The theme for Day Four is Understanding the Social Service Workforce.
Take a look at today’s blog ”Understanding the Workforce: Who are they, what do they do and how can we help them do it better?” The blog highlights the importance of workforce-related data and research in order to know more about the effectiveness of workforce strengthening efforts and impacts on people’s lives. It is written by Maury Mendenhall, MSW, Senior Technical Advisor, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, US Agency for International Development.
We are also featuring worker profiles today that shine a spotlight on various tasks and training of different types of social service workers involved in workforce mapping. They offer personal reflections on what motivates them to do this challenging work. Please take some time to read these inspiring worker profiles on our website:
- Mohammed Adamu Adangba, State Child Protection Systems Mapping Coordinator, Nigeria
- Algassimou Diallo, Coordinator, Program Learning Group, Burkina Faso
Don’t forget to take a look at these resources and events on workforce-related data and research:
- Resource library documents on mapping the workforce, including these studies on Zambia, Zimbabwe Kenya, Malawi and Ethiopia
- Webinar: Using Human Resources Data to Improve Social Services: Experiences from Malawi and Tanzania
- February 19th Symposium Building the Evidence, Measuring the Social Service Workforce Panel Two: The State of the Evidence Concerning Social Service Workforce Strengthening co-hosted by the Alliance and the CPC Learning Network
- April 29th Symposium panel presentation by Kendra Blackett-Dibinga from Save the Children on the Impact of Community Caregivers on OVC in Cote d’Ivoire
Spread the word on Twitter!
Following are today’s tweets:
How do we know if we’re making a difference? #SSWWeek Day 4 blog on measuring the impact of workforce strengthening /resources/blog/sswweek-day-four-understanding-workforce-who-are-they-what-do-they-do-and-how-can-we
“Child protection systems mapping has awoken our consciousness to do more for our children and families.” /sites/default/files/MAAworkerprofile.pdf #SSWWeek
“Fostering dialogue among academics, practitioners and policymakers” improves #childprotection- Mr. Diallo /sites/default/files/ADworkerprofile.pdf #SSWWeek
Become a member of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance and show your support of #SSWWeek /membership