Afya Women Group (AWG) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1995 in Mufindi district to implement programmes aimed at improving the quality of life of Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVC) Most vulnerable children (MVC) and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) by providing support and care. The organization’s strategic plan focuses on four thematic areas: Capacity development, Stakeholder involvement, Resource mobilization and Service delivery. AWG believes that the responsibility to care for PLWHA, OVCs and MVCs is a collaborative effort involving families, community, government and stakeholders.
AWG has been receiving USAID funding from PACT for a five year project since 2016 implementing USAID Kizazi Kipya Project which aims at providing support and care to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), most vulnerable children (MVC) and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Mufindi district (Mufindi district council and Mafinga Town council).
AWG employs competent, dynamic and self-driven individuals with strong technical knowledge and skills in implementing donor funded projects while ensuring plans for project and organization sustainability. AWG is now seeking Tanzania nationals to fill below positions for the USAID Kizazi Kipya Project.
Position: Economic Strengthening and Livelihood Officer (1 Post)
Reporting to: Executive Director
Start date: 1st October, 2019
Duty Station: Mafinga
Responsibilities and Duties
Directly supervise Empowerment Workers (EWs) and National peer Educators.
Recruit and train EWs in the village saving and loan Groups ( VSLP) model and oversee EWs establishing and supporting new group and supporting inherited VSLGs
Ensure that EWs provide facilitation support for VSLGs to ensure that destitute household members (lower savings levels and interest) are able to join VSLGs.
Ensure that VSLGs establish community Resources Mobilization Committees to map
community resources for social protection.
Conduct overarching mapping of economic strengthening service providers in implementation areas.
Work with district-level TASAF to ensure USAID Kizazi Kipya Project is aware of new expansion areas.
Ensure TASAF can refer TASAF beneficiaries to USAID Kizazi Kipya Project for screening and enrollment.
Roll out a Household financial literacy and Money Management curriculum to EWs and ensure a quality roll out to VSLGs members.
Lead the creation of trade networks and learning and sharing cohorts within industry types.
Train EWs to roll out a self-assessment tool with mature group; establish relationship with pro-poor financial institutions.
Serve as the lead for youth related activities including conducting an organisation youth assessment, implementation action item from the assessment ,ensuring establishment and high quality support to in and out of school Teen Clubs, and ensuring delivery of youth focused curriculums.
Provide continuous supportive supervision to EWs to ensure quality economic strengthening programming and to NPEs to ensure quality youth programming.
Submit timely economic strengthening and youth updates to the program coordinator for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports.
Document lessons learned and best practices for experience sharing and replication.
Perform any other relevant duties in the organization
Minimum Experience, Skills, and Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship, Community Development with at least two years relevant working experience in a relevant field or holder of a diploma in Community development with at least four years relevant working experience with a reputable organization preferably in an NGO setting
At least three years’ relevant work experience in a relevant field and with a reputable organization preferably in an NGO setting
Should have keen interest and competent in business plan writing and resource mobilization Presentation
Income generation group formation and management
Competent in project budgeting and budget analysis
Competence in Computer applications especially in Ms word, Ms excel, Power point, internet and other packages
Integrity and professionalism
Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbally
Proven report writing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
A team player capable of working with multiple project partners and stakeholders
Good problem-solving skills
Good negotiation skills
Knowledge of child and PLWHA vulnerability and related issues
Demonstrate ability for ensuring projects and organization sustainability
Ability to interact well with all targeted beneficiaries, health care workers, and volunteers
by facilitating a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment
in the program, and to welcome all clients regardless of their background.