Vulnerability Officer

Dar es Salaam , Tanzania

Job Reference 1191421

Location Dar es Salaam , Tanzania

Industry Oil & Gas - Pipeline

Function Health, Safety & Environmental

Job Type Contract

Date Added July 12, 2023

The Vulnerability Officer is responsible for:
- Develop a detailed understanding of the suite of EACOP RAPs, livelihood restoration plans and vulnerable peoples’ plan in each RAP
- Support the implementation of the RAP Implementation monitoring programme across all project work areas 
- Maintain vulnerable households register (VHR) – liaising with the Zonal team leads, Livelihoods Manager to identify Project Affected Households that need urgent follow up or extended support (VHR remains stable but additional needs are identified separately)
- Receive from RAP teams details of PAPs requiring to be on a close watch list and follow up to review and confirm
- Monitor all physically displaced PAPs in designated work areas on a monthly basis for first 12 months then quarterly including their receipt of transitional support, and participation in relevant livelihoods programmes 
- Quarterly monitoring of PAPs in following categories - 3000 vulnerable households category 1 and 2 (excluding tenants); Livelihood Restoration Groups 2 and 3 and vulnerable households in group 5 (visit should be staggered with other livelihoods teams visits) 
- Oversight of category 3 PAPs through a planned monitoring programme 
- Monitoring of PAHs receiving transitional support on a monthly basis, identify any weaknesses and corrective actions especially during cash transfer periods
- Support to vulnerable households in the filing and resolution of grievances 
- Coordinating with Grievance Administrator to ensure that all grievances are addressed, and questions answered in a timely manner and feedback communicated back 
- If requested, support the relocation of physically displaced PAPs to their replacement housing and ensure understanding of replacement housing maintenance requirements 
- Identify and implementing any specific measures required to support vulnerable households identified as recipients of livelihood restoration support to participate in the implementation of these programmes 
- Identifying any accessibility challenges for vulnerable PAPs to participate in livelihood restoration programmes 
- Collecting and transmitting to Zonal Lead requested vulnerability monitoring data and relevant reports
- Prepare and submit daily, weekly and monthly reports to the Zonal Lead as required by the reporting system 
- Provide any additional support to the Livelihoods Restoration and wider land team as required Context and environment 
- The Vulnerability Officer will be field based with frequent coordination with colleagues in the Zonal team and Dar based Livelihood Restoration team 
- The Vulnerability Officer is expected to interface with field based stakeholder engagement teams 
- The Vulnerability Officer is expected to interface with PAPs, communities and other key stakeholders Accountabilities 
- The Vulnerability Officer is responsible for supporting and monitoring physically displaced and vulnerable households during the RAP Implementation process including the delivery of their in kind compensation entitlements.
- The Vulnerability Officer maintains the vulnerable households register and the monitoring of category 1 and 2 households Qualifications/Experience required
- Advanced Degree in Social Sciences, Anthropology, Community Development, Environmental Sciences/ Management or related discipline, required 10 - 15 years of professional experience in working with rural communities required, industry or public sector project experience, preferred 
- Experience implementing livelihoods, vulnerability or community development projects
- Experience with monitoring and evaluation of livelihoods, resilience or vulnerability programmes, required 
- Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to develop and maintain good relations with stakeholders, negotiation, conflict management skills required
- Proven ability to multitask, work independently, and deliver meaningful reports to senior management essential 
- Excellent and proven data management skills and attention to detail required 
- Excellent Computer and analytical skills, including excel required - - Fluency in English and Swahili (written and spoken) 

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