Prevention/Advocacy Supervisor at The International Rescue Committee (IRC)


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
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 

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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