Requisition ID: req4587
Job Title: Child Protection Officer
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kasulu, Tanzania
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an International Non-Governmental Organization working in 40 countries, responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
With funding from donor governments, institutions, companies and individual supporters we strive to support people meet their basic rights with dignity and to be protected. In Tanzania, the IRC supports refugees and Tanzanian people in- and – out of camps with education, health and protection services.
If you are Tanzanian, with excellent strategic vision, professional skills, an understanding and leadership experience in humanitarian or development work with a cutting edge outlook, willingness to take action to have a positive impact for the clients we serve, then please consider applying for this position:
Core Program responsibilities
- Support incentive staffs in conducting activities in CFS/SHLS in Nyarugusu camp.
- Conduct interviews to children and follow up for Best Interest Assessment and Best Interest Determination forms completion in collaboration with the Child Protection Supervisor, ensuring quality output
- Support UNHCR during the BID/BIA Intervention and other related cases
- Provision of psychosocial services and social emotional learning.
Other Program responsibilities
- Manage overall child protection activities at the camp level in collaboration with the Child Protection Supervisor.
- Develop the project action plan (according to the specific psychosocial needs of the children) and monitor its implementation with the support of IRC partners and the animators.
- To coordinate foster parents groups.
- To carry out trainings to foster parents and caregivers on parenting skills
- Work closely with community based officer in carrying out regular awareness on child protection matters
- Support children groups/ clubs in at the Safe Healing and Learning Spaces in talent development.
- When needed and on occasional basis, carry out public relations activities, which include accompanying foreign visitors and donors to the project.
- Ensure cleanliness at the SHLS and observe child safeguarding at all SHLS
- Fully engage with children and parents that attend the SHLS
- Data collection and data entry to share with the M&E department
- Identify the needs of the most vulnerable children and means for support
- Carry out verification of Most vulnerable children (MVC)
- In collaboration with tracing unit facilitate family reunification and fostering of unaccompanied minors.
- Mobilize and support the functionality of community and child protection community based structure to advocate for the child rights in the camp,
- Mobilize the children living alone to encourage and accept fostering.
- Plan and conduct meetings, trainings and awareness campaigns in relation to child care and child protection, child hygiene
- Ensure and support child participation at all stages of programming.
- Monitor activities conducted by other Child Protection refugee staffs(Animators) in the camp
- Provide guidance and support to refugee incentive staff (animators) on the community mobilization, counseling, recreational activities and other child protection activities.
- Coordinate with other IRC sectors and NGOs present in the camp in community mobilization, referral systems and create awareness in an integrated manner.
- Track the cases reported at the office and within the community,
- Prepare work plans, monthly/weekly/quarterly and semiannual as requested by CP-S.
- Track the PSS and referral list of children and send it to CP-S
- Update SC/UAMs and other MVC list in monthly basis and send it to CP-S
- Ensure proper documentation on each child file.
- Participate in coordination meetings as assigned by supervisor.
- Supervise refugee incentive staff as needed
- Prepare staff duty roster and monitored staff adherence to program objectives as needed
- Oversee welfare and discipline of refugee incentive staff in coordination with CP-S
- File and ensure all incentive staff weekly reports are well documented
- Attend and participate in trainings identified and organized by your Manager
- Follow any new procedures and guidelines designed in circulars from Country Director
- Report any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct (Tanzania and Worldwide) as per the IRC Tanzania reporting mechanism.
- Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of refugees by IRC and other humanitarian workers
- Represent IRC at different meetings as will be assigned
- Assist in control and proper usage of stationery and other items relating to work
- Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
- Bachelor Degree in social work or relevant social science with at least a year of relevant working experience in social work and protection.
- Experience working with children and youth, and especially vulnerable children desirable.
- Basic IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
- Knowledge in Safe Healing and Learning spaces management.
- Swahili and basic English skills required. French and Kiha a plus
- Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support as well as Children in Emergencies minimum standards.
- Ability to cope and work under pressure
- Excellent facilitation skills
- Excellent organization and communication skills.
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