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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Job Vacancies at International Rescue Committee (IRC), 2019
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Requisition ID: req6095
Job Title: Construction Engineer
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kasulu, Tanzania

Job Description
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 30 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home. Ladder

The IRC has been present in Tanzania for 25 years, supporting refugees and Tanzanians with health, education and protection. With a National Office in Dar es Salaam and field offices in Kasulu, Kibondo and Kigoma, the IRC serves over 200,000 people each year.

The IRC currently has over 200 staff and employs a further 2,000 refugee workers to enable the frontline delivery of its programmes. Together, we aim to provide the best possible impact for some of the most vulnerable children, women and men. In all that we do, IRC strives to deliver through IRC’s core values of Integrity, Accountability and Service.

Scope of work:
Construction Engineer is the responsible technical focal person for all construction activities for IRC at all locations and works closely with IRC Sector’s Coordinator in implementing all construction related activities in Kigoma region, Tanzania. The construction unit will focus on, construction and rehabilitation of community facilities in refugee and local institutions. In undertaking the above role, the Construction Engineer will establish a strong coordination in collaboration with relevant IRC contracted suppliers (that include contractors and general material suppliers), other implementing agencies and stake holders for smooth operation at field level. The Construction Engineer is responsible for designing and building infrastructure relating to schools, health posts, CBR, Women centers, CFS’s, water and sanitation in the both the Burundian and Congolese populations in Nyarugusu, and any other refugee camps as well as in all entry points where IRC will deploy its humanitarian services. Also, the Construction Engineer will provide support other construction and repair activities in all IRC staff compounds and offices.

Specific duties
  • Responsible for construction of IRC projects and infrastructure and ensure that the works are done within safety regulations, taking into consideration the local environment, government regulations and user friendly structures to different categories of users including people with disability
  • Responsible for architectural designs and drawings of buildings and other structures, as recommended by program sector need, and after survey of the site assigned to IRC. In collaboration with respective sector’s Coordinator to ensure BOQs get donor review and approval prior to implementation where such need applies.
  • Prepare relevant documents required for supporting RFP related to construction/rehabilitation works and submit to the Senior Supply Chain Manager.
  • Prepare BOQs for classroom construction, in consultation with UNHCR and MHA within and outside the camp the camp.
  • Ensure the adherence and following of safety regulations of both contractors and laborers on site– particularly considering child safeguarding and children’s safety in the school environment.
  • Identify and validate the materials needed for construction works; advice specifications of construction tools and review construction BOQs/quotes for fair price.
  • Fully participate in tender opening for all construction works. Assist the Supply Chain on preparation of construction contracts. Support all aspects of technical design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the construction activities
  • Overall responsibility for the management of construction activities while providing technical expertise to contractors by supervising actual construction process
  • Monitoring the quality of construction supplies delivered at sites by contractors, ensuring jobs are done to standards and are completed as per construction schedule and meet donor and IRC standards
  • Keep updated construction related files in a centrally located position, proper filing for easy retrieval of information to designated staff and for auditing purposes.
  • Provide all necessary technical expertise to site team in construction related activities and where appropriate, to other IRC programs as to be assigned and as per need.
  • Conduct regular field visits, supervision and monitoring of construction related activities to ensure quality of activity implementation meets acceptable standards.
  • Work in partnership and consultation with UNHCR, MHA, and AIRD, to prepare architectural designs and drawings of school buildings, as recommended by program sector need, and after the comprehensive assessment for approval.
  • Consider the local environment, government regulations and accessible structures at all sites, specifically support inclusion of people with disability.

Coordination and reports:
Report on the progress of construction activities highlighting any anticipated program delays and proposing solutions in order to meet deadlines.
Produce initial drafts of all construction related donor reports and support the Civil Engineer in finalizing the same before submission to the donor and other stake holders.
Contribute in compiling field/site assessment reports including technical reviews of the same when called upon
Contribute in the design of work plan monitoring tools and implementation of the same in all construction related activities
Participate in working group meetings and represent IRC in the shelter working group meeting.
Liaise with the District engineer, UNHCR engineer and DFID technical engineer in developing monitoring and signing off of constructions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Monitor monthly expenditure on construction activities, participate in reviewing the BvA with other units as appropriate to ensure burn rates are consistent with the work plans set.
Advise on purchase of construction materials based on IRC price list, ensure delivery and recorded in warehouse or site delivery records where applicable
Monitor inventory of construction tools and update their usage, shifting, transfer etc between sites
Liaise with supply chain focal person for requisitions of trucks from UNHCR when available and follow up release by IRC for transporting construction materials where IRC is responsible for transport
Responsible for construction and rehabilitation works in camp areas where IRC runs various programs or as mutually agreed between IRC and UNHCR as to be assigned.
Follow up contractors to ensure they are adhering to work plan and ensure work continues as per plans, including communicating to Civil Engineer should there be delays.
Responsible for coordination of construction/maintenance activities within all IRC offices/sites as to be assigned and provide proper instructions to contractors for different facilities
Collaborate with Supply chain to ensure proper tracking of construction materials in stock
Prepare monthly cash projection for construction
Prepare and submit monthly Construction reports to Civil Engineer and Field Coordinator for submission to donors and other stakeholders.

Common duties
Attend and participate in trainings identified/organized by your supervisor.
Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Field Coordinator and/or Country Director.
Report any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct (Tz and World-wide) as per the IRC Tz 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.
Ensure all contractors/construction staff do not engage children, underage or any children/any youth with age of schooling.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.

Qualifications
A graduate in bachelor's degree in Construction engineering from a recognized institution or similar field (Construction & Structural Engineering). Or
Form VI certificate with FTC or Diploma in Construction Engineering plus three years’ experience on the relevant field.
Registered with CRB and ERB for not less than 1 year.
Proven excellent performance in construction supervision
Proven experience with an NGO work and proven practical experience construction project implementation, including engineering activities and monitoring projects not less than 2 years.
Comfortable to work in a remote environment.
Ability to work with people of all mediums-Construction servants, parents, NGOs
Ability to work and adapt under pressure.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Computer literate (word processors, excel, and other drawings/designing packages etc)

Reuisition ID: req6115
Job Title: Medical Rehabilitation Officer (Orthopedic)
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kasulu, Tanzania
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Job Description
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 30 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC has been present in Tanzania for 25 years, supporting refugees and Tanzanians with health, education and protection. With a National Office in Dar es Salaam and field offices in Kasulu, Kibondo and Kigoma, the IRC serves over 200,000 people each year.

The IRC currently has over 200 staff and employs a further 2,000 refugee workers to enable the frontline delivery of its programmes. Together, we aim to provide the best possible impact for some of the most vulnerable children, women and men. In all that we do, IRC strives to deliver through IRC’s core values of Integrity, Accountability and Service.

Medical Rehabilitation Officer (Orthopedic) is responsible for the identification of orthopedic related needs in Nyarugusu refugee camp in Kasulu district in coordination with Medical Rehabilitation Supervisor and Health Manager. This position reports to Medical Rehabilitation Supervisor in Nyarugusu camp, the position will work closely with Medical Rehabilitation Officers (Physiotherapist).

Program Responsibilities
  • Support the Medical Rehabilitation Supervisor and other officers to ensure quality implementation of medical rehabilitation activities in Nyarugusu refugees camp, ensuring adherence to donor agreement and regulations, as well as IRC Tanzania’s country program strategic plan
  • Responsible for the identification of the orthopedic related needs and share with the medical rehabilitation manager and medical rehabilitation officers (Physiotherapist) for the purpose of supporting them through the workshop serving the clients with orthopedic needs according to the available local resources in coordination with the Medical rehabilitation team in line with the guiding tools and professional practices.
  • Support the refugees rehabilitation assistants (Orthopedic) to meet the project objectives by liaising with them, counseling, demonstrating, advising and facilitating
  • Utilize the basic Orthopedic knowledge to design facilities for basic and local devices to be utilized by PWDs through adaptation in the community level
  • This position shares basic technical knowledge with refugee rehabilitation assistants(Orthopedic) and assist them in planning and simple fabrication of local orthopedic appliance
  • Identify and implement ways to increase awareness of support to cases with orthopedic needs in the community and organizing o job training/sessions to the community o the managements of different types of disabilities through orthopedic procedures
  • Support orthopedic needs for the cases from the host communities as identified in coordination with medical rehabilitation officers/ protection officer and approvals from Health sector head depending on the available resources.
  • Ensure that cases with orthopedic needs are supported through a coordinated case management system with other sectors and create awareness on the needs that can be addressed through community mobilization
  • Working closely with the medical rehabilitation officers and protection officers to pan activities, and monitor their outcomes in ways which combine the needs of the refugees, agency/donor requirements and available resources.
  • Supports medical rehabilitation manager in tracking indicators and analysis of data ,preparation of activities reports, monthly and donor reports and proposal as required
  • Ensure that the design of simple appliances meets the need of clients in relation to the environment and not producing more harm to the clients utilizing the appliances
  • Share technical expertise with refugees rehabilitation assistants (Orthopedic) and assist them in planning and fabricate simple orthopedic appliances in line with the local available resources
  • Collaborate with the protection staff in advocating for the accessible environment for PSNs/PWDs through awareness creation and house adaptation services

Personnel Management
Supervise 4 incentive staff rehabilitation assistants(Orthopedic)
Carry out standard personnel management functions including performance management and support for the professional development of the rehabilitation assistants(orthopedic) in coordination with Medical rehabilitation Manager and other officers
Prepare staff duty roster for incentive staff assistants (orthopedic) in coordination with Medical rehabilitation manager and other officers to meet program objectives
Responsible for welfare and discipline of rehabilitation assistants in coordination with the Medical rehabilitation manager

General Responsibly
Attend and participate in trainings identified or organized by supervisor
Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from country director
Report any violation of the IRC Sexual abuse and exploitation code of conduct (Tanzanian and worldwide) as per IRC Tanzania reporting mechanism. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all IRC staff members
Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of refugee by IRC and other humanitarian worker
Represent IRC at interagency meetings as assigned
Assist in control and proper usage of stationary and other items relating to work
Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor
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Qualifications
BSc. or diploma in orthopedic technology with at least 1 year relevant experience
Experience working in the area of Persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons is required
Experience working in community based services in the refugee camp desirable
Must be Tanzanian
Ability of working independently with a high degree of initiative required
Knowledge of MS word ,Excel and outlook required and ability to track and manage data
Fluent in English and Swahili language