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Nafasi ya Kazi Gender and Youth Development Officer - SVN Mbeya, Mwisho wa Kutuma Maombi ni Tarehe 25 June, 2018

Gender and Youth Development Officer - SVN
Mbeya, Tanzania

Job Description
The Gender and Youth Development Officer will be in charge of steering the gender and youth approach that cross cuts the whole IB Sunflower project. S/he will be responsible for developing and implementing the gender and youth strategies that ensure inclusion of women and youth in project and intervention design. S/he will develop the capacity of market actors to conduct Gender Based value chain analysis; support the engagement of private sector players in the gender track and build the capacity of Local Authorities to develop Gender Champions and conduct household dialogues around gender and intra-household decision making. Will work with the private sector to understand and develop the business cases for engaging with women and youth, and liaise with the market actors for the aim of identifying opportunities of engaging these groups in the businesses related to hybrid sunflower markets development.

Please note. This is a hands-on post. The applicant will be developing and implementing the work themselves – not supervising others to do it
• Provides technical leadership to design and implement comprehensive approaches to include women and youth in private sector intervention strategies, and develop pathways to hybrid sunflower market system.
• Consults with companies, business enterprises, to understand their interests and ensure that project interventions create opportunities that fit women and youth needs.
• Builds inclusive business cases to present to private sector companies in targeted sectors, highlighting the benefits of engaging with women and youth in their businesses.
• Participate in market analyses to identify the unique constraints and opportunities for women and youth in the identified market systems.
• Facilitate youth capacity building in basic market research and business skills, including how to develop and customize business plans.
• Support the development of local authorities in implementing gender work at the community level
• Assist in the identification of male champions from the project areas and provide means to model community behaviour change through their influence.
• Collect and share learnings and best practices from the project and share with market actors, Regional Authorities, Local Government Authorities, AMDT and within SNV.
• Work closely with the M&E Technical Lead to generate monitoring and analysis tools for gender and youth interventions and to collect and analyze data
• Preparing and filling reports; implementation activities reports and periodic project narrative reports.

• BA in Gender Studies or a related field (Master’s degree preferred)
• At least 5 years of work experience in gender-responsive development work, preferably in agriculture and value chain development
• Experience working with youth and young entrepreneurs
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience (minimum of 5 years) of workforce development and gender issues, including:
o Gender: knowledgeable about differences between gender in accessibility and availability of business services, trainings, access to finance, and related services.
o Mentoring and Networking for Business: This may include one-on-one, group sessions and networking opportunities for unemployed youths, entrepreneurs, or other related enterprises.
o General Business Advice: This may include providing advice and tailored knowledge to women-led businesses, including recommendations about government programmes and regulatory compliance.
o Entrepreneurship: Knowledgeable about Non-financial Business Development Services (BDS), small business finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, scaling up small ventures, and other related topics.
o Practical knowledge on Market Analysis and Gender Value Chain / Markets Systems Development and women’s economic empowerment approaches.
o Excellent facilitation and communication skills in multi-stakeholder environment
o Experience of working with local partners, including government agencies, development partners and civil society organisations.
o Experienced Trainer and facilitator
o Demonstrated experience on documentation and reporting

Additional Information
This is a full-time national role with a contract of 2.5 years renewable. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a competitive secondary benefit package.

How to apply
Please apply by clicking on the “I AM INTERESTED” tab on this page and submitting a cover letter, CV and Salary History of the last Five Years in English before the 25 of June, 2018.
Open for Tanzanians only.

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