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Prevention & Advocacy Assistant at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Tanzania

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💥 Prevention & Advocacy Assistant
Job title:
Prevention & Advocacy Assistant
Employment category: I
Reporting to: GBV Team leader
Unit/department: Protection
Location: Duty Station: Kibondo/Kasulu

The overall purpose of the role:
The Gender-based violence
(GBV) Prevention and Advocacy Assistant works as part of DRC’s team
under the direct supervision of the GBV Team Leader and the guidance and
support of the Protection Coordinator. The role is based in
Kasulu/Kibondo and will also support GBV Prevention and Advocacy Officer
to conduct regular field visits to the host villages nearby Nyarugusu
and Nduta refugee camps.
The position
holder will require working with women, men, boys, and girls both from
Nduta/Nyarugusu refugee camps and the local community in the villages
nearby the camp.

GBV Prevention & Advocacy Assistant is responsible to work closely
with the GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer for the implementation of
prevention and risk reduction activities, including risk
identification, and efforts that mobilize the community and camp
leadership in risk reduction and preventive strategies against GBV. This
includes targeted awareness raising, outreach, and training on GBV
issues affecting women, men, boys, and girls in the assigned refugee
camp/village and partners to reduce risks/prevent GBV, and also raising
awareness on GBV Prevention & legal services provided in the camp.
She/he will work closely with other GBV team members, DRC sectors, and
implementing partners.

Program Responsibilities

Participate/support in risk reduction activity and the identification of
risks to women, men, boys, and girls in assigned refugee camps and host
communities, by carrying out regular GBV safety audits situational
analysis, and consultations with women, men, boys and girls and identify
trends and changes in the context important for consideration in risk
reduction activities.
• Work with GBV Prevention & Advocacy
Officer to conduct, monitor, and report on the Engage Men in Accountable
Practices (EMAP) activity.
• In collaboration with GBV Prevention
& Advocacy Officer, GBV Prevention & Advocacy Assistant will
conduct community mobilization and make the follow-up to address
longer-term risks for women, men, boys, and girls, the inclusion of
community consultation, feedback, and participatory approaches.

Support GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer to promote timely referral
in awareness sessions, information dissemination for women, men,
boys& girls in the community, promoting accessibility for GBV
• Participate in the preparatory meeting of key
International events such as the Commemoration of 16 Days of Activism
Against Gender-Based Violence and International Women’s Day.

Prepare and share a minute of the various meeting that he/she will
participate in and share with GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer for
her/his action.
• Work with GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer to
conduct/organize and facilitate training and workshops on gender and
GBV-related issues for implementing partners, MHA, DRC staff, UNHCR,
women’s groups, refugee community leaders, religious leaders, youth
groups, NGO workers and any other identified groups
• Work closely
with the GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer for the development of
GBV Program budgets/proposals in collaboration with the GBV Team Leader.
• In absence of the GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer, GBV
Prevention & Advocacy assistant will participate in other key sector
meetings in the camp to advocate for gender inclusion, representation,
and consideration of other potential risk factors for women, and girls.
• Work closely with GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer in data
interpretation and use it to identify information gaps/intervention
areas and develop campaign messages to address GBV issues in the camp
and host community..
• Collaborate with GBV Prevention & Advocacy to conduct risk monitoring of GBV to inform risk reduction activities.
• Conduct awareness on Men”s accountability in ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
• Support the existing GBV committee for tracking and reporting all GBV
actions that happen in the zone/village to GBV Prevention and Advocacy
Officer and GBV Team Leader for further action.
• Work closely with
GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer to prepare work plans and reports
(weekly/monthly) on the activities and submit them timely to GBV Team
• Ensure full cooperation with other GBV Prevention and Advocacy assistants and act on their behalf during their absence.
• Identify and ensure the availability of resources needed for the
implementation of GBV Prevention & Advocacy activities and share to
GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer on time.
• Perform any other activities assigned by the GBV Team Leader.
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Data collection and reporting
· Support and work closely with GBV Information Management officer and M&E on program data collection.
· In collaboration with the M&E department, participate in GBV
rapid assessment and/or other GBV program related-assessment, and
contribute to the GBV overall intervention strategy based on feedback
received from women, men, boys, and girls throughout community
mobilization and engagement.
· Use of GBV Prevention M&E tools sufficiently and systematically.

Program management
· Build the knowledge and skills of Prevention/outreach incentive
social workers and community-based groups to be able to advocate,
respond and prevent GBV.
· Engaging with community activists and EMAP graduates to obtain the network and working relationship
· Communicate any incentive staff issue to the supervisor on time. Any
recruitment of the new incentive staff must obtain supervisor approval.

Common Duties
· Attend and participate in training identified and organized by your supervisor.
· Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director.
· Support the DRC Tanzania Country Strategy Action Plan implementation
in the Kasulu and Kibondo field office, coordinate with other DRC actors
particularly CBP, CP, and Safety & Access to Justice to achieve the
DRC strategy outcome with the support of the Protection

Manager and Protection Coordinator.
· Report any violations of the DRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code
of Conduct (Tanzania and worldwide) as per the DRC reporting mechanism.
The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff
· Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that
aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of
refugees by DRC and other humanitarian workers.
· Represent DRC 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
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Logistics Duties
· Take care of equipment and supplies for the job
· Ensure working equipment are in good condition.
· Assist with the development of budgets/proposals in collaboration with other senior staff.
· Reports immediately any security incidence/issue detected in the DRC premises.

Experience and technical competencies:
• Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in protection, preferably with
experience in the field of humanitarian responses in refugee protection,
working for an International organization, UN agency, relevant
ministry, or local authority.
• Commitment to learning and
implementing organizational policies and procedures and demonstrated
organizational skills and ability to work in complex and difficult
• Excellent skills in Microsoft Office like Ms. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Experience in implementing Gender Based Violence, Case management, referral-related activities, and awareness is desirable
• Field experience in an emergency context is highly desirable
• High level of personal initiative, analytical skills, and proactive problem-solving.
Cultural sensitivity, commitment, and understanding of the values of DRC. Good communication skills.

• Diploma in Social studies, Gender and Development and other relevant
fields in a well-recognized college or university (preferred)

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• Good proficiency in written and spoken English, and Swahili. Kirundi is an added advantage

Key stakeholders:
• DRC program staff (protection and others)
• Refugees and donors
• Local Government and host Community representatives.
• Referral partners

Core competencies
Basic Advanced Expert
Striving for excellence ☒ ☐ ☐
Collaborating ☐ ☒ ☐
Taking the lead ☐ ☒ ☐
Communicating ☐ ☒ ☐
Demonstrating integrity ☐ ☒ ☐

Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.

Application due:  05/2/2023
Workplace:  Kibondo/Kasulu
Department/Country: Tanzania
Contract type: National contract

Application and CV
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 05th February, 2023.

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
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

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.
05th February, 2023.


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