DRC NGO Protection Officer - Community Services - Jobs in Tanzania

DRC NGO Protection Officer - Community Services - Jobs in Tanzania

Job title:
  • Protection Officer- Community Services
    Reporting to:
  • Program Manager
    Technical line manager:
  • Protection Coordinator
    Direct reports:
  • Protection Assistants- Community Services

    Overall purpose of the role:

    The main purpose of this position is to oversee the implementation and monitoring of the activities of the community services sub sector in line with DRC Goal, and Values


    Project development, implementation and reporting

  • Contribute to the writing of concept papers and proposal development on the community services thematic areas of protection.
  • Also identify gaps and vulnerabilities with a view to generating ideas for future projects with strong impact for the beneficiaries.
  • Work closely with the other programme components to maximize programme output and impact
  • Organize and deliver protection trainings and promoting the rights refugees and vulnerable persons
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership to community-based protection interventions in Kyaka II
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks related to PSNs & EVIs.
  • Oversee the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community based protection related projects and interventions in Kyaka II refugee settlement.
  • Strengthen prevention and response mechanisms to all forms of rights abuse through sensitizations, trainings, IEC materials, capacity building of community structures etc.
  • Facilitate and support awareness raising activities and advocate for social cohesion within the communities
  • Ensure Core Humanitarian Standards are adhered to Proactively contribute to quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports and work plans.

    Coordination and representation

  • Develop relationships with a range of key stakeholders including donors, Local Government and other stakeholders on community based protection thematic areas at the field level in close cooperation with the Programme Manager.
  • Representation of DRC and active participation in the local Protection working group and coordination meetings.
  • Close co-ordination in project implementation with partners (UN agencies and national/international NGOs), including referrals, protection gap analysis, advocacy.
  • Actively liaise with other DRC sectors and ensure the integration of the protection interventions in all programming.
  • Link with the legal aid and SGBV sectors as a key strategy to achieving the reforms needed to increase community based protection
  • Maintain close contacts with local authorities and RWCs in the refugee settlement; provide capacity building, meetings to improve community-based protection in the settlement.

    Staff development and management

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the protection assistants and community based staff in Kyaka II operational area as needed.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set targets.
  • Promote and support Youth initiatives for their development aspirations
  • Provision of technical support to staff on relevant protection standards, best practices and policy documents ensuring a rights-based approach programme framework.

    Support management team to:

  • Follow up all
    DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct and principles of accountability.
  • Execute any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

    Logistics /Finance

  • Support program manager to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different clusters

    Experience and technical competencies:
  • Minimum of six (3) years’ experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and humanitarian programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
  • Experience in community based protection programming is essential
  • Experience of managing and supervising staff.
  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness.
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
  • Computer skills.
  • Good organizational and people management skills.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or relevant field.

  • Fluent English
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the operation area is an asset.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
  • We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 19th April 2019.
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
  • Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.
  • We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
  • DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
  • DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
  • Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

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