Rest of Tanzania Full Time NGO
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Job Summary

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) seeks to recruit qualified, energetic and committed candidate for the post of Child Protection Officer

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Reports to: Child Protection Supervisor

Number of Position: 1

Location: Nyarugusu Camp



The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tanzania is present in the Kigoma Region, Northwestern Tanzania, providing services in one remaining refugee camp in Kasulu District and at a transit centre in Kigoma town.  Approximately 65,000 Congolese receive protection and basic assistance in the areas of Education, Child Protection, Community-based Rehabilitation (care for disabled), Vulnerable Care, Youth & Development and Women’s Protection and Empowerment/Gender-Based Violence (WPE/GBV). However Since May 2015, hundreds of Burundians displaced by the conflict in Burundi continue to arrive in Tanzania on a daily basis. The population of Burundians currently living in Nyarugusu, Nduta and other transit sites in Tanzania is 128,725[1].  On 7th October 2015, the government of the United Republic of Tanzania opened   Nduta refugee camp which today hosts 32% (41,708) of all Burundian refugees in Tanzania relocated from Nyarugusu and the daily new arrivals. On 14th January 2015 Mtendeli was opened and currently hosts close to 5,000 refugees with a plan to relocate up to 15,000 refugees from Nyarugusu by March 2016.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) seeks to recruit qualified, energetic and committed candidate for the post of Child Protection Officer,

The Child Protection Officer will be responsible for;

Specific duties

  • Conduct case management(activities) for the children identified in Nyarugusu camp
  • Conduct children t interview  and make follow up for their Best interest assessment and determination  forms completion in collaboration with child protection Supervisor ensuring quality output,
  • Track BIA/BID information gathered
  • Support UNHCR during repatriation of separated Children(SC) and  Unaccompanied Minor(UAM)
  • In collaboration with Child protection supervisor support the child protection activities in the camp
  • Identify social needs and protection concern of all most vulnerable children and identify their needs
  • Carry out verification of separated, Un accompanied  minors, and other most vulnerable children
  • Facilitate family reunification and fostering of un accompanied minors,
  • And encourage  community and children living alone to accept fostering care arrangement
  • Mobilize children and children  committee to advocate for child rights
  • In collaboration with child protection supervisor plan and conduct meetings, trainings, awareness campaigns in relating to child care, tracing, BID/BIA and other identified and raised issues in the community,
  • Ensure Child participation in all stages of programming
  • Monitor activities conducted by refugee incentives staff in the camp(respective location)
  • Provide guidance and support to Refugee incentives staff on the community mobilization, counseling, recreation and other child protection activities
  • Prepare and submit activity reports /monthly and other reports might need to Child Protection supervisor(CP-S)
  • With  Proposals in place, parctipate in preparing the work plan and spending plan, to respond to donor reports in monthly/quarterly and annually in collaboration with CP-Supervisor including other sector as  request,
  • Gather information for BIA/BID and submit to CP supervisor on time,
  • Coordinate with other IRC sector and NGO present in the camp as per instruction from your supervisor
  • Parctipate in the BID pane held in weekly basis under UNHCR Protection objectives as needed,
  • Update UASC list in monthly basis and send to CP –supervisor in order to share with CPIMS and M&E team in the sector


  • Bachelor Degree or Advance Diploma in Social Work in a recognized institute/ University, with two years working experience in social work field.
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative required.
  • Computer skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
  • Swahili and good English written and oral skills required.  French and Kirundi is a plus.
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail

The IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer, Female Candidates are highly encourage to apply

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, academic certificates and resume with contact address of three referees to, noting the position title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until 10st July 2018 before COB


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