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Protection & Rule of Law Senior Manager Jobs Kasulu, Tanzania


Job Description

For over half a century, Tanzania has been a country of asylum, hosting one of the largest refugee populations in Africa.  Currently, the country hosts approximately 311,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees, many of whom arrived over the last 2 years as the crisis in Burundi increased. To date, refugees continue to arrive in the region expressing multiple reasons and needs.
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.


Job Overview/Summary: The Protection and Rule of Law Senior Manager leads the IRC’s efforts to meet conflict-affected people’s safety and protection needs, reducing risk and responding to cases of violence, coercion and deprivation, as well as mainstreaming protection throughout the IRC’s response in Tanzania. Protection is a signature part of the IRC’s strategy in Tanzania. The Protection and Rule of Law Senior Manager will define and manage a clear direction, drive forward implementation and ensure robust and effective management and oversight to best meet the needs and aspirations of local communities and accountability to stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities

Program Strategy and Business Development
  • Provide strategic direction, leadership and overall technical and management support to the Protection Rule of Law (PRoL) programming, ensuring it is risk-based, context-appropriate, responsive, coherent, collaborative, and operationally feasible.
  • Contribute to the development of IRC’s Strategic Action Plan outcomes for Safety (and Power).
  • Proactively grow the PRoL portfolio through development of concept notes and proposals to existing and new donors, maintaining a coherent strategy across IRC’s areas of intervention in Tanzania.
  • Promote joint work across the 3 protection streams of WPE, CP and PRoL as well as the ERD and health sectors to enhance the quality of programming and a holistic approach to addressing the protection needs of the target populations.
  • Identify, monitor and report unmet needs. Explore the potential of the IRC to address those needs within the parameters of the Strategic Action Plan and sector priorities.
  • Ensure alignment and coherence with relevant IRC country, regional and global strategies.
Program Management and Quality
  • Ensure projects and activities are of high technical quality, meet humanitarian standards, mainstream protection, align with IRC’s Outcomes and Evidence Framework, and respond to community and monitoring feedback.
  • Recruit qualified team members, when needed, and support and supervise the teams to achieve program goals and maximize national ownership and leadership.
  • Proactively identify, assess, monitor and implement measures to reduce or control risks that may impact program delivery, quality or compliance.
  • In collaboration with program, finance, HR and Supply Chain departments, provide oversight on implementation, integration and donor compliance.
  • Lead assessments and context-appropriate research aimed at generating a strong evidence base for IRC protection programming, as well as informing IRC advocacy.
  • Liaise with Technical Advisors to ensure relevant support, tools and resources are being provided and integrated into programming.
  • Liaise with the M&E Manager to support M&E activities for the PRoL program, map lessons learnt and identify opportunities for evaluations and quality improvement.
Staff Management & Development
  • Coach, train, and mentor staff with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing professional development guidance
  • Supervise and mentor staff, including communicating clear expectations, and in partnership with the direct line supervisor, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and contribute to the annual and mid-year performance reviews.
  • Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development. Support the development of business development skills and responsibility among the integrated protection team, with a particular focus on national staff.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Offer leadership support for successful adherence by staff to IRC’s Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures.
  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures, and communicates through word and example a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.
Grant Monitoring & Reporting
  • Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.
  • Ensure that proper M&E systems are in place.
  • Ensure that all internal and external reporting requirements are met, that reports are of a high quality and are submitted on time.
Representation, coordination and advocacy
  • Engage and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and protection coordination structures in Tanzania, including NGO, UN, and technical and government actors.
  • Identify advocacy opportunities together with the Deputy Director for Programs and based on information coming from the field.
  • Together with the DDP, work closely with IRC’s advocacy and media teams, and the Violence Response and Prevention Technical Unit for the launch and dissemination of research reports and findings.
  • Together with the DDP, contribute to the advocacy efforts of IRC Tanzania and the Great Lakes Region through analysis of the policy environment and trends.
  • Support the greater sharing and use of research and learning within IRC’s program sectors, including by contributing to program development and design, to ensure interventions are responsive to needs and informed by a sound understanding of the environment(s) in Tanzania.
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ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades and today is involved in over 25 conflict zones in the world.   We address both the immediate, life-saving needs of conflict-affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post-conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.  The IRC is an international agency with offices in London, New York, and Geneva.

BACKGROUND:

For over half a century, Tanzania has been a country of asylum, hosting one of the largest refugee populations in Africa.  Currently, the country hosts approximately 311,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees, many of whom arrived over the last 2 years as the crisis in Burundi increased. To date, refugees continue to arrive in the region expressing multiple reasons and needs.
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.

JOB OVERVIEW:

This position will be responsible for the overall implementation of the Child and youth protection and development program (CYPD) in the camps of Nyarugusu, including monitoring and ensuring program quality in line with child protection guiding principles and best practices. The role will lead on all CYPD representation and advocacy; act as the main liaison with UNHCR’s Child Protection technical lead, other IRC technical coordinators and senior management, as well as leading all Child protection and youth proposal development and reporting. The coordinator will ensure internal and external collaboration including acting as lead to the CPIMS task force and active member of the CPSWG.
The Coordinator will lead implementation of the program grants in Nyarugusu Camp, host Community and national engagement, and ensure that the objectives of the program are met in a timely manner and are being monitored and evaluated effectively; ensure that CYPD staff receive appropriate mentorship and capacity building and that a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming. The Coordinator will directly manage and provide technical support to one Senior Child protection Manager, one M&E supervisor and one youth supervisor.
The CYPD Coordinator will be based in Kasulu with frequent travel to Kibondo for coordination meetings, Dar salaam and Dodoma for National strategic engagement. The position reports to the Deputy Director of Programs based in Dar Es Salaam. Technical support is provided by the child protection Technical Advisor. S/he will also work closely with the Grants Coordinator on program funding and donor compliance.

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