Monday, July 20, 2020

Employment Vacancies at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

  Nophsky       Monday, July 20, 2020
 


Job Title: Education Protection Officer 
Requisition ID: req9713
Sector: Education 
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kibondo, Tanzania

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) coordinates the provision of services including education across a broad spectrum of sectors in Kigoma Region, Tanzania.
Under the direct supervision of the Education Manager, the Education Protection Officer is responsible for the successful execution of educational activities in conjunction with Education Manager. He/she is responsible for supporting, guiding and monitoring the progress of the education activities; providTing technical support, training and high quality assistance to develop education interventions for refugees.

Program Responsibilities:


  • Oversight of Education Protection activities in schools.
  • Capacity building of Education Officers, INS Officers, Education Manager, and Education Community Outreach Workers, in protection, including PSEA, teacher Code of Conduct, Referral Mechanisms, and reporting.
  • Ensure any SEA cases in schools are reported using the appropriate referral pathway, through close coordination with CYPD and WPE teams.
  • Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual SEA reports for submission to UNHCR.
  • Work closely with PTA and CPC to ensure protection in schools.
  • Work closely with HR and the Education Protection Officer to ensure all teachers are trained on the Teacher Code of Conduct and violations are properly addressed.
  • Work closely with the Education Officers to ensure the safety and security of children and teachers in schools.
  • Ensure integration of programming through partnership with other IRC sectors, including Women’s Protection and Empowerment, Child Youth Protection and Development, and Health teams.
  • Prepare education supply needs for education program in all schools and education centers and ensure distribution to all schools, teachers, and students, following IRC distribution protocols.
  • Work with incentive coordination team, PTA and wider community to identify vulnerable children, including those with impairments, to ensure they are enrolled and attending school.
  • Work with Education Community Outreach Workers to follow up on student attendance in schools and working with parents through making sure that children have access to informal education.
  • Support and monitor extra-curricular activities, including school clubs, recreation, sports, and games as well as linking children to Child Friendly Spaces.
  • Ensure education activities are well 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.
  • Support education activities in the host community, including teacher training and monitoring of activities.
  • Prepare 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.
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General Responsibilities:
  • Attend and participate in training's identified and/or organized by the Education Manager or Coordinator.
  • Follow all IRC policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Represent IRC at interagency and coordination meetings, as assigned.
  • Assist in control and proper usage of stationary and other items relating to work.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Education Manager or Deputy Education Coordinator.
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Qualifications
Requirements:
  • Degree or Master Degree in Education from a recognized institution with two years work experience.
  • Experience working with rural communities desirable.
  • Capacity to plan and manage effective and creative education responses both in the immediate and longer term.
  • Ability to summarize and communicate key findings for management decision making.
  • Ability to work independently, but enlist the support and decision-making of senior management.
  • Ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to facilitate training and meetings.
  • Good IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
  • Referees should comes from your previous or current supervisor.
  • Swahili and good English written and oral skills required. French and Kirundi a plus.

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Qualified women and people with disability are encouraged to apply.
Please submit your application through our recruitment portal before 30th July, 2020.

Finance Officer 
Requisition ID: req9687
Job Title: Finance Officer 
Sector: Finance
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Open to Expatriates: No
Location:
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an International Non-Governmental Organization working in 40 countries, responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

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With funding from donor governments, institutions, companies and individual supporters we strive to support people meet their basic rights with dignity and to be protected. In Tanzania, the IRC supports refugees and Tanzanian people in- and – out of camps with education and protection services.

If you are Tanzanian, with excellent strategic vision, professional skills, an understanding and leadership experience in humanitarian, NGO or development work with a cutting edge outlook, willingness to take action to have a positive impact for the clients we serve, then please consider applying for this position:

Job Overview/Summary:
The Finance Officer based Dar es Salaam is responsible for ensuring daily Program and Financial management are carried out in accordance with procedures of donors and the procedures of IRC. He/she will be also responsible for training non finance IRC staff in order to facilitate good Financial planning and auditing and reporting to donors. He/She will will be directly supervised by the Senior Finance Officer. 
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Specific duties
  • Ensure all payments are done to vendors, on training's and awareness campaign such as per diems, transport and other related payments.
  • Control and monitor the strong room.
  • Prepare cash count every Friday and last working day of the month and submit to Senior finance officer for verification.
  • Also will be performing Senior finance officer duties when is away either taking annual leave or other duties outside her work place.
  • To stamp all finance vouchers paid, posted and pillar for UNHCR vouchers.
  • Filling and proper arrangement of all finance documents.
  • Ensure smooth process on the Budget vs Actual System.
  • Initiate payments online and give it to senior finance officer for review before submission to signatories.
  • Sending Remittance to suppliers once payments are done.
  • To collect receipt from Logistic and vendors after paying.
  • Prepare a bank reconciliation and send it to senior finance officer by 2nd of every month for reviewing.
  • Assist program staff on filling finance document such as PRs, payment vouchers etc.
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor.
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Personnel Management
  • Assist other staffs on technical accounting issues when need clarification from department.
  • To make sure that all related documents are attached on payment voucher also to make sure that the money taken as advances are liquidated before the closing of the months.
  • Making a follow up with HR department on all remittances deducted from payroll for payment process.
  • To work on staff appraisals with Senior finance officer when evaluation is due.

Common duties
  • Attend and participate in training's 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 (in-country and World-wide) as per the IRC 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. 

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Qualifications
Education:
  • Degree in Accounting from accredited college/Institutions in Tanzania.
Work Experience:
  • Minimum of one (1) years of accounting experience.
  • Computer literate with significant experience in excel, accounting package knowledge (SUN system) will be an added advantage
Referees should comes from your previous or current supervisor.
Qualified women and people with disability are encouraged to apply.
Please submit your application through our recruitment portal before 26th July, 2020.

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.
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Senior Supply Chain Manager
Requisition ID: req9705
Job Title: Senior Supply Chain Manager
Sector: Supply Chain
Employment Category: Fixed Term 
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kasulu, Kigoma, Tanzania
Job Summary;
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We are looking for the Senior Supply Chain Manager who will be responsible and accountable for supply chain activities in Kigoma region, area of operation. Under the direct supervision and the guidance of the Field Coordinator and technical support of the Senior Supply Chain Coordinator, the Senior Supply Chain Manager has to make sure that the following requirements are applied in the day-to-day operation process as per either the IRC or specific donor`s procedures:

Procurement
  • Preparing the MPA/MSA contracts for reviews before their submissions to the SSCC and then RSCD.
  • Collecting, organizing, and analyzing the contracting data or any related SC ones.
  • Coordinating the negotiations with suppliers through the procurement committee in place.
  • Managing and Leading the bidding process as per the GSC SOP in place.
  • Developing and issuing requests for proposals (RFP)
  • Completing a purchase request process in respect of agreed timeline.
  • Managing relationships with suppliers
  • Managing relationships with program staff during the procurement process.
  • Knowing and applying donors' rules and regulations for any purchases
  • Developing and understanding category sourcing strategy
  • Draft contracts, ensuring that the contract management process is in place and followed by everyone.
  • Analyzing BVA reports and providing feedback to the SSCC or programs for under or overspent budget lines comparing to their grant ending dates.
  • Identifying fraud red flags and immediately escalating them to the appropriate person or unit.
  • Leading Market Analyses and with the procurement committee, identifying the value for money for all IRC goods & services procurement.

Inventory and Warehousing

  • Ensuring that the inventory management process is applied at all field offices
  • Making sure that the warehouse safety and security management is followed.
  • Conducting the warehouse site selection following the criteria in the SCAT.
  • Ensuring that the buffer stock management process is in place for all warehouses.
  • Managing distribution plans and coordinating their updates with both the SSCC and programs
  • Ensuring that the CIK stock management process is in place
  • Managing the inventory disposal procedures and ensuring that all forms are signed and filed.
  • Coordinating the Drug storage management trainings and ensuring that the recommendations are applied all time.
  • Managing the stock take process with the warehouse officers. Ensuring the existence of stock take plan.
  • Managing cycle counting process and ensuring that it is applied on regular basis.
  • Coordinating the reconciliation process management after the inventory count and report the discrepancies to the SSCC in case of any.
  • Manage inventory insurance coverage
  • Ensuring that the cold chain management process is applied, and all deviations are mitigated.
  • Participating actively to the food commodities management-ensure that the best practices are applied.
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Assets and Property
  • Ensuring that the appropriate IRC assets and property management
  • Managing the training needs assessment for warehouse staff to build their capacities.
  • Implementing the donor requirements where required.
  • Implementing the maintenance and repair management process for vehicles and equipment.
  • Managing the disposal process and per the approved plan
  • Managing the auction process following either the donor or IRC procedures.
  • Understanding the insurance coverage process and the local regulations
  • Developing the assets running cost analysis and providing the recommendations based on their status.

Logistics (Fleet)
  • Managing fleet operations and providing support where needed.
  • Creating local policies in respect of either IRC or local regulations.
  • Implementing fuel consumption management.
  • Developing the strategy(ies) for driver’s management
  • Developing the fleet movement plans strategies and management
  • Ensuring that the HF and the VHF radios are managed effectively.
  • Conducting the transport need assessments and providing recommendations when required.
  • Understanding local department of transport requirement
  • Managing vehicle insurance and registration
  • Knowing customs clearance procedure
  • Repair management
  • Developing vehicle management cost analysis
  • Managing vehicle safety

Learning and Development.
  • Assessing training gaps and developing the professional careers plan for his subordinates.
  • Managing the orientation and on-boarding process for new hired staff in the department.
  • Coordinating the department training's.

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
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Qualifications
  • A bachelor degree in Business Administration, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, Procurement and Logistics or equivalent.
  • Experience of two years of relevant practical experience in the field of Procurement for Goods and Services or logistics in an International Organization.
  • Proficiency in standard computer applications such as Microsoft Office and specialized applications like SUN system etc.
  • Good Customer Relations, Negotiation skills, effective Communication and Report writing skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications in English and Kiswahili.

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.
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Playmatters Officer 
Requisition ID: req9706
Job Title: Playmatters Officer 
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
 The IRC is the consortium lead for a five-year project, “PlayMatters”, funded by the LEGO Foundation. The PlayMatters initiative will 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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Scope of Work
The IRC is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic PlayMatters Officer to carry out PlayMatters activities in Refugee Camps and host communities in Kigoma region. The PlayMatters Officer will work with a team of officers to ensure all project activities are carried out in a timely manner. The PlayMatters Officer will represent the PlayMatters in relevant camp based stakeholder meetings and PlayMatters project coordination meetings.

This position will report to the PlayMatters Manager and will be based at one of the three refugee camps.
Program Implementation
  • Ensure timely implementation of PlayMatters activities in refugee camps, 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 violations of the Teacher Code of Conduct and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse are properly reported.
  • Support preparation of activity reports, monthly, and donor reports based on the prescribed template.
  • Notify the PlayMatters Manager of any problems, complaints, or useful information about all aspects of the PlayMatters program.
  • Work with the PlayMatters M&E Manager and officer to undertake assessments in coordination with partners, UNHCR, UNICEF, where appropriate.
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Representation and Partnership
  • Support coordination and participation in monthly Camp Based Education Working Group meetings, providing minutes to the regional Education Working Group.
  • Ensure the PlayMatters project is integrated and coordinated with other IRC sectors.

HR Management
  • 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 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.
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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 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.

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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.
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PlayMatters Manager 
Requisition ID: req9707
Job Title: PlayMatters Manager 
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term 
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
Scope of work
The IRC is looking to recruit a PlayMatters Manager, responsible for implementation of the day-to-day activities of the PlayMatters project in Refugee Camps and host communities in Kigoma region. Working closely with counterparts in IRC and partner organsiations, the post holder will ensure activities are delivered in a timely manner and compliance with donor requirements. The Playmatters manager will directly supervise the Playmatters Officers building their capacity in project implementation and ensure a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming. Working closely with the Playmatters M&E Manager, the post holder will ensure timely data collection and analysis is used in periodic reporting and to inform project activities. The Playmatters Manager will represent the Playmatters in relevant stakeholder meetings such as Education Working Group Meetings on camp level and Camp Coordination Meetings.
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This position will report to the Playmatters Coordinator and will be based at one of the three refugee camps.
Program Management and Implementation

  • Supervise the implementation of planned activities, manage budgets (budget forecasting, BvA review, and budget follow-up) and report in accordance with IRC and donor regulations.
  • Work closely with operations to ensure timely procurement of materials according to IRC policies.
  • Assess project progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.
  • Ensure that all interventions are in compliance with the Playmatters project documents, IRC’s program strategy, national policies, and INEE Minimum Standards.
  • Contribute to IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on grant activities, indicators and achievements
  • Conduct regular meetings with project staff and community members to assess progress toward objectives, discuss issues and assist in finding solutions to challenges identified.
  • Assess capacity building needs with education department technical team (teachers, trainers, education officers and develop capacity building plans in partnership with the Playmatters Coordinator.

Representation & Partnership
  • Support the Playmatters Coordinator when necessary in representing IRC in sector coordination meetings and interagency activities and promote IRC’s leadership in education programs.
  • Support implementation of interagency assessments.
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Program Management and Business Development
  • Support compilation of learning from project implementation to inform the design of future programs.
  • Support Playmatters budget development and activity plans for coming years.
  • Support development of communication materials highlighting the achievement of IRC and the impact it brings to the people served by IRC projects.

HR Management

  • Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and leading documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor
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Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher qualification (Master’s Degree preferred) in education.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant, progressively responsible, professional experience in managing the implementation of education programs in developing countries.
  • Minimum 2 years successful staff management, and coaching experience
  • Remote management experience strongly preferred.

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.
  • Knowledge Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE).
  • Experience in managing large education projects.
  • Experience working with children, and especially vulnerable children required.
  • Prior experience working with refugees, preferably in a camp setting and rural communities is desirable.
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative required.
  • Highly collaborative and consultative approach.
  • Excellent IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
  • Excellent command in English written and oral skills and Swahili is required. Kirundi\French are a plus.
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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.
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