Employment Opportunities at The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC Tanzania: Job Description

Job Title:               Psychosocial officer
Reports to:             WPE/GBV Supervisor
Location:              Nduta in Kibondo district or Mtendeli in Kakonko district, Tanzania

Grade:          

BACKGROUND:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tanzania is present in the Kigoma Region, Northwestern Tanzania, providing services in one remaining refugee camp in Kasulu District and at a transit centre in Kigoma town.  Approximately 65,000 Congolese receive protection and basic assistance in the areas of education, Child Protection, Community-based Rehabilitation (care for disabled), Vulnerable Care, Youth & Development and Women’s Protection and Empowerment/Gender-Based Violence (WPE/GBV). However following reported continued insecurity in Burundi, though on a reduced arrival rate, asylum seekers continue arriving In Tanzania on a daily basis. More than 90,969 Burundian refugees have arrived in Tanzania since early May 2015 and are living in Nyarugusu. These compounds on the already exceeding number of refugees hosted in Nyarugusu refugee camp. Nyarugusu camp is now hosting more than 150,000 refugees, which is three times more than the required number expected per camp. The government of the United Republic of Tanzania has officially announced new camp sites to host Burundian refugees, namely Mtendeli, Nduta and Karago. Relocation plan of the identified refugees is still on progress. Initial planning figure is to relocate 50,000 Burundian refugees by December 2015 in two phases. Phase one will be relocation to new sites, Nduta and Mtendeli and is scheduled to start on 1st October 2015 while phase two will start next year 2015.
 Scope of work
This position will be responsible for providing response services to survivors of GBV in one of the Burundian camps in Nduta or Mtendeli in close coordination with partners in the GBV referral network.The position is based in the camp and reports to the WPE/GBV supervisor.
Key Responsibilities:               

Case management/Psychosocial support
-       Provide professional psychosocial and confidential services to survivors of GBV, grounded in the IRC’s holistic, survivor-centered case management approach.
-       Facilitate access sexual assault survivors access to clinical care at the support centers
-       Ethically and confidentially document client information through accurate filling of IRC provided intake forms and ensure confidential and safe storage
-       Support the maintenance of the IRC’s case management system by maintaining client confidentiality
-       Regularly update the GBVIMS data base with information collected in the intake forms during case assessment and action plan
Monitoring and evaluation
-       Participate in interpretation of the analyzed data on GBV reporting trends to inform intervention areas 
-       Participate in the development of case management monitoring systems and ensure consistent use and application
-       Participate in preparation of relevant reports regarding the IRC’s psychosocial activities.
Trainings and capacity building
-       Provide ongoing couching and mentorship to refugee para-counsellors supporting case management services.
-       Identify and build the capacity of community based groups to provide ongoing psychosocial support to GBV survivors to facilitate their long term recovery
-       Participate in capacity building of other service providers and community based structures to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support

Coordination and Advocacy
§  Make timely consent based interagency referrals for survivors in need of other services and follow-up
§  Participate in the interagency case review meetings as need be
§  Follow-up with service providers, community based support groups and the survivors themselves to ensure GBV survivors receive timely support
§  Coordinate discrete home visits by the refugee para-counsellors that minimize potential risks to survivors and the involved staff.
§  Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders, women leaders, service providers and camp management to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community
§  Participate in psychosocial assessment of women registering for women centre activities and support the women empowerment supervisor to run group therapy and psycho education activities at the women centre
§  Coordinate other support services for individual survivors with other team members such as the legal officer for those in need of legal aid.
Administrative
  • Maintain transparent and accountable records of beneficiaries issued with non-food items
  • Identify material needs of GBV survivors and initiate purchase requests to respond to the needs in line with approved budgets.
  • Managing assets/inventory assigned to the support centers 

General responsibilities:
§  Attend and participate in relevant trainings identified.
§  Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director.
§  Report any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct (Tanzania and worldwide) as per the IRC Tanzania reporting mechanism. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff members.
§  Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of refugees by IRC and other humanitarian workers.
§  Represent IRC at interagency meetings as assigned.
§  Assist in control and proper usage of materials/stationeries and other items relating to work.
§  Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor. Ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with IRC operational policies.
§  All IRC staff are required to adhere to The IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

REQUIREMENTS:
§  Bachelors Degree in counseling and/or psychology. Diploma holders with extensive work experience will also be considered.
§  Minimum 2 years of direct psychosocial/counseling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
§   Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women
§  Able to maintain confidentiality, counseling ethics and uphold the rights of GBV survivors at all times.
§  Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
§  Able to work as part of a team.
§  Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
§  Willing to work in a remote location.
§  Fluency in Swahili and English, knowledge of French or Kirundi  a plus.
§  Female candidates preferred.

How to apply:
Applications for the position must include:
         i.            A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
        ii.            Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day-time mobile phone number(s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.
      iii.            ONLY copies of academic and professional certificates.
All applications should be sent to:
Applications will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrs Monday, February 15th, 2016. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. This position is limited to Tanzania national only.
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Background
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC Tanzania coordinates the provision of services across a broad range of sectors in the Kigoma district of Northwestern Tanzania, with the majority of programs currently being implemented in Nyarugusu refugee camp, home to approximately 64,000 Congolese refugees. Since the influx of over 130,000 Burundian asylum seekers from May 2015, IRC has been providing services in various transit locations in Northwestern Tanzania in the reception centers and temporary camps within Nyarugusu.  Within these contexts, IRC provides protection and basic assistance in the areas of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Community based rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, Gender based violence / Women’s protection and empowerment (WPE) and Primary health care at border posts for the Burundian new arrivals. In addition, IRC also does child protection work in the host communities surrounding the camps, in partnership with local government.

Location:              Kasulu, Kigoma Region
Supervisor:         Programme Coordinator

SCOPE OF WORK: The M&E Coordinator will technically supervise all M & E and data staff in the Programme. The Coordinator will be responsible for all M&E related program activities including data and information management, capacity building and providing technical M&E leadership for all program sectors. S/he will assess the current M&E systems and the current capacity of staff related to M&E, and based on this address the identified needs through capacity building and technical support on  data collection methods, data analysis, data verification and result-based management. S/he will also manage the generation, collection and analysis of program data, develop data collection tools and play a key role in the process of reporting on the impact of the IRC program to donors. The M&E Coordinator will conduct frequent visits to field operations to assess the quality of the programme, M&E work, ensure understanding and compliance with M&E procedures and provide guidance and coaching to staff.
Specific Responsibilities
a.       Develop and maintain a multi sectoral M & E system for all the sectors including GBV, Health, CBR, CYPD, Education and any other grants within the programme.
b.       Manage the generation, collection, analysis, and dissemination of data and information pertaining to all projects including trends, achievements and impact of programme implementation.
c.       Lead sector teams in identification of data needs, development of tools and methodologies for monitoring of interventions and activities.
d.       Lead capacity building of all programme and sector staff in components of Monitoring and Evaluation including documentation, reporting and data collection etc
e.       Lead and support Programme and Project development through concept development and review, Programme annual planning and Proposal development.
f.        Lead the M & E research events such as assessments, baselines studies and evaluation of projects and programmes.
g.       Lead the process of Documenting and sharing of case stories, lessons learnt across all sectors with management, partners and donors including development of information brochures and newsletters that profile the organization.
h.       Lead in development of tools for tracking of indicators, outputs, outcomes and activity implementation including budget expenditure and generation of M & E tracking report.
i.         Support the compilation, review and submission of quality sector and donor reports in the programme at sector level.
j.         Establish and enforce quality standards and processes for data and information generated from sectors and projects.
k.       Lead in technical management and support of all data platforms at the field, national and regional initiatives including Child Protection – CPIMS and RapidFTR, Health HMIS, GBVIMS, Education IMS and CBR IMS.
l.         Participate in the development of the program implementation strategy, annual work plans and other program implementation and monitoring planning documents.
m.     Technically Support all M & E, data and information structures within the organization to ensure the development of a robust programme M & E structure.
n.       Lead the process of rolling out Tanzania Strategic Action Plan (SAP) M & E platforms and the measurement and reporting of outcomes and objectives/indicators.
 
Qualifications:
§  Degree or Master’s in field relevant to Data, Monitoring and Evaluation. 
§  2 – 3 years field experience in project and programme monitoring and evaluation.
§  Practical experience in data analysis software such as SPSS, Excel and Access.
§  At least 3 years experience in at least one (preferably more than one) of the following areas: Project Monitoring and Evaluation System Design, Management of Monitoring Systems, Project Evaluation
§  Experience in managing large M & E program and managing poeple
§  Proven experience in data reporting to donors
§  Experience from working with Results Based Management
§  Proven experience of creating data collection tools
§  Proven training/capacity building skills in M & E
§  Excellent communication and analytical skills.
§  Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.
§  Proven track record of quality performance in highly pressured environments.
§  Computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power-Point, and Access.

How to apply:
Applications for the position must include:
         i.            A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
       ii.            Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day-time mobile phone number(s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.
      iii.            ONLY copies of academic and professional certificates.
Applications will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrs Monday 15th, Feb, 2016. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. This position is limited to Tanzanian national only.

Send your application to TZ-Recruitment@rescue.org

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.  IRC is an equal opportunity employer.
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TANZANIA PROGRAM

BACKGROUND
 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) IRC Tanzania is present in the Kigoma Region, Northwestern Tanzania, providing services to refugees and host communities. Approximately 155,000 refugees, the vast majority from Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) receive protection and basic assistance in the areas of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Community Based Rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, and Gender Based Violence / Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE). In addition, IRC also does child protection work in the host communities surrounding the camps, in Tanga region and in Dar es Salaam.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) seeks to recruit qualified, energetic and committed candidate for the post of Education Data Officer.


1.            Position:                       Education Data Officer (01 post)
                Reporting to:               M&E Manager
                Location:                      Mtendeli-Kibondo, Kigoma

Duties and Responsibilities

a)       Prepare complete and high quality reports ensuring quality data from school are effectively tracking
b)       Conducting school monitoring visits and ensures all data are collected and ensure the use of data collection tools.
c)       Develop and maintain a system for archiving projects M&E guidelines, tools, data files, analysis files and reports
d)       Ensure that all data collected in school obeys quality standard for education program 
e)       Entering data in Education database and providing quality reports weekly and monthly.
f)        Ensure that key indicators are tracked on a consistent basis and in consistent manner across education units
g)       Conducting data Verification in across education unit
h)       Work closely with education officer in developing school distribution plan and reports in school
i)         Ensure good management of scholastic materials in education store and effective tracking of all materials distributed from the store
j)         Ensure data cleaning in Education  database and quality of information provided from database
k)       Prepare one page summaries  describing  each education unit key  activities, outcomes and impacts 
l)         Work close with school inspectors and education officers and ensure that school inspectors are using right monitoring tools to monitor the quality of education provided in school.
m)     Work with M&E Manager in conducting education assessments as well as indentifying gaps in education program.
n)       Establish and enforce quality standards and processes for data and information generated from the Education program
o)       Document and share case stories, lessons learnt across education program.

Other Program duties
§  Assists project staff in identification of items needed for IRC activities in Kasulu and Kibondo
§  Monitor security issues at the field of work and report to the Program Coordinator/Logistics Coordinator
§  Assist with the development of budgets/proposals in collaboration with other senior staff.

Common Duties
§  Attend and participate in trainings identified/organized by the supervisor.
§  Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director.
§  Report any violations of IRC’s three core values (Integrity, Service and Accountability) as per IRC WAY reporting mechanism. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff members.
§  Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries by IRC and other humanitarian workers.
§  Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
      
Qualifications:
·         University degree in relevant field such as Statistics, Economics, and Development Studies, Business/Public Administration and/or other related social science field.
·         Significant field experience in project monitoring and evaluation at least 3 years experience in at least one (preferably more than one) of the following areas: Project Monitoring and Evaluation System Design, Management of Monitoring Systems, Project Evaluation.
·         Experience coaching and training staff, including design of short training sessions.
·         Proven experience in data reporting to donors
·         Proven experience in creating data collection tools
·         Excellent communication and analytical skills.
·         Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.
·         Team player, with good personal and management skills.
·         Computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power-Point, and Access.
·         Ability to work independently, but enlist the support and decision management.
·         Ability to work as part of a team that shares the common goal of preventing violence against women and children.
·         Willingness to comply with the organization’s child safeguarding policy and code of conduct.
·         Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets

How to apply:
Applications for the position must include:
         i.            A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
        ii.            Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day-time mobile phone number(s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.
      iii.            ONLY copies of academic and professional certificates.

Applications will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrs Saturday, January 29th, 2016. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send your application to TZ-Recruitment@rescue.org


IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.  IRC is an equal opportunity employer.

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TANZANIA PROGRAM

BACKGROUND

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) IRC Tanzania is present in the Kigoma Region, Northwestern Tanzania, providing services to refugees and host communities. Approximately 155,000 refugees, the vast majority from Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) receive protection and basic assistance in the areas of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Community Based Rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, and Gender Based Violence / Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE). In addition, IRC also does child protection work in the host communities surrounding the camps, in Tanga region and in Dar es Salaam.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) seeks to recruit qualified, energetic and committed candidate for the post of National Education Manager.

 Scope of work:

The National Education Manager reports to the International Education Program Manager based in Kasulu. S/He will manage the day-to-day activities of the education program in Mtendeli camp, working closely with other education program national staff. Technical support is provided by Supervisor and s/he will also work closely with the GBV Manager, Child Protection Manager, Education Protection Manager and M&E Manager on protection in school issues, program funding, donor compliance and M&E.

Position:                       Education Manager (01 post)
Reporting to:               Education Manager (I’nt)
Location:                      Mtendeli-Kibondo, Kigoma


Key Responsibilities

§  Coordinate education activities in the camp according to the work plan;
§  Work with education staff to report activities and outcomes to Education Manager  regularly;
§  Support national staff in leading teacher professional development trainings and activities;
§  Oversee tutoring program and extracurricular clubs in collaboration with CP and GBV sectors;
§  Work with data manager  to ensure inspectors and other education personnel are properly trained in data collection, analysis, and use;
§  Monitor school rehabilitation projects;
§  Work with all other sectors to ensure safe reporting mechanisms and programming for girls at risk of sexual abuse and exploitation;
§  Identify, develop and implement programmatic linkages between GBV /WPE, Child Protection and other IRC sectors;
§  In close collaboration with the M&E Manager, address gaps in data a collection and develop tools and systems to ensure quality and consistent program monitoring and reporting;
§  Ensure timely submission of all program reports and quality of program data, in compliance with donor requirements
§  Conduct regular meetings with project staff and community members to o assess progress toward objectives, discuss issues and assist in finding solutions to challenges identified.

Requirements
§  Bachelors degree, masters degree preferred (Education; International Relations/ Development, or  related field;
§  2-3 years of education technical experience in humanitarian settings;
§  Experience leading teacher trainings and professional development programs;
§  Demonstrated knowledge of gender-sensitive education programming;
§  Experience from working in refugee camp settings a plus;
§  People management skills: the ability to effectively lead and supervise staff;
§  Interpersonal and communication skills;
§  Fluency in English; ability to communicate in Swahili or French a plus;
§  Organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment;
§  Experience working in difficult locations; ability to be resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment.
§  Computer skills: knowledge of MS Word, Excel, power point and email/internet software
How to apply:
Applications for the position must include:
         i.            A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
       ii.            Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day-time mobile phone number(s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.
      iii.            ONLY copies of academic and professional certificates.

Applications will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrs Saturday, January 29th, 2016. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send your application to TZ-Recruitment@rescue.org

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.  IRC is an equal opportunity employer.

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TANZANIA PROGRAM

BACKGROUND

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) IRC Tanzania is present in the Kigoma Region, Northwestern Tanzania, providing services to refugees and host communities. Approximately 155,000 refugees, the vast majority from Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) receive protection and basic assistance in the areas of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Community Based Rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, and Gender Based Violence / Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE). In addition, IRC also does child protection work in the host communities surrounding the camps, in Tanga region and in Dar es Salaam.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) seeks to recruit qualified, energetic and committed candidate for the post of National Education Manager.

Scope of work

Working under the supervision and guidance of the Education Manager, the position is responsible for managing the protection mechanisms in all Congolese and Burundian schools in Nyarugusu and Mtendeli Camps, including being the IRC contact person for reporting allegations of exploitative acts in schools. Manage complaint entry points; coordinate investigation on allegations of all forms of exploitation in schools and other prevention activities in schools in close collaboration with the GBV prevention/advocacy supervisor, child protection supervisor and Education Manager in both Child Protection and Education units.


Position:                       Education Protection Manager (01 post)
Reporting to:               Education Manager (I’nt)
Location:                      Nyarugusu-Kasulu, Kigoma


Scope of work
Working under the supervision and guidance of the Education Manager, the position is responsible for managing the protection mechanisms in all Congolese and Burundian schools in Nyarugusu and Mtendeli Camps, including being the IRC contact person for reporting allegations of exploitative acts in schools. Manage complaint entry points; coordinate investigation on allegations of all forms of exploitation in schools and other prevention activities in schools in close collaboration with the GBV prevention/advocacy supervisor, child protection supervisor and Education Manager in both Child Protection and Education units.

Key responsibilities
Manage complaint entry points (suggestion boxes and text messages to mobile phones)
§  Ensure suggestion boxes are located in private areas of every school and away from teacher offices, and other IRC service sites for children including Youth Centers, Child Friendly Spaces and Community Services.
§  Ensure all suggestion boxes are coded and properly maintained with regular monitoring and retrieval and processing of information.
§  Conduct weekly checks on the suggestion boxes in every primary school and twice per week on secondary schools and dispatch them according to the nature of the complaint, whether they are related to quality of services or incidents that constitute a breach of code of conduct. 
§  Manage the text messages to mobile phones (hotlines) and record all messages and conversations in hard copy. Make initial response to each complaint received through an acknowledgement of receipt during working hours. When protection concerns are identified, immediate response, including adequate referral, must take place.
Reporting/Documentation 
§  Record complaints using the standard complaint referral form
§  On a monthly basis, submit a statistical report to the Steering Committee members on the number and nature of complaints received breaking down per school as well as actions taken.
§  Ensure accurate and correct recording of information, suspicions or concerns as it may be used to pursue legal action;(Correct names of all involved, numbers of witnesses, victims and if possible photo records of the subject, nature of the complaint, description of any visible sign of abuse or other injures including a body map, if helpful, accurate account of what was said by the complainant in her/his own words, any observation made by staff members receiving the complaint, times, locations, dates given, whether anyone else knows or has been given the information, relationship between the complainant and staff member receiving the complaint and immediate protection concerns and/or specific protection requests by the complainant)
§  Ensure that all reports related to your role are high quality and completed in a timely manner


Communication, Networking, Advocacy & Coordination
§  Strengthen prevention and advocacy groups in schools through child voice out, child parliament and  girls clubs
§  In collaboration with education officials, identify and orient two teachers per school as SEA receiving focal points (one female and other male) and coordinate effective channeling of complaints
§  Act as the investigation manager to allow for greater objectivity, support and easier documentation, recording of interview in every investigation case.
§  Work with GBV and Child Protection teams to ensure SEA survivors are supported in an appropriate manner.
§  Ensure that the Safe Learning Environments guidelines are implemented in each school.
§  Facilitating the implementation of plans to meet the needs of complainant and/or victims, specifically their need for protection, including possible relocation and any health/medical needs.
§  Coordinating and collaborating with other PSEA initiative in Nyarugusu.
§  Ensure the investigation of complaints is conducted with due regard to a number of key principles including: Confidentiality ,Anonymity ,The safety and welfare needs of school children ,Professional care and competence -,Thoroughness, Independence - Planning and review, Respect for all concerned, Timeframes (i.e. final report submitted within 28 days of receipt of complaint.)
§  Maintain effective and respectful working relationship with other IRC sectors,partners,MHA and police
§  Disseminate information on causes for concern and acts of breaches to students in schools
Essential
§  Bachelors  degree, masters degree preferred (Education, Social Work)
§  2-3 years working experience in Child Protection settings.
§  2-3 years working experience in Education settings and also working experience with vulnerable groups
§  Fluent in Kiswahili and English.

How to apply:
Applications for the position must include:
         i.            A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
        ii.            Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day-time mobile phone number(s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.
      iii.            ONLY copies of academic and professional certificates.

Applications will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrs Saturday, January 29th, 2016. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send your application to TZ-Recruitment@rescue.org

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.  IRC is an equal opportunity employer.
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TANZANIA PROGRAM

BACKGROUND

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) IRC Tanzania is present in the Kigoma Region, Northwestern Tanzania, providing services to refugees and host communities. Approximately 155,000 refugees, the vast majority from Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) receive protection and basic assistance in the areas of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Community Based Rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, and Gender Based Violence / Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE). In addition, IRC also does child protection work in the host communities surrounding the camps, in Tanga region and in Dar es Salaam.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) seeks to recruit qualified, energetic and committed candidate for the post of National Education Manager.

 Scope of work:

Prevention/Advocacy will closely work with other WPE/GBV supervisors, Education protection manager, other sectors and partners. The position reports to the WPE/GBV Program Manager. This position will support the IRC’s GBV prevention and advocacy interventions across IRC sectors, partners and the community in Mtendeli refugee camp. The GBV prevention/advocacy supervisor is responsible for overseeing prevention and risk reduction activities, including risk identification, and efforts that mobilize the community and partners to reduce risks/prevent GBV. She/he will

Position:                       Prevention/ Advocacy Supervisor (01 post)
Reporting to:               WPE/GBV Program Manager
Location:                      Mtendeli-Kibondo, Kigoma


Key Responsibilities

·         Participate in the development of proposals, concept notes and budgets.
·         Participate in the development of annual work plan and prepare individual work plan based on the annual plan
  • Identify risks to women and girls in Mtendeli refugee camp, by carrying out regular safety audits situational analysis and community consultations and identify trends and changes in the context important for consideration in risk reduction activities.
·         Implement interventions in response to the identified risks through lobbying and advocacy in consultation with WPE Manager.
·         Participate in the development of community mobilization strategies addressing longer term risks women and girls face e.g. using interpreted data from IMS to inform community mobilization.
  • Operationalize GBV strategy in line with the anthropological study findings/recommendations and  GBV SOP
  • Regularly(or as need be) participate in other sector meetings in  the camp  to advocate for gender inclusion, representation and consideration of other potential risk factors  to women and girls as identified during safety audits and women centre discussions
  • Participate in data interpretation and use it to identify information gaps/intervention areas and develop campaign messages
  • Identify and guide women &girls in the community who wish  to be supported to access GBV services
  • Engage elected camp leaders to mobilize the community to participate program activities
§  Prepare and submit accurate and quality (weekly, monthly and activity) reports within set deadlines.
§  Contribute to quarterly, semi-annual, and annual donor reports.
§  Maintain an updated indicator tracking tool to measure project impact/outputs.
§  Sharing feedback from the meeting/training attended.
Submit monthly cash projections in line with spending plan for preventive activities
Requirements
§  Diploma in social work or relevant social science with at least three (3) year’s relevant work experience OR University degree in social sciences with at least one (1) year relevant work experience.
§  Experience working in the protection and empowerment of women and children desirable.
§  Experience working with camp-based populations/ rural communities desirable.
§  Experience working as a trainer, using participatory techniques desirable.
§  Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative required.
§  Good IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
§  Swahili and good English written and oral skills required.  French a plus.
§  Ability to work as part of a team that shares the common goal of preventing violence against women and children.
§  Clear understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
§  Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting.
§  Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
§  Experience working in difficult locations; ability to be resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment.
§  Computer skills: knowledge of MS Word, Excel, power point and email/internet software
How to apply:
Applications for the position must include:
         i.            A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
       ii.            Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day-time mobile phone number(s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.
      iii.            ONLY copies of academic and professional certificates.

Applications will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrs Saturday, February 10th, 2016. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send your application to agnes.abdi@rescue.org

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.  IRC is an equal opportunity employer.






                                                        




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