I – Hierarchical relationship

The Equity & Inclusion Manager will report directly to the regional harm reduction coordinator responsible for the ACTOR-HR (Advocacy, Coordination, Technical assistance and Operational Research in Harm Reduction) department.

II – Global objective of the position

The Equity & Inclusion Manager will play a vital role in addressing the holistic needs of key populations (KP, also called Key Vulnerable Populations or KVP) by developing, implementing, and evaluating initiatives that encompass social, economic, psychological, and health-related aspects. This role is specifically dedicated to improving the overall well-being and quality of life for key populations. This position will require close collaboration with community-based organizations, (international) non-governmental organizations (NGOs), healthcare providers, and government agencies to develop comprehensive strategies aimed at improving the overall well-being and quality of life for KP. She/he will also advocate for policy changes that address systemic barriers for KP to access resources and services and that promote equity in health in Tanzania.

III – Tasks and responsibilities

  1. Assists the regional harm reduction coordinator in timely and quality implementation of the CUTTS Hepatitis C research project; manages specifically all activities taking place in the community, and the relations with the local implementing partners in this project.
  2. Conducts thorough needs assessments to identify the multifaceted needs of KP in social, economic, psychological, and health-related domains.
  3. Develops and implements comprehensive strategies that address the intersecting (social, economic, psychological, and health-related) needs of KP, with a focus on promoting holistic well-being and reducing disparities.
  4. Collaborates with community-based organizations, (international) non-governmental organizations (NGOs), healthcare providers, and government agencies to build partnerships and leverage resources for addressing the diverse needs of KP.
  5. Designs and implements programs and interventions aimed at enhancing social support networks, improving economic stability, promoting mental health and resilience, and increasing access to healthcare services for KP.
  6. Advocates for policy changes at the local, state, and national levels to address systemic barriers and promote equity in access to resources and opportunities for KP.
  7. Collaborates with relevant stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system to assess the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving the overall well-being and quality of life for KP. This includes conducting regular data collection, analysis, and reporting to track program outcomes, monitor progress towards goals, identify areas for improvement, and make data-driven recommendations for program enhancements and resource allocation.
  8. Prepares comprehensive reports detailing findings, recommendations, and best practices to inform program planning and decision-making.
  9. Provides training and technical assistance to staff and partners on addressing the comprehensive needs of KP, including strategies for promoting social, economic, psychological, and health-related well-being.
  10. Represent the organization in relevant community meetings, coalitions, and networks focused on addressing the holistic needs of KP.
    • Manages a team of 3 outreach workers (who on their turn supervise several peer educators): Supports the team members in the development and implementation of strategies for achieving program goals and objectives.
    • Facilitates effective communication and collaboration within the team, fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.
    • Monitors team performance and productivity and address any issues or challenges that may arise; has minimum two appraisal interviews with each team member per year
    • Supports the professional development of team members through regular feedback, coaching, and training opportunities.

IV – Requested profile

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, psychology, community development, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in public health, social services, community organizing, or related fields, with a focus on addressing the holistic needs of marginalized populations.
  • Experience working with Key Populations is highly desirable.


  • Strong understanding of social determinants of health and their impact on overall well-being, particularly within Key Populations.
  • Experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation, with a demonstrated ability to design and implement comprehensive interventions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective partnerships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care, mental health promotion, substance use treatment, and strategies for building resilience in marginalized communities.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, with a demonstrated understanding of cultural competency and humility in working with diverse populations.


  • Proactive and innovative approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and environments.
  • Passionate about advocating for the rights and well-being of Key Populations.


The monthly Gross salary is TZS 3,404,627

Medical Insurance including spouse and up to 4 children.

13th salary after completion of 1st year

Contract period:

1st July 2024 to 31st December 2024, renewable in January 2025 then renewable after each year.

Probation period:

One month


Applications should be sent to the following email address;


No later than Sunday 02/06/2024