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Employer: GRT
Job Title: Social Worker
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Hargeisa
Category: Other


  • Title: Social Worker Sector: Mental Health - Psychosocial Support
  • Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland Duration: 1 year renewable
  • Employee Category: Full Time Start of Contract: 1st June 2018


Since its foundation in 1968, GRT (Group for Transcultural Relations) has been working with socially marginalized groups and individuals by setting up protection mechanisms in order to promote social inclusion.

GRT is active in Somalia/Somaliland since 1996, where the main fields of intervention are: Community Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), Protection (GBV and Street Children) and (forced) Migrations, being expression of GRT’s core areas of expertise.

Within the framework of GRT Mental Health - Protection component, the organization seeks to fill the position of Social Worker.


The Social Worker will be responsible for the design and implementation of psychosocial rehabilitation/support plan for persons with mental health problems in the town of Hargeisa.

With technical and managerial support from GRT Project Manager and Local Coordinator, the Social Worker will ensure that programme’s goals and objectives are met in a timely and effective manner.


  • Design of psychosocial rehabilitation plans for persons with mental health problems;
  • Regularly follow up the psychosocial improvements with persons under rehabilitation, their families and other significant persons;
  • Coordinate with other staff/organization/institutions for referrals;
  • Coordinate with GRT and Hargeisa Group Hospital(MHD-Mental Health Department team) for the overall case management of patients in charge at the MHD
  • Performing home visiting (in private houses, IDP camps, institutions)
  • Filling a database to keep track of the activities as directed by line manager;
  • Timely provision of reports as directed by line manager;
  • Facilitate MHPSS trainings implemented by GRT in Somaliland;
  • Attend PSS and other trainings as directed;
  • Attend coordination meetings in Somaliland


  • Briefing on a daily basis to the local Project Coordinator.
  • Weekly/Monthly reporting (including statistics) to the Local Coordinator and to the Project Manager based on line manager indications.


  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or related fields
  • Professional trainings in mental health and psychosocial support or counselling
  • Minimum 3-year experience in working in the sector
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Able to write accurate reports, minutes and databases
  • Must be an empathetic person with non-judgmental attitude towards persons with mental health
  • problems
  • Good understanding of humanitarian practices and emergency activities
  • Honesty and truthfulness
  • Experience in working with local stakeholders such as health clinics and NGOs
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Capable of working pro-actively and independently, while being an excellent team worker
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and training
  • Excellent computer literacy


Please send motivation letter (max ½ pages) and CV with at least 3 references to the following email addresses: Cc to

The email subject line should be marked as: “Application for Social Worker (Mental Health) in Hargeisa”

Application Deadline: 3rd May 2018, 5pm

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Successful candidate will be expected to comply with GRT Code of Conduct and GRT Child Protection Policy.

Publish date: 2018-04-18 00:32:13
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