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WE ARE HIRING A PROJECT OFFICER - ADOLESCENT ENGAGEMENT.


TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) FOR THE PROJECT OFFICER - ADOLESCENT ENGAGEMENT

1.BACKGROUND

YOUNG & ALIVE INITIATIVE

We are a community of young professionals, passionate about advancing sexual reproductive health and rights within our societies and beyond. Since 2017, we have been operating as a non-profit feminist organization registered in Tanzania by the name ‘Young and Alive Initiative (YAI)’.


Our vision is to see a society where young people have full access of all Sexual Reproductive Health information and Services and can exercise their rights. We are doing that by mobilizing adolescents and youth for solid and supportive Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights systems.


Our approach is leveraging our own talents and skills such as innovation, art and ICT to advocate, build capacity and change behaviors to ensure youth’s access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights services and information.


ABOUT THE BRIGHT PROJECT

The Building Rights for Improved Girls' Health in Tanzania (BRIGHT) Project targets all 8 councils of Tabora region and is implemented by Nutrition International (NI) in partnership with the Government of Tanzania as well as Engender Health (EH), Young and Alive Initiative (YAI). The BRIGHT project is implemented over a seven-year period and funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada (GAC).


Using youth-centered, feminist and rights-based approach, the BRIGHT project aims to integrate adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SHR), and nutrition care practices and interventions. It is designed to provide young and/or pregnant girls an integrated package of SHR and nutrition services, including family planning/contraception; gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention and protective services; adolescent friendly antenatal, postnatal and post abortion care; nutrition support and counselling and the promotion of life skills.


2. PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Project Officer-adolescent engagement under the leadership of the BRIGHT Project Director and in collaboration with other key stakeholders will be responsible for coordinating the planning and implementation of BRIGHT project activities at the council level, in collaboration with the project Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) and the Nutrition staff to deliver the project objectives.


KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

2.1 Project Develop & Planning

  • Work in close collaboration with BRIGHT SRH and nutrition officers to develop and implement monthly, quarterly, and annual activity plans. Ensure effective implementation, monitor, and provide monthly updates.

  • Establish and Support peer networks in collaboration with the council Health management Team, Provide guidance for adolescent group formulation and maintenance.

  • Design and contribute to strategies to enhance adolescents’ access to a range of key SRH and nutrition services that include family Planning/ Reproductive Health information/services, post GBV care etc.

  • Support the development/adaptation of technical tools in consultation with the project SRH and Nutrition staff and other key stakeholders at all stages of the project implementation.

  • Provide technical support and capacity building to council coordinators, district management teams, CSOs/CBOs and other partners in implementing adolescent engagement strategy .

2.2 Project Implementation & Management

  • Lead ASRH and nutrition-related adolescent mobilization and demand creation activities in the assigned councils, leveraging digital technology, music, and art skills.

  • Oversee day to day implementation of SRH and nutrition project activities in assigned councils of Tabora region.

  • Coordinate regular project progress and review meetings with council coordinators in assigned districts.

  • Oversee ASRH and nutrition related adolescent mobilization/demand creation activities in assigned councils leveraging digital technology, music, and art skills.

2.3 Project Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting

  • Collect and compile the monthly community based project proprogress reports and submit to the project leadership for further reporting.

  • Support the development of quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports as required, detailing the performance of the project in assigned councils.

  • Gather feedback from assigned councils on implementation of project strategies and provide technical support and corrective actions, when necessary.

2.4 Knowledge Management

  • Support documenting and capturing best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of the BRIGHT Project at the council level.

2.5 External Relations

  • Maintain a good working relationship with actors involved in ASRH and nutrition programs in Tabora region.

  • Additional duties and responsibilities commensurate with skills and experience may be required by the supervisor.

2.6 Supervisory Responsibility

  • Supervise three council coordinators .


3. QUALIFICATION

  • A master’s degree in social sciences, public health and/or Nutrition

  • At least 5 years of Experience on Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and/or Nutrition including supervising team of ranging from 5 to 10 staff.

  • Four years of experience working with NGOs/CSOs/FBOs in the field of public health and nutrition

  • Experience in project implementation/supervision, monitoring, and evaluation.

  • Good knowledge and understanding of ASRHR and nutrition.

  • Experience working with local government authorities including Regional and Health management councils in Tanzania.

4. LANGUAGE

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Swahili.

5. OTHER ADDITIONAL SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS

  • Team player, good communicator, and interpersonal skills, and skilled networker.

  • High organizational ability and excellent time management skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Experience in using participatory methodology in training and capacity development.

  • Good presentation skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Good basic computer and internet skills.

  • Good report writing skills.

  • Being a resident of Tabora or having knowledge of the region is an added advantage.

6. Remunerations:

Payments will be negotiated according to the agreed time of work.


Interested applicants should send the CV only to info@youngandalive.org before September 8, 2023

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