Gender & Youth Integration Advisor Job Dar es salaam at Empower Limited | Deadline: 22nd November, 2018

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Gender & Youth Integration Advisor
Type: Full Time
Category: Non-Profit Organisations
Location: Dar-es-Salaam
Other Categories: Social Work & Community (Volunteering) ,
Job Level: Manager

Roles and Responsibilities
The Gender & Youth Integration Advisor will serve as the project-wide gender focal person, ensuring gender is integrated into all project activities, and as the youth focal person, ensuring quality and cohesiveness of all of the project’s youth-focused interventions around health, particularly HIV prevention.

Serve as technical advisor responsible for cross-cutting gender issues across the project.
• Conduct a project-wide gender analysis to determine the state of gender inclusivity within the programme interventions and develop an implementation plan to strengthen diversified packages of services for men, women, boys, and girls.
• Develop and facilitate the implementation of a strategy to use evidence-based approaches to strengthen gender-sensitivity and gender inclusion in all project activities.
• Revise SOPs and project materials to incorporate specific actions to improve gender-sensitivity.
• 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.
• Lead the design of a gender based violence prevention 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.
• Develop and lead the implementation of initiatives to strengthen women’s and girls’ leadership opportunities across the project.
• Provide technical support to other Technical Advisors to help them ensure the quality of project gender based violence interventions, including male mobilization activities


Monitor and promote integration of various youth approaches across the project.
• Collaborate and coordinate with the Youth Empowerment Advisor (Restless Development) to develop a programme youth strategy to guide the project in ensuring that all targeted youth can access and are benefitting from the continuum of OVC/AGYW services.
• Lead the implementation and technical quality for the project’s DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe) activities including sexual and reproductive health and education subsidies for in-school OVC girls, scholarships to vocational training and start-up kits for out of school OVC girls, and parenting interventions for caregivers of adolescents.
• Collaborate with national level DREAMS partners, government, and other stakeholders to ensure coordination and attend national level DREAMS related meetings, workshops, etc.
• Work with the project Case Management & Child Protection Advisor to ensure that the case management approach is tailored to the needs of all targeted adolescents.
• Serve as the technical lead for the roll out of the “Behavior Change and Communication Curriculum for Adolescent Girls and Young Women,” gender-transformative HIV-prevention intervention aiming to reduce sexual risk-taking and intimate partner violence, for out of school OVC girls.
• Serve as the technical lead for provision of vocational scholarships and start up kits to out of school OVC, which includes identifying innovative opportunities, applying best practices to mentor youth to select courses and complete courses, etc.

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.
• Contribute to documentation and dissemination of project lessons learned in youth and gender.
• 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. Experience Requirements
• Master’s Degree or higher in international development or a related field preferred; public health and/or gender studies an advantage.
• Strong technical knowledge of national and international gender guidelines and policies.
• Strong technical knowledge of national and international youth programming guidelines and policies.
• At least eight years’ experience in an HIV-focused field position that included gender and youth; PEPFAR experience preferred.
• 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 provision of field-based mentorship and use of diverse capacity-building approaches that influence behavior change.
• 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 report writing.
• Excellent training and mentorship skills in working with adult learners.
• Creative thinker and energetic team player
• Able and willing to travel throughout Tanzania