Women Fund Tanzania – “Empowering Local Women Heroes” (WFT) is a registered local NGO based in Dar Es Salaam. (WFT work towards promotion of women’s rights and gender equality agenda through grant making, capacity enhancement, resource mobilization, strategic alliance building for collective organizing, voice and strengthened women’s movement in the country. Its vision is to see a Tanzanian society where women and girls realize their full potential and engage fully in the transformation of their communities in order to achieve empowerment and social justice and its mission is to contribute to the building of a strong women’s movement in Tanzania.
We are looking for a dynamic, passionate, and innovative professional with knowledge, skills and experience in women/children rights protection to support field-based implementation of “Support for implementation Fund for the Tanzania National Plan of Action (NPA) to End Violence Against Women and Children” Project. A three-year undertaking to roll out an intermediary role that seeks to support the implementation of the National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children (NPA EVAWC) in Shinyanga.
The position will play key role in ensuring delivery of WFT mandate through supporting NPA-EVAWC implementing actors/partners on site in Shinyanga pilot district and communities through strengthened mobilization, coordination, collaboration and grant making to support implementation initiatives, partnering with research institutions for action led research for documenting implementation processes, knowledge generation and validation of evidence based interventions that work based on the INSPIRE strategies for replication and upscaling.
The incumbent will be expected to:
Support project implementation on site and coordination of project activities to ensure key project deliverables are realised
Ensure supportive bridging of key stakeholders in Shinyanga through implementation of broad base inclusive stakeholders’ engagement and collaboration strategy
Support policy analysis and interpretation in the local level context to support evidence-based interventions and practices
Maintaining project field budget and tracking expenditures/transactions
Support building of broad base collaboration strategies and mechanisms to enhance implementation of the NPA EVAWC in Shinyanga
In collaboration and support from senior project officer children’s rights facilitate provision of technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, and communities’ entities to better understanding and operationalise NPA EVAWC and INSPIRE framework, policies, strategies, processes and best practices on child protection and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.
In consultation with senior project officer children’s rights conduct regular field visits and surveys. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
Support collection and monitoring of field results and manage knowledge generation including reporting on the use of sectoral resources. Ensure organizational standards of accountability and integrity are complied with and report on critical issues/findings.
Carry out modalities for engagement with the civil society representatives, communities and local government and follow up on recommendations for inclusive representation and engagement of community leaders in the oversight processes vis-a-vis implementation of the NPA EVAWC and the INSPIRE framework
Manage forward and backward communications linkages to ensure smooth communications between the key stakeholders, field office and HQ and Regional Authorities in Shinyanga
Key requirements (qualifications and skills)
University degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Community Development, Law or other social science field required.
A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in project planning, management and/or research in women/children rights
Strong interpersonal skills that allow for the development and maintenance of effective relations with key stakeholders in EVAWC processes including regional secretariat, Government, Ministries, Development partners and the private sector
Demonstrated experience working with different stakeholders especially in the field of children rights, women’s rights or rights-based interventions
Thorough knowledge, skills and attitudes related to children’s rights promotion and human rights- based approaches to development and transformation
Experience working in Shinyanga region will be considered an asset
o Prior experience working with child protection frameworks e.g. NPA EVAWC o Knowledge of the INSPIRE Framework and evidence-based interventions in Tanzanian settings o Good analytical skills and report writing skills o Computer literate with advanced skills
o Integrity and honesty
o Strong work ethics
o Team player with aptitude for collaborative work
If you are interested kindly apply to the advertiser.