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Position: Gender and Youth Coordinator  (6 Posts)

PACT - TANZANIA
Experience : 5.0 Year(s)
No. of Position : 6
Job Opening date : 30-Sep-2019
Job closing date : 13-Oct-2019

Job Description
Location Kyela DC, MBeya CC, Muleba DC, Shinyanga MC, Kahama TC and Ushetu DC
Reporting To Cluster Technical Manager/CSO Program Manager

Pact Overview
Pact is working in partnership with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, Railway Children Africa, and Ifakara Health Institute on a five-year (2016- 2021) USAID/PEPFAR funded project to enhance the strengths of families caring for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The project, USAID Kizazi Kipya, works towards USAID's President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) goal of 90-90-90, where 90 of people know their HIV status, 90 of those positive are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 90 of those receiving ART achieve viral suppression. The overall goal of the program is to improve the health and social wellbeing of OVC, young people, and their families through strategic service delivery support.


DREAMS stands for Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe. DREAMS partnership is an ambitious effort to decrease HIV incidence in adolescent girls and young women using a multi-faceted and layered approaches in DREAMS districts. PEPFAR Tanzania in partnership with TACAIDS, National AIDS Control Program (NACP), Reproductive and Child Health Services (RCHS), UNICEF and President's Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) has worked closely to identify target areas, and tailored evidence-based responses to reduce vulnerability of adolescent girls in priority regions. Pact Tanzania implements the DREAMS intervention in 8 councils namely; Mbeya CC, Kyela DC, Shinyanga MC, Shinyanga DC, Msalala DC, Ushetu DC, Kahama TC and Muleba DC.

Position Purpose
The Gender and Youth Coordinator serves as an active member of the program team for the implementation of Pact's Kizazi Kipya project. The coordinator will ensure the technical cohesion of project integration, strengthening age and gender appropriate HIV/AIDS-related and other services for improved care, health, nutrition, education, protection, live hoods and psychosocial well-being. This position will lead the implementation of DREAMS activities and any other youth HIV prevention activities in respective clusters under the USAID Kizazi Kipya project in targeted councils.

The six (6) coordinators will be seconded at the CSO offices in the councils implementing DREAMS interventions so as to closely monitor all gender and youth related intervention with most focus on monitoring the DREAMS activities i.e. in-school intervention for 9-14 girls, HIV prevention- SRH interventions for 9-17 girls and boys, vocational scholarships for 15-17 girls, Furaha parenting program for adolescents and their caregivers, gender related sessions for caregivers etc.


Responsibilities;
The Gender and Youth Coordinators must develop a close working relationship with the sub-grantees providing OVC services at the community level, LGAs, teachers, vocational centers and beneficiaries. The coordinator will be responsible for

1) DREAMS activities Management, Monitoring, and Reporting

  • Lead timely enrollment of the DREAMS 10-14 AGYW and ensure verification of the existence of these enrolled girls within the DREAMS targeted schools.
  • Ensure HURU teachers trainings have been conducted in all targeted schools, HURU Sessions have been conducted and attendance registers have been filled for every girl attending the session.
  • Ensure distribution of materials to beneficiaries who have completed HURU sessions such as educational subsidies and reusable sanitary kits; ensure quality of materials are verified prior to distribution and proper documentation is collected from beneficiaries.
  • Ensure Furaha Parenting Program has been delivered to DREAMS 10-14 girls who are/have also received HURU intervention. And ensure participation and quality delivery of the program sessions.
  • Work closely with the hired chaperones supporting DREAMS girls at the vocational centers to ensure girls complete their courses and receive their business start-up kits at the completion of their courses.
  • Support CSOs to ensure all DREAMS girls' households are visited by CCWs on monthly services and receive case management services similar to other general Kizazi Kipya OVC.
  • Ensure management of proper documentation of all DREAMS girls from enrollment to service delivery forms to ensure easy verification of the services provided.
  • Regularly monitor project activities and use data to improve project quality and implementation; pro-actively identify implementation challenges and help to develop and implement practical solutions within a timely manner.
  • Regularly monitor the AGYPREV indicator which requires layering of services for enrolled DREAMS girls (i.e. ensuring the DREAM girls get the required multiple services so as to complete a primary package of service). This will include tracking of data entry to ensure there is layering of services provided to DREAM girls.
  • Submit written updates to the CSO program manager and Technical Cluster Manager for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.
  • Document lessons learnt and best practices for experience sharing and replication.


2) Supervision and provision of Technical oversight to CSO- DREAMS Coordinators

  •  Serve as the technical point person and mentor to sub grantees on educational support, life skills, HIV prevention and reproductive health education to adolescents; prevention and response to Violence against Children (VAC) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) this requires technical expertise on evidence-based programming in these areas and experience in working on programs targeting youth.
  • Co-develop work plans and action plans with sub grantees and monitor their progress and achievement towards targets.
  • In close collaboration with sub grantees, provide quarterly support-supervision mentoring visits to the field to assure activities adhere to guidance and SOPs and high-quality services are reaching targeted adolescents.



3) Training and project tools dissemination

  • Disseminate guidance, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other job-aids that facilitate the implementation of high quality, age appropriate and gender sensitive services to adolescents.
  • Facilitate high quality trainings and cascade trainings to relevant staff at CSOs and other project stakeholders.
  • Make use of the developed tools for CSOs to better track progression of youth interventions such as organized spreadsheets schedules of sexual reproductive health outreaches, etc. so that CSOs and cluster teams can help monitor activity progress.


4) Partnership and coordination

  • Create community linkages for broader community engagement of youth and adolescent in the core areas of sexual reproductive health, VAC/GBV issues, livelihoods, life skills, employability etc.
  • Work in partnership with regional and local government authorities as appropriate.Work closely with M&E staff to ensure collection and submission of high-quality data and closely monitor data to better understand progress of activities and target supportive supervision based on performance.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Cluster Technical Manager.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Master's degree in public health, social work, or other related field
  •  At least 5 years of solid experience working in youth programming and community development;
  • Knowledge in evidence based youth programming for HIV prevention;
  • Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly in GBV;
  • Experience of working with VETA or vocational training institutions, primary schools/formal education system, and health facilities;
  • Thorough understanding of the global and national efforts around youth;
  • Experience in participatory approach including community mobilization and youth engagement;
  • Experience of working with teams in remote locations;
  • Experience facilitating highly effective trainings with demonstrated skill transfer to participants;

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.


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Position: Gender and Youth Officer (1 Post)

PACT - TANZANIA
Experience : 5.0 Year(s)
No. of Position : 1
Job Opening date : 30-Sep-2019
Job closing date : 13-Oct-2019

Job Description
Location Dar es Salaam
Reporting To Gender and Youth Integration Advisor

Pact Overview
Pact is working in partnership with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, Railway Children Africa, and Ifakara Health Institute on a five-year (2016- 2021) USAID/PEPFAR funded project to enhance the strengths of families caring for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The project, USAID Kizazi Kipya, works towards USAID's President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) goal of 90-90-90, where 90 of people know their HIV status, 90 of those positive are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 90 of those receiving ART achieve viral suppression. The overall goal of the program is to improve the health and social wellbeing of OVC, young people, and their families through strategic service delivery support.

DREAMS stands for Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe. DREAMS partnership is an ambitious effort to decrease HIV incidence in adolescent girls and young women using a multi-faceted and layered approaches in DREAMS districts. PEPFAR Tanzania in partnership with TACAIDS, National AIDS Control Program (NACP), Reproductive and Child Health Services (RCHS), UNICEF and President's Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) has worked closely to identify target areas, and tailored evidence-based responses to reduce vulnerability of adolescent girls in priority regions. Pact Tanzania implements the DREAMS intervention in 8 councils namely; Mbeya CC, Kyela DC, Shinyanga MC, Shinyanga DC, Msalala DC, Ushetu DC, Kahama TC and Muleba DC.

Position Purpose
The Gender and Youth Officer serves as an active member of the program team for the implementation of Pact's Kizazi Kipya project. The officer will ensure the technical cohesion of project integration, strengthening age- appropriate HIV/AIDS-related and other services for improved care, health, nutrition, education, protection, live hoods and psychosocial well-being. This position will supervise the implementations of all DREAMS activities and any other youth HIV prevention interventions in all clusters under the USAID Kizazi Kipya project in targeted councils. The officer will be positioned in Pact Dar es Salaam Office so as to oversee all DREAMS related activities in all 8 DREAMS councils and support Gender and Youth Integration Advisor with following up on other gender and youth based intervention in all Kizazi Kipya targeted councils.

Responsibilities;
The officer will be responsible for
1) DREAMS activities Management, Monitoring, and Reporting


  • Ensure close coordination of the implementation and technical quality for the project's DREAMS activities in all 8 DREAMS councils including ensuring completion of DREAMS enrollment, implementation of HURU sexual and reproductive health, distribution of HURU sanitary kits and education subsidies for in-school OVC girls and parenting interventions for caregivers of adolescents age 10-14. Also coordinate scholarships completion and startup kits provision for out of school OVC girls age 15-17.
  • Work closely with Senior M&E Officer and Cluster M&E Coordinator to regularly monitor each project activities and use data to improve project quality and implementation; pro-actively identify implementation challenges and help to develop and implement practical solutions within a timely manner.
  • Work closely with Senior M&E Officer and Cluster M&E Coordinator to regularly monitor the AGYPREV indicator which requires layering of services for enrolled DREAMS girls (i.e. ensuring the DREAMS girls get the required multiple services so as to complete a primary package of service). This will include tracking of data entry to ensure there is layering of services provided to DREAMS girls.
  • Follow up on the support provided by chaperones to DREAMS girls at the vocational centers and compile Chaperones' monthly reports provided by the Cluster Technical Managers.
  •  Submit written updates to the Gender and Youth Integration Advisor for inclusion on monthly basis and during the quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.
  • Participate in national level DREAMS partners, government, and other stakeholders to ensure coordination and attend national level DREAMS related meetings, workshops, etc.


2) Support supervision of various youth and gender approaches across the project.

  • Co-develop work plans and action plans with Gender and Youth Integration Advisor and monitor their progress and achievement towards targets.
  • Serve as support to the Gender and Youth Integration Advisor for the roll out of the HIV Prevention Interventions both in-school and out of school girls and boys age 10-14 and 15-17 such as monitoring school attendance and progression, roll out of the 3 HIV Prevention Modules for 9-14 and National ASRH curriculum for 15-17.
  • Facilitate activities to help project and CSO staff improve their own gender attitudes and beliefs and raise awareness about gender dynamics and gender based violence, and develop skills for integrating gender considerations into project activities.
  • Support coordination of the GBV/VAC Dialogue toolkit, to be adapted from evidence based approaches, for use by VSLG groups and other project platforms to facilitate community dialogues on perceptions of violence and harmful practices against women and children.
  • Work with the project Clusters TSC- Case Management & Child Protection to ensure that the case management approach is tailored to the needs of all targeted adolescents.
  •  Provide quarterly support-supervision mentoring visits to the field to assure activities adhere to guidance and SOPs and high-quality services are reaching targeted adolescents.


3) Training and project tools dissemination

  • Facilitate high quality trainings and cascade trainings to relevant staff at Cluster, CSOs and other project stakeholders.
  • Disseminate guidance, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other job-aids that facilitate the implementation of high quality, age appropriate and gender sensitive services to adolescents.
  •  Support in development of tools for better tracking of progression of youth interventions such as organized spreadsheets schedules of sexual reproductive health outreaches, etc. so CSOs and cluster teams can help monitor activity progress.


4) Cross-cutting responsibilities

  • Help to define the project learning agenda on youth and gender, including working with M&E team on defining critical data to be collected, and on analysis of data.
  • Collect the documented lessons learnt and best practices in youth and gender for experience sharing and replication.
  •  Stay up to date on state-of-the-art and evidence-based approaches in gender and youth, and work to integrate these into project activities.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Gender and Youth Integration Advisor.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Master's degree in public health, social work, or other related field
  • At least 5 years' experience in an HIV-focused field position that included gender and youth; PEPFAR experience preferred.
  • Strong technical knowledge of national and international gender guidelines and policies.
  • Strong technical knowledge of national and international youth programming guidelines and policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt policies, frameworks, and program analyses into actionable steps for implementation at community level which are appropriate for the OVC adolescents and caregivers.
  • Experience with creating strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders including local government, CSOs and community members.
  • Demonstrated experience with using M&E data for program monitoring and decision-making, and familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements.
  • Experience with PEPFAR 3.0 funded projects in Tanzania
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Kiswahili and English, including writing high quality reports.
  • Excellent training and mentorship skills in working with adult learners.
  • Creative thinker and energetic team player
  • Able and willing to travel throughout Tanzania.

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.


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Position: Logistic Assistant/Driver (1 Post)

PACT - TANZANIA
Experience : 2.0 Year(s)
No. of Position : 1
Job Opening date : 01-Oct-2019
Job closing date : 13-Oct-2019

Job Description
Location Dar es Salaam
Reporting To Administration Officer

Pact Overview
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalised discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Pact Tanzania is a field office of “Pact” an international non-governmental and non-profit making organization with its headquarters in Washington DC. Pact Tanzania exists to build local capacity to enable systematic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy and enjoy the benefit nature provides.

Position Purpose
To safely operate Pact Tanzania vehicles efficiently and to provide administrative assistance to the Pact office as needed.

Responsibilities;

  • Safely operate Pact vehicles in accordance to Tanzanian traffic laws
  • Maintain fuel, mileage and maintenance logs for the vehicles
  • Ensure that vehicles are maintained in good running order
  •  Assist with office administrative support such as photocopying, filing, binding of documents, filling, etc., as needed
  • Conduct deliveries, airport pick-ups and messenger services efficiently by taking the most direct routing.
  •  Advise staff on safe driving policy when necessary
  • Ensure the vehicle is clean and in good condition all the time
  • Assist Administration Officer on other fleet management and operations issues.
  • Act as a backup driver when there is a need of immediate driver in cluster and Dar main offices.


Preferred Qualifications

  • High School diploma/Form IV Certificate or equivalent qualification
  •  Certification from a reputable Driver's Education School
  •  Class C drivers license


Experience and Skills

  • At least two years experience as a driver/messenger, with preference for experience with USAID or other donors.
  •  Safe driving record
  • Must be well acquainted with basic knowledge on vehicle parts and be able to diagnose vehicle related faults at first place.
  • Long distance driving experience
  • Good oral communication ability.
  • Polite, easy going, ability to work with variety of different people and cultures
  • Ability to work after normal working hours to transport staff/consultants to airport and other locations.
  •  Strong language capability in both Kiswahili and English.
  •  Must be honest and demonstrate the highest degree of integrity.
  • Ability to write a work-related report.

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

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