concept of behavioral change.
  • Ability to analyses mass and complex information
  • Analytical and good report writing skills
  • Minimum of 2years of work experience in health/ gender issues, FGM or GBV.
  • Ability to work under short deadlines and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrate capacity to work in teams with colleagues.
  • Excellent facilitation and problem solving skills

How to apply :

Qualified persons interested in this position are invited to submit the CV with 3 references and a cover letter summarizing and giving an overview of their educational background and work experience not later than 27th of January 2021 via e-mail to:

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