Thursday, 8 December 2022

Protection Specialist (Temporary) at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Tanzania

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Protection Specialist (Temporary)
Founded in 1956, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities – in more than 40 countries around the world. DRC has been implementing emergency response projects in Tanzania since the onset of the Burundi refugee crisis in 2015 in three refugee camps in the Kigoma Region at the border with Burundi. DRC’s integrated projects for refugees, asylum seekers and host communities comprise sectors such as Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Protection, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter and infrastructure, General Food Distribution (GFD) and Livelihoods.

Overall purpose of the role:
The Protection Specialist will support DRC team with set up, capacity building and roll out of new protection programming in Nyarugusu and Nduta Camps from January 2023 (Child protection, GBV, People with Special Needs, Legal Access) alongside existing protection activities (Community Based Protection); S/he will provide technical advice; quality assurance; and the support, mentoring and capacity building of staff. S/he will ensure interventions are harmonized across different areas of operations, that tools, SOPs and quality benchmarks are established and adhered to, and that protection interventions are integrated with other DRC Tanzania sectors wherever possible to ensure a more holistic approach to assistance. To help discharge this duty, the Protection Specialist provides day-to-day guidance and support to DRC Protection Manager (s) and Team leaders, sub-sector focused – Specialists, who support on these tasks in Area Office.

Geographic scope:
Tanzania-Kigoma Region
This role has a focus on Tanzania and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.

Main Responsibilities:
Technical oversight
  • Lead development, harmonization, and roll out of SOPs, tools and guidelines – especially related to case management and technical aspects of programming (across all protection sub sectors)
  • Support sector-specific assessments to inform DRC strategy, programme development and implementation
  • Ensure Do no Harm through effective coaching, mentorship, and trainings required for implementation.
  • Ensure a minimum standard of capacity and awareness on GBV referrals across protection teams (including sensitive legal cases) and other sector teams to reinforce the effectiveness of the more specialized staff response.
  • Provide regular technical support and guidance to protection managers to strengthen the capacity of protection teams in delivering high quality GBV/CP case management services, ensuring that supervision and coaching structures are in place at field level to ensure adequate oversight by PMs
  • Ensure that ethnical, consistent and sound data collection management systems are in place for GBV /CP activities, ensuing availability of data analysis for informed decision making and project design;
  • Provide regular technical support and guidance to protection teams and other relevant staff in both a structured manner and on a case by case basis.
  • Assure compliance with the Tanzania Protection Cluster, DRC standards and procedures, and alignment with global strategy, through regular coordination with colleagues in Area Office and Regional Office level.
  • Complete regular field visits to ensure technical oversight and support, identify needs, and ensure quality programming.
Technical Line Management
  • Support development of harmonized teams and structures across specialist areas
  • Working closely with the Protection Manager, assess capacity gaps amongst DRC protection and other programme staff and develop and deliver training (dedicated and on-the-job), through regular field visits to different area and field offices
  • Contribute to setting performance objectives and performance appraisals of technical staff in the same field.
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Programme development and coordination
  • Support roll out and coordination of protection components of proposals and projects
  • Map donor priorities within given sector and identify new opportunities
  • Provide technical review of new proposals, lead the compilation of reports and other relevant sector-specific donor communications.
Quality Assurance
  • Support reviews of overall program implementation progress; identification, resolution and/or escalation of issues;
  • Ensure compliance with data protection and management SOPs and best practice.
  • Work with M&E to develop harmonized tools and databases to monitor and track efficiency and quality of programming and improve information management within the sector focal points
  • Coordinate with M&E to ensure accountability mechanisms are established for programming.
Coordination and Donor Engagement
  • Provide technical input and support strategic direction of the sector-level response within the humanitarian community
  • Participate in program review meetings as relevant (Grant Opening, Grant Review, & Close Out Meetings)
  • Support country-level Advocacy through the identification of topics, development of briefings and other outputs to support DRC Tanzania evidence-based advocacy efforts.

About you
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
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Qualifications and Experience
Essential Experience and technical competencies
  • Proven experience of at least 5 years in international field protection and management of protection programs including GBV and Child Protection.
  • Significant knowledge of International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation, promotion and diplomacy skills.
  • Proven strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to quickly develop good insight and understanding of the conflict, the human rights situation and the political environment of the program country.
  • Sound understanding of humanitarian architecture.
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Experience in international humanitarian work, advocacy and policy development, and cluster coordination mechanisms.
  • Prior experience in protection monitoring and protection assessment, reporting and project development.
  • Experience with managing teams and providing technical guidance and training able to manage high workload
  • Able to manage stress and be flexible

Competency profile
  • Compliance and Detail-oriented
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, culturally sensitive and adaptable
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
  • Understands humanitarian issues in Tanzania, and the region
  • Willing to travel to project sites in Tanzania.

  • Master’s degree or higher education relevant to humanitarian work: preferably in law, social sciences or humanitarian aid.
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  • Fluency in written and spoken in English is required. Kiswahili is desirable.

What we offer
Contract: 3 months Contract with the possibility of extension, subject to needs of the program.
Salary: in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment Non-Management Band/ G.
Availability: January 2023.
Duty station: Kigoma, Tanzania
Reporting Line: Area Manager - Kigoma region

Application and CV
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.
DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on under JOB.
Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 22th December 2022

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Providing equal opportunities
We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Promoting high standards

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.
: 22nd December, 2022.

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