4 Oct 2022

Social Economic Empowerment Officer at SHDEPHA+Kahama

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Job Description


SHDEPHA+ is an acronym for Service, Health, and Development for People living with HIV/AIDS. It is a national non-governmental organization, registered on 21 November 1994 with registration number SO 8216. SHDEPHA+ originated from the initiatives of fifteen people living with HIV/AIDS whose goal was to create a network and to mobilize resources to help people living with HIV/AIDS and to fight the spread of the disease. Although originally focusing on people living with HIV/AIDS, over the years SHDEPHA+ has expanded beyond HIV/AIDS and related issues to other development interventions and now covers both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS with over 65 branches countrywide. Each branch of SHDEPHA+ works independently, developing, managing and implementing its own projects; though all branches share one constitution and registration.

SHDEPHA+ In partnership with FHI360, is implementing a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project is dedicated to achieve and maintain HIV epidemic control. The project provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery (DSD) to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. EpiC will be implementing an HIV service delivery project among key and priority populations, adolescent girls, and young women (AGYW) which aims to reduce HIV infections in pursuit of reaching 95-95-95 goals. To achieve this goal, the program will support targeted prevention and case finding strategies at community level among the targeted populations.

To facilitate smooth implementation of this project, SHDEPHA+ wishes to recruit qualified, experienced, motivated and dynamic individuals in the following positions available;

Job Title: Social Economic Empowerment Officer (SEEO) – (1 Position)

Job location: Msalala Dc
Reporting to: Project Manager
Duration: 1year/ renewable
Salary: Attractive package

Key responsibilities

  • Work closely with Program Manager to ensure overall planned project activities are implemented timely and outcome focused.
  • Work closely with Project Manager to ensure Empowerment Workers are accountable in the manner that ensures all deliverables are delivered to savings groups with efficiency and timely.
  • Work closely with empowerment workers to link AGYWs to microfinance institutions for financial literacy training and organize income generating activities (IGAs) and savings groups
  • Writing reports for every activity and share with Project Manager timely
  • Review data report and provide guidance.
  • Reviewing and sharing reports written by Empowerment workers and share to Project manager
  • Ensure roll out of BCC training to AGYWs before joining savings groups
  • Ensure Government authorities’ engagement in the project and sharing with them some reports as per directives and MoU signed.
  • Ensure timely preparation of financial retirement with all necessary source of evidence to be shared with
  • Accountant with focus on every incurred expense during project implementation
  • Other responsibilities as will be assigned for the betterment of the EpiC project and SHDEPHA+ as well.Required qualifications:
  • Degree in Social work, Sociology, Community Development and other related degree programs from recognized institutions.

Required skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Community Development, Health system and other related degree programs from recognized institutions with 3 years’ experience in provision of PEPFAR DREAMS services to AGYWs at community level.
  • Experience in Economic strengthening activities especially to AGYWs aged 15-24 years; familiarity with evidenced-based strategies for reducing their vulnerability and providing targeted services; familiarity with the PEPFAR DREAMS package of services.
  • Knowledge of health and development programs in Tanzania including the national Youth guidelines, standards and protocols.
  • Familiarity with Tanzania public health sector at multiple levels; experience working with GoT stakeholders.
  • Experience in programs serving KVP and AGYWs. Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and sound understanding of the needs of vulnerable youth.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • Well-developed computer skills i.e., word, excel, internet, and power point.

JOB APPLICATION PROCEDURE

SHDEPHA+ is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of Age, race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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Method of Application

All applications are to be lodged through email: [email protected]

All candidates are required to mention the ‘Position Title’ on the subject line of the e-mail. All applicants MUST attach cover letter and their updated Curriculum Vitae with certified copies of academic certificates as supporting documents to their applications. All applications should be submitted not later than 16:00 HRS on Monday, 10th October 2022 For more information, kindly visit our website: www.shdephakahama.org







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