Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Job Opportunities at International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tanzania

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Requisition ID: req6677
Job Title: GBV Legal Officer
Sector: Gender
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kasulu, Tanzania
Job Description
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 provides protection and basic assistance in the areas of gender-based violence / women’s protection and empowerment, child and youth protection and development, community-based rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, livelihoods, mental health services and primary health care at the border posts and reproductive health for the Burundian and Congolese in refugee camps in the Kigoma region.
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The Women’s Protection and Empowerment program in Tanzania has worked to strengthen gender-based violence (GBV) service delivery, help survivors heal, mobilize communities to prevent violence, and promote women and girls’ inclusion. The IRC works to ensure GBV survivors have access to life-saving care, improved protection and envisions a country in which women and girls are respected, have access to essential services and opportunities, and live free from violence. The IRC Tanzania has been implementing GBV programs in refugee camps.
Scope of work:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) coordinates the provision of services across a broad spectrum of sectors in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. This position is responsible for providing legal counseling and support to survivors of gender-based violence in the Burundian camp, as well as host communities if required. This position reports to the GBV Response Manger and works in close collaboration with the psychosocial and outreach officers, and WPE M&E Manager. The position is based in the assigned camp.
Program Responsibilities:
  • GBV survivors must be provided services with supportive environment in which there are respected and treated with dignity, following survivor-centered approach that survivor are engaged, and their best interest, rights, needs and wishes of the survivors are respected, as outlined in the IRC’s WPE Case Management Guidelines.
  • Adhere to GBV guiding principles: ensure the safety of the survivor and their children; and staff involved at all times, respect the confidentiality of the information provided by GBV survivors, if using interpreters, interpreters must be trained on respecting confidentiality, and conduct interviews in private settings. Maintain a non-judgmental manner and respect the survivor decision.
  • Provide legal counselling for GBV survivor regarding potential avenues of legal response; Respect the right to be informed on the details of the legal procedures, including available options, time frame and the consequences.
  • Provide and facilitate legal access to all GBV Survivors who opt for legal action include accompany and escort GBV Survivors to Police station and Court whenever requested i.e. by ensuring GBV Survivors and witness summoned to court attend court sessions; Respect the right to legal aid, including the right to refuse legal aid at any time prior or -depending on the type of the crime committed- during legal process.
  • Coordinate with the Prosecutor, pre court legal counseling and preparation support to GBV Survivors, witnesses and medical experts before court sessions i.e. District Courts, Primary Courts.
  • Continually update the GBV Psychosocial Officer about the survivors’ case and link the survivor with the case worker for ongoing psychosocial support or referral to additional services.
  • Monitor GBV survivors overall security risk as a result of pursuing legal action; ensure the survivor is protected against any risks of further offence that the alleged offender may cause and link the survivor with the Psychosocial Officer / GBV Case Workers to provide adequate response/referral to ensure needs and security concerns of the survivors are met.
  • In collaboration of GBV Response Manager and Psychosocial Support Supervisor monitoring the situation of the survivor even after the finalization of legal proceedings to prevent retaliation or secondary victimization at the hands of the perpetrator, the perpetrator’s family or friends, as well as to address stigmatization by the community.
  • Conduct different trainings to different groups in the camp on Tanzanian and international law, as it relates to women and girls protection from GBV to the Police, Sungusungu, women’s representatives, Zone Leaders, religious leaders, other community representatives, service providers and implementing partners.
  • Conduct GBV related-legal information dissemination (legal aid clinics) or other targeted legal activity in different zones in the camp to increase awareness in preventing and responding to GBV incidents. 
Data collection and reporting; Monitor all cases sent to court by using a tracking system as well as follow-up;
Contributing for developing, drafting and update legal guidelines, and training materials on GBV related to Tanzanian law and/or international law.
Ensure proper and safe legal documentation, case information, data security and storage. Utilization of GBVIMS consent form, legal intake form, action plan. All forms must use accurately and appropriately, strictly follow data protection protocol and confidentiality; maintain confidentiality with regards to client information at all times.
Track indicators and analyze data on all legal counseling, legal access, including those where legal action is not pursued or has been pursued but subsequently failed.
Prepare and submit timely and quality monthly and donor reports as per the donor requirements, including assist in proposal input on access to justice gaps, and needs.
Support and working closely with WPE M&E Manager on program data collection.

Coordination
Following up on cases with law enforcement bodies to ensure that the rights of the survivor are promoted and protected throughout the legal process,
Advocate with court official where there are gaps in dispensing the justice system,
Link and coordinate with other services providers ensure integrated approaches to access to justices e.g. WLAC, TRCS, MSF, Judiciary etc;
Participate in coordination meeting with Legal actors so as to smoothen the process of access to legal justices to GBV Survivors; including conduct weekly meetings with Gender and Child Desk Police, SGBV WG, CP WG to build capacities on survivor centers while handling cases.

Program management
Direct responsible for all legal budget in collaboration with WPE/GBV response Manager; develop and maintain work plans, spending and procurement plans, tracking expenditures and ensure all legal activities are allowable and allocable according to IRC and donor compliance and regulations; review monthly BvA and bring any over/under expenditure, miss-charge or double charging issues etc to the attention of the WPE/GBV Response Manager in a timely manner and jointly develop corrective plans and prepare legal activity cash projection submit to GBV Response Manager.
Supervise and capacitate paralegal refugee staffs including GBV and Tanzania Law through training, daily mentor, weekly meeting, including manage refugee staff planning and budgeting.

General Responsibilities:
Attend and participate in trainings identified organized by your supervisor.
Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director.
Support the IRC Tanzania Country SAP implementation in Kibondo field office, coordinate with other IRC actors particularly Health, Education, MHPSS and Operational Department to achieve the IRC strategy outcome with support of WPE Sr. Manager and WPE Coordinator.
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 stationery and other items relating to work.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.
Qualifications
Bachelor degree in law with at least 3 year’s relevant work experience, particularly in women’s rights.
Experience working on gender based violence issues desirable.
Experience working with camp-based populations/ rural communities desirable.
Commitment to working confidentially, responsibly and with respect for legal ethics.
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 and Kirundi a plus
Ability to work as part of a team that shares the common goal of helping stop GBV.
 
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Requisition ID: req6620
Job Title: Youth and Development Supervisor
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kasulu, Tanzania
The International Rescue Committee 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, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 30 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC has been present in Tanzania for 25 years, supporting refugees and Tanzanians with health, education and protection. With a National Office in Dar es Salaam and field offices in Kasulu, Kibondo and Kigoma.
The IRC currently has over 200 staff and employs a further 2,000 refugee workers to enable the frontline delivery of its programmes. Together, we aim to provide the best possible impact for some of the most vulnerable children, women and men. In all that we do, IRC strives to deliver through IRC’s core values of Integrity, Accountability and Service. This new role is at the heart of that challenge.
The incumbent will be responsible for the overall supervision of Youth and Development activities at Nyarugusu refugee camp in Kasulu District. He/She will reports to CYPD Senior Manager and will oversee the Youth and Development Officer and CYPD incentive staff.
Program Responsibilities:
  • Manage the quality implementation of youth and development activities in Nyarugusu refugee camp, ensuring adherence to donor agreement and regulations, as well as IRC Tanzania’s CYPD sector strategy.
  • Identify social needs and problems of vulnerable youth and identify appropriate responses.
  • Ensure the organization of cultural, sports and recreational activities for youth in camps, and within host communities in accordance with the program strategy.
  • Ensure particular focus is given to ASRH and HIV/AIDs issues within youth activities, liaising with Health IP in the camp and IRC GBV sector as appropriate.
  • Ensure a functioning, efficient referral system is in place for vulnerable youth with the camp.
  • Ensure the existence of safe spaces for youth within the camps, where they can express themselves freely and take on leadership roles.
  • Mobilize youth and community actors within the camps, where they can express themselves freely and take on leadership roles.
  • Mobilize youth and community actors within the camp to advocate for rights of youth and ensure the participation of youth in all stages of programming.
  • Supervise the planning and facilitation of all meetings, trainings and awareness campaigns in the youth and development sector.
  • Monitor activities conducted by the Youth Development Officer and refugee social workers and provide them with guidance and support in the performances of their activities.
  • Ensure youth and development activities as well as coordinated with those of other IRC sectors and NGOs present in the camps, including community mobilization, referral systems and creating awareness in an integrated manner.
  • Responsible for preparation of activities work plan, expenditure and procurement plans, monitoring project expenditure and ensuring that the targeted objectives are met in collaboration with the Supervisor.
  • Track indicators and analyze data.
  • Prepare activity reports, monthly and donor reports for review by the Supervisor.
  • Lead and annual evaluation of program activities.
  • Prepare proposals in collaboration with Supervisor and/or other programs staff, as requested. 
Personnel Management: Supervise Youth and Development Officer and refugee incentive staff and assist in personnel management and staff discipline.
Carry out standard personnel management functions including performance management and support for professional development.
Prepare staff duty roster and monitor staff adherence to program objectives.
Responsible for welfare and discipline of refugee incentive staff.

General Responsibilities:
Attend and participate in trainings 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 (Tanzania and worldwide) as per the IRC Tanzania report mechanism. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of 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 stationaries and other items relating to work
Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.
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Qualifications
Bachelor in social work or relevant social science with at least 3 year’s relevant work experience: OR at least 5 yeas relevant experience.
Experience in working with children and youth and especially vulnerable youth required.
Experience working on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health issues desirable.
Experience working with rural communities 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.
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