Location of Assignment: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Proposed Level of Effort: 2 weeks
Anticipated Start Date: February 5, 2019
Anticipated End Date: February 19, 2019
Objectives of the Assignment
This assignment aims to build the capacity of the ENGINE program by reviewing past activities and current programming on gender/youth integration in relation to USAID’s current policies and priorities.
The Tanzania Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise Program (ENGINE) is a four-year, USAID-funded Feed the Future activity awarded through the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA), that aims to streamline and enhance many of the regulatory, informational and financial channels that encourage domestic and foreign investment in the southern mainland agricultural regions of Mbeya, Morogoro, and Iringa, and in Zanzibar.
ENGINE works at the district level, using a broad-based approach to engage with district Local Government Authorities (LGAs), private sector associations, business development service providers, financial institutions and small and medium enterprises. The program’s activities are divided into three main components:
- Implement policies for growth. Build the capacity of the private sector to effectively dialogue with the government to set the policy agenda and improve the capacity of the public sector to implement policies.
- Equip businesses for growth. Strengthen SME capacity and foster the growth and capacity of a sustainable market for business development services (BDS) in Tanzania.
- Access to finance for growth. Broaden access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially women and youth entrepreneurs and those working within agricultural value chains, to facilitate increased investment and growth.
- Review ENGINE’s existing documentation (gender & youth assessments, action plans, work plans, progress against indicators, etc.);
- Assist the program to better align its approach with USAID’s policy on Gender Equality and Female Empowerment, providing practical yet effective strategies and guidelines.
- Train members of ENGINE’s staff on the latest thinking, tools and approaches regarding gender integration.
- Work with ENGINE’s Gender and Youth Working Group to strengthen its operations and effectiveness.
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in international gender activities
- Experience with USAID policies preferred
- Strong organizational and analytical skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and training skills, including training in group settings;
- Ability to address issues, challenges, questions and concerns in a professional, respectful, logical and timely manner;
- Flexibility and adaptability to cross-cultural environments;
- Good writing and computer skills;
- Experience working in developing countries is preferred.