Tuesday 14 November 2023

Response Assistant – Research at International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tanzania November, 2023

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Response assistant – Research
Kasulu, Tanzania, United Republic of | req46712
Requisition ID: req46712
Job Title: Response assistant – Research
Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kasulu, Tanzania
Work Arrangement:

Job Description
Background/IRC Summary:
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to serious humanitarian crises around the world and helps victims to survive and rebuild their lives.
For over half a century, Tanzania has been a country of asylum, hosting one of the largest refugee populations in Africa. Currently, the country hosts approximately 287,903 Burundian and Congolese refugees, many of whom arrived in 2015 as the crisis in Burundi increased. To date, refugees continue to co-exist with the host communities in Kigoma region expressing multiple reasons and needs. Within this context, IRC provides protection and basic assistance in the areas of Safety (comprises of Protection and Rule of Law, Women Protection and Empowerment, and Child Protection), Health (mental health and psychosocial support services and reproductive health), and Education.

Job Overview:

IRC will be conducting a research study in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and initial effectiveness of a brief empowerment counseling intervention (ECI) among pregnant women and girls from the Congolese refugee population in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania receiving antenatal care (ANC) at two health centers who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). The response officer - research will support the implementation of research study in collaboration with research team especially on gathering of information from women and girls attending Antenatal care. The position will ensure information collected are well managed and confidentiality principle is maintained throughout the study period.

Major Responsibilities
  • To provide implementation and research support to the IPV study including coordinating research training, supervising data collection, ensuring quality assurance, undertake monitoring and tracking activities.
  • Ensure fidelity to research protocols throughout the duration of the IPV study including screening of eligible research participants, conducting informed consent, and referring participants to enumerators.
  • Provide feedback on quality of surveys during team debriefs and strategy sessions for staff learning.
  • Contribute to project meetings and work with IRC psychosocial support staff to connect to service providers in accordance with intervention protocols.
  • Ensure that the intervention site flow and control site flow go according to plan.

Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: psychosocial support officer - Research
Position directly supervises: non
Other Internal and/or external contacts: N/A

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, development studies, social sciences, or other relevant field, with significant field experience
  • Proficient in using MS packages, particularly Word, Excel and data collection tools such as Kobo.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Expertise or familiarity with Monitoring and Evaluation activities and projects
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work independently and productively in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment.
  • Flexible work attitude, proactive and demonstrated creativity: the ability to work productively in a team environment and the ability to problem solve creatively with minimal guidance.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Kiswahili preferred.
  • Experience in violence against women research and experience in managing Randomized Controlled Trials

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