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Child Protection Officer

Kasulu, TZ

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kasulu, TZ
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date:

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ORGANIZATIONAL 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.

BACKGROUND:

Tanzania has been a country of asylum since the 1970’s. Currently, the country hosts approximately 280,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees and asylum seekers. Tanzania champions the rights of children through

Within this context, IRC provides protection and basic assistance in the areas of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Protection and Rule of Law, mainstreaming Disability Inclusion, Women’s Protection and Empowerment, and Mental health, Sexual Reproductive Health Care services, and Education both in refugee camps and amongst Tanzanian host communities and incorporates research in the Kigoma region. Outside the refugee context in the past years, the IRC has worked to respond to Child Labour through Education and on Parenting Interventions. 

IRC’s child protection program currently focuses on Protection services through six safe healing and learning spaces, strengthening community-based child protection mechanisms and parenting education. The youth program will continue to build leadership capacities of youth, create access to services at three youth centers, promoting sports and arts among the youth, facilitating peer educations, and supporting youth-led businesses and building life skills.  

Major Responsibilities:

Core Program responsibility

  • Conduct community-based activities
  • Conduct psychosocial support activities in SHLS centers
  • Facilitating training/sessions activities

Other program responsibilities

  • Managing overall child protection activities in and outside the camp in collaboration with other child protection officers.
  • Plan and conduct meetings, training, and awareness campaigns in relation to childcare and child protection.
  • Ensure child participation at all stages of programming
  • Monitor all child protection activities conducted by refugee staff/host community volunteer and collaborate with other child protection staff.
  • Provide guidance and support to refugee incentive staff (animator) on the community mobilization, counseling recreational activities and other child protection activities.
  • Coordinator with other IRC sector and NGOs present in the camp in community mobilization, referral system and create awareness in an integrated manner.
  • Track indicator and prepare and submit activity report to the child protection supervisor
  • Prepare work plans, procurements plans and spending plans, proposals, and monthly /donor reports in collaboration with the CYPD senior manager and/or other program staff as requested
  • Track and updates the PSS, parenting and SEL sessions activities.

Personnel Management.

  • Supervise refugee and host community volunteer
  • Prepare staff duty roster and monitor staff adherence to program objective as needed
  • Oversee welfare and discipline of refugee incentive staff in coordination with CYPD senior manager.

General responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in training identified and organized by supervisor
  • Follow any new procedure and guidelines designed in circulars from country director
  • Report and violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct (Tanzania and Worldwide) as per the IRC Tanzania reporting mechanism.
  • Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of refugee by the IRC and other humanitarian workers.
  • Represent the IRC at interagency meeting as assigned
  • Assist in control and proper usage of stationery and other items relating to work
  • Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

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