Project Coordinator (Collective Investment Agent for VSLAs) Job Vacancy at CARE

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Project Coordinator (Collective Investment Agent for VSLAs) Job Vacancy at CARE

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

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. In 2020, CARE worked in 104 countries, reaching 90 million people through more than 1,300 programs. Every single one of those 90 million people has a story of resilience, community, strength, and hope—all things that bind us together, across every corner of the globe. CARE began working in Tanzania in 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 the self-motivated, result driven, dynamic, suitably qualified, competent and dedicated Tanzanian to fill the following positions in different projects

Project Coordinators (Collective Investment Agent for VSLAs) – 3 positionsfor Her Money Her Life Project to be based in Korogwe-Tanga, Mufindi-Iringa and Rungwe-Mbeya region

ABOUT THE PROJECT

CARE Tanzania in collaboration with KAZI YETU and Tanzania Smallholder Tea Development Agency (TASHTDA) implements Her Money Her Life Project, a two years’ project in Tanga, Iringa, Njombe and Mbeya regions with the overall development objective of increasing independence and economic opportunities for women farmers to boost quality, increase quantity and diversification in Tanzania’s tea sector. It is also aiming at supporting women farmers, to acquire knowledge, access, and control of productive resources for increased productivity, income, and autonomy, to leverage the accumulated capital and revolving credit held by VSLAs. CARE will apply an innovative Collective Investment Model, whereby VSLAs will mobilize and pull together capital and utilize different platforms to incentivize women famers to invest and leverage their own capital to address key constraints, increasing market access and potential for women own agri-business. CARE’s VSLA approach is supported by Chomoka, an innovative digital platform that was launched in Tanzania in 2019.

JOB SUMMARY

The Project Coordinator (Collective Investment Agent for VSLAs) will provide technical and operational leadership and support to VSLAs groups and similar saving and groups in such a way that the farmers in the project area increase financial resilience that invest into profitable and environmentally sustainable enterprises. With an intention to support their tea value chain development by improving in processing, tools, including their post- harvest handling approaches, access to capital and saving ability. The Project Coordinatorsare expected to maintain effective working relationships with other project staff including close working relationship and capacity building to KAZI YETU officers on VSLA’s approach and collective investment innovation to help saving groups to take forward these initiatives beyond the lifetime of the project after CARE exit and all her implementing partner.

These positions will report directly to the Senior Project Manager for “Her Money Her Life” project.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Take lead role in the formation and maintenance of strong, empowered VSLA groups by providing a joined-up approach in determining viable areas for VSLAs and continually update the context analysis that governs programming.
  • Ensure formed Savings groups apply VSLA approaches-financial inclusion and collective actions and oversee, guide and provide technical support to the cluster team and partners throughout the tenure of project.
  • Play an active role in strengthening partnerships, overseeing planning, gathering and dissemination of information vital for strategic execution of the project.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation data gathering and evidence generation.
  • Promote Gender Equality and diversity in VSLAs interventions.

Project Coordinator (Collective Investment Agent for VSLAs) Job Vacancy at CARE

QUALIFICATIONS (KNOW-HOW)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Rural development or Project Planning and Management or Community development or Agriculture or any other relevant social science qualification
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in formation of saving groups whereas experience in forming VSLA and working with women and tea sector development will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in conducting training and sensitization sessions on socioeconomic activities engagement with specific emphasis on women and girls development and community wellbeing.
  • Minimum 3 years’ practical experience interacting with rural community and sharing critical agendas towards leveraging sustainable development.
  • Knowledge on community development, project planning and management, administration.
  • Good understanding of saving groups and women dynamics in the respective region particularly around; economic development, gender, land rights, sustainable livelihoods and development.
  • Ability to build a good rapport with community leaders/ heads, women and women integrated groups, to gain their trust and confidence and understand the world from their perspective (sympathize).
  • Strong partnership management skills and experience. Capable of building productive relationships with key partners in the project.
  • Ability to work and communicate with a range of stakeholders including policymakers and government officials, NGOs and community representatives.
  • Ability to thrive in team environments with a strong understanding of team diversities. Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality and participatory approach to sustainable development.
How to apply

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, 19th September 2022 at 1700hrs. To apply, please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female 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