DRC Protection Assistant (Physiotherapy) Jobs in Tanzania

DRC Protection Assistant (Physiotherapy) Jobs in Tanzania

Founded in 1956, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities – in more than 40 countries around the world.

DRC has been implementing emergency response projects in Tanzania since the onset of the Burundi refugee crisis in 2015 in three refugee camps in the Kigoma Region at the border with Burundi.

DRC’s integrated projects for refugees, asylum seekers and host communities comprise sectors such as Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Protection, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter and infrastructure, General Food Distribution (GFD) and Livelihoods.

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified the Protection officer will be responsible for provision of physiotherapy service to Person with physical disabilities, disorder and injuries including children and elderly persons in Nduta and Nyarugusu camps.

Under the supervision of the Integrated Protection Team Leader and in collaboration with other integrated social workers and in consultation with the medical partners’ staff s/he will identify, assess and make treatment plans with appropriate interventions in physiotherapy with the beneficiaries.

About the Job


  • Conduct functional assessment to identify persons with physiotherapy rehabilitation needs for rehabilitation sessions in the community based inclusive rehabilitation centers.

  • Ensure comprehensive assessment to persons of concern with regards to their rehabilitation needs and based on the assessment, identify goals and develop a treatment plan for interventions with the beneficiary, in line with the rehabilitation protocols which meets standard practices.

  • Enable quality and continuum of care to people with disabilities through conducting weekly home visits, monitoring progress and support of people with specific needs through techniques, home adaptation, home based care and therapy sessions.

  • Prescribe, procure, provide and train persons of concern on the use of assistive and/or mobility devices to beneficiaries.

  • Conduct referrals of vulnerable Persons with disability to partner agencies and follow up to facilitate access to external services not offered by DRC.

  • Up skill Community Based inclusive rehabilitation incentive workers to meet project objectives by liaising with them, coaching, mentoring, counseling, demonstrating, advising and facilitating on physiotherapy treatment.

  • Monitoring the work of Community Inclusive Based Rehabilitation incentive staff administratively in collaboration with the protection officer and track the implementation of weekly plans to meet the needs of PWDs/PSNs as planned for community outreach workers.

  • Systematize procedures on creating awareness on the needs of rehabilitation support and protection of the PSN and other forms of vulnerability in the community through training of caregivers of PSN on early identification and management of different types of disabilities.

  • Ensure that cases with physiotherapy needs are supported through a coordinated case management system with other sectors and create awareness on the needs that can be addressed through community mobilization.

  • Work hand in hand with other partners to ensure PSN inclusion and access to all required services within the response.

  • Prepare timely activity plans (weekly and monthly) and submit to the Protection team leader for review as required and ensure that project indicators are well tracked and analyzed to inform strategic decisions.

    • Document beneficiary data accurately and maintain a secure beneficiary database and activity.

    • Accurately update the PSN database and tracker on a regular basis for all beneficiaries and interventions conducted at the field level.

    • Participate in sensitization, dialogue and mediation sessions with the wider population about issues persons with disability for support in
    identification of vulnerable cases.

    • Identify and strengthen Community structures through engaging community leaders, camp management and other stakeholders to ensure that the persons of concern receive adequate support at the community level.

    • Assist in preparing daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, progress notes, on time

    • Use appropriate data collection tools and submit assessments and reports in a timely and accurate manner

    • Assist in the designing, planning, implementing and facilitating of external trainings for staff and community

    • Ensure Core Humanitarian Standards are mainstreamed in the day to day project implementation

    • Attend relevant training forums relevant to the job

    • Assist with any other related activities as deemed necessary by the supervisor

    Data Collection and Reporting

    • With support from Information management officer track indicators, maintain, update and analyse data on activity and indicator

    • With support from Integrated Protection Team leader, prepare and submit timely and quality weekly, monthly, quality and other donor reports as per the donor requirements. Accountable to meet reporting deadline.

    • Support and working closely with PSN Information Management officer and M&E on program data collection, track indicators, maintain, update and analyse data on GBV prevention activity and indicator.

    Program management

    • With support and the supervision of Integrated Team Leader budget protection assistant will do planning; accountable for developing and maintaining work plans, spending and procurement plans, tracking expenditures and ensure all activities is well organized and spending is allocated according to DRC and donor compliance and regulations.

    • Build the knowledge and skills of PSN outreach incentive social workers and community-based groups to be able to assess, document and report for the implementation.

    • Communicate any incentive staffs’ issue to supervisor in a timely manner. Any recruitment of the new incentive staff must obtain Integrated protection Team leader’ approval.

    Logistics Duties

    • Take care of equipment’s and supplies for the job

    • Ensure working equipment’s are in good condition and replenish/repairs when out of order

    • Reports immediately any security incidence/issue detected in the DRC premises

    About You

    Experience and Technical Competencies:

    • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in protection, preferably with experience in the field of humanitarian responses in refugee protection, working for International organization, UN agency, relevant ministry or local authority.

    • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures and demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work in complex and difficult circumstances.

    • Excellent skills in Microsoft offices like Ms. Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    • Experience in implementing Gender Based Violence, Case management, referral related activities and awareness is desirable

    • Field experience in emergency context is highly desirable

    • Excellent technical understanding of rehabilitation and physiotherapy services.

    • Able to coach, mentor and train staff to undertake CBR services

    • High level of personal initiative, analytical skills and pro-active problem solving.

    • Cultural sensitivity, and commitment and understanding of the values of DRC. Good communication skills

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC Protection Assistant (Physiotherapy) Jobs in Tanzania

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