Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Project Officer at World Vision Tanzania

Job Title: Project Officer- Girls Empowerment 

Purpose of the position:
To provide technical support in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Girls Empowerment project activities. The position is based in Karatu District within Endabash and Lake Eyasi APs. The Project Officer will work and report to the AP Manager and take overall responsibility for implementation of the daily activities of the project. The PO will be technically working with Cluster Health and Nutrition specialist and Gender/Advocacy departments.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Implement project activities to ensure results are evidence based, culturally appropriate, cost-effective, and have high impact while also ensuring compliance of standards and donor regulations.
  • Liaise with potential partners in operationalizing the project and facilitate community engagement in the implementation and monitoring of project activities.
  • Ensure development of behavior change messages around Reproductive Health, VBLS, Economic Empowerment and sports for adolescents.
  • Conduct the regular monitoring of Girls empowerment project activities by documenting all project results with photos and short video clips for sharing progress and success stories with donors.
  • Work with government (District Social Welfare, Community Development, Sports and medical department) to ensure that adolescents’ girls and boys are well equipped on VBLS, Economic empowerment and SRHR including Menstrual hygiene management. water and sanitation practices using recommended project models
  • Ensure that the Girls Empowerment project interventions are well integrated to other AP interventions like education, livelihoods and sponsorship to bring greater impacts on child wellbeing.
  • Prepare regular and periodic project reports (monthly, quarterly, semiannually and Annual reports) with evidence/results based information.
  • Disseminate best practices within the organization; at community; to donors, partners and other stakeholders
  • Other duties as may be assigned by supervisors


  • Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience 
  • The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training: 
  • Minimum Qualification required: Bachelor degree required in either, Public Health, Social Welfare, Community Development, Gender, Medicine, and Nursing, Midwifery or similar fields. 
  • Experience: At least 2 years’ experience managing youth/adolescents programs addressing Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights including Menstrual Hygiene Management and Economic Empowerment or related field, knowledge in VBLS and sports/fitness for youth/adolescents is an added advantage. 

Technical Skills & Abilities (Job Requirements) 

  • Technical expertise in the components of integrated reproductive health, quality improvement, youth/adolescents health, economic empowerment and other similar aspects
  • Experience working with youth/adolescents from marginalized rural communities;
  • Have excellent facilitation skills and experience in conducting outreach activities;
  • Must have strong engagement skills;
  • Should be fun, humble and open minded;
  • Must be a good listener and trustworthy;
  • Must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with relevant stakeholders, including government officials, community leaders, and health service providers;
  • Demonstrated capacity to oversee development of work plans and report preparation;
  • Demonstrated strong cross-cultural, teamwork, and computer skills;
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with adolecents and colleagues and embrace professionalism, team work, integrity and community work ethics;
  • Must be flexible and able to work in a challenging environment with limited resources (Rural experience strongly preferred);
  • Should be willing and able to manage project equally across two implementation areas/APs;
  • Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and donors;

Other Competencies/Attributes: 

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities. 
  • Perform other duties as required. 

Working Environment / Conditions: 

  • Work environment: Office-based with travel to the field 
  • Travel: 5% Domestic/international travel is required. 
  • On call: 5% 

Application Deadline: 05-Mar-19


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