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Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs Department

Social Affairs Department

The Social Affairs Department is looking for dynamic, serious and motivated persons to fill the following posts:

Principal Social Worker (As per entry requirement)

Job Description

Summary of Duties

  • Responsible for the overall administration and supervision of the Legal Services and Child Protection Section and staff. Provide professional judgement on cases.
  • Coordinate the activities of the Legal Services and Child Protection.
  • Provide advice, support and guidance to the staff of the Section.
  • Compile statistics for the Section.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports on the day to day running and activities of the Section.
  • Attend Inter-Agency meeting by deliberating on details of the cases and taking decisions on future plans and or recommendations to ameliorate the situation.
  • Organize training for staff development.
  • Devise Action Plan for the Section on a yearly basis and ensure implementation of same.
  • Assist the Director to develop services and programmes to improve service delivery.
  • Organize and conduct staff meeting and other relevant meetings when appropriate.
  • Assist to devise and undertake strategies to minimize stress and mental fatigue to improve emotional and general well-being.
  • Advise and guide staff manning the Helpline with complex cases
  • Intervene and assist service users with complaints on staff.
  • Reconciliation between married couples refereed by courts.


Salary will be based on experience and qualification.

Job Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Diploma in Social Work plus 16 years as a Social Worker or 6 years as a Senior Social Worker
  • Degree in Social Work plus 10 years as a Social Worker or 5 years as a Senior Social Worker
  • Master’s in Social Work plus 10 years as a Social Worker or 5 years as a Senior Social Worker

How To Apply

Interested candidate(s) are requested to Sign-up or login to apply now or can collect an application form at Unity House Block C second Floor Room 211 or request same via email:-

Complete application form attached with copy of Curriculum Vitae (CV), References, ID card, a Passport Size Photo and Educational training Certificate should be forwarded to the above address or submitted via the above email address.

For further information contact 4281862 or 4281844.

Closing Date: Friday 12th July 2024


In order to increase your chances of a successful selection, kindly ensure that your application is complete and that all relevant information such as your qualifications have been provided with your application.   Otherwise, the Employer reserves the right not to consider your application for selection.

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