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Education Protection Officer

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International Rescue Committee Tanzania
Company Industry
Job Level
Mid level
Work Type
Full Time
Minimum Qualification
Years of Experience
2 years

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an International Non-Governmental Organization working in 40 countries, responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

With funding from donor governments, institutions, companies and individual supporters we strive to support people meet their basic rights with dignity and to be protected. In Tanzania, the IRC supports refugees and Tanzanian people in- and – out of camps with education, health and protection services.

We are currently recruiting a number of positions to meet above outcome. If you are Tanzanian and have excellent strategic vision, professional skills, an understanding and leadership experience in humanitarian or development work with a cutting edge outlook, willingness to take action to have a positive impact for the clients we serve, then please consider applying for the following position:

Position: Education Protection Officer

Location: Kasulu - Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania

Reports to: Education Manager

Number of Positions: One (1)

Scope of work

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) coordinates the provision of services including education across a broad spectrum of sectors in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. Under the direct supervision of the Education Manager, the Education Protection Officer is responsible for the successful execution of educational activities in conjunction with Education Manager. He/she is responsible for supporting, guiding and monitoring the progress of the education activities; providing technical support, training and high quality assistance to develop education interventions for refugees.

Program Responsibilities

  • Oversight of Education Protection activities in schools.
  • Capacity building of Education Officers, INS Officers, Education Manager, and Education Community Outreach Workers, in protection, including PSEA, teacher Code of Conduct, Referral Mechanisms, and reporting.
  • Ensure any SEA cases in schools are reported using the appropriate referral pathway, through close coordination with CYPD and WPE teams.
  • Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual SEA reports for submission to UNHCR.
  • Work closely with PTA and CPC to ensure protection in schools.
  • Work closely with HR and the Education Protection Officer to ensure all teachers are trained on the Teacher Code of Conduct and violations are properly addressed.
  • Work closely with the Education Officers to ensure the safety and security of children and teachers in schools.
  • Ensure integration of programming through partnership with other IRC sectors, including Women’s Protection and Empowerment, Child Youth Protection and Development, and Health teams.
  • Prepare education supply needs for education program in all schools and education centers and ensure distribution to all schools, teachers, and students, following IRC distribution protocols.
  • Work with incentive coordination team, PTA and wider community to identify vulnerable children, including those with impairments, to ensure they are enrolled and attending school.
  • Work with Education Community Outreach Workers to follow up on student attendance in schools and working with parents through making sure that children have access to informal education.
  • Support and monitor extra-curricular activities, including school clubs, recreation, sports, and games as well as linking children to Child Friendly Spaces.
  • Ensure education activities are well coordinated with those of other IRC sectors and NGOs present in the camps, including community mobilization, referral systems, and creating awareness in an integrated manner. Support education activities in the host community, including teacher training and monitoring of activities.
  • Prepare activity reports, monthly, and donor reports based on the prescribed template. Notify the Education Manager of any problems, complaints, or useful information about all aspects of the education program.
  • Work with the M&E Manager and officer to undertake assessments in coordination with partners, UNHCR, UNICEF, where appropriate.


  • Degree or Master Degree in Education from a recognized institution with two year work experience
  • Experience working with rural communities desirable
  • Capacity to plan and manage effective and creative education responses both in the immediate and longer term
  • Ability to summarize and communicate key findings for management decision making
  • Ability to work independently, but enlist the support and decision-making of senior management
  • Ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to facilitate training and meetings
  • Good IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required
  • Swahili and good English written and oral skills required. French and Kirundi a plus.

Under the direct supervision of the Education Manager, the Education Protection Officer is responsible for the successful execution of educational activities in conjunction with Education Manager.

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