Intern – Communications, Outreach, Advocacy and Partnerships

Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 10-Apr-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 4d 23h 10m
Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Jun-2018
Duration of Initial Contract : Three Month
Expected Duration of Assignment : Thee Month


Background

The Office of the Resident Coordinator has been empowered with the reform process as its coordination functions have grown considerably in scope with the pilot initiative. As part of the efforts to speak with One Voice, the Resident Coordinator is the main link between the UN and the Government and Co-chairs the Joint Government – UN Steering Committee. Enhanced communication between the UN and key stakeholders is also part of the reform and it is in this respect that the Resident Coordinator’s Office is seeking an innovative graphic design intern who will produce creative visual content which will be used in all methods of the RCO’s communication, both internally and externally, and support other communication functions of the office.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the UNRCO Communications Specialist the intern will be responsible for the following.
• Layout and design of information and communication materials (i.e. banners, posters, booklets, newsletters, presentations, leaflets, books, reports, calendars, bulletins, flyers, cards, e-journals, infographics, factsheets, etc.) that are produced by the UNRCO and UNCG;
• Produce creative and innovative visual content to be used in communication of and advocacy for the SDGs (mainly to youth), One UN social media accounts, the One UN website, One UN events, as well as other internal and external communication materials. This includes innovative ideas for the dissemination of the SDGs and the UN Business Plan within the One UN compound;
• Improve and edit art-work, photos, charts and other graphic elements that are used by the UN;
• Contribute innovative design ideas for visual components of UN events coordinated by UNRCO and UNCG;
• Creatively summarizing stories from Tanzanian and International media outlets for dissemination to UN agencies and development partners;
• Perform any other communications-related tasks required by the Communications Specialist, the UN Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Communications Group.


Competencies

To be considered for the position, individuals are required to meet the following criteria:
• Strong theoretical and practical background in graphic design, including the use of design software such as Adobe Design Premium, In-Design, CorelDraw, web design tools such as Dreamweaver and Flash, etc;
• Knowledge of photography and ability to edit and work with photos;
• Show a clear and mature style of design, demonstrating an understanding of the communication requirements of a UN office;
• Experience of graphic production from start to published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and colour management;
• Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms;
• Knowledge of standard software packages, including MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, etc.;
• Ability to work under tight deadlines;
• Ability and willingness to work in a multicultural environment;
• Willingness to learn from others and work well in a team environment;
• Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN’s work in Tanzania is an advantage.

Required Skills and Experience

Eligibility
UNDP may accept interns providing the following conditions are met:

Enrolment:
• Enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship (if a candidate is graduating before the internship period begins, they are no longer eligible); or
• Have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;
• Not have graduated prior to the beginning of the internship.

Skills:
• Proficiency in English and normally at least one additional UNDP working language (i.e., French or Spanish). Fluency in Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian is an asset;
• Computer literate in standard software applications;
• Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP's Statement of Purpose and to the ideals of the UN Charter; and
• Demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Conditions:
Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP.

All costs connected with an intern's participation in the Programme must be borne by:
• The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students;
• The student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.
• The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan.
Costs incurred by an intern in the discharge of his/her functions shall be reimbursed by UNDP under the same rules as costs reimbursed to staff members. Costs incurred by an intern undertaking official travel at the request of UNDP in the discharge of functions related to the internship activities shall be paid by the Organization on the same basis as costs incurred by staff members, including payment of DSA, as applicable.

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Gender and Advocacy Specialist

Reference 9234-17N17149
Location Africa - Tanzania
Town/City Singida
Application Deadline Date 23-Jan-18

JOB DESCRIPTION
Purpose of the position:
To coordinate the development of ENRICH project Gender and Advocacy strategy and oversee the implementation of the strategy. The gender specialist will be responsible for facilitating training on gender equality and Advocacy for staff and partners and for monitoring gender equality and advocacy results.
Observe mission and core values of World Vision and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide overall strategic leadership and direction to ENRICH project team on gender equality and CVA
• In consultation with ENRICH project team in World Vision Tanzania and World Vision Canada, develop a clear vision for promoting gender equality and CVA in all ENRICH project outcomes.
• Ensure the development, validation and implementation of a four year strategy for mainstreaming gender equality within ENRICH project.
• Support the development of project’s annual work plan ensuring integration of gender equality and CVA / Advocacy indicators in line with CIDA’s gender policy.
• Coordinate tracking and reporting on gender equality and Advocacy results throughout the life of the project.

2. Be responsible for promoting gender integration and CVA in ENRICH project.
• Develop and Implement a ENRICH capacity building strategy that enhances staff capacity to oversee the integration of gender equality in all of the project’s programming areas through training, learning and knowledge sharing activities.
• Work cross-functionally to identify and support capacity building opportunities for team members on gender equality and on social accountability.
• Support capacity building opportunities on gender equality and CVA for key project partners including community level opinion leaders, to equip them to support gender equality and CVA integration in all program areas.

3. Management of ENRICH Gender Working Group and CVA Team
• Convene a representative Gender Working Group to support and advise on the gender equality work in ENRICH project.
• Build Capacity and monitor CVA team plan of action development and implementation
• Facilitate regular Working Group meetings and periodically report to the ENRICH project manager.
• Manage all community groups responsible for gender equality and coordinating social accountability processes at community level in Singida (Manyoni and Ikungi) and Shinyanga (Kahama, Shinyanga rural and Kishapu).
• Participate in the WV Tanzania community of practice on Gender and CVA.

4. Coordinate Advocacy, Policy Research & Public Awareness on gender equality and gender justice.
• Profile ENRICH – MNCH leadership on gender equality, developing and sharing case-studies on innovative approaches developed within the project .
• Develop and/or support partnerships and cooperation with other organisations in Singida and Shinyanga Regions on gender equality and its impact on health and nutrition
• To promote learning and to improve / develop new approaches to the integration of gender in ENRICH project.
• Be a spokesperson for ENRICH on identified Gender and Advocacy issues.

5. Coordinate community capacity to publicly engage on nutrition governance and policy issues through Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) Approach on Health and Nutrition
• Awareness raising in the communities / CVA groups on Government Policy/ strategy on Health and Nutrition.
• Conduct regular meetings with Government on improving nutrition service delivery and evidenced based policy recommendations based on dialogue conducted.
• Engage community leaders in regular gov't meetings and advocacy campaigns.
• Facilitate policy dialogue with Government featuring women and female youth leaders.
• Facilitate context specific community platforms to engage and empower men as fathers/caregivers on nutrition issues.
• Document and share best practices resulted from CVA Approach in improving Health system and nutrition status.

Qualifications: 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: Minimum of an undergraduate degree completed in gender studies or social science
Experience: Minimum 3 years program experience in international development with a focus on women, girls and gender equality, and community mobilization
Preferred: Msc in social related fields

Technical Skills & Abilities:
• Strong technical capacity, practical experience and solid insight into program level challenges in designing and implementing gender sensitive community development programs.
• Thorough knowledge of World Vision’s approach to achieving child well-being through relief, development and advocacy.
• A good knowledge of gender and global development issues, preferably with understanding of CIDA’s approach to gender equality.
• Demonstrated experience conducting program-based gender analysis, preferably using participatory methodologies.
• Proven experience developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating advocacy / gender projects and programs.
• Proven experience in strategy development including developing gender strategies.
• Skilled trainer particularly using participatory approaches at community level.
• Flexible, self-starter, team player, attention to detail, able to work without supervision
• Able to work to deadlines and prioritise work effectively.
• Able to delegate effectively and plan and supervise the work of others.
• Able to coordinate effectively with field offices and partner organisations and promote constructive relationships.
• Humility and ability to live within the community.
• Fluent in both English and Swahili.

Working Environment / Conditions:
• Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
• Travel: 40% Domestic/international travel is required.
• On call: 15%

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Advocacy and Campaign Manager

Child Safeguarding:
Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

ROLE PURPOSE:
Advocacy and Campaign Manager will undertake advocacy work to advance Save the Children’s policy positions and influence decision-makers, both at national level and internationally. In so doing, Advocacy and Campaigns Manager will contribute directly to helping Save the Children achieve its ambitious programmatic objectives benefiting the most deprived children in Tanzania, as set out in our Country Strategic Plan 2016-18. The post holder will shape and implement Save the Children’s efforts to influence and bring about change in the awareness, attitudes, behaviours and policies related to the rights of children in Tanzania. Advocacy and Campaign Manager will be the focal point at the national level for coordinating efforts on drafting, implementation and periodic progress review of the country office advocacy strategy, in addition to providing practical support to and strengthening the capacity of thematic Technical Specialists and field-based advocacy focal points working at regional and district levels. In addition, s/he will oversee a team handling internal and external communications, including media engagement and enquiries regarding Save the Children in Tanzania. Finally, the post has management oversight of advocacy campaigns with a special focus on Save the Children’s campaign on ending child marriage, as well as the issues of exclusion and discrimination, inequality and the removal of critical barriers to survival and learning for millions of excluded children. He/she will develop monitoring and measurement systems for the campaign, including case studies, reports and results of the advocacy efforts in Tanzania.  The position also includes fundraising and resource development for advocacy and campaign activities.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Country Director
Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania (starting in Zanzibar) since 1986.  It is implementing projects and programmes according to a new strategic plan period (2016-2018), with over $14 million projected spend in 2017.  The advocacy work at Save the Children in Tanzania is a strong component of the Programme Development and Quality Team, but is implemented through Programme Operations in the field offices and through projects.
taff directly reporting to this post: none
Key staff engaging directly with this post: Thematic Technical Specialists (Health, Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance); field-based Programme Managers/Officers and Area Programme Managers

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Advocacy
Identify policy and practice change that will promote and protect the rights of children.
In collaboration with thematic Technical Specialists (TS), define key advocacy opportunities and targets at national and regional levels.
Develop and lead the implementation of an advocacy strategy to guide Save the Children’s work in Tanzania, working closely with thematic TS and other Programme Development & Quality (PDQ) team members to encompass issues such as (but not limited to) rights violations, investment in children, access to quality healthcare, emergency response and humanitarian access, child protection, education (including in emergency situations), as well as long-term needs of affected populations, and addressing a wide range of audiences.
In collaboration with CRG and other thematic Technical Specialists ensure that voices of children form the basis of Save the Children’s advocacy strategy.
Identify and measure indicators for assessing the impact of Save the Children’s advocacy work in Tanzania under the approved advocacy strategy.
Ensure that all advocacy messages, documents and the advocacy strategy are evidence-based drawn from field experience and assessments.
Ensure that all staff in the country programme are aware of and properly understand the approved advocacy strategy and can actively contribute towards its objectives.
Provide direct technical support and guidance to field-based advocacy focal points in Shinyanga, Dodoma, Songwe and Zanzibar.
Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way that reflects Save the Children's commitment to safeguarding children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
Ensure that the Save the Children Tanzania Country Annual Plan and reports have clear advocacy objectives, based on the country’s advocacy strategy.
Draft and support the production of advocacy material to be used at national, regional, pan African and international levels.
Support the Tanzania Senior Management Team in high-level advocacy work towards national government line ministries, key UN agencies, donors and other agencies.
Undertake a range of lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of Save the Children’s policy recommendations.
Keep a watching brief on policy makers and other key players in relation to children’s health, protection and education issues and identify opportunities to raise awareness and influence policy change.
Build alliances and partnerships with other NGOs in country to influence other organisations/coalitions and undertake coordinated policy driven advocacy, including the one related to pan African and global human rights treaties (UNCRC, ACERWC, UPR).
Contribute to international advocacy strategies and work, within Save the Children and externally if approved by the Tanzania Country Director and regional and head office/s of SCI.
Contribute to the development of proposals and ensure that all Save the Children projects have a clearly developed and fully costed advocacy component.
Develop and maintain a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society, academia and the media.
Represent Save the Children at various policy forums and advocacy opportunities at national, regional and international levels.
Support the PDQ Team in the Country Annual Planning process for technical programme inputs for advocacy and changing key policies, attitudes and behaviours to support child rights as per the country office strategic plan and global campaign.
Actively participate in relevant internal meetings such as Programme Review Meetings, Weekly PDQ team meetings and/or Field Office meetings, as required.  Participate in any donor visit to project(s) linked to advocacy and campaigning.  

Campaigns
Ensure maximum visibility of Tanzania CO campaign/s within Save the Children and externally.
Facilitate and lead the development and implementation of an overall advocacy and campaign strategy in Save the Children Tanzania within the framework of the global campaign.
Develop communication and campaigning approaches and materials appropriate for the campaign; develop public communication messages, such as press release and policy positions statements appropriate for the campaign; support field-based area programme managers and other programme staff in field locations to mainstream the campaign plan into their programmes at the local level and to ensure a link between local and national advocacy and policy work on the campaign.

Communications and Media
Ensure that the Tanzania country programme achieves the global organisational Essential Standards for Communications and Media:
Communications and media opportunities are identified and responded to in order to ensure that Save the Children is a credible source for the media, partners, donors, governments, communities, children and Save the Children staff.
A Communications and Media Plan is in place and aligned to the:
a) principles in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (particularly our role in speaking out for and with children)
b) global internal communications plan and global media plan
c) Country Strategic Plan 2016-18
Measures are in place to produce accurate, high quality, user-friendly, child-centred communications and media work.
Communications and media work are built into annual planning including proposal development and incorporate ways to allocate resources and build capacity (case studies, leaflets, factsheets, promotion materials, press releases, media packs, social media, videos, photos, reports, summary reports, sitreps, news)
Train key senior staff on communications and media and support the Country Director and other senior managers in their roles as the Save the Children Tanzania designated spokespersons.
Draft media briefings, talking points, Q&As, press releases and media statements based on the advocacy priorities identified.
Work with the Technical Specialists to ensure the collection and documentation of interesting case studies, success stories, lessons learnt from field-based programmes in all locations and sectors, for use in advocacy and media work and for quality reporting purposes.
Ensure that any action undertaken to implement communications or media work in country is compliant with Save the Children’s global communications and branding standards and has been duly approved by the Save the Children Tanzania Country Director.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
Develop and track indicators for advocacy and campaigning, especially those aligned with Global Indicators.
Ensure regular monitoring and reporting on the progress of the campaign as per Save the Children requirements and approved plan, including sharing of case studies, special events and press releases.
Ensure development of key messages and delivery of advocacy for child protection, child rights, health, nutrition and education.

Resource Mobilisation
Identify and research information on new funding opportunities from bilateral, multi-lateral, and other institutional donors for advocacy and to support the global campaign efforts.  Use creative approaches to link advocacy with donor priorities, while also effectively influencing the strategies of donors.
Directly involved in the development of proposals and concept notes for funding the advocacy and campaign efforts in the country office.  Effectively manage collaboration amongst teams and Save the Children Members when preparing concept papers, including budget development.
Write sections of proposals that support advocacy efforts for children for all thematic sectors within our strategic plan and the global campaign.
Participate in donor meetings, as needed, to foster collaboration and engagement for campaign priorities.

Management
Ensure all staff are appropriately informed about the global campaign activities and achievements and their role in realising its objectives.  This may involve development of regular internal newsletters or updates, field visits to SC operational sites and training in advocacy and campaigning to key staff and partners.
Manage budgets, workplans and reporting for any awards related specifically to the global campaign or advocacy, as per the budget holder delegations in Tanzania.

Performance management and capacity building
Line-manage direct reports (e.g. Communications and Media Interns)
Lead, manage and motivate direct reports, ensure they have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance regularly (in line with Save the Children performance management procedures).
Create and maintain a cooperative and positive working environment where staff have clear roles and responsibilities, participate in decision making and are supported in progressing towards their objectives.
Lead on capacity building of staff through coaching, mentoring and training.

Other
The post holder will be responsible to fulfil any other duty assigned by the Country Director.
Comply with Save the Children policy and practices requirements with respect to health and safety, child protection, equal opportunities, anti-fraud policy, and other relevant policies and procedures.  He/she will endorse and support Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy in all activities.


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:
Honest, encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in an area of social development, media, communications or equivalent.
Understanding of the development sector, gender issues and child rights programming in Tanzania.
At least 7 years of experience of managing advocacy campaigns that engage a variety of stakeholders.
Proven experience of external representation and direct lobbying of high-level targets.
Excellent English and Kiswahili language skills.
An ability to synthesise complex information into concise and compelling policy briefing notes and advocacy documents.
Proven experience of using media for advocacy purposes.
An ability to coordinate and work with diverse groups of people based in multiple locations.
An ability to manage complex workloads and stressful situations.
Good personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
Experience in promoting children’s rights, including participation in programming, design, implementation and evaluation.
Demonstrable ability to develop and implement effective campaign strategies, including understanding and delivery of a broad range of campaign tactics as well as an ability to produce a detailed budget related to the envisaged activities.
Knowledge and experience of working on policy and advocacy initiatives, and approaches to these.
Experience of working within networks and coalitions for campaigning purposes.
Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in English including familiarity with production of detailed reports and strategic plans using Word and PowerPoint.
Experience of working within budget constraints and managing budgets.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in a team environment.
Good knowledge of Tanzanian context.
Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

Desirable
Experience in designing, conducting or supervising research work related to evidence building
Information Communication Technology advanced skills

Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Saturday 28 October 2017

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ADVOCACY PROGRAM MANAGER AT WHITE RIBBON ALLIANCE

Position Title: Advocacy Program Manager, WRA Tanzania
Work Location: Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA Reports to: WRATZ National Coordinator (Executive Director)
Salary: Competitive
Contact: Please see the below section, “How to Apply,” with application requirements.
 
Position Overview:
The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in Tanzania (WRATZ), which is part of the Global White Ribbon Alliance, is a coalition of individuals, NGOs, professional associations, government institutions, ministries, parliamentarians, and UN bodies, who are interested in
making pregnancy safer, currently numbering 3,600 members countrywide including 108 member organizations. The WRATZ vision is a nation where the right of all women and newborns to be safe and healthy before, during and after childbirth is upheld. WRATZ is in
the middle of an exciting period of expanded operations in Tanzania against a new strategy, and we are now seeking well-respected and ambitious candidates to apply for an Advocacy Program Manager (APM) position.

The Program Manager is the primary person in Tanzania responsible for the implementation, administrative, and financial management of WRATZ advocacy campaigns and projects. The position includes day-to-day organizing and campaign planning, as well as project and financial management.

Principal Functions: (core responsibilities of the position):

Program Management
• Develop and manage work-plans that support WRATZ’s advocacy objectives and reporting requirements
• Support the National Coordinator /Executive Director with strategy development and implementation
• Support the National Coordinator/Executive Director in fundraising planning and implementation
• Manage activity planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including supporting logistics for all meetings, such as advocacy/social accountability workshops, core group meetings, and Board of Directors meetings

Management of financial and administration:
• Manage the project resources prudently within the budget guidelines according to best practice and in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
• Ensure smooth running of the National Secretariat finance and administration functions
• Implement, document and report on advocacy campaign and other project activities
• Work with National Coordinator/Executive Director to form a Coalition of Networks in Tanzania to advocate together to ensure social accountability for RMNCAH, collect and maintain records as part of results management plan
• Work with National Coordinator/Executive Director and Communication and Media Officer to develop tools and information to be used by parliamentarians to advocate for more budget to Maternal Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH)
• Work with Communication and Media Officer to design and package advocacy messages basing on evidence from the analysed RMNCAH Score card/DHS or other relevant study results.

Internal Relationships: (other positions with whom the position will collaborate, and descriptions of the collaborations)
• WRA Tanzania National Coordinator/Executive Director – support the National Coordinator in strategy development and implementation, providing policy analysis or other data needed to achieve WRATZ goals. The National Coordinator also provides supervision and direction to the Advocacy Program Manager, in conjunction with the WRA GS staff, including performance management and annual reviews.
• WRA Tanzania Communications and Media Officer – work closely on report writing, project tool and resource development, and other advocacy campaign and project communications
• Financial and Institutional Home– member organization that which acts as WRATZ’s institutional home, providing office space and administrative services, and which manages WRATZ finances. The Advocacy Program Manager works closely with its staff in office management and to manage and report on WRATZ finances, including: day-to-day accounting; budgeting; analysis; forecasting; resolution of any financial discrepancies; and providing the financial agent/host all financial documentation needed in a timely manner and ensuring that financial reporting deadlines and cut-off dates are met.
• WRA Tanzania Board of Directors –submit regular financial reports & communicate major discrepancies to the National Coordinator who in turn submits to the Board of Directors.
• WRA Global Secretariat Staff – work closely with global secretariat staff on advocacy campaign and project planning and implementation, (sub) grant administration, and financial management, including submitting regular financial and program reports, per the sub-grant agreement, and participating in regular and ad hoc meetings and calls. External Relationships: (external relationships the position will manage)
• WRA Tanzania Members –engage and coordinate national alliance members to participate in and implement advocacy campaign and other project activities.
• WRATZ Partners and Supporters– individuals and organizations that assist WRA in achieving its goals. This may include, but is not limited to, policymakers, members of the media, and financial supporters. The Advocacy Program Manager keeps abreast
of the work of WRATZ partners and supporters on safe motherhood issues, maintains open dialogue and good relations with them, and engages them throughout project implementation, as needed.

• Donors – organizations/ agencies/foundations which currently or possibly in the future, provide grants or sub-grants to WRATZ. The Advocacy Program Manager ensures all donor deliverables and a requirement are met and writes project activity
reports, and submits required program and financial reports, as required by the subgrant agreements.
• Other WRA national alliance staff and representatives – work together on project team(s); participate in workshops and meetings, as needed
• WRATZ consultants – manage the work of consultants, when needed Skills and Behaviors (Values and Practices)

Accountability:
• Holds self- accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling White Ribbon Alliance values Holds the broader team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities

Ambition:
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and take responsibility for their own personal development
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration/Partnership:
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally

Creativity:
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency Commitment to the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Tanzania Values

Qualifications necessary to perform the core functions of the position:
• Proven track record of successfully planning and managing (sub)grant-funded projects, which are on budget, on time, and without any notices of noncompliance from donors
• Demonstrated superior project management and organizational skills, including experience developing and implementing shared project work-plans
• Experience in developing and implementing at least 1 of the following: monitoring & evaluation plans, communications plans, advocacy campaign strategies
• Minimum of 3 years demonstrated experience with managing and monitoring (sub)grant-funded program finances; preparing and understanding financial reports; and budget preparation and analysis – with a high degree of accuracy
• Understanding of: causes of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity, and interventions needed; specific maternal health and safe motherhood issues in TZ; and other organizations’ past and current work on maternal health in Tanzania.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in project management in Tanzania, in maternal, new-born, children and adolescents health or public health preferred
• Strong sense of purpose; personally and powerfully motivated to make an impact on women’s and families’ lives
• Bachelor’s degree in international studies, international development, business administration, or other related field required; medical doctor, nursing, or postgraduate degree in any related field is preferred
• Results-oriented, success-driven, and has the ability to anticipate problems before they arise and take appropriate measures to resolve any issues
• High degree of skill in facilitating, communicates effectively and openly, and can foster consensus, problem solving and personal connections resulting in impact and change
• Respects and embraces diverse voices, placing a high value on participation at all levels, from grassroots to high government officials
• Ethical and engages in transparent, inclusive and fair practices
• Willingness to take on administrative or other additional tasks, as needed to accomplish work
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Fluent in English and Kiswahili; excellent written and oral communications skills in English
• Ability to empower citizens in particular women to realize their safe childbirth rights and demand them
• Engage individuals and organizations that assist WRA in achieving advocacy campaign objectives, including politicians, policymakers, members of the media, and financial supporters/donors

 
Challenges: (any aspects of position that present unique working conditions)

• Position requires a large amount of accountability to the WRA GS, as WRATZ’s grantor, to deliver high-quality, and measurably high-impact, funded programs.
• Frequent travel within Tanzania (outside of Dar es Salaam); occasional international travel

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should e-mail the following to [email protected]  with the subject line: Tanzania Advocacy Program Manager Application

1. Name
2. Mobile Phone
3. Email Address
4. Application letter with a brief description on why you think you can do the job,
including work experience (100 words)
5. Resume/CV (2 pages)
6. Two references, including their names, contact information, and their relation to you

The closing date for applications is: end of day, Monday September 29, 2017

Source: The Citizen 19 September 2017

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Senior Communication and Advocacy Officer

Job Description
 
 
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
 
PATH’s Digital Health team works directly with national governments in low and middle income countries to select, adapt and scale appropriate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for long term use in their country to address health challenges. Our services span the entire software development lifecycle from supporting analysis of digital health needs to the deployment and long-term use of those technologies. The Digital Health team coordinates closely with government ministries of health, the information and communication technology sector, other global health NGOs and donors to improve the governance, design, development, acquisition, implementation, and sustainability of digital health technologies and approaches.
 
The Tanzanian Government has formulated an “Investment roadmap in data systems and data use in the health sector”, building on the national eHealth Strategy.  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the Government by contributing funding towards a portion of this Roadmap through a five-year project coordinated by PATH.
 
PATH in Tanzania seeks  to recruit a Senior Communication and Advocacy Officer to lead and provide strategic communication and advocacy support  to the government and the project. He/she will be based in Dar es Salaam. The project consists of three work streams:
 
Working with the Government to put in place and support effective governance and coordination processes for the Investment Roadmap as a whole.
Demonstrating instituted data use practices, including the use of digital tools by primary care workers, facility supervisors and health managers.
Supporting data consistency and exchange through enterprise architecture, including a health worker registry and an administrative area registry.
 
Specific duties and responsibilities:
 
Oversee and coordinate design and delivery of project Communication and Advocacy Strategy including identifying key activities, audiences, messages, and channels based on sound analysis and understanding of ecosystem.
Provide editorial and production support and coordination for communications and advocacy messaging and materials for print, broadcast and online communication channels.
Develop and manage communication and advocacy materials from concept to completion through research, writing, editing, formatting, proofreading, and basic design—e.g. newsletters, fact sheets, project documentation such as presentations and reports, web copy, blog posts, policy briefings, letters, submissions and other communications and advocacy products.
Liaise with in-house and external expert reviewers to ensure accuracy and clarity of technical content.
Ensure that PATH quality standards and design norms are met for materials by helping team members comply with established procedures and processes.
Support PATH’s global and digital health advocacy and communication agenda and the consistent use of communication and advocacy messages.
Manage outreach to diverse audiences and respond to informational inquiries.
Track and report on impact of communications and advocacy activities.
Work with the government and other key stakeholders, including PATH Communications staff, to develop appropriate communication and advocacy activities and messages utilizing a variety of channels.
Provide communications and advocacy support to colleagues to guide their work at all levels.
Support PATH and government communications channels, including enewsletter and website.
Coordinate as needed and/or edit and write sections of reports to donors.
Required Experience
 
 
Bachelor’s degree in literature, Mass Communication, Journalism, Marketing or any related field, or Masters’ degree in one of the above or related fields.
Minimum of 7 years’ relevant work experience in Communication and Advocacy, preferably in Health Sector or Program Management.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe programs.
Experience developing content for multiple channels.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to function in a face-paced environment and juggle multiple tasks at once.
Demonstrated experience working closely and successfully with Tanzanian Government and within an international organization.
Substantial experience in and knowledge of the health sector in Tanzania.
Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and interact persuasively with national, regional and district government at senior levels, donors, partners, and relevant project stakeholders.
Good and proactive organizational, prioritization and workload management skills.
Excellent IT skills, in particular including a good understanding and experience of Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook.
Ability to work without direct supervision and on own initiative.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and oral communication skills in Kiswahili.
 
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
 
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Job Location
Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania
Company Location
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Thamini Uhai and EngenderHealth

Advocacy Officer; Maternal and Reproductive Health

Thamini Uhai and EngenderHealth

The Kigoma Maternal and Reproductive Health Initiative works to prevent maternal mortality in Kigoma, Tanzania. Our approach includes: preventing unintended pregnancies by providing contraceptives to every women and girl who wants it, encouraging all women to deliver their babies in a health facility with a skilled provider, and ensuring that all women with a life-threatening condition can quickly access good-quality emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC), including cesarean sections and post-abortion care (PAC).

Since 2008, the Initiative has upgraded and/or equipped 12 health centers, 26 dispensaries and 3 hospitals and trained and supported more than 600 health providers in Kigoma to provide comprehensive EmONC, family planning and post-abortion care services to rural communities in the region. The Initiative also strengthens referral systems and works to increase demand for good-quality services through multimedia communication campaigns and by partnering with community health workers. Thamini Uhai (formerly World Lung Foundation Tanzania) and EngenderHealth partner work with the Government of Tanzania in the implementation of all activities with Thamini Uhai focusing on the maternal health services and EngenderHealth focusing on the family-planning and post abortion activities.

Despite huge accomplishments in expanding women’s access to good-quality EmONC, family planning and PAC, sustainability of service delivery has been a challenge for the Initiative due to lack of essential drugs and supplies, a critical shortage of health providers in the facilities that we support, government budgetary limitations, among others. As part of the anticipated phase out of the program in April 2019, the Initiative intends to transition support for the provision of these essential services to women and families to the local government in Kigoma following the program’s end. To do so effectively, the Kigoma Maternal and Reproductive Health Initiative is seeking a motivated and experienced candidate to join a strong and creative team of professionals to manage and implement an advocacy for sustainability campaign which will aim to do budget advocacy successfully at the local, regional and national level

Position: Advocacy Officer

Duty station: Kigoma , with some travels to Dar es Salaam and Dodoma according to program needs.

Reporting to: Executive Director-Thamini Uhai

Purpose of the role: In collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies and H&B Agerup partners, contribute to the development and implemention of a strategic advocacy plan that will contribute to the sustainability of service delivery in Kigoma. The key focus will be to ensure that the region comes up with a workable sustainability plan. The officer will also monitor, document and evaluate the success of advocacy efforts.

The Advocacy Officer will be further responsible for leading exploration of potential inroads to sustainability through understanding of the Maternal and Reproductive Health (MRH) financing and budget advocacy for Kigoma, Tanzania. Responsibilities will be directly aimed at exploring best course forward to advocate for increased MRH budget appropriations/allocations for Kigoma. The role may involve carrying out secondary research such as budget tracking, but will focus primarily on mapping the process and the players figured out to inform advocacy for sustainability.

Education and Experience:

Masters of Public Health, Public Administration, Economics, Social Sciences or related degree from a recognized institution.

A minimum working experience of 10 years in development projects supporting and/or working with the government or the government itself. Experience in transitioning a donor-funded program over to government will  e an added advantage.

Experience in the following needed: health or education related advocacy work showing evidence of proven wins; work with local, district, regional and national-level government officials; experience in participating in development of budgets in the districts, analyzing them and/or disbursement of funds from the central government to the district; experience with the media (print, television, radio and social).

Experience in the following areas preferred: Influencing translation and implementation of policy at various levels; strengthening health system in delivering maternal and reproductive health service including Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child

Health(RMNCH) priority setting and budgeting; maternal and reproductive health; monitoring and evaluation; community-based health programs.

Knowledge and understanding of the Tanzanian health system structure and health financing processes including budget cycles at national and subnational levels highly preferred.

Strong experience in using and communicating evidence effectively to different stakeholders to better inform MAH planning, decision making, advocacy and accountability efforts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Fluent in English and Kiswahili

Good interpersonal skills and ability to develop working relationships with a wide range of people including government officials, staff, donors, partners and other NGO colleagues

Ability to solve problems and make decisions

Excellent organizational skills

Demonstrated motivation, positive attitude, team spirit, and initiative

Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time in a demanding work environment

Must be able to work in a diverse team environment and able to work a flexible work schedule

Well organized with good attention to detail and willingness to do comprehensive work.

Willingness and ability to travel frequently in rural Kigoma and Dodoma

Strong computer knowledge in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Compensation:

Salary will be set according to education, experience, and previous compensation history.

How to apply:

Email a cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae ONLY, along with the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three professional references, with title in the subject line: “Advocacy Officer Application” to [email protected] 

Only complete applications will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to bring their original certificates during the interview.

Closing date: 7th August 2017

Thamini Uhai and EngenderHealth are equal opportunity employers.

Source: Mwananchi 26 July 2017

 

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Main Responsibilities    
Be the focal point for reporting on Advocacy with the department of communications and Advocacy
Coordinate advocacy interventions at Program, Regional and National Levels
Work with the technical specialists to harmonize sectroal advocacy issues and action plans with program operations
Inquire into gaps in development policy, preferably in the areas of health, Education, WASH, Child Protection, Gender Equality, and Disaster Management

Qualifications    
Requirements    
University degree in Development studies, social sciences, communications or a related discipline.
Atleast 5 years' field experience in social work, Advocacy, Campaign Coordination, Behaviour Change Communication in teh field of development practice.
Strong fascilitaion and capacity building skills

IT Skills    
Experience    
Experience in Social Accountability models such as CVA is an advantage
Experience working with partners and good knowledge of partnership approach

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NAFASI YA KAZI COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVOCACY MANAGER – TANZANIA CHAMBER OF MINERALS & ENERGY

Tanzania Chamber of Minerals & Energy was established in 1994 and represents the private participant in the Tanzania mineral sector.  The member ship now close 60 includes a broad spectrum of key players in the mining industry drawn form the largest international mining companies in the world medium, scale minerals junior  explorers and services providers who have identified Tanzania as a worthwhile mining investment destinations.  These companies are carrying out explorations and mineral productions activities. The chamber is the voice of the industry and it plays a pivotal role within the sector to provide recognized liaison point between mining industry investment  community and the government and between in addressing challenges such as job creations poverty alleviations attracting investment

THE AIM OF JOB

The primary responsibilities id to brand the TCME as the voice of the mineral sector by finding ways to increase its visibility improve its image ans its membership and at the same facility effective communications and the disseminations of information’s among members private sectors organizations civil societies government and the public

THE CONTENT

Among other things task will include the following duties

·         Develop the TCME media/communications strategy and subsequently develop a detailed work plan for implement the strategy in the most effective efficient and cost effective manner

·         Deliver TCME core message to the public through outward communications strategies

·         Develop and maintain amicable relationship with media houses

·         Respond to request for information’s and stories from the media

·         Improve TCME visibility and develop a positive image as an institutions that is responsible for the needs of its members and constituents

·         Ensure that the TCME website is revamped and kept update at all times

·         Ensure timely preparations of committees and council reports

QUALIFICATIONS

·         A university degree in communications or marketing  or equivalent qualifications

·         Excellent communications skills in English and Swahili

·         Ability to manage oneself

·         Proven creative mind

·         Ability and skills to conduct research

·         Computer literacy

·         Knowledge of IT skills will be and previous work experience in similar will be an added advantage

Attractive remunerations await the right candidates for the positions if you feel you meet the above criteria please feel free to apply. Send your CV by email to [email protected]

DEADLINE IS 3 MARCH 2017

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Background

The Office of the Resident Coordinator has been empowered with the reform process as its coordination functions have grown considerably in scope with the pilot initiative. As part of the efforts to speak with One Voice, the Resident Coordinator is the main link between the UN and the Government and Co-chairs the Joint Government – UN Steering Committee. Enhanced communication between the UN and key stakeholders is also part of the reform and it is in this respect that the Resident Coordinator’s Office is seeking an innovative graphic design intern who will produce creative visual content which will be used in all methods of the RCO’s communication, both internally and externally, and support other communication functions of the office.

Working Conditions:
Interns will be provided with the workspace and equipment necessary to accomplish the activities related to internship.
Flexible working arrangements will be permissible upon the office agrees in writing to accept an intern on the basis of flexible working arrangements; and
The intern agrees that he/she is required to work the equivalent of a minimum of at least two months on a full time basis.
    An internship under such arrangements must be completed within a six month period.   


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the UNRCO Communications Specialist the intern will be responsible for the following.

-Layout and design of information and communication materials (i.e. banners, posters, booklets, newsletters, presentations, leaflets, books, reports, --Produce creative and innovative visual content to be used in communication of and advocacy for the SDGs (mainly to youth), One UN social media accounts, the One UN website, One UN events, as well as other internal and external communication materials. This includes innovative ideas for the dissemination of the SDGs and the UN Business Plan within the One UN compound;
-Improve and edit art-work, photos, charts and other graphic elements that are used by the UN;
-Contribute innovative design ideas for visual components of UN events coordinated by UNRCO and UNCG;
-Creatively summarizing stories from Tanzanian and International media outlets for dissemination to UN agencies and development partners;
-Perform any other communications-related tasks required by the Communications Specialist, the UN Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Communications Group.


Competencies

-Strong theoretical and practical background in graphic design, including the use of design software such as Adobe Design Premium, In-Design, CorelDraw, web design tools such as Dreamweaver and Flash, etc;
-Knowledge of photography and ability to edit and work with photos;
-Show a clear and mature style of design, demonstrating an understanding of the communication requirements of a UN office;
-Experience of graphic production from start to published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and colour management;
-Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms;
-Knowledge of standard software packages, including MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, etc.;
-Ability to work under tight deadlines;
-Ability and willingness to work in a multicultural environment;
-Willingness to learn from others and work well in a team environment;
-Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN’s work in Tanzania is an advantage.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:
-Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
-Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);

Areas of Study:
-Candidates who have studied graphic design, computer engineering, IT or a related field are preferred. Candidates who have knowledge of graphic design but have studied marketing or other related fields are also eligible to apply.

Language:
-Candidates must be able to read, write and speak fluently in English and Swahili.

Conditions:
-UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
-All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
-UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
-The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
-Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship.
-The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
-Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

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ADVOCACY AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP MANAGER CHILDREN IN CROSSFIRE

Children in crossfire is an Irish –based international NGO whose purpose is to respond to the right and needs of young children caught in the cross fire of global poverty and injustices.  Children in crossfire Tanzania focuses on increasing accesses to quality early childhood development and supporting children’s development and needs and giving them chance to reach their potential more information s about the organizations can be found at www.childrenincrossfire.org

We are now recruiting for the positions of ADVOCACY AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP MANAGER

This is new senior reflecting the spared midterm growth and directions of children in crossfire Tanzania.  It will complement our direct programmer through civil society implementing with national development level strategic advocacy and partnership to support the increase coverage and quality of early childhood development in Tanzania with particular focus on early stimulations and early years learning.  Reporting directly to the country director the successful candidate will b responsible for leading target advocacy and astute partnership management across government and civil society to effectively delivery on ECD agenda

Detailed job descriptions applications form can be downloaded from http://www.childrenincrossfire.org/we-are-hiring/  the position is based in DAR ES SALAAM with the expectations of some travels with religious. All participant are required to complete a children in crossfire applications form to email [email protected] please note we do not accept only those candidates selected for the interviews will be contacted

Deadline 19th October 2016

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