BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania
Project: Disability Inclusive Ultra-Poor Graduation
BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania takes a participatory, community-based, and inclusive approach to designing context-specific, impactful programmes.
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BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organisation, with the vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost- effective, evidence-based programmes to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low- income countries, including in conflict- prone and post-disaster settings. It is an organisation of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as being the world’s biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year.
BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. It started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002 and has since reached millions of people in 11 countries in Asia and Africa. BRAC has a holistic approach to development that uses a wide array of programmes and social enterprises, including in microfinance, education, health, agriculture, gender and human rights. BRAC believes that every person has inherent potential, and when an enabling environment is created and that potential is unleashed, even the poorest can become agents of positive change in their own lives, for their families and their communities.
BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania is part of a leading development organization that started its operations in 2006 in Tanzania, focusing on thematic areas of Agriculture, Youth and Women Empowerment, Food Security and Livelihood. BMT is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individual to fill up the following position;
Job Title : Branch Coordinators– Disability Inclusive Ultra-Poor Graduation (3 Posts)
Project Sustainability: 30 Months
Job Location: Dodoma, Singida.
3 Branch Coordinator – Disability Inclusive Ultra-Poor Graduation Job Vacancies at BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania
Responsible to perform a variety of professional level duties to ensure the proper implementation of different components/activities of the project in the field as well as administration at branch level.
- Inclusively select the targeted project participants in terms of gender and disability and ensure their proper enrollment into the project through appropriate enterprise options to involve into Income Generating Activities (IGAs), training, asset transfer and consumption stipend distribution following the project guideline.
- Deliver inclusive financial literacy training, supervise formation of inclusive Village Savings Loans Associations (VSLAs) among project participants as per the project rules and manage all financial transactions at branch level.
- Supervise inclusive and proper hands-on coaching to the participants as delivered by PAs through home visits to build enterprise-related technical skills, and future planning and enhance the soft skills of the participants in order to achieve sustainable development.
- Raise awareness to project participants on different health, hygiene, and social issues through group visits in order to increase their awareness and boost their confidence levels.
- Create awareness of disability inclusion in collaboration with SHIVYAWATA staff
- Ensure access to healthcare services for project participants’ households by creating different linkages
and following the program implementation guideline.
- Form effective Inclusive Village Community Empowerment Committees (VCEC) in the respective villages/communities and conduct meetings with the committees in order to mobilize different types of resources mainly for the participants.
- Continuous follow-up, supervision, close monitoring, and progress analysis for project participants toward graduation from extreme poverty during the project cycle.
- Develop and submit for approval branch asset plans, chair and coordinate the local branch procurement committee, to support quality procurement of livestock assets for project participants.
- Identify training requirements of the staff and ensure relevant training, and orientation on time to increase their technical and operational efficiency for effective implementation of the project.
- Conduct effective meetings, and ensure administrative discipline, financial management, and a healthy work environment in order to successful implementation of the project.
- Develop and share weekly, monthly, and quarterly branch MIS, narrative, and asset growth reports, ensuring proper documentation and capture of the progress of various project activities.
- Assess and review reasonable accommodation needs of project assistants with disabilities in collaboration with SHIVYAWATA field teams, DIG PMU and BRAC Tanzania HR department.
- Follow the safeguarding policy, and reporting procedure, report any incidents that may occur and
encourage others to do so.
- Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation to achieve the Programme goals on safeguarding implementation.
- Act as a key source of support, guidance, and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment
- Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action
- Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do the same
- Degree In Agriculture, Humanitarian Studies, and Business Studies
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
- Strong Microsoft Office skills
- Good communication, facilitation, and representation skills.
- In depth knowledge on poverty dynamics, geographical context, community, culture etc.
- Two- or three-years’ work experience in extreme poverty-related projects.
- Advocacy and networking,
- Advanced People Management skills
- Managerial skills
- Analytical & problem-solving skills
- Communication skills
- Dealing with ambiguities and conflict management
- Gender and disability sensitivity
- Documentation and reporting skills.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: CONTRACTUAL
If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:
Candidate needs to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only complete applications will be accepted, and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Application deadline: 20th April 2023
BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation – regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment process includes extensive reference and background checks, self-disclosure of prior issues regarding sexual or other misconduct and criminal records and our values are a part of our Performance Management System.
BRAC is an equal opportunities employer.