Thursday, June 11, 2020

New Jobs at The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

  Express       Thursday, June 11, 2020
 
Requisition ID: req7712
Job Title: Project Coordinator -Re Advertised
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kasulu, Tanzania
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.

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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.
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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
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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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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Requisition ID: req9273
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term


Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kibondo, Tanzania

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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.

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 and Nduta refugee camps in January 2020. 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).

Scope of Work:
The IRC is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to carry out M&E activities for the Education project in Kibondo at Nduta Refugee Camp. He/She will be responsible in leading the enrollment at a camp level, generating report, sharing data with the education team, reviewing monthly reports with focus on current and to correct data. He/She will also be responsible to respond on data request by education team upon request, participate on training and capture pre- and post-test data for reporting and determination of activity impact. The M&E Officer will work with a team of M&E officers to ensure all M&E activities are carried out in a timely manner. The incumbent will support the refugee incentive Education Community Outreach workers, Head teachers, inspectors and Coordinators in managing their time and activities effectively and building their capacity, where possible. The M&E Officer will represent the IRC education team in relevant camp based stakeholders meetings. This post holder will facilitate collaboration and working closely with other M&E staff and program staff within IRC in creating and maintaining a robust M&E system of the Tanzania country programs.

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This position will report to the M&E Manager and work in close collaboration with the Education Manager.
Responsibilities
  • Under guidance of the M&E Manager, support preparation and implementation of baseline, midline, end-line assessments, including tool development and identification of gaps.
  • The Education M&E Officer, shall support the education programme team to realise their quality data and reporting, including reminding them on what has been planned but not implemented as per the work plan and Logframe indicators.
  • Conduct regular school monitoring visits for data verification and ensure all real time data is correctly collected using the appropriate tools.
  • Ensure that all data collected in schools is in line with quality standards for education program
  • Work closely with head teachers, school inspectors, Incentive Coordinators and education officers to ensure that the correct monitoring tools are being used.
  • Ensure quality standards and processes for data and information generated from the Education program are met.
  • To make sure that any data collected is analysed and feedback given for improved programming or school management
  • Ensure that key indicators are tracked across the programmes/ projects and camps and consolidated on a monthly basis and report shared to programme staff.
  • Contribute to submission of high quality reports as needed by reviewing data shared in the reports by programme Officers.
  • Ensure client feedback is regularly captured and documented in the feedback logbook and other established mechanisms.
  • Work closely with M&E Manager in strengthening the IRC Tanzania country programme M&E system and roll out comprehensive M&E plans, aligned to IRC’s Monitoring for Action (MfA) framework, with corresponding data collection and analysis tools aligned with agreed work plans, the log frame, and performance indicators.
  • Follow and abide to the reporting calendar and ensure timely submission of IRC and donor reports and indicators data.
  • Plan and deliver programme staff capacity building activites as per the gaps/ need established.
  • 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.
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Data Management
  • Participate in design of data collection tools
  • Conduct regular data quality checks, suggest improvements where necessary.
  • Conduct data analysis to inform programme implementation and to contribute to wider organizational activity trends.
  • Ensure proper management and storage of data.
  • Protect confidentiality of records and information used during data entry.
  • Work with Education M&E Officers to ensure that the education database is kept up to date at all times.
  • Conduct regular data verification exercises.
  • Support implementation of annual student enrollment programmes, including data verification and entry.
  • Respond to data queries from programme staff, IPs and general stakeholders

Representation and Partnership
  • Support coordination and participation in monthly Camp Based Education Working Group meetings, providing minutes to the regional Education Working Group.
  • Ensure all education projects are integrated and coordinated with other IRC sectors.
  • Participate in programme review meetings, providing appropriate data.
  • Participate in Joint activities like monitoring, reviews, study, evaluations, assessments and others with other partners, stakeholders and donors.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Project Management and Evaluations or a Post graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from any recognized accredited University.
  • At least One year of working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in International NGOs or Humanitarian organization.
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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 M&E, in particular Education Management Information Systems.
  • Experience working with children, preferably facilitating age appropriate focus group discussions and/or interviews.
  • Experience in planning and delivering training.
  • Experience in development of age appropriate data collection tools is a plus.
  • Understanding of data analysis software (SPSS or similar).
  • 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.
Qualified women and people with disability are encouraged to apply.
Please submit your application through our recruitment portal before 25th June, 2020.
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