Wednesday, 16 February 2022

New Job Vacancy at Girl Effect Tanzania - Country & Programme Lead

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Country & Programme Lead
at Girl Effect (View all jobs)
Who we are
Started by the Nike Foundation over 15 years ago, we are experts in media, mobile, branding and international development; a unique mix of skills that we use to solve global problems in a different way. We create branded content and Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) for young people in ways that they love, inspiring and equipping the to make different choices. We deliver our programmes through the media and mobile technologies that youth and their families use every day - from WhatsApp chatbots that provide virtual support 24/7, to TV talk shows that explore sensitive issues and tackle taboos.

Context of the role

Girl Effect is looking for a dynamic leader to bring vision, ambition and consistent quality to Girl Effect’s work in Tanzania, managing our team in Dar es Salaam as they deliver life-changing sexual health and economic empowerment programmes to adolescent girls and young women under the Tujibebe brand. Combining years of experience in senior roles with an entrepreneurial drive to innovate, our Tanzania Lead will be an ambassador for the organisation, forging strategic partnerships with donors, the government and local communities to propel the organisation forward.

What you will do
  • Strategy Development: combine local and global inputs to craft a compelling long-term strategy for Girl Effect in Tanzania, positioning Tujibebe as the most compelling brand for young people in the country and the gateway to create positive change for future generations
  • Partnership Management: strengthen existing and forge new partnerships with government and key stakeholders in both the development and commercial sectors, ensuring we have the necessary buy-in and support to deliver on our strategy while keeping abreast of changes in national and global policy
  • Programme Design: draw on global tools and expertise to lead the design of innovative programmes, especially in the areas of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Economic Empowerment (EE), responding to new opportunities as they emerge (through RFPs, for example) as well as proactively designing new programmes in response to changing needs (eg. designing new programmes to
  • respond to the Covid pandemic) Programme Management: work with the local and global programme team to ensure the delivery of programme commitments, on time and in budget, with maximum impact, efficiency and cost-effectiveness
  • Donor Engagement: identify future fundraising opportunities and develop new proactive and reactive proposals with a view to maximising income
  • Team Management: Lead the Tanzanian office and manage the local programme team (which includes a core programme team as well as individuals who look after gender expertise, safeguarding and youth participation)

Who you are

  • Leadership: we’re looking for an experienced leader who is able to build, coach and inspire a high-performing team from different backgrounds across multiple time-zones and regions
  • Strategic thinking: we need a strategic thinker that is able to go beyond the obvious to spot and take advantage of immediate and long-term opportunities in ways that positions our organisation as a credible partner, innovator and leader
  • Partnership builder: we need someone who is able to identify and create alignments between organisations and with government stakeholders, developing mutually beneficial partnerships Communication skills: you need to be able to collaborate with teams to craft proposals and reports for potential donors and represent the organisation at high-profile speaking events
  • Mission alignment: we are looking for someone with a commitment to empowering adolescent girls; someone who believes in a girl’s right to take control of her health and her body, to pursue a livelihood of her own choice, to have a family when she’s ready, to make decisions for herself and her children
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Work experience and education:
  • You have executive leadership experience, ideally at Country Manager level
  • You’re fluent in Kiswahili and English, and are confident writing detailed reports and proposals in both
  • You have a Masters Degree, MBA or more than 10 years of relevant professional experience
  • You have an extensive network of contacts and strong relationships within Tanzania’s private and
  • public sectors
  • Ideally, you have experience managing significant annual budgets (in the region of at least $500,000
  • to $1 million)
  • You have experience in one or more of the following areas: Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) and/or Media for Development (M4D), Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in particular
  • Information Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D)
  • Experience working on programmes that have used Human-Centred Design, Participatory Design or Lean Innovation approaches would also be a bonus
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What else you should know
As we continue to scale and grow - we are hugely ambitious for our future and we are looking for people who are driven to change the world for girls.

Our teams are a diverse mix across sectors (non-profit and commercial) and specialisms (from Brand and Creative through to Gender and Insight). You’ll learn and grow in an environment that will challenge you to think and work with a fresh perspective. In turn, you can expect to work somewhere where you will be stretched and developed in your role, a place where you can build your career and work with talented, engaged people committed to our cause.

Girl Effect is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We are committed to building an organization that is increasingly representative of the communities that we serve. To this end, due regard will be paid to recruiting candidates with diverse professional, academic and cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all those we work with and for, especially children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment, uphold standards in our safeguarding policy and our code of conduct. In particular:
  • To take reasonable steps to prevent any harm caused by Girl Effect
  • To report any safeguarding concerns through the reporting pathways
This role is being recruited as a 12 month fixed term contract.
Deadline to Apply: Monday 28th February 2022. 

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