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4 Oct 2023

Gender and Protection Officer at African Social Protection and Development Initiatives (ASPDI)

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Job Description

Internship Vacancy announcement (Various Post)

Duty Station: Kigoma town, Kibondo and Kasulu

Starting Date: 1st November, 2023

Duration: One Year
Background of the organization.

African Social Protection and Development Initiatives is not for profit, non-partisan, NonGovernmental Organization registered in the United Republic of Tanzania under Act Na.24 of 2002 on 22rd December, 2021 with Registration number 00NGO/R/2731 with scope of operating in Tanzania mainland. The Organization team and management has undergone various organization on the job training, technical capacity building of personnel and internal administrative functions, including monitoring and evaluation and institutional funding and donor compliance to enhance their capacity on program management and financial management including improvement of management systems. The organization is also registered under various government Authorities including Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) as pay as you earn Tax payer Identification Number (TIN) 154-788-921 to ensure organizational compliances with government authorities as directed by Non-Governmental Organization Act, 2002 and its amendment.

Mission statement of the Organization

“To save life and human sufferings through strengthening community-based social protection systems” and

Vision statement of the organization

“ASPDI envisages seeing Tanzania’s communities with improved social welfare and sustainable development”.

Post: Gender and Protection Officer
The incumbent will lead the implementation of Gender and Protection Programs targeting intervention for community engagement for addressing and Prevention of the Gender Based Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Violence against Children and strengthening Child Safegurding Interventions

Key Responsibilities:

Protection: ensuring compliance with Protection and GBV standards of operation and other guidelines

Build capacity of staff programme staff and key stakeholders on protection, child protection and Gender/GBV including facilitating of key training packages in humanitarian principles, staff/partner code of conduct and safe distribution to promote dignity to the beneficiary community in alignment with the programme plan.
Providing guidance and quality assurance for implementation of Protection and Gender interventions as well as mainstreaming of protection considerations, gender analysis and approaches for achieving gender-sensitive and transformative outcomes in the programme
Support the programmes developing identifying key gender and protection indicators, defining the M&E plan and other documentation needs in relation to the protection
Establish and/or strengthen protection mechanisms in the ASPDI programme, including a proper data management system
Conduct period reviews of information on gender and protection and assess barriers/ protection risks faced by women, adolescent girls and children in food distribution to inform programme implementation
Collaborate with gender and protection actors through enhanced synergies to implement protection education, case management at food distribution points and referral of SGBV cases received to existing SGBV referral mechanisms. The Officer shall ensure that such cases are followed up to completion
Regularly informally and formally consult with beneficiaries, non-beneficiaries, Government, and other agencies to receive feedback regarding the program commitments and staff conduct.

Community & stakeholder education and dialogue for behavior change/policy enforcement
Contribute to efforts of mainstreaming protection and gender into food programs and input into advocacy efforts/agenda, through the analysis of information collected in Protection Incidents, patterns, and trends
In liaison with the ASPDI Gender and Advocacy Coordinator develop training materials and IEC packages on SGBV & child protection
Promote awareness/education on SGBV standard operating procedure (SOP) and protection minimum standards through pre-distribution food meetings
Coordinate and facilitate communities’ meetings and dialogues with stakeholders on SGBV& Child protection issues to develop action plans
Represent African Social Protection and Development Initiatives at the monthly & quarterly gender-based violence and child protection working groups to share progress, challenges, and appropriate follow-up plans.
Develop and disseminate Information and Education Communication materials on SGBV and Child protection.
Compile and submit quality reports to the Commodities Manager/ Officer as directed. Ensure that all reports are highly accurate, comprehensive, and well documented and will guarantee the credibility of the program.

Required Professional Experience
At least 3 years of experience working in child protection and gender development programming, preferably in fragile contexts. • Ability to communicate and work with beneficiary communities, government (MHA), and stakeholders at the camp level
Experience in training and community consultation is highly desired
Good understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes
Networking and collaboration skills
Experience in working with refugee programs

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification
A university degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Community development, development studies, Human Rights, or a relevant field.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications
Certificate course in IASC guidelines e.g. Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Prevention of GBV in humanitarian.
A good understanding of the International Gender mainstreaming approaches and the International protection framework for refugees and asylum seekers.
Proven track record as a staff and community trainer and capacity builder in Gender and development, prevention, and response to GBV and other harmful practices.

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Method of Application

Applications must include:

Maximum 1 page signed cover letter explaining why you consider yourself to be the best fit for the position;

A CV indicating your relevant skills and experiences;

Copies  of  relevant certificates.

Please send applications by registered mail to:

Country Director African Social Protection and Development Initiatives (ASPDI)  P.O.Box 137 Kibondo Or by email address: [email protected]

Letters and emails should clearly indicate the position you are applying for on the envelope or for emails in the Subject line. Late applications will not be considered. Only short listed applicants will be notified.

Deadlines for application: 4pm on Monday 15 October, 2023

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