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Protection Assistant at Danish Refugee Council June, 2023

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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), Community Based Protection, Legal, GBV (Gender based violence), Child Protection, People with special needs, and Livelihoods.

Overall purpose of the role:

Provision of adaptive communication materials and strengthening the access to adaptive information to persons with communication challenges and staff, incentive workers and partner staff in Nduta camp.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provision of adaptive communication materials.
  •  strengthening the access to adaptive information to persons with communication challenges and staff, incentive workers.
  • Translating during community engagement meeting including town hall, ceremonies and other camp visit that involve the community participation.
  • Provision of education capacity building (preschool) to children with speech, sight and hearing impairments
  •  Preparation, translation of IEC materials to sign language.
  • Provide training of sign language to care giver of people with communication challenges.
  • Provide translation when needed to make the easy communication between people with communication challenges and service providers.
  • Conducting assessment of POCs in need of adaptive communication materials.
  • Provide weekly/ monthly report and the progress of the program to team leader.
  • Conducting capacity building with care givers taking care of people with communication challenge
  • Conduct other duties assigned by team leader.

Data collection and reporting

  • Proper documentation of progress of the people with communication challenges.
  • Make sure that the students attending preschool are well documented and the report is submitted to intregrated team leader.
  • Make sure that data policy is highly repected following DRC protocal on data sharing.
  • Program management
  • Ensure efficient and effective communication among people with communication challenges and their care giver.
  • Lead the translation of IEC materials to sign language.
  • Make sure that the need assessment of people with communication challenges is conducted and well communicated for proper addressing of their concerns.

Logistics Duties

  • Take care of equipment’s and supplies for the job.
  • Ensure working equipment’s are in good condition and replenish/repairs when out of order.
  • Reports immediately any security incidence/issue detected in the DRC premises.

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.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential Experience

  • Must have minimum of 2 years’ experience communication on sign language.
  • Empathetic, patient and well organized especially communication to people with communication challenges.
  • Excellent in critical thinking to accurately assess students’ attending preschool on sign language their progress and adjust lessons based on their needs.
  • In addition, a person with good communication skills including communicating with caregivers (older people) parents, other teachers, administrators and children under their supervision.
  • Innovative and abilities to conceive of different ways of reaching people with communication challenges and guiding them to progress field experience in emergency context is highly desirable.
  • Cultural sensitivity, and commitment and understanding of the values of DRC. Good communication skills.

Education background

  • Degree in Special Needs Education specialized in sign language.

What we offer

Salary:  in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment Management Band/ I2.

Availaility:       24th July 2023.

Duty station:    Nduta- Kibondo, Tanzania

Reporting Line:  Protection Team Leader (PSN)

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 paying 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.

DRC strives to attract, motivate, and retain qualified national staff within its programs. As such, we strongly encourage national and diaspora candidates to apply for this position. However, candidates should take into consideration that DRC cannot employ, under an international contract, a national of the country in which he or she will be working (in this case, the United Republic of Tanzania)

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.

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 9th July 2023.  

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