Job Vacancies at International Rescue Committe



Requisition ID: req8175
Job Title: Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Officer
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Tanzania
Job Description
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.

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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 and Kibondo the IRC serves over 200,000 people each year.
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, Service and Equality.
Scope of work
The MHPSS Officer will be responsible for delivering psychotherapeutic counseling to Burundian refugees and providing guidance and supervision to MHPSS incentive staff on the delivery of MHPSS services. He/she will be involved in constant participation, facilitation and organization of MHPSS services and activities delivered in the camp. He/she will also liaise with sectors and other partners on mental wellbeing concerns. The position is located in one of the following camps; Nyarugusu, Nduta or Mtendeli it is more of community outreach based.
  • Plan, develop and implement MHPSS activities in the MHPSS Wellness center in a participatory manner.
  • Plan and facilitate psychosocial Individual and support group Therapeutic sessions and activities.
  • Plan and facilitate group interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-G) for clients struggling with depression symptoms.
  • Conduct intake and post-session assessments for all MHPSS beneficiaries.
  • Ensure timely referral and follow up of cases in need of further support.
  • Conduct group meetings and brainstorming sessions with beneficiaries for MHPSS related activities
  • Regularly monitor activities and provide feedback to staff to ensure high quality implementation of program activities
  • Build the capacities of volunteers, including trainings to MHPSS incentive staff, other partners and community members to facilitate participatory and inclusive activities.
  • Weekly and monthly reports on progress against targets.
  • Contribute to data entry and analysis of gathered information.
  • Prepare order requests to use funds for psychosocial support activities in line with IRC policies and procedures.
  • Supervise and develop detailed work plans for incentive staff for proper implementation of psychosocial services.
  • Collaborate with the Supervisor to prepare an individual work plan based on the annual plan.
  • Facilitate activities that raise awareness about mental health and psychosocial wellness and resiliency.
  • Conduct Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) with community members, community leaders, religious leaders, school teachers, adolescents, children and youth.
  • Contribute to quarterly, semi-annual, and annual donor reports.
  • Attend meetings, trainings, as advised by supervisor and share feedback.
Bachelor or diploma in counseling psychology/clinical psychology/psychiatric nurse or other related field.
Experience working with emotionally distressed people and people with mental disorders.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative required and meet deadlines.
Computer skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
Swahili and good English written and oral skills required. French and Kirundi is a plus.
Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.

Requisition ID: req8145
Job Title: Human Resources Assistant – Intern
Sector: Human Resources
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Job Description
This position is for 6 months with possible extension to help HR Department in Dar office until June 2020. During the period the HR Intern should be able to abide with IRC Way and follow IRC policies and procedures. Any misconduct, violation of IRC way will lead to termination.

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Overall Objective
The overall objective of the HR Intern shall be to support the HR Department to be effective at Dar office.  The Human Resources Intern assists with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties. The HR Intern carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: HRIS such as ATC, workday, Cornerstone etc, employee relations, training and development, executive administration, and recruitment.
Specific Responsibilities
·      Ensure the implementation of the HR Policies and Procedures and provide day-to-day HR support to IRC Dar office and staff.
·      Assist in some recruitment process.
·      Assist to ensure proper documents of staff in their personal files to include current contract, job description and all relevant information.
·      Ensure all Dar staff personal files are properly documented and has all the required documents.
·      Assist the HRO in filling correspondence, drafting letters and other materials (e.g. memos) etc
·      Assist in disciplinary issues when required.
·      Learn and to assist in preparation of the BVA (Budget Versus Actual)
·      Conduct reference check for selected candidate and follow up for prompt response.
·      Assist to follow with NHIF card to be obtained on time not more than a month after an employee is registered and documents submitted to NHIF Office on time.
·      Assist in follow up with NSSF to ensure staff get their NSSF Membership cards.
·      Assist in preparation of different HR reports such as recruitment tracking, monthly HR Departmental report.
·      Assist to update the employees Contract tracking sheet for all employees who are on long term or short term contract and send a report to HR Officer two month prior end of contract date.
·      Monitoring and tracking of leave records and ensuring all staff leave forms are filed, share the leave balances with Dar Staff on a monthly basis.
·      Ensure compliance with the IRC Way, different IRC Policies and Procedures and the ELR Act of Tanzania.
·      Perform any other duties as required by Supervisor.
·      Recruitment process to be completed within a month from the date of advertisement.
·      Reference check for new staff completed within 7 working days.
·      Employee personal files have current contract and job description and all other important documents.
·      All employee personal files are properly arranged for easy access.
·      New staff obtain their NHIF Card within a month from the date of submission to NHIF office.
·      Timesheets of all Dar Staff are submitted and filed properly.
·      Contract tracking sheet is updated and report sent to HR Officer every 15th day of the month.
The HR Intern shall work at Dar Office for Six Month (6). She will receive support from the HR Officer and HR Team members.
Internship Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR management.
  • Fresh Graduates are highly encouraged to apply (Age between 24-28yrs).
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
  • A commitment to IRC’s mission and humanitarian principles.
  • Receptive to building and maintaining positive relationships with people from all backgrounds, genders, cultures and viewpoints.
  • Resourceful in figuring out how to get things done, seeking opportunities to learn and grow, contributing creative and innovative ideas and serving as a change champion.
  • Resilient and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a sense of urgency and an ability to deliver results under pressure.
  • Results-oriented approach to planning and prioritizing HR activities.
  • Professional discretion, integrity, and ability to manage complex HR situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.
  • Highly collaborative and consultative approach.
  • Top-tier written, presentation and verbal communication skills; ability to convey information effectively and solid experience providing training and staff development in English
  • Excellent management, interpersonal, consultative and negotiation skills and a demonstrated ability to promote harmonious teamwork, in a cross cultural context.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is required.
Professional Standards
IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Requisition ID: req8148
Job Title: Procurement (Goods & Services) - Internship
Sector: Supply Chain
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Specific Duties:
  • Make bookings and procure local, international flight tickets and accommodation for IRC staff and visitors by using PRs and TRs.
  • Ensure flight tickets and accommodation for visitors are initiated by approved PRs and TRs (manual PR,TR Initiator –Admin Officer)
  • Procure utilities and other in kind benefits for DSM office and expatriates houses like DSTV. (PR initiator-Admin Officer)
  • Procure repair and maintenance services for office and expert houses in Dsm. (PR initiator-Admin Officer)
  • Procure house rent services- leasing for office and house premises in Dsm (PR initiator-Admin Officer)
  • Procure consumables and office supplies for Dsm office (PR initiator-Admin Officer)
  • Be responsible with international purchases and all other customs and courier services for overseas delivery. (PR initiator-user programs)
  • Responsible for procurement of fuel and maintenance services for equipment in Dsm. (PR initiator-Dsm driver)
  • Procure visa and permits for IRC TZ staff and visitors ( PR initiator-Admin Officer)
Compliance duties:
  • Maintain and update donor guidelines related to Supply Chain (procurement, asset, etc).
  • Update as required the IRC standards in terms of assets/equipment to be purchased.
  • Monitor Supply Chain sections of budgets and track expenditure. Follow up as necessary including timely information and budgetary comments regarding any realignment.
  • Finalize Procurement Plans for all grants.
  • Ensure all donor reports for assets are completed and submitted to the Grants Department on time.
  • Disposal of assets is reviewed annually and donor requirements followed as necessary.
  • Familiarize with various donor regulations.
Systems duties:
  • Ensure procurement is done according to IRC and/or donor regulations.
  • Ensure the update of the pre-selected suppliers list.
  • Ensure transport services at Dar es Salaam cost efficient and reliable.
  • Ensure assets and property are effectively managed, asset list is updated regularly in asset data base and asset register. Ensuring assets are disposed according to IRC and/or donor regulations.
Common Duties
  • 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 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 your supervisor

· 1st Degree in Procurement Management.
· Good IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
· Knowledge of Procurement software is an added advantage.
Be willing to follow the guiding principles and code of conduct for humanitarian workers; Confidentiality, Safety, Respect and Non-discrimination
· Swahili and good English written and oral skills required.
· 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.
· Willingness to travel to remote field sites.
· Females are encourage to apply.