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

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

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

The GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer is responsible 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 trainings on GBV
issues affecting women, men, boys and girls in the assigned refugee
camp/village and partners to reduce risks/prevent GBV. She/he will work
closely with other GBV team members, DRC sectors and implementing
partners. The position reports to the GBV Team leader.

Program Responsibilities
• With support of the GBV team leader, prepare individual, monthly, quarterly and annual GBV prevention work plans.
• Work with GBV Team leader to support in risk reduction activity
and the identification of risks to women, men, boys and girls in
assigned refugee camp and host community, 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.
• Conduct, monitoring and reporting of the Engage Men in Accountable Practices (EMAP) activity.
• Conduct and follow community mobilization strategies to address
longer term risks for women, men, boys and girls, inclusion of community
consultation, feedback, and participatory approaches.
• Promote
timely referral in awareness session, information dissemination for
women, men, boys& girls in the community, promoting accessibility
for GBV services
• Conduct/organize key international events
such as commemoration of 16 days of activism against gender-based
violence and International Women’s day
• Work with GBV Team
leader to Conduct/organize and facilitate trainings 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

Conduct information dissemination utilizing DRC-developed
materials/translation, IEC materials and community engagement, dialogue
and reflection tools to ensure ongoing engagement with various groups in
the community to tackle the root causes of GBV
• Assist with the development of budgets/proposals in collaboration with other senior staff
• Participate in other key sector meetings in the camp to advocate
for gender inclusion, representation and consideration of other
potential risk factors to women, and girls.
• Participate in data
interpretation and use it to identify information gaps/intervention
areas and develop campaign messages.
• Conduct risk monitoring of GBV to inform risk reduction activities.
• Conduct prevention activities in line with program workplan, and prevention strategies.
• In collaboration with other sectors, and actors, ensure the
community meets its needs by advocating for identified needs in the
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Data collection and reporting
• With support from GBVIMS officer track indicators, maintain,
update and analyse data on GBV prevention activity and indicator

With support from GBV Team leader, prepare and submit timely and
quality weekly, monthly, quality and other donor reports as per the
donor requirements. Accountable to meet reporting deadline.

Support and working closely with GBV Information Management officer and
M&E on program data collection, track indicators, maintain, update
and analyse data on GBV prevention activity and indicator.
• In
collaboration with GBV Team leader, GBVIMS officer and 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.

Program management
• With support and the supervision of GBV Team leader participate in
all prevention budget planning; accountable for developing and
maintaining work plans, spending and procurement plans, tracking
expenditures and ensure all prevention activities are allowable and
allocated according to DRC and donor compliance and regulations.

Build the knowledge and skills of Prevention/outreach incentive
social workers and community-based groups to be able to advocate,
response and prevent GBV.
• Engaging with community activist and EMAP graduate to obtain the network and working relationship
• Communicate any incentive staffs’ issue to supervisor in a timely
manner. Any recruitment of the new incentive staff must obtain GBV Team
leader’ approval.

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
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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 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 circumstances.
• Excellent skills in Microsoft offices like Ms. Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Experience in implementing Gender Based Violence, Case management, referral related activities and awareness is desirable
• Field experience in emergency context is highly desirable
• High level of personal initiative, analytical skills and pro-active problem solving.
• Cultural sensitivity, and commitment and understanding of the values of DRC. Good communication skills.

• Bachelor’s degree in Law, Political Science, Gender and
Development, Social science studies and other relevant fields in well
recognized college or university (preferred)

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

Key stakeholders:
• DRC programme 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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