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Friday, October 29, 2021

Job Position at IMA World Health, Youth Inclusion Lead – Tanzania Horticulture Activity

 


Youth Inclusion Lead – Tanzania Horticulture Activity

Longtime partner INGOs Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and IMA World Health (IMA) have founded Corus International to spearhead new collaborations and innovations across the global development, aid, public health, and private sectors that achieve transformational change and build self-reliance.

Lutheran World Relief is seeking a Youth Inclusion Lead for an upcoming USAID-funded horticulture opportunity in Tanzania. The five-year project will focus on increasing the commercialization, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of horticulture market systems in Tanzania.

Summary of the Position

The Youth Inclusion Lead will provide vision and leadership to implement youth-focused outreach project activities including preparing youth for gainful employment and entrepreneurship and expanding access to critical information. The Youth Inclusion Lead supervises the work of Regional Youth Specialists embed in project regional offices. The Youth Inclusion Lead will establish/strengthen relationships with private sector companies, farmer associations etc. 

This position based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and will report to the Chief of Party.

Actual hiring is contingent upon successful award and USAID approval. Nationals of Tanzania are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties: 

  • Provide leadership on youth-focused strategy and activities for the project.
  • Monitor Regional Youth Specialists’ performance and provide capacity strengthening support when needed.
  • Work closely with selected private business stakeholders and local government to develop their internal and external youth, livelihood, and gender programming capacities.
  • Liaise with relevant Ministry of Agriculture counterparts and key stakeholders.
  • Empower youth nationally to establish and maintain strong working relationships with local youth-led organizations, local civil society organizations, private sector companies, and other value chain stakeholders.
  • Empower youth and their communities to acquire the knowledge, skills, and resources to advocate for youth-friendly practices within the horticulture sector.
  • Establish strategy for youth in skills training (tailored to regional context) to implement and/or carry out income-generating activities (food, marketing of agricultural products, savings and credit activities, solutions/resilience to various shocks and stresses) in coordination with the technical team.
  • Coordinate with the monitoring and evaluation team to develop and implement youth responsive M&E systems and indicators across project activities.
  • Analyze regional inputs and draft contributions to the project’s quarterly, biannual, and annual reports by highlighting successes, challenges, lessons learned and opportunities in youth programming within the project.
  • Ensure visibility of youth-related project results, achievement and lessons learned through presentations at conferences and workshops and/or by publishing articles through professional journals.

Qualifications:

The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes: 

  • Postgraduate degree in international development, agriculture, or relevant field with a minimum of seven years of demonstrated experience in youth-led economic growth and livelihoods programming on donor-funded international projects (such as USAID, EU, FCDO, etc.)
  • Competent in designing portable skills curricula and facilitation of capacity building workshops for community, private companies, and public sector engagement.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili in oral and written communication. 
  • Advanced skills in MS Packages, and experienced in monitoring, evaluation, and adaptive management.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of USAID Youth in Development Policy and Positive Youth Development frameworks preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge in youth entrepreneur regional experience and experience in the Tanzanian country context strongly preferred.
  • Ability to travel within the country as needed. 
  • Willingness to support Lutheran World Relief's mission. 

Interested candidates should include the following components in their application:

a) Latest curriculum vitae 

b) Contact information of three references. 

Application procedure

Complete applications containing elements a) through b) should be submitted as attachments to an email to: tzrecruitment@imaworldhealth.org 

The subject line should read: “Youth Inclusion Lead”

Deadline for the submission is on November 16th, 2021, by 5pm Tanzania time.

Applicants who do not follow application instructions will be rejected. ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.