Job: Protection & Inclusion Specialist, Kibondo, Tanzania

Based in Kibondo, Tanzania

Open to International [unaccompanied] and Tanzania Nationals

HelpAge International is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working to promote the rights and meet the needs of older women and men, nationally and/or internationally.

Our long-term vision is to establish a global movement of strong connected age focused and older people led platforms in every country in the world. Only by collaborating together can we achieve a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. We aim to extend the reach and influence of the HelpAge Global Network to all those in a position to help bring about our vision for older people– including Governments, regional institutions, policy makers, development partners, the private sector, UN organisations and academic institutions.

HelpAge International in Tanzania is looking for a Protection and Inclusion Specialist to support the implementation of Protection Policy and global humanitarian protection mainstreaming standards within HelpAge’s own response to the Burundi Refugee Response Programme. The post holder is expected to carry out effective advocacy for the protection of People with Specific Needs (PSNs) and influence the humanitarian community to address barriers that limit the inclusion of most vulnerable groups in the ongoing humanitarian response in North Western Tanzania. The candidate will have demonstrable ability to develop the capacity of national and community-based protection actors/networks by assess existing services, identifying gaps and recommending strategies that promote inclusion through quality and accountable services that meet the needs of PSNs.

The candidate will have substantial experience managing protection programmes in large scale refugee operations, including chronic complex emergencies, with sound knowledge of international legal frameworks for protection, excellent skills in advocacy, negotiations and diplomacy with ability to influence actors at operational and national levels. The candidate is able to work well within a diverse team and contribute to capacity building of HelpAge and staff of other organisations. Has the ability to interact at multiple levels of government authorities, and able to network with UN agencies and humanitarian organization.

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Closing date: 07 May 2017