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3 New Job Vacancies at WiLDAF Tanzania January 2024 - Various Posts

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Jobs in Tanzania 2024: New Job Vacancies at Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) Tanzania 2024
Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) Tanzania Jobs 2024
About WiLDAF:
Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), is a pan African women’s rights network which is dedicated to promoting and strengthening strategies that link law and development to increase women’s participation and influence at community, national, region and international levels.

It was founded in February, 1990 in Harare Zimbabwe – following the NGO forum held within the context of the UN Decade for women- and, whose theme was “Women rights and Development: Network for Empowerment in Africa”. Since then, the organization has established chapters in 26 African countries, including Tanzania, constituting over 350 organizations and 3,000 individuals who share these objectives. WiLDAF has 20 years of experience and an excellent track record to advance women’s rights and their status in Tanzania. This is because gender equality is not only a fundamental right, but also a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

Our Focus Areas Of Intervention And Priority Programs:
  • Increased access to Justice for Women, Girls, And Other Marginalized Citizens
  • Reduced Gender Based Violence to and Violence Against Women And Children
  • Strengthened Women’s and Young Women’s Participation In Leadership And Feminist Movements.
  • Increased Access to Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights (SRHR) And Bodily Autonomy
  • Enhanced Women Economic Justice And Rights
  • Strengthened Partnership And Institutional Capacity That Is Supported By A Good Governance Framework That Is Gender Inclusive And Sustainable

Project Officer: Behavior Change and Social Norms
Project Officer: Behavior Change and Social Norms at WiLDAF January, 2024
Project Summary:
WiLDAF will continue bridging the gap between formal and informal system through legal empowerment programs so that women, girls, and other marginalized groups are able to access justice. We will promote a coordinated response, by bringing together justice providers, women civil society organizations, human rights defenders and local communities to collaborate towards gender-responsive justice. We will advocate strengthening of criminal justice to ensure effective response services for women, girls and children who are abused and discriminated against

WiLDAF will continue with advocacy work regarding amendment of discriminatory laws which infringe women’s access to justice and will continue to advocate for the review and/or enactment of gender responsive laws. This includes among others the following laws:
  • The Law of Marriage Act, 1971
  • The Customary Laws of Inheritance,1963
  • Domestic Violence Law or Comprehensive gender-based violence law
  • The Citizenship Act,
  • The Political Parties Act
  • The National Election Act
  • The Election Finance Act
Further, we will advocate for the ratification and domestication of sub-regional, regional and international human rights instruments. Some of these international instruments include among others;
  • Ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 -ILO Convention190
  • Country Program Document-CPD
  • Development of Convention against Gender Based Violence

Duties And Responsibilities
The Program Officer will assist in coordination and administer all aspects of the ongoing WiLDAF legal aid programs which will include planning, budger and controlling program activities. The position holder will support grantees on key issues among others advocacy on gender equality and legal empowerment, access to justice through paralegal work and community prevention mechanisms on gender-based violence while keeping abreast with changing legal aid knowledge and best practice. The role will also provide mentoring and guidance to programme partners.

  • Assisting in coordination of WiLDAF program activities and Capacity development of WiLDAF grantees and implementers towards achieving expected results in accordance with the annual strategic plan.
  • Assist in the formulation of WiLDAF Annual Plans including, in close collaboration with Senior Programs Manager, the budget for the Programs and ensure proper implementation.
  • Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities, outputs and results in accordance with the Strategic Plan of WiLDAF.
  • Develop new initiatives, innovative approaches to support the strategic direction of the program
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement.
  • Develop draft funding proposals for the program to ensure the continuous delivery of services.
  • Oversee the formulation of detailed annual plans, including budgets, for the Head of Programs and Programs officer.
  • Participate in monitoring program implementation progress, ensure adherence to the program annual work plan, budgets, prepare revisions (if required) and evaluate annual plan performance
  • Organize and participate in program quarterly review sessions and prepare a report to that effect.
  • In collaboration with the Capacity Development Officer develop yearly outreach program plan according to program needs and capacity development.
  • Develop draft funding proposals for the program to ensure the continuous delivery of services
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement
Grant making and grant management:
  • Ensure proper grant-making and grant management for all WiLDAF implementing partners with a special view to transparency through proper reporting and result orientation of grantees.
  • Propose to Head of Programs proposals for grant award and their rationale.
  • Closely monitor the development of costs per case, person reached with legal education.
  • Provide proposals, ideas and analysis on impact measurement of the WiLDAF interventions e.g. the costs saved by dealing with GBV cases, the benefits generated by securing property rights for women in inheritance cases etc.
  • Contribute to regular review of the WiLDAF Strategic Plan and Theory of Change and logical framework.
  • Communicate with implementing partners, clients and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program.
  • Liaise with other officers to ensure effective and efficient program delivery
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Provide quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports on the program to Head of Programs
  • Ensure that program operate within the approved budget.
  • Provide required information to have invoices generated and submitted to Head of Programs according to the established timelines
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework.
  • Report evaluation findings to Senior Programs Manager and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate.
  • Actively represent WiLDAF in programmatic forums for women’s rights, forge partnerships with like-minded organizations in order to benefit from expertise and experience available as well as to avoid duplications of efforts and funding.
  • Ensure that all program interventions are measurable and be measured against the indicators as mentioned in the WiLDAF logical framework, that all capacity development intervention contributes to increased sustainability of legal aid
  • Tanzania, measure at least OCA at start and end of capacity development interventions and ensure that WiLDAF grantees and other legal aid providers enter data in the data base, that progress is made to make use of ICT in data collection and that proper data analysis is performed by the WiLDAF.

Education Other Skills Required
  • Bachelor Degree in Law studies, Social development or legal qualification
  • Legal Knowledge that is strong understanding of local, national and international laws
  • Legal practice prior to experience in practicing law, preferably in the relevant field
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in program management
  • Demonstrated experience in program planning, monitoring and coordination of CSOs particularly those working with provision of legal aid and its stakeholder

Core Attributes and Skills:
  • Knowledge of program implementation and management
  • Knowledge of legal aid, legal education, human rights awareness creation and legal empowerment
  • Knowledge on local government structures in Tanzania
  • Creativity, strategic, innovative and analytical thinker with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Must be highly organized and able to work well with others
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills in both Kiswahili and English
  • Focus on Client centered approaches and the ability to respond to the community needs.
  • Foster teamwork and ability to work with other in setting goals and making decisions.

Accountant (Volunteer)
Accountant (Volunteer) at WiLDAF January, 2024
Job Summary
Duties And Responsibilities
  • Accountant (Volunteer) will be responsible for maintaining sound financial and accounting systems and controls for WiLDAF Tanzania. The role entails performing day to day financial accounting tasks including, processing payments, filing and document retrieval, providing data for report preparation and data input, budgeting, financial accounting and reporting of assigned grants.

Others Duties and Responsibilities will include;
  • Posting and processing journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Updating accounts receivable and issue invoices
  • Updating accounts payable and perform reconciliations
  • Assist in the processing of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines
  • Assist with reviewing of expenses, payroll records etc. as assigned
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed
  • Prepare and submit weekly/monthly reports
  • Assist senior accountants in the preparation of monthly/yearly closings
  • Assist with other accounting projects

Education Other Skills Required
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance or related field
  • Qualifications (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) is a plus but not required
  • At least one year working experience either full time or internship

Core Attributes and Skills:
The successful applicant will display the following:
  • Proven experience as a junior accountant
  • Excellent organizing abilities
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good with numbers and figures and an analytical acumen
  • Good understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and familiarity with relevant computer software (e.g. SAP)
  • Qualifications (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) is a plus but not required

Head of Finance & Operations
Head of Finance & Operations at WiLDAF January, 2024
Duties And Responsibilities
The Operational Finance Manager is involved in defining financial strategy and implementing this strategy within his/her area of responsibility. He/she supports the Finance Coordinators in implementing and adapting financial policies and is responsible for the sound budgetary and accounting management or resources

Others Duties and Responsibilities will include;
  • Conduct regular compliance reviews and risk assessments to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of operations, compliance with policies, procedures, statutory laws and the industry best practices; and provide recommendations and advice on improvements to WILDAF’s systems and procedures
  • Work with the Country Director, Senior Director of Compliance, and other WILDAF senior staff member to ensure that internal control processes and systems are adequate to minimize risks.
  • Through technical assistance and spot-checking, verifies that country programs comply with donor rules and regulations, applicable organizational policies and pertinent U.S. and host country laws.
  • Perform and documents monitoring visits to sub recipients; and work with senior management and sub grantees to implement improvements, if required.
  • Determine WILDAF’s strategic risks and make recommendations on how these should be managed
  • Serves as a member of one or more of WILDAF’s Internal Compliance Reviews teams, as needed
  • Minimizes fraud through active monitoring and close review on country offices practices and procedures and participates in the development of new internal control initiatives.
  • Update and report on the status of the implementation of audit and compliance recommendations on a regular basis
  • Lead/conduct special investigations and analytical projects
  • Develop a list of best practices for implementing and improving internal controls and orient and train staff on best practices
  • Immediately reports gross misconduct or suspected fraudulent activities to the Country Director, Senior Director of Compliance and/or Human Resources Senior Manager.
  • Any other special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.

Education Other Skills Required
  • A minimum of 5 years’ years’ professional experience serving in a Compliance function with an international Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Alternatively, a minimum of 5 years’ experience as an auditor in an audit firm with experience in auditing NGOs
  • A Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting or Finance. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Qualified accountant with an ACCA or equivalent, CIA and/or CISA qualification will be an added advantage
  • Experience working on USAID and other donor-funded projects in developing countries with a NGO or grant-related entity
  • Good understanding of internal audit including international trends and best practices
  • Demonstrative proficiency in Information Technology, particularly computer-assisted audit techniques, including the capacity to navigate financial systems like Quick books Enterprise (QBE)
  • International work experience preferred
  • Availability to travel locally and internationally
  • Ability to present high-quality reports with information effectively to senior management and project managers.

Knowledge: (functional or technical: i.e. country legislation, finance, program planning, public healthcare standards, proposal writing, human resources practices, etc.)
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common reports and agreement documents
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts as they relate to auditing and fiscal analysis to include accounting and budgetary information
  • Reasoning ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to manage several major activities simultaneously
  • Ability to travel independently in new environments
  • Sensitive to sociocultural differences in the region
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

Core Attributes and Skills:
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform Attention to detail and accuracy in data management, analysis, and reporting;
  • Cooperative, competent, hardworking, flexible, and dependable in a multi-cultural, open office situation;
  • Self-motivated and proactive with a positive attitude to work;
  • Effective communicator and team member, instilling trust and confidence;
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage several major activities simultaneously

Code of Conduct:
To uphold WiLDAF’s financial policies and procedures, staff code of conduct and values at all times during the course of your post with the organization. Acting as a role model in the course of your duties

How to Apply:
Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements are required to send their Cover letters and CVs to . People Living with Disabilities (PWDs) are highly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an assessment
Deadline for the application is 05th February, 2024.

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