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Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Tuesday, August 21, 2018


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PSN Protection Senior Officer Jobs


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an International Non-Governmental Organization that responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. In Tanzania, the IRC is supporting refugee program in Kigoma Region. The IRC is providing services in Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps in Kigoma region. The IRC support to refugees and asylum seekers including services under the following programs: Community-Based Rehabilitation (care for disabled), Child and Youth Protection and Development, Women Empowerment/Gender-Based Violence, Reproductive Health, Mental Health Psychosocial Support, and Education.

Position: CBR/PSN Protection Senior Officer
Location: Nyarugusu Camp
Reports to: PSN Protection Manager
Number of Positions: One (1)
Period: 12 Months


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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) coordinates the provision of services across a broad spectrum of sectors in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. This position is responsible for social support activities meant for persons with special needs (PSN) in Nyarugusu refugee camp in Kasulu District. This position reports to the PSN Protection Manager and works closely with other Officers. This position also monitors activities for refugee incentive community outreach workers

Program Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the quality implementation of PSN activities in Nyarugusu refugee camp, ensuring adherence to donor agreement and regulations, as well as IRC Tanzania’s country program strategic plan.
  • Identify PSNs in the community, and maintain a list of PSNs for the provision of care and support (including for food and firewood distribution).
  • In collaboration with PSNs, identify their special needs and work with them to address their special needs and problems (including distribution of NFIs) per approval of PSN Protection Manager.
  • Mobilize PSNs to form their own self-help committees, aiming at building self-confidence, self-governance and self-esteem helping them to identify ways to integrate with others into the camp community (such as formal education, skills development training, youth activities, and cultural groups)
  • Mobilize community members and other voluntary groups to establish community mechanisms to support vulnerable peoples (including fetching water, firewood, constructing houses).
  • Ensure a functioning, the efficient referral system is in place for PSNs within the camp and track referrals to ensure that services are provided.
  • Monitor activities conducted by the refugee community outreach workers and provide them with guidance and support in the performance of their activities.
  • Ensure PSN activities are well organized with those of other IRC sectors and NGOs present in the camps, including community mobilization, referral systems, and creating awareness in an integrated manner.
  • During repatriation, assist in the coordination of communication between community services PSN Protection teams, UNHCR, and other IPs.
  • Responsible for preparation of activities work plan, expenditure and procurement plans, monitoring project expenditure, and ensuring that the targeted objectives are met in coordination with the PSN Protection Manager / Supervisor.
  • Track indicators and analyze data that reflects the PSN care and support.
  • Prepare activity reports, monthly and donor reports for timely review by the Supervisor.

Personnel Management:

  • Supervise incentive staff refugee incentive PSN community outreach staff in coordination with the PSN Protection Manager / Supervisor.
  • Carry out standard personnel management functions including performance management and support for professional development.
  • Prepare staff duty roster for staff and monitor staff adherence to program objectives in coordination with PSN Protection Manager and Supervisor.
  • Responsible for welfare and discipline of refugee incentive staff in coordination with the PSN/CBR Manager.

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in training identified organized by your supervisor.
  • Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated 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. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff members.
  • 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 interagency meetings as assigned.
  • Assist in control and proper usage of stationery and other items relating to work.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor. ,


  • A relevant degree in social science (social work or community development) with at least 2-year relevant work experience.
  • Experience working with PSN categories required.
  • Experience working in a refugee camp highly desirable.
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative required.
  • Good IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
  • Swahili and good English written and oral skills required. French a plus
  • Must be a Tanzanian.

How to apply:

Applications for the position must include:
  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day-time mobile phone number(s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.
  • ONLY copies of academic and professional certificates.
  • The subject line should contain the position title: PSN Protection Senior Officer
All applications should be sent through email to tz-recruitment@rescue.org
Applications will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrsMonday September 3rd**,2018.** Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position is responsible for social support activities meant for persons with special needs (PSN) in Nyarugusu refugee campJ2

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