Friday, 23 February 2018

Job Opportunity at Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), Project Officer

JOB TITLE: Project Officer-Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) (1 Post )
DURATION: 12 Months (Renewable)
LOCATION: TACAIDS Head Quarters - DAR ES SALAAM

BACKGROUND
Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) is an Independent Government Department under the Prime Minister's Office. TACAIDS main function is to co-ordinate all activities relating to the fight against HIV and AIDS as stipulated in the Act of Parliament No. 22 of 2001 (R.E 2015). Among other things, TACAIDS is coordinating implementation of Global Fund programmes for multi sectoral interventions in Mainland Tanzania.

The programme focuses on adolescent girls and young women 10-24 years who are affected by poverty. These include girls in poor households who are going to school but are at risk of dropping out as well as those who have already dropped out, lack vocational training opportunities, relevant job market skills, young mothers or are at risk of early pregnancy, marriage, HIV infection, violence, abuse and exploitation in 10 selected districts in three regions.


TACAIDS is seeking applications for suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the vacant post.

The Officer (POAGYW) will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for AGYW project within the Country Program - with a predominant focus keeping girls in school. The Officer shall prepare, execute, manage and implement a variety of technical and administrative program tasks primarily to facilitate AGYW Project implementation, project progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting in the area of designation (10 Councils).

1. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
• Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss—operational and implementation issues, recommendations.
• Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
• Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and implementing partners to assess project and to report on required action/interventions at the of program management.
• Monitor and report on the use of allocated project resources (financial, administrative), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments,
• Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders.
• Prepare regular/mandated project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of project progress.

2. Technical and operational support to program implementation
• Participate as appropriate in regular program field visits and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress.
• Provide technical support including taking appropriate action to resolve issued and/or refer to relevant officials.
• Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
• Provide technical and operational support to TACAIDS, NACP, AMREF, TASAF and Regional Secretariat counterparts, including Local Government Authorities.

3. Networking and partnership building
• Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with TACAIDS, NACP, AMREF, TASAF and Regional Secretariat counterparts and stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on adolescent girls and young women.
• Participate in appropriate Regional and Local Government Authorities annual and bi annual meetings/events on joint information sharing, best practice and lesson learnt.
• A Provide information on potential donors in the area of designation, draft and/or provide inputs for preparation of resource mobilization materials/briefs for advocacy, fund-raising and partnership development purposes.

4. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
• Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of Regional and Local Government Authorities stakeholders, in the area of AGYW.
• Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results, in the area of AGYW
• Document and report on best practices for development planning of AGYW initiatives.
• Participate as a resource person in capacity-building initiatives to enhance the competencies of provincial clients/stakeholders.

QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE 
• The applicants must have Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Sociology, Community development or related degree program.
• At least 5 years of experience implementing HIV Programs with significant emphasis on adolescents and young people.
• Expertise in behaviour change, communication, economic strengthening interventions desirable.
• Experience in working with CSOs and LGAs will be an added advantage.
• Fluency in spoken and written English, with presentation skills and competency in computer applications.

REMUNERATION 
• Attractive remuneration will be offered to a successful candidate

Deadline for Submission
If you meet criteria given above and interested in the vacancy, please send an application letter and CV combined in as one document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of two referees. Applicants from Government Institutions should pass their application through their employers. To be considered, your application must be received by 14:00 hours 9th of March 2018.

APPLICATIONS: 
All correspondences should be directed to


Executive Chairman, 
Tanzania Commission for AIDS, 
Sokoine Drive/Luthuli Road, 
P.O. Box 76987, 
DAR ES SALAAM. 
Tel: + 255 22 2122651/2125127 
Fax:+255 22 2122427 
Email: Ed@tacaids.go.tz 
NB: The application also will be found at www.tacaids.go.tz
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Source: The Guardian February 23, 2018