Tuesday, September 22, 2015

International Rescue Committee,Women's Protection and Empowerment Program Manager Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: 20 Nov 2015
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tanzania is present in the Kigoma Region, Northwestern Tanzania, providing services in one remaining refugee camp in Kasulu District and at a transit centre in Kigoma town. Approximately 65,000 Congolese receive protection and basic assistance in the areas of education, Child Protection, Community-based Rehabil
itation (care for disabled), Vulnerable Care, Youth & Development and Women's Protection and Empowerment/Gender-Based Violence. However following reported continued insecurity in Burundi, though on a reduced arrival rate, asylum seekers continue arriving In Tanzania on a daily basis. More than 90,969 Burundian refugees have arrived in Tanzania since early May 2015 and are living in Nyarugusu. This compounds on the already exceeding number of refugees hosted in Nyarugusu refugee camp. Nyarugusu camp is now hosting more than 150,000 refugees, which is three times more than the required number expected per camp. The government of the United Republic of Tanzania has officially announced new camp sites to host Burundian refugees, namely Mtendeli, Nduta and Karago. Relocation plan of the identified refugees is still on progress. Initial planning figure is to relocate 50,000 Burundian refugees by December 2015 in two phases. Phase one will be relocation to new sites, Nduta and Mtendeli and is scheduled to start on 1st October 2015 while phase two will start next year 2015.
This position will be responsible for implementing the GBV relocation strategy to the new camps in Nduta and Mtendeli, including establishment of GBV coordination structures and systems in coordination with the WPE/GBV coordinator and UNHCR's SGBV technical lead in the next 3 months. S/he will lead implementation of the emergency grants in the new site and ensure that the objectives of the program are met in a timely manner and are being monitored and evaluated effectively; ensure that GBV staff receives appropriate mentorship and professional development and that a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming. Additionally, the WPE/GBV Manager will collaborate with other service providers to implement minimum initial service for GBV prevention according to IASC guidelines across sectors; from camp planning, shelter, food distribution, WASH and health. He/she will work closely with IRC's reproductive health unit and the primary health implementing agency to ensure survivors of sexual assault receive timely and appropriate services.
The WPE/GBV Manager will be based in Kibondo with 80% of time in the field in Nduta and Mtendeli with possibility of expansion to Karago.The position reports to the WPE coordinator based in Kasulu. Technical support is provided by the Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Technical Advisor. S/he will also work closely with the Grants Manager on program funding and donor compliance.
Strategic Planning and Program Design
  • Participate in the implementation of the IRC Tanzania Country Strategic Action Plan (SAP) and provide overall leadership in implementation of the SGBV relocation strategy in the new sites to meet strategic outcomes.
  • Establish strategic partnerships with UN,INGOs,NGOs and community leadership to deliver GBV program quality in the location
  • Research, collect, and analyze data to inform program design and proposal development, including needs assessments and program evaluation;
  • Collaborate with WPE coordinator and Sector team to ensure GBV program coordination with other IRC program sectors and ensure mainstreaming of women and girls' protection and empowerment.
  • Ensure the GBVIMS data base is accurately updated routinely at the field site.
Program Implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Coordinate and monitor the timely implementation, financial management and reporting of the GBV program, in compliance with donor requirements;
  • Strengthen prevention activities through adoption and application of best practices.
  • Collate and analyze data for monitoring, problem analysis, planning and advocacy and evaluate program outcomes and impact;
  • Identify gaps in data collection and develop tools and systems to ensure quality and consistent program monitoring;
  • Provide on-going direct supervision, including assisting in the development of individual work plans, for GBV staff, ensuring best practice standards are met;
  • Ensure timely submission of all program reports, quality of program data and proper archival of program information;
  • Conduct regular meetings with project staff and community members to assess progress toward objectives, discuss issues and assist in finding solutions to challenges identified.
Proposal Development and grants management
  • Work with the WPE coordinator, grant coordinator and program coordinator to develop competitive project ideas and proposals (including budgets), which are in accordance with the GBV strategic outcomes and needs analysis, in response to arising funding opportunities.
  • Maintain updated budget and indicator tracking tools to monitor progress in implementation
Human Resource Management and Development
  • Recruit and lead GBV program staff, encouraging a positive and committed team spirit, which fosters participation and innovation from all staff;
  • Provide direct supervision to WPE/GBV supervisors based in the camp and officers
  • Ensure the timely application of organizational procedures (including inductions, relevance of job descriptions, objective-setting and performance evaluations);
  • Assess the training and capacity building needs, and design and monitor professional development plans, in line with organizational strategies, for all GBV staff;
  • Develop, implement and promote effective team communication techniques and systems, including regular senior staff meetings.
Communication, Coordination, Representation and Advocacy
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain Coordinator and other operations Coordinators to ensure that the GBV program is properly supported and that all activities are conducted according to IRC HR, Logistics, Finance and other policies and procedures;
  • Liaise with IRC's WPE Technical Unit and other departments as required to ensure effective and collaborative working relationships;
  • Represent IRC in coordination meetings to advocate for the interest of women and girls
  • In coordination with the WPE Coordinator, promote and represent the interests of the GBV program with regards to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders including community members, NGOs, government authorities and UN agencies;
  • Develop GBV advocacy through information-sharing networks/forums.
  • Masters degree preferred (Social Work, International Relations/Development, Humanities, International Law, or related field);
  • 2-3 years program management experience, including at least 2 years implementing GBV programs in an emergency and/or post-conflict environment;
  • Strong people management skills: the ability to effectively lead and supervise staff;
  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Fluency in English; ability to communicate in Swahili, French or Kirundi a plus;
  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment;
  • Experience working in difficult locations; ability to be resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment.
  • Good computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software.
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