5 New Job Opportunity at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

5 New Job Opportunity at International Rescue Committee

5 New Job Opportunity at International Rescue Committee( IRC)

 

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RC Summary

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education, and power.

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Project Background

PlayMatters (2020-2025) is an education initiative funded through a $100 million grant from the LEGO Foundation. The program reimagines childhood for 800,000+ refugee and host-community children across Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda – children whose education and social development has been affected by displacement and trauma. Building on children’s amazing resilience and a growing evidence base supporting Learning through Play methodologies, PlayMatters cultivates holistic learning for children ages 3-12+. PlayMatters is led by the International Rescue Committee and includes Plan International, War Child Holland, Innovations for Poverty Action, the Behavioral Insights Team in partnership with the LEGO Foundation.

Job TitleFinance Officer – PlayMatters

Position Overview

Reporting directly to the IRC Tanzania Senior Finance Manager with an indirect reporting line into the PlayMatters Deputy Project Coordinator, the Finance Officer – PlayMatters will be an important member of the PlayMatters Tanzania project team, based in Kasulu, supporting the financial management for PlayMatters in Tanzania. S/he will  be responsible for ensuring that day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions are performed in accordance with IRC’s policies and procedures, and in accordance with he Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

5 New Job Opportunity at International Rescue Committee( IRC)

Roles and Responsibilities

 Financial Management

  •  Actively engage and support the project team in various financial management tasks, including preparation and monitoring of Budget vs. Actuals (BvAs) reports on a monthly basis;
  •  Support in the preparation of project spending plans, and ensure spending plans are updated on a timely basis;
  • Support in the development and revision of annual project budgets with inputs from the project team and various IRC departments;
  • Work in close liaison with logistics and program departments, to ensure that financial expenditures and commitment are accurately reflected in financial reports and BvA reports;
  • Check and analyze expenditure transactions for accuracy and make adjusting entries with proper supporting documentation and approval when applicable;
  • Prepare quarterly donor financial reports, ensuring reported information is accurate and compliant with donor rules, regulations and reporting requirements;
  • Assist in the implementation of Finance policies, procedures and systems;Provide support and training to program staff on financial management issues, finance tools and processes specific to project financial management.

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Project Accounting and Compliance Oversight

  • Review Purchase Orders and Purchase Requests for proper coding and budget adequacy;
  • Participate in tenders and review tender documents;
  • Review all payment documents for proper and adequate back up;
  • Verify completeness and accuracy for all accounting documents;
  • Support in processing payments to vendors, and for other activities such as trainings, per diems, transports and other payments;
  • Support with filing and proper arrangements of all finance documents;
  • Assist program staff on filing finance documents, such as PRs, payment vouchers, etc

Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting from accredited college / institutes in Tanzania.
  • At least three years of work experience in accounting / finance, and experience working in humanitarian or development NGO programs a plus.
  • Computer literate with significant experience in Excel, accounting package knowledge (SUN system will be an added advantage.
  • Budget development, management and monitoring skills are an added advantage.
  • Ability to prioritize high volumes of work to meet tight deadlines, while producing high-quality outcomes and attention to detail is a must.
  • High degree of flexibility, including a willingness to work beyond core hours at times to meet deadlines or in emergency situations.

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Job Title: Content and Curriculum Development Manager – PlayMatters (One Position)

Position Overview

The Content and Curriculum Development Manager will report to the country Deputy Project Coordinator and work closely with the regional content development/adaptation team and other PlayMatters Project staffs to develop/adapt content and test developed content and approaches for teachers, parents and children.  S/he will also support to map existing teaching and learning materials for preschool and primary school children in Tanzania and establish a framework for Learning through Play (LtP) competencies and quality LtP standards. In doing so, the Content and Curriculum Development Manager will ensure the type of engagement in design and implementation necessary to achieve joint priorities and objectives of providing play-based learning opportunities for all children.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to PlayMatters collection of existing teaching and learning materials being used in the country, region and globally with a framework for continuous collaboration and integration of best practices;
  •  Based on behavioral insights mapping and human centered design research, co-lead in the development of and lead localization of content for educators, caregivers, community leaders and system actors;
    • Lead in conducting needs assessments for educators, caregivers, community leaders and system actors, to ensure that scope and sequence of the training is relevant and responsive to  needs;
    •  Report and pilot samples of different content areas and delivery mechanisms for educators, caregivers, community leaders and system actors;
    • Develop and lead implementation of rapid and iterative testing for developed content and approaches;
    •  Lead in the piloting and testing process of the Learning through Play guides, content, and curriculum in coordination with other consortium members in the refugee camps and host community;
    • Engage government and humanitarian coordination leads, implementing partners, teachers, parents, and children through structured adaptation processes;
    •  Develop/adapt training content for educators, caregivers, community leaders and system actors in refugee and refugee host communities through participatory and consultative process involving local teacher education colleges and other education stakeholders;
    • Deliver ToTs to prepare trainers from PlayMatters, other education service providers and the government to conduct trainings with educators, caregivers, community leaders, and system actors;
    • Support the monitoring of quality/fidelity of these trainings in collaboration with the MEAL staff at local level;
    • Ensure that educators, caregivers, community leaders and system actors have ongoing technical support and opportunities to practice what they have learnt;
    • Update key messages and communications materials on play-based learning to reflect the Tanzanian context targeting refugees and host communities and update as the context evolves;
    • Lead in training teachers, parents/caregivers, education personnel on Learning through Play approaches.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to educators and education personnel to integrate and mainstream Learning through Play in their teachings;
    • Support ways for caregivers to integrate Learning through Play to day-to-day children activities;
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.

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Job Title: Grants and Partnership Manager- PlayMatters (One Position)

5 New Job Opportunity at International Rescue Committee( IRC)

Position Overview

Reporting directly to the IRC Tanzania Grants Coordinator with an indirect reporting line into the PlayMatters Deputy Project Coordinator, the Grants and Partnership Manager- PlayMatters will be an important member of the PlayMatters Tanzania project team, based in Kasulu supporting the project, grant, and partnership management for PlayMatters in Tanzania. S/he will  serve as the primary liaison to in-country consortium partners, ensuring compliance to donor rules and regulations while maintaining  active and cooperative relationships with all the IRC Regional Project Team (RPT), based in Kampala, and the Tanzania PlayMatters project staff and partners on grant administration and partnership related matters.

Roles and Responsibilities

Grants Management

  • Provide overall oversight of the grant administration of the PlayMatters project in Tanzania, including conducting internal and consortium-wide project cycle meetings (Project Opening, Review, Closing, and monthly Budget vs. Actual (BvA) meetings) to enable regular and structured review of project performance;
  •  Support the PlayMatters team to ensure that the project is well-administered and implemented in compliance with relevant donor regulations and IRC procedures;
  • Monitor and support the IRC project team to properly utilize grant management tools such as: BvAs; work plans; spending plans; and procurement plans, to ensure accurate tracking of implementation and timely alerts of potential challenges/obstacle to in-country and regional project management teams;
  • Maintain a broad and deep understanding of donor policies, regulations, and procedures and build this knowledge among appropriate IRC and consortium team members;
  • Lead internal and external reporting with program, M&E, research and finance teams, ensuring high-quality, well-written and timely reports meeting donor and IRC requirements;
  • Manage in-country reporting timelines, providing reporting support/follow-up when needed, and coordinating internal reviews;
  • Work closely with the Finance Officer – PlayMatters and the wider Finance department to monitor budget expenditure rates and provide feedback to project coordination team on key issues related to budget management;
  • Maintain project files and grant records, in accordance to IRC Tanzania records maintenance policies;
  • Support and maintain project institutional knowledge with relevant staff members;
  • Respond to ad-hoc HQ/regional project team, donor and IRC Tanzania staff requests and questions related to compliance and grants management;

Partnerships

  • Guide, mentor and support project staff and partners on IRC’s partnership management system (PEERs);
  •  Monitor the partners’ annual work and performance plans, in line with the wider project work plan, and ensure that long-term and short-term priorities are on track;
  • Work closely with the Regional Project Team (RPT) to support with in-country partners’ monitoring, report review, and other grant-related issues;
  • Undertake and organize regular project review meetings with partners to discuss programmatic, operational, and financial progress across the consortium
  • Conduct monitoring visits to field locations and provide capacity building and training for field staff on reporting and donor compliance issues as necessary.
  •  Coordinate grant related information sharing, meetings, periodical check ins and reviews with project staff and partners
  • Support the Tanzania project team and regional project team on all
  • Liaise with the RPT regarding all in-country PlayMatters grant management and partnership issues;

Qualifications

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    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline, master’s degree preferred.
    •  At least five years’ experience working in humanitarian or development programs; regional experience preferred.
    • Previous experience working with international non-governmental organizations in the area of grant management, proposal development (program narratives and budgets) and donor reporting required.
    •  Budget development, management and monitoring skills required, must be able to review and provide feedback on budgets (both internal budget and donor budget templates)
    • Superb organization skills; the post holder will need to multi-task and independently manage high risk and high-pressure priorities affecting program sustainability
    • Ability to prioritize high volumes of work to meet tight deadlines, while producing high-quality outcomes and attention to detail is a must.
    • Consortium management experience is a plus.
    • High degree of flexibility, including a willingness to work beyond core hours at times to meet deadlines or in emergency situations.
    • Very strong written communication skills; including in reports, proposals and formal and informal correspondence.
    • High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required.
    •  Excellent English and Kiswahili: written and verbal communications

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5 New Job Opportunity at International Rescue Committee( IRC)

Job Title: Deputy Project Coordinator of Research – PlayMatters

Scope of Work:

The Deputy Project Coordinator of Research forms the backbone of the PlayMatters country-based research team. She/he will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of multiple IRC-led research projects in Tanzania within the PlayMatters consortium and collaborating with other PlayMatters research staff from Consortium Partners (War Child Holland, IPA, and Behavioral Insights Team). With technical guidance from the PlayMatters Deputy Project Director of Research (based in Kampala) and the Principal Investigators for each study, the Deputy Project Coordinator of Research will coordinate in-country activities related to research design, IRB clearance, stakeholder engagement, enumerator training, data collection, and data analysis processes. He/she will be responsible for assuring the quality and ethical implementation of in-country PlayMatters research studies and will also serve as the main point of contact in-country on matters relating to PlayMatters research, including liaising with the Program Management Committee, Content Development Committee, MEAL and policy/advocacy teams as needed.

The Deputy Project Coordinator of Research is part of the PlayMatters project team in Tanzania. He/she will report to the Research & Innovation Hub Coordinator with a dotted reporting line to the PlayMatters Project Coordinator.

Roles and Responsibilities

With the close collaboration and supervision of the Principal Investigators (for IRC-led studies), coordinate all aspects of the implementation of designated research project/s, including:
Country-level development and submission of research applications, ethics submissions, and protocols for research projects.

  • Conduct or supervise country and community-level participatory consultation with stakeholders and participants at all stages of research planning, preparation, implementation, and dissemination.
  • Coordinate with colleagues from the PlayMatters MEAL team and, as appropriate, align research and MEAL data collection and analysis activities.
  • Country level work-planning, budgeting, and reporting on PlayMatters research projects
  • Selecting and hiring local research assistants and enumerators.
  • Undertake travel to field locations where required and if possible, to consult with colleagues and stakeholders, provide training and technical support, and oversee quality assurance.
  • Managing and reporting on adverse events and serious adverse events related to implementing the research project according to data management protocols.
  • Competency and capacity-building of local research team in research methods, research ethics, the research protocol, data management, and child safeguarding with PlayMatters regional team.
  • Supervision and coordination of the tasks of the local research team including:
  • Regular supervision meetings and performance appraisals
  • Scheduling and coordination of data collection including managing logistics such as transport, work schedules, resources required.
  • Support and coordination for data management
  • Monitoring of quality of data collection, adherence to participatory and ethical practices, and intervention fidelity
  • Overseeing data entry and data set cleaning if needed.
  • Participating in regular research supervision and coordination meetings with PlayMatters regional research team and IRC’s Research & Innovation department.
  • Supporting or leading write-up and submission of academic manuscripts, book chapters, conference presentations, or other publications related to designated research projects
  • Communicating key information from the research in a simple, clear, effective way to stakeholders that are non-researchers including community members and participants.
  • Serving as the main point of contact in-country on matters relating to PlayMatters research, including liaising with the Program Management Committee, Content Development Committee, MEAL, and policy/advocacy teams as needed.

 Qualifications

  • A Masters or doctoral degree in Education, Psychology, Social Sciences, International Development, or Social Sciences-Related discipline.
  • At least five years’ experience leading and coordinating field-based/community-based research with human subjects in a relevant field (i.e. psychosocial support, education, and/or child protection).
  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written).
  • Proven track record in implementing research activities for human subjects research projects.
  • Proven track record in qualitative and quantitative data management for human subjects research projects.
  • Proven track record in implementing mixed methods research design.
  • Experience in capacity building and supervising research assistants.
  • Ability to communicate the principles of research to others in a simple, clear, effective way.
  • Ability to critically reflect on research implementation progress and collaborate with stakeholders to keep research on track and of high quality.
  • Proactivity and ability to operate independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and analyze data using SPSS or similar data analysis software.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct presentations and facilitate workshops.

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Job Title: Deputy Project Coordinator

Scope of work

The Deputy Project Coordinator will be responsible to assist with overall project coordination in country, ensuring the project achieves the expected results in Tanzania and is implemented in accordance with the donor agreement, donor regulations, and internationally recognized quality of assistance standards. S/he will assist in ensuring effective design and implementation of technical and operational project activities throughout all stages of the project. S/he will provide oversight support to project implementing staff to ensure that delivery is to the desired standards, on time and compliant to donor and in-country guidelines. S/he will also support engagements with other key stakeholders required to achieve results including the government the UN and other humanitarian coordination actors, the PlayMatters Consortium and other implementing agencies outside of the consortium. S/he will be expected to work collaboratively with the IRC’s Sector technical coordinators, operations team, and the finance team to support coordination, integration, and coherence of the project with other IRC Tanzania sectors

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Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support the PlayMatters Project Coordinator to provide day to day guidance, follow up and oversight support to ensure long-term and short-term priorities are on track.
  • Co-lead and coordinate key project staff during the development of project annual work plans, annual budgets, and performance plans.
  • Monitor project progress and compliance to set results, planned schedules, priorities, and performance standards   reporting and communications priorities.
  • Regular update and utilize project tools, including IRC’s work, procurement, spending, and monitoring plans.
  • Guide, monitor and maintain high levels of support for supervisees and other project staff development, accountability, and overall performance.
  • Contribute to day-to-day project related communications and follow up with in-country senior management, staff, and partners.
  • Work closely with supervisees and relevant in country departments to guide, plan, monitor, and verify appropriate use of the project resources.
  • Ensure that program documentation and donor reports are of high quality, timely and comply with internal IRC requirements and project donor requirements.
  • Ensure inter-departmental and inter-sectoral collaboration within IRC Tanzania with other sectors.
  • Delegated representation of the PlayMatters Project Coordinator as required.

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Qualifications

  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in education, international development, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing education programs in humanitarian or development context, preferably with an INGO.
  • Experience in project and budget management in large-scale, multi-million-dollar, complex, and multi-partner projects.
  • Demonstrated success in staff capacity-building and in participatory, flexible, and gender-sensitive programming and implementation.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required.

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