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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Job Vacancy at NELICO Economic Strengthening and Livelihoods Officer (2 positions)

 



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NELICO is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges.

NELICO is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

 NELICO fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself

 This job posting summarizes the main duties of the jobs. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

 ACHIEVE Project

Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment, and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) is a five-year global effort to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants, and children. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a Pact led consortium of top global HIV/AIDS partners, including JhpiegoPalladiumNo Means No Worldwideand WI HERThese core partners are supported by a network of global and local strategic resource partners. ACHIEVE focuses on priority PEPFAR countries across Africa and the Caribbean. The ACHIEVE consortium works with USAID Missions, national governments, and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among target populations. Using best practices and expertise along with innovations, the project is addressing critical gaps to meet country-specific epidemic control goals.

ACHIEVE is a USAID’s flagship initiative to address the needs of children, young people, and breast-feeding women affected by HIV. This includes supporting local organizations in serving these populations and ultimately building their capability to receive direct U.S. government funding for programs at scale. The project leverages the full strength of its consortia and related private and public sector stakeholders to support countries attain and sustain HIV epidemic control.

In Tanzania, starting in October 2021, ACHIEVE expects to receive funding from USAID to support the Government of Tanzania (Got) to achieve its aim of controlling the HIV epidemic,

 

with a particular focus on programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women, through the DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe) program, in 54 councils across 15 regions in Tanzania. Additionally ACHIEVE Tanzania aim to strengthen local organizations and the national- and community- level social welfare systems, structures, and workforce to support and sustain OVC to access HIV-inclusive services that support their health and well-being.

ACHIEVE Tanzania program has three Strategic Objectives:

  • To strengthen the capacity of the national and community-level social welfare workforce, systems, and structures to ensure quality services for OVC, at-risk AGYW, and people living with HIV (PLHIV).
  • To build capacity of local organizations to manage and implement USAID/PEPFAR awards as prime implementing ACHIEVE Tanzania Project will support the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.
  • To deliver high quality OVC services and DREAMS interventions for AGYW 9-14
  • Percentage of HIV-positive OVC (required) and caregivers (optional) on ART, active or graduated, who are served by an OVC comprehensive program who are virally suppressed (<1000 copies/ml) (OVC_VLS)
  • Percent of OVC households which sustain or increase their economic well-being, as measured by the Family and Child Asset Assessment
  • Number of female participants in WORTH Yetu groups designed to increase access

 

We have Vacancies for the following positions.

Economic Strengthening and Livelihoods Officer (2 positions)

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervise Empowerment Workers (EWs) and National Peer
  • Recruit and train EWs in the Village Savings and Loan Groups (VSLG) model and oversee EWs establishing and supporting new groups and supporting inherited
  • Ensure that EWs provide facilitation support for VSLGs to ensure that destitute household members (lower savings levels and interest) are able to join
  • Ensure that VSLGs establish Community Resource Mobilization Committees to map community resources for social
  • Conduct overarching mapping of economic strengthening service providers in implementation
  • Work with district-level TASAF to ensure USAID ACHIEVE is aware of new expansion
  • Ensure TASAF can refer TASAF beneficiaries to USAID ACHIEVE for screening and

 

  • Roll out a Household Financial Literacy and Money Management curriculum to EWs and ensure a quality roll out to VSLG
  • Lead the creation of trade networks and learning and sharing cohorts within industry
  • Train EWs to roll out a self-assessment tool with mature groups; establish relationships with pro-poor financial
  • Serve as the lead for youth related activities including conducting an organizational youth assessment, implementation action items from the assessment, ensuring establishment and high quality support to in and out of school Teen Clubs, and ensuring delivery of youth focused
  • Provide continuous supportive supervision to EWs to ensure quality economic strengthening programming and to NPEs to ensure quality youth
  • Submit timely economic strengthening and youth updates to the Project Manager for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual, and annual
  • Document lessons learned and best practices for experience sharing and
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Project

 

Require Qualifications.

  • Education: Diploma in Business Administration, Economics, marketing. Health Sciences, Sociology, Social Work, Gender Studies, or Community Development
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in the above mentioned fields will be an added
  • Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience providing HIV testing and counseling services including at least one year experience supervising other staff, with demonstrated familiarity with MOH systems, tools and procedures for HIV testing and care
  • Able to monitor and control group’s
  • Ability to influence LGAs and the community for livelihood programs
  • Good mobilization and facilitation skills for community-based programs with adequate exposure to youth learning
  • Preference given to those who have additional experience with community-based HIV programs targeting
  • Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Excellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office package

 

 Remarks

NELICO is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

 NELICO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the NELICO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. NELICO also adheres to strict child safeguarding Policy. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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The deadline for submitting the application is 04 October 2021.

How to Apply:

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