Saturday, January 11, 2020

7 Employment Opportunities at International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tanzania

  Nophsky       Saturday, January 11, 2020
 
Requisition ID: req7576
Job Title: CONSULTANT: DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS FOR ADOLESCENT BOYS AND GIRLS IN REFUGEE CAMPS IN KIGOMA REGION
Sector: Youth Services
Employment Category: Consultant
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
Job Description
Background and rationale for the assessment
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.

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In Tanzania, IRC provides protection and assistance in the areas of child and youth protection and development, education, community-based protection and focus on disabilities inclusion, women’s protection and empowerment, livelihoods, mental health services and primary health care. In Child Protection, IRC works with community based structures to build a protective community, with caregivers of children to ensure safety in the home, collaborates with school personnel on protection in schools and works directly with children and adolescent girls and boys on life skills intervention which include social emotional learning (SEL), recreational activities as well as sexual and reproductive health. The skills are delivered through safe- Healing and Learning Spaces (SHLS) and youth centers. IRC through its Women’s Protection and Empowerment unit also has focused interventions and life skills for adolescent girls.
The situation in Tanzania, and in particular Nyarugusu is protracted, with the Congolese population having lived in Nyarusugu camp for over 20 years, meaning some of the adolescents were born in the refugee camp. Burundian population has been in the camps since 2015. Voluntary Repatriation is ongoing in Tanzania, for Burundian refugees. The needs of these adolescents, in a protracted and fairly recent situation mixed with repatriation process is diverse and different, and requires a keener focus in order to address appropriately their needs and provide them a chance to recover and a right to participate in defining their future.
The overall objective of this assignment is to develop a targeted adolescents programmee through assessing adolescent refugee boys and girls’ protection risks, needs, capacities and aspirations that will inform the design of a comprehensive adolescent lifeskills programme relevant for these adolescent boys and girls. The goal is to ensure adolescent boys and girls are protection in their community and can exercise their rights in line with the convention on the rights of the child.
Specific objectives
• To assess the impact of existing adolescent life skills program through SHLS and youth centers
• To assess the gaps in existing adolescent life skills programs at SHLS and youth centers
• To assess specific need, capacities and aspirations of adolescent boys and for adolescent girls program for different age groups at the camp
• To assess opportunities for adolescent boys and adolescent girls and generate recommendations on strengthening adolescent programs based on identified needs
• To develop a programme model for adolescents
In every aspect of the specific objectives above, the specificities for adolescent boys and girls and of different age categories should be defined separately.

Scope of work

This assessment will target both Burundian and Congolese refugees living in the refugee camps in Nyarugusu refugee camp in Kigoma region. The study will target adolescent (children and youth from age 10-14 and 14-21) and parents/caregivers and community leaders in the refugee camp this will help Humanitarian actors to understand critical adolescents needs that are relevant for youth on livelihood and economic empowerment which are sustainable
The assessment will include the review of secondary data available relevant to the scope of work.

Data collection method
The study will use both quantitative and qualitative methods. The data collection methodology will be used to triangulate findings that will provide recommendations and deliver on the objective of the assignment.
As part of the submission process, the consultant will be required to provide the suggested methodology. IRC will be responsible for introducing the consultant to the clients.

Child safeguarding

The consultant must undergo orientation on the IRC child safeguarding policy and the code of conduct and must abide by the Child safeguarding policy. The consultant is required to sign the child safeguarding policy and the code of conduct as a commitment that he/she will not put children at risk or abuse children.

Reporting
The consultant will report directly to CYPD Coordinator for this assignment.
Time frame: 20 Days
Expected deliverables
• Inception report
• Findings on adolescent impact of current programs and existing gaps
• Findings on adolescent needs, capacities, aspirations of adolescents
• Theory of change and proposed programme model appropriate for adolescent refugee boys and girls in Kigoma region.
Qualifications
The consultant should be a registered institution/ recognized individual legally operating in Tanzania with experience and be able to demonstrate proof of experience in carrying out similar assignments in Tanzania or elsewhere; at least 8 years’ experience in adolescent programming and child protection related programs with a strong focus on child participation. Experience in humanitarian context is added advantage

Proven experience in research, writing, presentation and reporting skills. Experience in designing/implementing adolescent programming is added advantage. Proven ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team and adolescent girls and boys and proven track record in delivering timely and professional results.

The application should include a detailed narrative and financial proposal on the approach, methodologies, tools and sample methodology and size. Examples of previous/similar work undertaken should also be enclosed. Proposals will be reviewed on a continuous basis by the IRC and only successful applicants will be contacted.

Terms of Application

To apply please attach your CV and a short proposal that summarizes your understanding of the ToR and details of how you plan to execute the assignment. The Methodology of the study should be included in the application. Examples of previous/similar work undertaken should be enclosed.

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Requisition ID: req7712
Job Title: Project Coordinator
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kasulu, Tanzania

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Job Description
Background/IRC Summary: 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 28 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.

Position Summary:
IRC is seeking a Project Coordinator in Tanzania for a five-year project, “PlayMatters”, funded by the LEGO Foundation. This position will be a part of the larger PlayMatters initiative to increase play-based learning opportunities for nearly 1 million pre-primary and primary school aged refugee and host community children impacted by the humanitarian crises in East Africa and living in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. This project aims to build children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative skills through play in their homes, schools, and communities and will be implemented in partnership with War Child, Plan International, Ubongo, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action.
The Project Coordinator for Tanzania will be responsible for coordinating across these partners and IRC staff to ensure the project delivers high impact programming for children. In addition, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring design and implementation of project activities engages other key stakeholders required to achieve results such as government officials, the UN and other humanitarian coordination actors, as well as other implementing agencies outside of the consortium. The Project Coordinator will ensure that the project achieves the expected results in Tanzania and is implemented in accordance with the donor agreement, donor regulations, and internationally recognized quality of assistance standards. The Project Coordinator will report both into the IRC Country Program senior management team as well as into a PlayMatters Senior Regional Management Team based in Uganda. The Project Coordinator will jointly work with the regional management and technical team to also ensure a coordinated and cohesive program approach across Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania to jointly learn and ensure results across the two countries. 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Oversee technical direction and project delivery to ensure activities are in line with the project wide performance framework and work plan, and meet all standard operational policies and procedures;
  • Jointly work with the PlayMatters regional team to provide strategic and technical leadership and define country level activities to achieve the greatest impact toward project goals and objectives;
  • Develop, review, and monitor, in coordination with key regional project staff and partners, annual work and performance plans to ensure long-term and short-term priorities are on track;
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites, as possible, to provide technical assistance and ensure proper implementation and monitoring of project activities;
  • Oversee management of partners/subgrantees in Tanzania and provide financial and operations support that optimizes resources through sound budgets, consistent financial tracking, and timely submission of reports to the donor;
  • Support field staff to use project data to track progress and engage in meaningful course correction discussions at regular and frequent intervals; as well as ensure data is tailored to facilitate similar discussions at the country and regional senior management level.
  • Contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual donor reports through both formal and informal debriefings and written inputs;
  • Maintain active and cooperative relationships with all key stakeholders, including government officials, project partners, other implementing agencies, and related institutions;
  • Represent the project in Tanzania in public and ensure distribution of information about project achievements and lesson learned;
  • Support project staff by creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and empowers staff to take responsibility.
  • Regularly communicate and coordinate with the Regional PlayMatters Project Director, Deputy Director and key home office staff on technical and project management issues
Qualifications
Requirements:
  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in education international development, or related field;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing education programs for refugees or crisis-affected populations;
  • Experience managing large-scale, multi-million dollar, complex, multi-partner projects;
  • Demonstrated success in staff capacity-building and in participatory, flexible, and gender-sensitive programming and implementation;
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Fluency in English required.
Reports to: IRC Tanzania Deputy Director of Programs and PlayMatters Regional Deputy Director (based in Uganda)
Working Environment: The Project Coordinator will work in the IRC Tanzania office and be provided regular administrative and logistics support to perform his/her responsibilities.
 
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Requisition ID: req7710
Job Title: Strategic Partnership Manager
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kasulu, Tanzania

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Job Description
Background/IRC Summary: 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 28 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.
Position Summary:
IRC is seeking a Strategic Partnership Manager for a five-year project, “PlayMatters”, funded by the LEGO Foundation. This position will be a part of the larger PlayMatters initiative to increase play-based learning opportunities for nearly 1 million pre-primary and primary school aged refugee and host community children impacted by the humanitarian crises in East Africa and living in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. This project aims to build children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative skills through play in their homes, schools, and communities and will be implemented in partnership with War Child, Plan International, Ubongo, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action.
The Strategic Partnership Manager will be responsible for ensuring that PlayMatters consortium and IRC staff identify, engage, and influence key education stakeholders in Tanzania responsible for and engaged in promoting learning outcomes for refugee and local children ages 3 to 12. This includes collaboration with government, UN and other humanitarian coordination decision makers, education implementing partners, and large scale development initiatives to improve learning through play. The Strategic Partnerships Manager will report to the country level Project Coordinator and work closely with the regional Senior Policy Advisor and the PlayMatters Project Director to develop key messages, communication materials and an engagement strategy for Tanzania that will inform the day to day task of building relationships and defining roles and responsibilities. In doing so, the Strategic Partnerships Manager will ensure the type of engagement in design and implementation necessary to achieve joint priorities and objectives of providing play based learning opportunities for all children. 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Jointly work with the regional Senior Policy Advisor to conduct a stakeholder analysis and to develop a country-specific engagement and policy influence strategy that is continuously updated as contexts evolve and change;
  • Update key messages and communications materials on play based learning to reflect the country specific context and update as the context evolves;
  • Facilitate education actors’ engagement in project planning and ensure that is reflected in project documents such as the implementation work plan and learning agenda, as well as define clear roles and responsibilities of key education actors in achieving program objectives;
  • Develop the capacities of project IRC and consortium staff in engaging with and influencing key education actors;
  • Closely monitor and document policy debates, changes in policies, and shifting strategies and ensure relevant information is disseminated to project staff in a timely manner;
  • Prepare key information ahead of project staff engagements with these key actors and ensure that action points are followed through;
  • Track key meetings in-country and work with PlayMatters regional team, key actors, and IRC Tanzania staff to coordinate attendance;
  • Act as project spokesperson on advocacy issues where appropriate and take part in relevant country advocacy, as guided by key stakeholders
Qualifications
Requirements:
  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in education, public policy, or related field;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in policy and communications;
  • Proven track record of and knowledge of engaging with government priorities, systems, and structure;
  • Demonstrated success in developing advocacy and/or communications strategies;
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Fluency in English required.
Working Environment: The Strategic Partnerships Manager will work in the IRC Tanzania office and be provided regular administrative and logistics support to perform his/her responsibilities.
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Requisition ID: req7695
Job Title: IT Assistant
Sector: Supply Chain
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kibondo, Tanzania

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Job Description
Specific duties
  • Ensure that all IRC computers and printers in Kibondo, Mtendeli and Nduta are in working order. Advice supervisor in the maintenance of computers, printers and other IT equipment as requested.
  • Level I Support – Including but not limited to assistance with password resets, account creations, desktop and laptop builds and printer support
  • Level II Help Desk Support – Including but not limited to anti-virus assistance, Windows 7 support, Microsoft Office 2013 support, general laptop, desktop and printer repair, and light network troubleshooting
  • ICT equipment inventory – This position will work our Global Supply Chain department in imaging, distributing and tracking all ICT hardware; also tracking and installing all purchased software.
  • Ensure all user are connected Kibondo DC and update through Kace is replication to their PC.
  • Carry out normal routine services of all LAN systems and Internet connections for Kibondo, Mtendeli and Nduta Internet.
  • Supervise computer users and ensure that they are handling computers and accessories as per IRC procedures. Inform all computer users of any alert on virus attack to their computers.
  • Ensure that no staff will do repairs or any tempering on computers software or hardware.
  • Train staff on simple computer handling and replacing of parts like installing cartridges, back up. Ensuring that computer operations are not affected during his/her planned or unplanned absence.
Common duties
  • Attend and participate in training identified/organized by your supervisor.
  • 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 (Tz and World-wide) as per the IRC Tz 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.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.
Qualifications
Education: Minimum Diploma in Information Technology on the relevant field. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
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