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4 Oct 2019

Gender and Youth Coordinator x6 at PACT Tanzania

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Experience : 5.0 Year(s)
No. of Position : 6
Job Opening date : 30-Sep-2019
Job closing date : 13-Oct-2019
Job Description
Location Kyela DC, MBeya CC, Muleba DC, Shinyanga MC, Kahama TC and Ushetu DC
Reporting To Cluster Technical Manager/CSO Program Manager
Pact Overview
Pact is working in partnership with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, Railway Children Africa, and Ifakara Health Institute on a five-year (2016- 2021) USAID/PEPFAR funded project to enhance the strengths of families caring for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The project, USAID Kizazi Kipya, works towards USAID’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) goal of 90-90-90, where 90 of people know their HIV status, 90 of those positive are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 90 of those receiving ART achieve viral suppression. The overall goal of the program is to improve the health and social wellbeing of OVC, young people, and their families through strategic service delivery support. 
DREAMS stands for Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe. DREAMS partnership is an ambitious effort to decrease HIV incidence in adolescent girls and young women using a multi-faceted and layered approaches in DREAMS districts. PEPFAR Tanzania in partnership with TACAIDS, National AIDS Control Program (NACP), Reproductive and Child Health Services (RCHS), UNICEF and President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) has worked closely to identify target areas, and tailored evidence-based responses to reduce vulnerability of adolescent girls in priority regions. Pact Tanzania implements the DREAMS intervention in 8 councils namely; Mbeya CC, Kyela DC, Shinyanga MC, Shinyanga DC, Msalala DC, Ushetu DC, Kahama TC and Muleba DC.
Position Purpose
The Gender and Youth Coordinator serves as an active member of the program team for the implementation of Pact’s Kizazi Kipya project. The coordinator will ensure the technical cohesion of project integration, strengthening age and gender appropriate HIV/AIDS-related and other services for improved care, health, nutrition, education, protection, live hoods and psychosocial well-being. This position will lead the implementation of DREAMS activities and any other youth HIV prevention activities in respective clusters under the USAID Kizazi Kipya project in targeted councils.
The six (6) coordinators will be seconded at the CSO offices in the councils implementing DREAMS interventions so as to closely monitor all gender and youth related intervention with most focus on monitoring the DREAMS activities i.e. in-school intervention for 9-14 girls, HIV prevention- SRH interventions for 9-17 girls and boys, vocational scholarships for 15-17 girls, Furaha parenting program for adolescents and their caregivers, gender related sessions for caregivers etc.

The Gender and Youth Coordinators must develop a close working relationship with the sub-grantees providing OVC services at the community level, LGAs, teachers, vocational centers and beneficiaries. The coordinator will be responsible for
1) DREAMS activities Management, Monitoring, and Reporting
• Lead timely enrollment of the DREAMS 10-14 AGYW and ensure verification of the existence of these enrolled girls within the DREAMS targeted schools.
• Ensure HURU teachers trainings have been conducted in all targeted schools, HURU Sessions have been conducted and attendance registers have been filled for every girl attending the session.
• Ensure distribution of materials to beneficiaries who have completed HURU sessions such as educational subsidies and reusable sanitary kits; ensure quality of materials are verified prior to distribution and proper documentation is collected from beneficiaries.
• Ensure Furaha Parenting Program has been delivered to DREAMS 10-14 girls who are/have also received HURU intervention. And ensure participation and quality delivery of the program sessions.
• Work closely with the hired chaperones supporting DREAMS girls at the vocational centers to ensure girls complete their courses and receive their business start-up kits at the completion of their courses.
• Support CSOs to ensure all DREAMS girls’ households are visited by CCWs on monthly services and receive case management services similar to other general Kizazi Kipya OVC.
• Ensure management of proper documentation of all DREAMS girls from enrollment to service delivery forms to ensure easy verification of the services provided.
• Regularly monitor project activities and use data to improve project quality and implementation; pro-actively identify implementation challenges and help to develop and implement practical solutions within a timely manner.
• Regularly monitor the AGYPREV indicator which requires layering of services for enrolled DREAMS girls (i.e. ensuring the DREAM girls get the required multiple services so as to complete a primary package of service). This will include tracking of data entry to ensure there is layering of services provided to DREAM girls.
• Submit written updates to the CSO program manager and Technical Cluster Manager for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.
• Document lessons learnt and best practices for experience sharing and replication.

2) Supervision and provision of Technical oversight to CSO- DREAMS Coordinators
• Serve as the technical point person and mentor to sub grantees on educational support, life skills, HIV prevention and reproductive health education to adolescents; prevention and response to Violence against Children (VAC) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) this requires technical expertise on evidence-based programming in these areas and experience in working on programs targeting youth.
• Co-develop work plans and action plans with sub grantees and monitor their progress and achievement towards targets.
• In close collaboration with sub grantees, provide quarterly support-supervision mentoring visits to the field to assure activities adhere to guidance and SOPs and high-quality services are reaching targeted adolescents.

3) Training and project tools dissemination
•Disseminate guidance, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other job-aids that facilitate the implementation of high quality, age appropriate and gender sensitive services to adolescents.
• Facilitate high quality trainings and cascade trainings to relevant staff at CSOs and other project stakeholders.
• Make use of the developed tools for CSOs to better track progression of youth interventions such as organized spreadsheets schedules of sexual reproductive health outreaches, etc. so that CSOs and cluster teams can help monitor activity progress.

4) Partnership and coordination
• Create community linkages for broader community engagement of youth and adolescent in the core areas of sexual reproductive health, VAC/GBV issues, livelihoods, life skills, employability etc.
• Work in partnership with regional and local government authorities as appropriate.
• Work closely with M&E staff to ensure collection and submission of high-quality data and closely monitor data to better understand progress of activities and target supportive supervision based on performance.
• Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Cluster Technical Manager.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelors or Master’s degree in public health, social work, or other related field
• At least 5 years of solid experience working in youth programming and community development;
• Knowledge in evidence based youth programming for HIV prevention;
• Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly in GBV;
• Experience of working with VETA or vocational training institutions, primary schools/formal education system, and health facilities;
• Thorough understanding of the global and national efforts around youth;
• Experience in participatory approach including community mobilization and youth engagement;
• Experience of working with teams in remote locations;
• Experience facilitating highly effective trainings with demonstrated skill transfer to participants;
Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

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