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 29 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 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.
For over half a century, Tanzania has been a country of asylum, hosting one of the largest refugee populations in Africa. At present there are 66,370 Congolese refugees, many of whom have lived in Tanzanian camps for 20 years. Tanzania also now hosts 167,000 Burundian refugees, many of whom arrived over the last 16 months as violence in Burundi increased. Refugees continue to arrive at a rate of 300 persons per day, and are received at a dozen reception centers close to the Burundian border, before being transferred to a longer-term refugee camp.
Within this context, IRC provides protection and basic assistance in the areas of child and youth protection and development, community-based rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, gender-based violence / women's protection and empowerment, livelihoods, mental health services and primary health care, both at border posts for the Burundian new arrivals and in refugee camps in the Kigoma region. IRC also works with Tanzanian youth and families through the WEKEZA project which combats child labor in the Tanga and Kigoma regions through provision of education, livelihoods, and protection support.
The Child and Youth Protection and Development Coordinator ( CYPD) is expected to assure that IRC Tanzania maintains its current position as a leader in child protection in Nyarugusu refugee camp, Kigoma Region and continues to develop new opportunities.
The CYPD Coordinator provides overall strategic direction and vision for the child protection and youth development program portfolio. In addition to overseeing the implementation of the activities listed above, the position plays an active role in the general strategic leadership of the country program. The position also serves as a representative of the CYPD program at UNHCR technical working groups, national and local government.
The position reports to the Dep uty Director for Program (DDP). This is an unaccompanied position.
Technical Quality & Program Strategy Development
Lead the continued revision of the TZ SAP IP strategy in coordination with the the DDP
Provide technical and management support to CYPD programming in Tanzania in accordance with best practice and IRC policy
Liaise with relevant technical advisors within the technical unit to ensure relevant support, tools and resources are being provided and integrated into programming
Representation & Partnership
Maintaining the IRC as a key actor in child protection interventions and advocacy at the at Kigoma Region
Maintain partnerships with UN agencies and government ministries to support CYPD programming
Represent the IRC at program-related coordination meetings, ensuring proper dissemination of information among relevant stakeholders
Support key staff to establish and/or maintain coordination mechanisms at provincial level; support transfer of these responsibilities to relevant government bodies
Program Management and Business Development
Coordinate and support CYPD project components within the IRC Tanzania
Develop proposals in line with the SAP and OEF
Ensure technical quality of proposals and reporting
In Coordination with the M&E Coordinator, develop and maintain a monitoring and evaluation plan, including the systematic collection and analysis of data
Ensure that Child Protection Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Action are used and respected
Maintain synergies with other programming areas as well as coordinate with various technical support units to ensure quality programming
Lead the CYPD team and directly supervise and support project managers
Participate in recruiting, training and mentorship of CYPD staff
Ensure that CYPD staff have regular performance evaluations and receive ongoing feedback
Budget, Administrative and Grants Management
Ensure CYPD grants are implemented according to donor regulations and guidelines
Ensure budget development, management and compliance
Review Budget vs. Actual (BvA) reports, providing feedback as necessary; oversee development of spending plans
Ensure CYPD staff and partners understand and respect the IRC Way regarding sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment and financial misappropriation and IRC Child Safeguarding Policy
Ensure high quality IRC and donor reports on grant activities, indicators and achievements
Master's degree in related field and demonstrated expertise in related field protection, social work, education, or community work
Academic experience in research preferred
At least five years' experience in development or emergency settings implementing Child Protection programs
Personnel management experience, including capacity development and team building
Experience in an emergency or post-conflict context preferred
Experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation of programming
Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties
Strong communication and inter-personal skills
Proven strong report and proposal writing skills
Excellent computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Good spirit working within a team
Ability to speak, read and write English to a fluent level
Lodging in Kasulu is in a shared IRC guesthouse, together with other IRC staff. All IRC sites have electricity and internet. In Kibondo, lodging is in a hotel.
The IRC and IRC workers 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.