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4 Oct 2023

Livelihood And Economic Strengthening 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”.

Position: Livelihood and economic strengthening Officer
The Livelihood and economic Strengthening Will plan and support Direct Implementation of Gender and Economic Justice Program which target to ensure Youth and Women access to economic opportunities and rights to livelihood assets ownership.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Project Field Level implementation
To prepare project field level implementation plan, developing annual work plans and budget, ensure production of quality and timely reports for the donor and stakeholders and work with the communication team to ensure that appropriate project documentations are created;
Ensure mainstreaming of gender to ensure women (and youth) are among the main target beneficiaries of the project;
Engage and liaise with partners and stakeholders for successful implementation of the project Income Generating Activities and Enterprises Development;
Financial Inclusion
Develop and implement financial inclusion modal to program beneficiaries through
Voluntary Savings and Lending associations in communities and members of the church.

To coordinate assigned project activities, Monitoring and evaluation of the project
Provide technical training and Savings group dynamics such as Management, Record keeping, Savings operations and share-out and promotion of savings groups amongst beneficiary groups;
Mobilize communities to attend and actively participate in project meetings and trainings;
Establish relationships with existing community-level structures including government;
Compile monthly field reports on Financial inclusion achievements and risks;  Assist with data collection/verification and monitoring.
Raise awareness about and sensitize communities and Local church on engagement in Project implementation;
Carry out regular visits to the communities to monitor progress and resolve issues in a timely manner;
Contribute to the documenting and dissemination of lessons learned and success stories
Strengthening farmer’s organization.
Contribute to improved service delivery to farmers by cooperatives in collaboration with Districts and Regional Cooperative Officers.
Organizing and coaching smallholder farmer groups to develop their capacity to engage in aggregation and collective marketing
Contribute to identifying feasible value addition opportunities for beans and cassava
Coordinate the training of farmers on to the “Farming as a Business” concept and provide coaching to trainers.
Support Ward Agricultural Extension Workers in coaching farmer groups on issues related to collective marketing, including market intelligence gathering, negotiation with buyers, buyer relationship management and produce aggregation
Broker public-private arrangements for the effective utilization of public market infrastructure
4. Market linkage facilitation and nurturing
Facilitate market-driven linkages between smallholder farmers, producers, consolidators, processors, exporters and other market actors to ensure effective partnerships and collaborations on value chain development
Initiate, facilitate and nurture market linkage and business matchmaking activities for value chain actors (farmer producer groups and SMEs)
Maintain an up to date record of all verified buyers, aggregation centres and key marketing stakeholders
In collaboration with other project team members, timely collect data on volumes of produce available for collective marketing
5. Monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting
Prepare field activity reports on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis
Regular document outcome mapping journal, and annual learning program reports for sharing with Interact Africa and Tanzania Regional Office.
Constantly identify best practices and lessons emerging from the implementation of the project
6. General
Participate in the regular technical meetings and quarterly review and planning meetings.
Provide technical backstopping to other clusters on request.
Make annual budgets and plans for activities related to improving market access and sustainable trade Qualifications
Key qualifications include:

Graduate of Bachelor of Science in the field of Agriculture General, Environmental Science and Management, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics and agribusiness, Rural Development, Economics ii. Background in agriculture, agricultural economics, agribusiness, business, economics, public policy, finance, law or other relevant background;
Fresh graduate in the Field of agriculture, Environmental Management
Proven track record in successful implementation and delivery of technical assignments; proof of Managerial /Supervisory/ and Team Leadership experience will be a plus.
Prior experiences in Food security and Income Generating Activities projects/programs is highly preferred
Post: Nutrition Officer
The incumbent will focus on implementation of the Malnutrition Impacts Reduction Project in

Kigoma Region. He will lead the team and partners including direct support of the Local Government Authorities to effectively deliver the nutrition support to growing children in Kigoma Region.

Provide technical leadership, capacity development, and supervision to CHMT and health workers on child health, nutrition, and immunization activities
Assist in the assessment of clinical training needs of the region and in the design and implementation of appropriate measures to address those needs
Work with the District nutrition officer to develop, and support a pool of mentors and trainers on MYICAN, and growth monitoring.
Work with district trainers and mentors to offer on-the-job training and mentorship to healthcare workers on IMCI, ETAT, IMAM, MYICAN, and growth monitoring, services based on nationally proven approaches
Work with the M&E team to monitor the monthly performance of child health and nutrition interventions
Facilitate and Coordinate Village Nutrition Day in all villages participating in the Project
Develop and facilitate the implementation of a quality assurance model at the regional, district and facility level
Identify and disseminate best practices and new technical strategies and approaches in areas of expertise.
Ensure implementation of evidence-based nutrition training materials and standards, supervisory systems and other approaches.
Provide technical oversight and ensure appropriate support and preparation for training activities
Provide technical support to program staff to create a linkage between Community Health Workers (CHW) and health facility staff in the program areas and create sustainable nutritional services delivery in the Project area.
Perform other duties as directed by the senior staff

Required Qualifications
Advanced degree/or Advanced diploma in Nutrition/Rural Development

Experience in Child Health and Nutrition programmes.
Be an excellent classroom and clinical trainer with at least two years’ experience in clinical training on, IMCI, ETAT, IMAM, MYICAN •Experience working in the private sector/NGOs • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing capacity-building programs for improving service delivery.
Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in service delivery programs and technical staff in the areas of Child Health, Nutrition, and performance and quality
Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to multi-task • Self -management is necessary (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability). • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence.
Be cooperative, competent, hardworking, flexible and dependable.

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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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