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Business Liaison Officer (Youth Ready Project Phase III) at World Vision Tanzania

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Business Liaison Officer (Youth Ready Project Phase III)
Business Liaison Officer (Youth Ready Project Phase III) at World Vision Tanzania October, 2023
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic Of
time type Full time
job requisition id JRR25748

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:
Provide Strategic Leadership and Direction (40%)
  • Offer overall strategic guidance to the project team and partners in the context of economic empowerment.
  • Collaborate with Youth Ready (YR) and AHADI project teams to ensure the efficient implementation of economic empowerment activities in alignment with work plans, targets, budgets, and reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate the outcomes, outputs, and activities outlined in logic models, offering guidance to implementing partners, as well as national and local government authorities responsible for economic empowerment deliverables within the YR and AHADI projects.
  • Assist National Program Managers in crafting comprehensive annual and quarterly reports, focusing primarily on the economic empowerment aspects of the projects, and providing necessary details regarding project activities.
  • Support the development of annual work plans for economic empowerment interventions within the project.
End Results
  • Increased gender equitable access of marginalized adolescents to youth employment programs
  • Clear Strategic Vision: Project team and partners have a shared, clear understanding of the economic empowerment goals and strategies.
  • Effective Collaboration: Collaborative efforts with stakeholders result in well-designed and impactful economic empowerment initiatives.
  • Structured and detailed annual and quarterly reports showcasing economic and gender equality results
  • Structured Work Plans: Annual work plans for economic empowerment activities are developed and ready for implementation, ensuring efficient project execution

Promote Gender-Responsive Economic Empowerment (20%)
  • Ensure that economic empowerment initiatives are designed and implemented in a gender-responsive manner.
  • Provide essential technical support, including the creation of terms of reference, activity completion reports, and action plans that operationalize economic empowerment initiatives within the projects.
  • Lead capacity gap analyses and facilitate the strengthening of implementing partners' capacities. Conduct stakeholder meetings, training sessions, market information dissemination, and aid in the development of business plans for youth.
  • Supervise local market assessments and ensure follow-up on community action plans. Offer technical guidance to project staff, partners, and the community throughout project implementation.
  • Provide comprehensive feedback and reports to Project partners and the supervisor and WVC technical team.
  • Monitoring project progress of Finance Inclusion & Marketing related activities through field visits and meetings with partners and beneficiaries, and review of staff reports and provide constructive feedback to partners and project staff
End Results
  • Capacity gap of project staff, partners, stakeholders and CBOs identified and worked out towards enhanced capacity of actors
  • Program activities respond to results of gender-responsive market assessment

Ensure Quality Economic Development Technical Program Delivery (20%)
  • Ensure that project-targeted adolescents and youth are effectively linked to training institutes and learning opportunities, enabling them to access market information and work opportunities.
  • Implement a practical financial linkage strategy, catering to the socioeconomic status of adolescents and youth. This involves facilitating different financial linkages, such as saving groups, government programs, or connections to formal financial institutions.
End Results
  • Project team and stakeholders towards empowering women and girls economically
  • Technical resources developed to support Youth Ready and WVT in livelihoods programming for adolescents and youth
  • Increased employability and entrepreneurial skills among targeted marginalized adolescent girls and boys

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Reporting (10%)
  • Adapt in collaboration with project colleagues, the project theory of change;
  • Participate in development and implementation of the programme’s impact measurement system, including: collection of baseline and periodic data for tracking programme performance and decision making;
  • Participate in preparing and sharing of quality project progress reports as per provided timeframe and submit to the project manager.
  • Take part in annual programme review meeting to assess progress, adjust plans, and draw/disseminate lessons learned;
  • Participate in documentation of stories of transformation and lessons learned.
End Results
Quality monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning to enhance tracking project progress towards goal and influence decision-makingProject best practices, lessons learnt and success stories are documented and uploaded in Horizon and WV Central Repository via
All key project documents and information are uploaded in Horizon.

Knowledge Management and Sustainability (10%)
  • Ensuring Youth Ready scaling principles such as co-learning, cost effectiveness, inclusiveness, sustainability and scalability mainstreamed in day to day project rolling out
  • Develop technical resources such as guides, case studies, and other learning tools that pertain to economic empowerment project deliverables.
  • Ensure project documentation of successful/project best practices around adolescent and youth livelihoods, gender-responsive economic programming for adolescents and youth for publication and presentation in technical forums/seminars and opportunities for reflection within and outside the organization
End Results
  • Increased sustainability, effectiveness and sustainability
  • IP and Knowledge Management remain supported and interventions complementarity maintained towards project outcome
  • Leadership of girls and women is effected/advanced
  • Evidence data collected, analysed, shared and documented

Required Professional Experience
  • At least 5 years working experience in leading value chain, finance inclusion & marketing or at least two of the thematic areas of complex integrated project
  • Must have a clear understanding of major donors’ perspectives, requirements and standards
  • Must have proven analytical/ problem solving abilities
  • Experiences in excel management
  • Verifiable proven research experience in agricultural value chain, finance inclusion & marketing

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification
  • University degree preferably M.Sc in Livelihoods, , financial inclusion and related field of study
  • Training and knowledge in agricultural value chain, finance inclusion & marketing
  • Training in publication & developing story

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – builds good relationships with internal and external stakeholders and maintain effective collaboration with all staff
  • Excellent skill in producing quality & timely report
  • Appropriate skills and experience in the capacity building and training of staff and partners;
  • Rich experience in handling productive meeting
  • Rich experience communication
  • Good knowledge of oral and written English language

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement
Working primarily in Dar Es Salaam office, semi-regular travel locally and internationally will be required.

Physical Requirements
Travel by road, flexibility with accommodation and dietary arrangements.
Ability to partake in on-location production or live events.

Contact (within WV or outside WV)
Reason for contactWorld Vision Tanzania Programmes and Projects
World Vision Tanzania East Africa Regional Office and WV Canada
Frequency of contact
Daily, Weekly, As needed

Contact (within WV or outside WV)
Reason for contact
Youth Ready partners & stakeholders
Concerned government offices
Frequency of contact
As needed

  • Individual contributor decision-making level. Expected to make and be accountable for all decisions pertaining to value chain, financial inclusion and marketing. Including individual budgetary decisions in partnership with line management, People & Culture (HR), and Finance.

☒ Be Safe and Resilient
☒ Deliver Results
☐ Build Relationships
☒ Be Accountable
☐ Learn and Develop
☐ Improve and Innovate
☒ Partner and Collaborate
☐ Embrace Change
Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only

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