Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Employment Opportunities at International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tanzania

  Nophsky       Wednesday, April 15, 2020
 
Requisition ID: req8823
Job Title: Education Officer
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates:
No
Location: Kasulu, Tanzania

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Job Description
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.
The IRC has been providing education services for Congolese and Burundian girls and boys in the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp since January 2014 and extended education services to Mtendeli refugee camp in March 2016. Services cover the full education spectrum from pre-school, through primary and secondary school, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and tertiary education applications. Schools follow the country of origin national curriculum (Burundian and Congolese).
The IRC is the lead education agency for a number of projects designed to increase access to quality education for children in Nyarugusu, Mtendeli, and Nduta refugee camps.
Scope of Work
The IRC is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Education Officer to carry out project activities in Refugee Camps. The Education Officer will work with a team of officers to ensure all project activities are carried out in a timely manner. The Education Officer will be responsible for direct supervision of the refugee incentive Education Community Outreach workers, supporting them in managing their time and activities effectively and building their capacity, where possible. The Education Officer will represent the IRC education team in relevant camp based stakeholder meetings and project coordination meetings.

This position will report to the Education Manager and is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding. It is anticipated to begin in April 2020 and will be located at Nyarugusu, Mtendeli, or Nduta refugee camp.

Program Implementation

  • Ensure timely implementation of education activities in Nyarugusu, Mtendeli, or Nduta refugee camp, ensuring adherence to donor requirements and regulations.
  • Provide and coordinate training for incentive staff.
  • Work closely with HR and the Education Protection Officer to ensure all teachers are trained on the Teacher Code of Conduct and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and violations are properly reported.
  • Work with Education Community Outreach Workers to follow up on student and teacher attendance in schools.
  • Support and monitor extra-curricular activities, including school clubs, recreation, sports, and games as well as linking children to Child Friendly Spaces.
  • Support preparation of activity reports, monthly, and donor reports based on the prescribed template.
  • Notify the Education Manager of any problems, complaints, or useful information about all aspects of the education program.
  • Work with the M&E Manager and officer to undertake assessments in coordination with partners, UNHCR, UNICEF, where appropriate.

Representation and Partnership
  • Support coordination and participation in monthly Camp Based Education Working Group meetings, providing minutes to the regional Education Working Group.
  • Ensure education projects are integrated and coordinated with other IRC sectors.

HR Management
  • Ensure teacher absence and lateness is managed effectively and poor behaviour is reported directly to HR.
  • Ensure adherence by staff to IRC’s Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures and the IRC way.
  • Report any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, The IRC Way, and Child Safeguarding Policy (TZ specific and global), as per the IRC Tanzania reporting mechanism.
  • Participate in recruiting, training and mentorship of incentive staff
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor
Qualifications
  • Degree in Education from a recognized institution (preferably qualified teacher)
  • Minimum two years’ work experience.
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.
  • Experience working with refugee communities desirable.
  • Knowledge of Education in Emergencies.
  • Experience working with children, preferably in a teaching capacity.
  • Experience in planning and delivering training.
  • Experience in community mobilisation and coordination.
  • Highly collaborative and consultative approach.
  • 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.
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.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
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Requisition ID: req8826
Job Title: Procurement Officer 
Sector: Supply Chain
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No 
Location: Kibondo, Tanzania
Job Description
Job overview
The Procurement Officer is responsible for the efficient coordination and management of procurement functions for IRC’s office. The position holder will procure Program supplies, services and equipment, whilst ensuring good practices and maintaining audit-compliant records. You will ensure that all purchases of goods and services are done transparently, at the best available price, and in compliance with IRC and donor procurement policy and procedures.
Key responsibilities
1. Procurement Planning
Working closely with Senior Supply Chain Officer, and other internal and external partners, you will effectively plan and support program implementation by:
  • Collecting, organizing and analyzing data market information and data to enable effective procurement planning
  • Participating in preparing and implementing procurement plans ensure they are consistent and inline IRC procurement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Monitor supply market and conduct market surveys & analysis to ensure value for money in procurement.
2. Procurement
Responsible for implementing procurement plan and strategy and ensuring all procurement needs are met on time in line with GSC and donors’ standards, the role holder will:
  • Support the development of procurement specifications
  • Process approved Purchase requisitions through the procurement software (BVA) ensuring data accuracy in the system.
  • Initiate and process Request for quotations (RFQ) and Request for proposals (RFP).
  • Train and certify procurement committee members and participate in tender meetings and evaluations.
  • Prepare bids analysis and other bidding documents for approval.
  • Conduct negotiations with suppliers that is transparent and documented.
  • Review procurement documents for accuracy before taking payment for approval.
  • Collaborating with all departments by Coordination with finance, grants and program to ensure smooth and timely procurement
3. Contract Management
You will lead the contracting process so that the terms and conditions, and contracting procedures as provided by Global Supply Chain are followed.
To achieve this, you will:
  • Prepare and executing contracts for recommended bidders
  • Timely renew qualifying contracts and Master Agreements.
  • Execute contracts against set performance indicators
4. Supplier Management
The role will lead supplier relationships and performance to ensure that Suppliers adhere to Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and that there is precise record keeping. This includes:-
  • Maintaining suppliers’ files and documentation in line with SC Documentation SOP.
  • Monitoring and documenting supplier performance
  • Maintain supplier performance score cards.
5. Compliance and Ethics
You will assist in identifying and analyzing compliance risk in procurement processes and in implementing donor rules & regulations for all procurements by:
  • Implementing due diligence for suppliers, this includes conducting reference checks, supplier visits etc.
  • Providing consistent and constructive support to other departments to ensure compliance with policies and procedures
  • Identifying and reporting procurement red flags across the procurement value chain
  • Implementing corrective action plans (CAPs) in response to internal and/or external audit queries
6. Reporting
You will support timely and accurate reporting by:
  • Downloading and ensure PRTS (purchase tracking template) reflects true picture to procurement performed in respective timeline.
  • Supporting with developing and updating the procurement plans (assigned) as required.
  • Submitting monthly list of commitments to Senior Supply Chain Officer.
  • Submit periodic procurement tracking report for specific Grants that you are assigned to. 

Key Working Relationships:
Position directly supervises: Drivers
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Regular relationships with program staff, Operations staff and country Supply Chain staff at all levels
External: Vendors and Services providers.
Qualifications
Education:

  • Degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Management or Equivalent Logistics related field from accredited college in Tanzania.
Work Experience:
  • 3-4 years of work experience in supply chain operations (Procurement)
  • PSPTB certified with one-year experience on procurement.
  • Strong, excellent computer literacy in Microsoft Application package and ERP knowledge a plus.
  • At least 1 year working experience with international NGO.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
  • Knowledge of generic procurement procedures and practices
  • Proven success as a procurement leader within supply chain including planning, procurement and logistics
  • Good collaborator with effective interpersonal and analytical skills who work seamlessly across cultures, organizational units and suppliers.
  • Knowledge and experience in procurement plans, strategies, market analysis techniques, procurement and contracting
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Excellent skills in conducting market analysis and sourcing strategies.
  • Able to work effectively in a highly matrixed structure
  • Good mathematical skills. 

Our Values:
The IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way-Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Professional Standards
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
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