Database Assistant
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee 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 future.


 Program: Child Protection
 Starting Date: 01 February 2021
 Supervisor: M&E Officer
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Gedaref with regular field trips to Tanetba
 Duration: 4 Months
 Closing Date: 20 Jan 2021




Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC re-registered in Sudan after leaving in 2009. The program is in start-up phase, in time for a global call for agencies to rapidly scale up in Sudan against a deteriorating humanitarian and economic situation; there are 9.3m people in need, and the new government that came to power after the ouster of al-Bashir is struggling to enact reforms while still under sanctions and recovering from 30 years of the previous regime. On Nov. 6th, the Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency in Tigray and on November 9th refugees began to arrive into East Sudan.  Since  then,  the  movement  of  Ethiopians  into  Sudan  has  dramatically  increased  with  a  daily  average  of over 1,800 refugees crossing in to Kassala and Gedaref states. As of 10th of December, 49,370 people have crossed the border into Sudan, of which an estimated 45% are children. IRC’s Needs Assessment (Nov 2020) highlighted the needs and heightened risk of violence facing women and children, including large numbers of unaccompanied children  in  inappropriate  care  arrangements. 


The IRC is launching an integrated humanitarian response in Tanetba refugee camp. IRC’s emergency programming will focus on integrated Health, WASH, women’s protection and empowerment, and child protection interventions to respond to the urgent protection needs of refugee children and their families. The IRC Child Protection program include the provision of case management services to vulnerable and at risk children and the establishment of  a Safe Healing and Learning Space (SHLS). An SHLS is a safe, caring and predictable environment where children and adolescents in conflict and crisis settings can go during the day to ensure that they are protected from violence, and are learning and doing well socially and emotionally.



The Database Assistant will report to the IRC M&E Officer and will be based in Gedaref. S/he will work together with members of the IRC Child Protection team to ensure timely, effective and high quality data collection and reporting for monitoring and evaluation purpose


 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the M&E Officer, enter the data collected by the child protection team into the database for each activity.
  • Provide technical guidance to the child protection team to ensure the quality of the data collected;
  • Contribute to the analysis of  data and the production of report on a weekly basis;
  • Provide feedback to the child protection team about the quality of the data collected, the analysis; and relevant trend, and the project implementation progress;
  • Participate in child protection training and other relevant training as required;
  • Support the child protection team in other relevant activities (administration, distribution, registration…) as required.


All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.


Key Working Relationships

  • Supervised by M&E Officer

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:



  • Academic certificate and knowledge in computing, information management system required
  • At least 1 year experience in working with protection organizations and in emergency context preferred
  • Good understanding of child protection issues, familiar with the sensitivity and confidentiality of case management information
  • Good administrative skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Works well in team, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
  • Knowledge of  English preferred
  • Excellent Computer skills




The Database Assistant will be based in Gedaref with regular field trips to Tanetba.

Policy compliance – IRC way policies

  • Ensure any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct are reported to technical coordinator or other member of IRC team. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all IRC employees, including temporary hires and consultants.
  • Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries by IRC and other humanitarian workers.



  • Ensuring confidentiality in the case of disclosures of abuse or violence, and showing respect and sensitivity to community members at all times.
  • Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.


If you are interested in the position, please submit your CV, Cover letter, work and academics certificates through SudanJob for online applications. Please include a telephone contact number and three professional references in your cover letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


For more information and to apply online us the following link:


The International Rescue Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. International Rescue Committee considers all candidates on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The IRC and IRC workers must enforce to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and implements policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


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