11 Mar 2024

Social Inclusion Specialist at Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries

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Job Description

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Govern­ment of the Republic of Tanzania (GoT) have entered into a partnership agree­ment in order to improve the livelihoods of rural people through an intervention focused on smallholder dairy producers.The project goal is to contribute to the transformation of the dairy value chain to improve livelihoods, increase food safety, and to mitigate the impact of the dairy sector on climate change. The development objectiveis to improve income, climate resilience and nutrition of smallholder dairy producers and their participation in a competitive and safe value chain.

The project aims to deliver on the following two interlinked development out­comes, backed with effective project management, monitoring and evaluation; (i) increased climate-smart production, productivity, and resilience of dairy smallholder production systems and; (ii) improved market access for smallhold­er farmers and reduced environmental footprint of the dairy value chain; Climate Smart Smallholder Dairy Transformation Project (C-SDTP) targeted geographical area areMbeya (Rungwe, Mbeya, Mbarali), Iringa (Mufundi, Kilolo, Iringa), Njombe (Njombe, Makete, Wanging’ombe), Tanga (Lushoto, Muheza, Korogwe, Pangani, Tanga), and Morogoro (Mvomero, Kilosa, Morogoro rural) and for Zanzibar, in Unguja (West A, West B, Central, NorthA, NorthB and South districts) and Pemba (Wete, Micheweni, Chakechake and Mkoani districts)anda total of 120,000 households representing 600,000 people, will directly benefit from the project, of which 40% of direct beneficiaries will be women and 30% are youth. The C-SDTP will be managed under the Minisrty of Livestock and Fisheries (MLF) aligned with ministries finance and planning, Vice President’s Office (VPO) and President Office-Regional Administration and Local Govern­ment (TAMISEMI) for mainland; and First Vice President Office in Zanzibar (VP1), Ministry of Finance and Planning President’s Office for Zanzibar, as well as representatives from the private sector and farmers’ organizations.

The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Office wishes to recruit suitable candidates for the following positions in the project supported with the financial contribution from IFAD

Social Inclusion Specialist

Under the general supervision of the National Project Coordinator, the Social Inclusion Specialist will perform project activities related to social inclusion – gender, youth and nutrition.

The main responsibilities of this position will be:

Advice and support the project management, other members of the PCO and field officers at all levels in the effective mainstreaming of targeting, gender/youth/People with disabilities and social inclusion in project activities.
In close collaboration with the NPCO, develop full targeting and gender strategies and fine-tune the project Social Inclusion Action Plan (SIAP) to be updated regularly.
Contribute to the preparation of the Annual Work Plans & Budget (AWPBs);
Work with each specialist in the NPCO in critically reviewing project to see how each component or subcomponent addresses gender/youth/ People with disabilities and Nutrition issues and identify opportunities for strengthening implementation from an social inclusive perspective.
Review basic project implementation processes to provide feedback and suggestions on how to achieve the best possible project outcomes with respect to targeting, youth/People with disabilities/gender equality and women’s empowerment, and nutrition.
Ensure that activities of the targeting, gender and nutrition strategies are reflected in the following:
Preparation of the AWPB;
Design and implementation of the project M&E system: ensure that baseline, mid-line and end-line have the IFAD Empowerment index surveys and nutrition surveys at baseline, MTR and completion; and regular annual monitoring reflects data and information on key social inclusion indicators (gender, youth, PWDs and nutrition);
Together with M&E and knowledge management staff, establish an M&E system that captures and analyses disaggregated data by sex, youth, disability and ensure proper capturing and monitoring of the IFAD Empowerment Index as an additional impact indicator to measure change in women’s empowerment;
Participate in the development of detailed TORs and tender documents of service providers to various project components to ensure that target groups will be able to participate effectively in all components and meet the project’s targets, including ensuring gender and women empowerment, nutrition are well reflected and supported.
Undertake regular capacity assessment on gender, youth, People with disabilities and nutrition related issues and provide capacity-building for staff at the field level, PCO, implementing partners and service providers.
Serve as a channel of communication between the project and others working on gender issues in government, implementing agencies, other development projects and IFAD.
Be familiar with gender and nutrition policies of the institutions linked to the project, including national policies and those of ministries, implementing institutions and financing agencies, including IFAD.
Establish linkages with other gender/youth/People with disabilities and nutrition programmes implemented by national, international and intergovernmental agencies.
Present evidence-based information on good practices in gender/ youth/EG/People with disabilities equality and women’s empowerment in national forums
Support introduction of GALS in the project:
Prepare and organize workshops introducing GALS mainstreaming tools at national and district levels.
Prepare and organize trainings for introduction of the GALS methodology to the LFFS facilitators and core team.
Organize Participatory Gender review workshops.
Support the project reports on targetting and social inclusion.
Academic qualifications, experience, skills, and attitudes:

Master’s degree in social sciences, gender or related discipline;

At least five years’ experience working in gender/youth/People with disabilities and social inclusion issues;

Experience in agricultural and rural development projects;

Experience in projects integrating targeting and gender considerations across components/activities and M&E;

Experience in designing and delivering training modules Some knowledge of GALS methodology is an advantage;

Working knowledge of spoken and written English;


The duration of the assignment will be for five (5) years of yearly performance- based contract, and 6 months’ probation period. The identification and hiring of the Social Inclusion Specialist will be based on competitive recruitment from seconded government staff and/or external candidates.

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Method of Application

The deadline to receive applications is March 19, 2024.Qualified candidates should submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete curriculum Vitae and copies of Certified Academic Qualification to:

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries,

P.O Box 2870


OR Email: [email protected]

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