20 Mar 2019

Danish Refugee Council Jobs in Tanzania : Protection Assistant

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Categories : Assistant
Location : Mtendeli camp, Kibondo
Start Date : ASAP
Duration : Until 31-12-2019

The Protection Assistant (Community-Based Protection – CBP), under the management and
supervision of the Protection Manager and Protection Team Leader (CBP) will be responsible to
implement different activities of DRC community-based protection program to ensure the
program’s objectives are achieved.

• Ensure the leadership structure at three levels (nyumbakumi, village leaders, zone
leaders) is in place and active, follow up regularly on the performance of community
leaders and conduct regular meetings with Community Leaders.
• Conduct election and re-election of community leaders and provide orientation and
training on Code of Conduct and PSEA to newly elected leaders.
• Organize weekly Information dissemination campaigns to improve the communication
between agencies and refugees in the camp.
• Collect and analyze the feedbacks of the refugees regarding the humanitarian
assistance, share reports / referral to specific agencies and follow up on agencies’
response and actions.
• Ensure the committees are in place and active, make regular follow up and organize
different activities (site maintenance, men, women and market committees) and hold
regular meetings with them
• Receive individual concerns/complaints at the help desk (mobile or in situ) and take
proper actions including verbal advice, writing referrals and provision of accurate
• Follow the referral pathways between DRC and other humanitarian actors and make
follow up of the issues raised to ensure feedback is provided on time.
• Ensure proper recording of complaints received and actions taken and provide timely and
accurate data and information to data entry and analysis officer
• Prepare reports (weekly/monthly) on the activities done and submit timely to Protection
Team Leader [community-based]
• Bachelor degree in Community Development, Social work, psychology, political science,
development, law or other related fields
• At least 1 year relevant work experience
• Ability and commitment to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination and safety
of refugees at all times;
• Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility;
• Flexibility in working hours when needed;
• Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel, internet, outlook);
• Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure
• Ability to engage with community members in an open manner, maintain, confidentiality
and respect;
• Ability to communicate in English and write reports in English
• Ability to work in an isolated and challenging environment
• Previous experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings
• Previous experience working with refugees or IDPs or other vulnerable populations

Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global
accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this
framework into the work of DRC (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)
• The Position is contract based.
• Remuneration and benefits are as per DRC Tanzania standard salary scale and benefit

Availability: Immediately
Duty station: Kibondo, Tanzania. This is a non-family duty station.
Duration: Until 31-12-2019
Reporting: Immediately
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 sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, 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.

Application due: 3/22/2019
Workplace: Mtendeli Camp
Department/Country: Tanzania

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