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Social Worker - Cebu, Philippines

The Philippines

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IJM is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 countries. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable.

Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.

The Need

Under the direction of the Head of Department and direct supervision of the Lead Social Worker, the Social Worker will be responsible for implementing project-related activities in the select areas of Visayas and Mindanao. S/he will carry out pilot test needed on assessment standards and reintegration model. S/he will also organize and assist in the capacity building of partners to develop and establish a functional network of care to provide reintegration services for OSEC survivors and their families compliant with standards and responsive to their specific needs. Further, the Social Worker shall assist in developing a Local Survivor Network by engaging and capacitating LGUs towards the formulation of child protection policy for the local survivor network and supporting LSN activities. This position will support the Lead Social Worker in the engagement with the regional offices of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Local Government Units, and other private service providers located in his/her area of assignment, to utilize existing policies and standards, drive innovations and reforms that raise the standards of reintegration services for OSEC survivors and their active participation in decision making and programming that affect them through the LSN.

This position is based in Cebu, Philippines.


Strategy and Knowledge Development & Implementation

  • In collaboration with the Head of Aftercare, Project Coordinator, and CFO Aftercare team, facilitate the timely delivery of the different project activities;
  • Ensure that the implementation of the project activities and services are aligned with the Aftercare Unified Plan and IJM's 2030 vision;
  • In coordination with the Project Coordinator, Regional Lead Social Worker and other significant stakeholders, carry out the pilot and rollout (when needed) of the assessment and reintegration models in select areas of the region;
  • Collaborate with the sub-grantees in providing mental health and foster care services to the survivors of OSEC;
  • Work with the Lead Social Worker, relevant teams in IJM and other significant stakeholders in designing and building a functional network of care that is responsive to the reintegration needs of OSEC survivors and their families and effective strategies for survivor leadership development and advocacy through the local survivor network;
  • Link the partners to available government and NGO’s assistance and services in the context of a network of care for reintegration of OSEC survivors and their families;
  • Advocate to partners within the network of care the access of available services for OSEC Victims ((RRPTP, scholarship, WPP, DOJ Board of Claims, CHR assistance, medical and psychological services).

Networking and Partnership

  • · Collaborate with partners in developing and establishing a network of care in addressing the reintegration needs of OSEC victim/survivor and their families;
  • Collaborate with partners in pursuing objectives related to local survivor network;
  • Convene and facilitate relevant regional and local meetings and consultations with partners.

Policies and Procedures

  • Draft proposals for the conduct of activities related to the development of network of care for the reintegration of OSEC survivors and their families, and local survivor network;
  • Participate in Technical Working Groups and efforts for the formulation of guidelines related to the development of a network of care for the reintegration of OSEC survivors and their families, and the local survivor network;

Training and Development

  • Support capacity building activities related to network of care for the reintegration of OSEC survivors and their families, and local survivor network;
  • Participate in trainings designed to capacitate implementers of the J/TIP-funded project;
  • Serve as resource person in training activities related to network of care for reintegration and local survivor network.

Research and M&E

  • Support the research team in the mapping and other research-related activities in the assigned region;
  • Participate in meetings, consultations, and dialogues to monitor and evaluate the project;
  • Work with the Project Coordinator and Grants Team for periodic site visits.

Documentation, Reporting and Data Management

  • Prepare documentation of all activities and events related to the pilot of the model of assessment and reintegration, development of a network of care for the reintegration of OSEC survivors and their families, and local survivor network;
  • Ensure timely data entries and updates in the JDS and other monitoring tools.
  • Support and provide JTIP project inputs to Aftercare regular monthly and quarterly reports.


  • Registered Social Worker, with Masteral units/degree preferred
  • Minimum two years experience working with government (national and local) and NGOs on issues related to child protection;
  • Proficiency in Words, Excel and PPT

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Self-starter with strong initiative;
  • Disciplined with priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication;
  • Flexible, collaborative and eager to support others;
  • Effective team player who fosters collaborative environment; and
  • Adept at creative problem solving.


Send Job Application (Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith*) to:

*What is a statement of faith?
A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

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