Reports to: Prevention and Advocacy Supervisor
Location: Mtendeli and Nduta –Kibondo District, Kigoma Region
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) IRC Tanzania is present in the Kigoma Region, Northwestern Tanzania, providing services to refugees and host communities. Approximately 200,000 refugees, the vast majority from Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) receive protection and basic assistance in the areas of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Community Based Rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, ,Education and Gender Based Violence / Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE). In addition, IRC implements child protection work in the host communities surrounding the camps, in Tanga region and in Dar es Salaam. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) seeks to recruit qualified, energetic and motivated candidates for the post of Prevention and Advocacy Officer to be based in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee Camps in Kibondo District.
Scope of work:
The Prevention and Advocacy/Outreach Officer will work closely with other Women Protection and Empowerment /Gender Based Violence staff and partners within the camps and will report to the Prevention and Advocacy Supervisor. This position will support IRC’s WPE/GBV prevention and advocacy interventions and will work in close collaboration with implementing partners and various community structures and groups in Mtendeli and Nduta refugee camps to mobilize community groups to identify and take action to mitigate risks/prevent GBV by tacking its root cause.
• Participate in the development of proposals, concept notes and budgets to support prevention of GBV.
• Participate in identifying risks to women and girls in the refugee camps, by carrying out regular safety audits situational analysis and consultations with women, men, boys and girls to identify trends and changes in the context important for consideration in GBV risk reduction activities.
• Support the implementation of GBV prevention interventions in response to identified risks by; organizing on going community dialogues and reflection meetings with religious and cultural leaders, male and female youth, refugee leadership, in and out of school youth etc including participation in the joint information dissemination campaigns.
• Supervise the implementation of the Engage Men in Accountable Practices (EMAP) Model that challenges negative gender norms and beliefs that perpetuate GBV in consultation with Prevention and Advocacy Supervisor.
• Participate in the development of community mobilization strategies to address longer term risks women and girls face e.g. using interpreted data from IMS to inform community mobilization.
Identify and guide women & girls in the community who wish to be supported to access GBV services
Work with elected camp leaders to mobilize the community to participate in GBV prevention program activities including commemoration of 16 days of activism against gender based violence and International Women’s day
Prepare and submit accurate and quality (weekly, monthly and activity) reports within set deadlines.
Supervise, support and mentor IRC WPE/GBV outreach and prevention volunteers to be able to implement ongoing community led GBV prevention activities in respective zones using different approaches Music, dance, drama, debates etc
Diploma in social work or relevant social science discipline with at least two (2) year’s relevant work experience OR University degree in social sciences with at least one (1) year relevant work experience.
Have excellent community mobilization, facilitation skills and experience with participatory techniques
Be committed to transformational change in attitudes and behaviors and learning starting with oneself followed by others
Be capable of facilitating weekly discussions on GBV, gender and power with women or men
Experience working with camp-based populations/ 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.
Share the common goal of preventing gender based Violence and promoting gender equality and respect for human rights.
Be willing to follow the guiding principles and code of conduct for humanitarian workers; Confidentiality, Safety, Respect and Non-discrimination
How to apply:
Applications for the position must include:
i. A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
ii. Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day-time mobile phone number(s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.
iii. ONLY copies of academic and professional certificates.
Applications will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrs Friday, April 22nd, 2016. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
Send your application to: John.Msinzo@rescue.org
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 or disability. IRC is an equal opportunity employer.