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Protection Assistant [Physiotherapy] at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Tanzania

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💥 Protection Assistant [Physiotherapy]
Workplace Kibondo/Kasulu
Contract Type National contract
Protection Assistant [Physiotherapy]
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.

Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is
currently looking for a highly qualified the Protection officer will be
responsible for provision of physiotherapy service to Person with
physical disabilities, disorder and injuries including children and
elderly persons in Nduta and Nyarugusu camps. Under the supervision of
the Integrated Protection Team Leader and in collaboration with other
integrated social workers and in consultation with the medical partners’
staff s/he will identify, assess and make treatment plans with
appropriate interventions in physiotherapy with the beneficiaries.

About the job

 Conduct functional assessment to identify persons with
physiotherapy rehabilitation needs for rehabilitation sessions in the
community based inclusive rehabilitation centers.
 Ensure
comprehensive assessment to persons of concern with regards to their
rehabilitation needs and based on the assessment, identify goals and
develop a treatment plan for interventions with the beneficiary, in line
with the rehabilitation protocols which meets standard practices.

Enable quality and continuum of care to people with disabilities
through conducting weekly home visits, monitoring progress and support
of people with specific needs through techniques, home adaptation, home
based care and therapy sessions.
 Prescribe, procure, provide and train persons of concern on the use of assistive and/or mobility devices to beneficiaries.
 Conduct referrals of vulnerable Persons with disability to
partner agencies and follow up to facilitate access to external services
not offered by DRC.
 Up skill Community Based inclusive
rehabilitation incentive workers to meet project objectives by liaising
with them, coaching, mentoring, counseling, demonstrating, advising and
facilitating on physiotherapy treatment.
 Monitoring the work
of Community Inclusive Based Rehabilitation incentive staff
administratively in collaboration with the protection officer and track
the implementation of weekly plans to meet the needs of PWDs/PSNs as
planned for community outreach workers.
 Systematize procedures
on creating awareness on the needs of rehabilitation support and
protection of the PSN and other forms of vulnerability in the community
through training of caregivers of PSN on early identification and
management of different types of disabilities.
 Ensure that
cases with physiotherapy needs are supported through a coordinated case
management system with other sectors and create awareness on the needs
that can be addressed through community mobilization.
 Work hand in hand with other partners to ensure PSN inclusion and access to all required services within the response.
 Prepare timely activity plans (weekly and monthly) and submit to
the Protection team leader for review as required and ensure that
project indicators are well tracked and analyzed to inform strategic
• Document beneficiary data accurately and maintain a secure beneficiary database and activity.
• Accurately update the PSN database and tracker on a regular
basis for all beneficiaries and interventions conducted at the field
• Participate in sensitization, dialogue and mediation
sessions with the wider population about issues persons with disability
for support in identification of vulnerable cases.
• Identify and
strengthen Community structures through engaging community leaders,
camp management and other stakeholders to ensure that the persons of
concern receive adequate support at the community level.
• Assist in preparing daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, progress notes, on time
• Use appropriate data collection tools and submit assessments and reports in a timely and accurate manner
• Assist in the designing, planning, implementing and facilitating of external trainings for staff and community members
• Ensure Core Humanitarian Standards are mainstreamed in the day to day project implementation
• Attend relevant training forums relevant to the job
• Assist with any other related activities as deemed necessary by the supervisor
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Data collection and reporting
• With support from Information management officer track indicators,
maintain, update and analyse data on activity and indicator

With support from Integrated Protection 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 PSN Information Management
officer and M&E on program data collection, track indicators,
maintain, update and analyse data on GBV prevention activity and

Program management

• With support and
the supervision of Integrated Team Leader budget protection assistant
will do planning; accountable for developing and maintaining work plans,
spending and procurement plans, tracking expenditures and ensure all
activities is well organized and spending is allocated according to DRC
and donor compliance and regulations.
• Build the knowledge and
skills of PSN outreach incentive social workers and community-based
groups to be able to assess, document and report for the implementation.

• Communicate any incentive staffs’ issue to supervisor in a
timely manner. Any recruitment of the new incentive staff must obtain
Integrated protection 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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About you
Experience and technical competencies:
• Minimum of 2-5 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
• Excellent technical understanding of rehabilitation and physiotherapy services.
• Able to coach, mentor and train staff to undertake CBR services
• 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

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In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ 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 uphold and promote the highest standards
    of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code
    of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse
    and harassment.

Application process
applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than
four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be

Closing date for applications: 16th February 2023 For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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.
16th February, 2023.


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