Monday, 18 June 2018

Job Opportunity at SNV - Gender and Youth Development Officer

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services - empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

For more information on our operations in Kenya and SNV, visit our website:


The Inclusive Business in Sunflower Value Chain project is a 2.5 year programme funded by AMDT. The aim is to increase the sustainable income and employment of productive poor men, women and youth through increased access to services, markets and inputs enabled by structural and behavioural change triggered among the actors in the sunflower market system

Job Description

The Gender and Youth Development Officer will be in charge of steering the gender and youth approach that cross cuts the whole IB Sunflower project. S/he will be responsible for developing and implementing the gender and youth strategies that ensure inclusion of women and youth in project and intervention design. S/he will develop the capacity of market actors to conduct Gender Based value chain analysis; support the engagement of private sector players in the gender track and build the capacity of Local Authorities to develop Gender Champions and conduct household dialogues around gender and intra-household decision making. Will work with the private sector to understand and develop the business cases for engaging with women and youth, and liaise with the market actors for the aim of identifying opportunities of engaging these groups in the businesses related to hybrid sunflower markets development.

Please note. This is a hands-on post. The applicant will be developing and Implementing the work themselves - not supervising others to do it

Provides technical leadership to design and implement comprehensive approaches to include women and youth in private sector intervention strategies, and develop pathways to hybrid sunflower market system.
Consults with companies, business enterprises, to understand their interests and ensure that project interventions create opportunities that fit women and youth needs.
Builds inclusive business cases to present to private sector companies in targeted sectors, highlighting the benefits of engaging with women and youth in their businesses.
Participate in market analyses to identify the unique constraints and opportunities for women and youth in the identified market systems.
Facilitate youth capacity building in basic market research and business skills, including how to develop and customize business plans.
Support the development of local authorities in implementing gender work at the community level
Assist in the identification of male champions from the project areas and provide means to model community behaviour change through their influence.
Collect and share learnings and best practices from the project and share with market actors, Regional Authorities, Local Government Authorities, AMDT and within SNV.
Work closely with the M&E Technical Lead to generate monitoring and analysis tools for gender and youth interventions and to collect and analyze data
Preparing and filling reports; implementation activities reports and periodic project narrative reports.


BA in Gender Studies or a related field (Masters degree preferred)
At least 5 years of work experience in gender-responsive development work, preferably in agriculture and value chain development
Experience working with youth and young entrepreneurs
Demonstrated knowledge and experience (minimum of 5 years) of workforce development and gender issues, including:
Gender: knowledgeable about differences between gender in accessibility and availability of business services, trainings, access to finance, and related services.
Mentoring and Networking for Business: This may include one-on-one, group sessions and networking opportunities for unemployed youths, entrepreneurs, or other related enterprises.
General Business Advice: This may include providing advice and tailored knowledge to women-led businesses, including recommendations about government programmes and regulatory compliance.
Entrepreneurship: Knowledgeable about Non-financial Business Development Services (BDS), small business finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, scaling up small ventures, and other related topics.
Practical knowledge on Market Analysis and Gender Value Chain / Markets Systems Development and women's economic empowerment approaches.
Excellent facilitation and communication skills in multi-stakeholder environment
Experience of working with local partners, including government agencies, development partners and civil society organisations.
Experienced Trainer and facilitator
Demonstrated experience on documentation and reporting

Additional Information

This is a full-time national role with a contract of 2.5 years renewable. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a competitive secondary benefit package.

How to apply

Please apply by clicking on the 'I AM INTERESTED' tab on this page and submitting a cover letter ,CV and Salary History of the last Five Years in English before the 25 of June, 2018.

Open for Tanzanians only.

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.

Click the button below to visit the original announcement on the recruiting organization's website.