CARE is an international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and world hunger by working alongside women and girls.
Gender Officer Job Vacancies at CARE – (3) positions
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice and places a particular emphasis on women and girls, their dignity and empowerment to lead their communities out of poverty. CARE began working in Tanzania since April 1994, in response to the crisis in Rwanda and the subsequent influx of refugees into the Kagera Region of North-western Tanzania. Over the subsequent years, CARE Tanzania developed innovative education, health, microfinance, and environmental programs across most regions of the country. In Tanzania CARE works with the Government both in mainland and Zanzibar and other stakeholders to transform communities and ensure financial inclusion and independence, health and nutrition, climate-smart development resilience, especially for women and girls.
CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit a self-motivated, results driven, dynamic, suitably qualified, competent and dedicated Tanzanian to fill three (3) positions: –
POSITION TITLE: Gender Officer
REPORTS TO: Gender and VSLA Coordinator
The Project Officer- Gender (PO-Gender) will be responsible for project implementation and coordination for ensuring the accomplishment of the objectives under his/her responsibility. The PO-Gender under the supervision and guidance from Gender and VSLA Coordinator will take a lead on execution of core activities to achieve the project objectives that include empowering young women in leadership roles and promoting gender equality. The PO-Gender expected to have experience on stakeholders’ engagement including working closely with local government authorities and focal points at Ministry level, and capacity to establish/maintains effective working relationships with key stakeholders, government, donors, and NGOs working around the same project thematic areas. Facilitate the required sector strengthening objectives and to ensure that Human Rights Based Approach is embedded in all programme work. In consultation with the Supervisor, the Project officer-Gender for YWLP will ensure that financial compliance is maintained as per CARE Tanzania financial policy and Grant agreements.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
- Coordinate and ensure implementation of minimum standards on gender mainstreaming.
- Support in implementing gender components of projects/program.
- Ensure that program activities are carried out with cultural sensitivity while promoting gender equality.
- Works with Project Supervisor to identify a cohort of women, facilitate training and provide mentorship and ensure participant are linked to suitable mentors for growth and leadership transformation.
- Organizing and carrying out advocacy and campaigns for gender equality and equity.
- Contribute and share knowledge, information, best practices, and lessons learnt on gender equality in leadership and decision making.
- Support and enable mentees to communicate with their mentor and provide necessary information to participants for better mentoring process.
- Review project gender equality outcome results achievements against indicator targets with a view to strengthening reporting, planning, implementation as well as decision making.
- Keep up to date project gender related data and reports for reference by the program team as well as other stakeholders.
- Act as bridging between mentor and coaching and participants as well to support conducive environment for better mentoring and coaching.
- Organize and coordinate training on Personal Development, leadership skills, address self-esteem, selfawareness, time management, stress management, and emotional intelligence and gender equality mainstreaming minimum standard.
- Work with Supervisor to identify and organize networks, forums where participants can connect with other young women leaders and professionals for capacity building, exchange ideas, and establish valuable connections within the leadership community.
- Identify priorities for advocacy and policy actions to be implemented by the Program throughout its programming stages.
- Spearhead gender policy and regulations monitoring and analysis in collaboration with other stakeholders and identify key policy recommendations and design appropriate messages for policy makers and stakeholders.
- Support Program Quality and MEEL unit in monitoring and measurement of the progress and impact on gender equality.
- Organize, assist with management of project’s funds and ensures efficient utilization of funds for maximum impact.
- In collaboration with finance staff contributes to preparation of annual budgets based on project initiative’s proposal and ensures compliance with donor requirements.
- Ensure adherence to CARE’s financial and administration (including property and procurement) policies and procedures.
- Create understanding among Project Initiative partners on the financial and procurement procedures, regulations and the respective donor requirements, and monitors compliance.
- Manage project’s funds and ensures efficient utilization of funds for maximum impact.
- In collaboration with Project Coordinator and finance, conduct Budget Variance Analysis (BVAs) to monitor burn rates and red flags and make adjustments in implementation or budget re-alignments when needed.
- Collaborate with finance personnel and other relevant staff (to produce quality, accurate and timely financial reports per donor requirements.
- Create enabling environment for smooth Internal and External Audit(s) and monitor and facilitate responsiveness to audit findings and recommendations.
- Monitor contractual requirements for fund acquisitions and expenditure reporting.
- Ensure effective close-out of project contract per CARE Tanzania’s policy procedures using Project Closeout Checklist.
- In support from MEEL and Program Quality unit, develop and implement the project’s progress monitoring protocols for tracking project performance and decision making.
- Support in developing MEEL system to measure achievement relevant project indicators.
- In collaboration with MEEL unit, coordinates the implementation of project baseline and final evaluation including collection of baseline and periodic data for tracking project performance and decision making.
- Ensuring the provision of quality data on a timely basis for internal project management and external reporting purposes.
- Contribute to dissemination of good practice and lessons from the organization’s work and promote experience sharing and learning in the organization and among stakeholders in collaboration with Communication Team.
- Organize and conduct reflective learning forums (meetings, workshops, etc).
- Establishes and maintains communication mechanisms with government, mentors(coachers) and other stakeholders to enhance project achievement.
- Maintains ongoing communication with project’s stakeholders regarding project progress and challenges under supervision of Project Supervision.
- Strengthening and maintaining relations with relevant government line ministries and other WLO/WRO in Tanzania
- Link project stakeholders with regional and international processes related women voice and leadership.
- Shares good practices with other actors in country and internationally.
- Promote Gender Equality
- Perform Other Duties as Assigned by the supervisor.
- Degree in Social Science/Sustainable Development/Gender and development
- Extensive gender-related training experience, including training local personnel in gender equality and related field with four years of relevant experience at the national or international level in the field of gender related projects.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
- Minimum 4 years of work experience in gender work with an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO)
- Strong experience in strategic planning and policy analysis and formulation
- Strong experience in working with private sector development.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and roll-out gender transformative approaches to partner organizations.
- Experience in capacity building and training in gender mainstreaming and gender transformation.
- Experience in developing and oversee gender equality, GBV initiatives and integration GBV and protection measures into programming.
- Experience in analysis and assessment related to application of gender and youth marker.
- Experience in building capacity of partners for gender equality integration amongst power holders at various levels.
- Experience in training gender minimum standards in support of gender equality integration/mainstreaming
- Experience in engaging men and boys to promote gender equality.
- Experience in capacity building of associations and champion individuals for policy advocacy and lobbying at national level and partnership building.
- Excellent understanding of gender issues and evidence generation for local and national level policy influence good understanding of gender and youth mainstreaming
- Ability to provide technical assistance in gender, women voice, and leadership.
- Highly conversant Gender Equality and women empowerment
- An approach to mirror our core values: commitment, accountability, respect, effectiveness, and diversity.
- Ability to work and communicate with a range of stakeholders including policymakers and government officials, NGOs, the media, community representatives, service providers,
- Strong skills in developing success stories with gender and youth lenses.
- Ability to thrive in team environments, with a strong understanding of diversity and other cultures.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a fluent writing style and good knowledge and practical
use of both English and Kiswahili
MODE OF APPLICATIONS:
Only a letter of application and updated CV including names of at least 3 reputable referees from previous jobs (preferable line Managers) with reliable contacts should be sent by email to Human Resources Department TZAHumanResourcesDepartment@care.org by CoB, 20th February 2024 at 1700hrs. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female and people with disability candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and vulnerable adults from abuse.
To apply for this job email your details to TZAHumanResourcesDepartment@care.org