Job Title: Project Officer
Reports to: Project Manager
Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) established in 1959, is an autonomous voluntary National NGO originally incorporated under CAP 337 in 1973, established under non-governmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2019 with registration number 00NGO/R2/000231. It is a full Member Association (MA) of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) accredited in 2015.
UMATI works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups and Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) with a goal of providing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) education, information and services in Tanzania. The Assosciation has a long leadership history in SRH Programmes in Tanzania including pioneering in Family Planning (FP) services, SRHR Programmes for young people, integrated Clinics and Community based service delivery approaches.
UMATI with the support from AmplifyChange is implementing a 2 years project namely “Strengthening Young people’s Voice for Access to Integrated Comprehensive SRH Services in Morogoro and Iringa” from 2022 to 2024 to increase young people’s ability to collectively advocate for the fulfillment of their SRHR and to live free from discrimination, stigma, and violence. It intends to amplify the voice of youth-led WROs to effectively advocate for a coordinated approach for young people’s access to integrated, quality, youth-friendly SRHR information and services. Specifically, the project will connect young people advocates and health workers to work together using evidence-based approaches to address social, legal, and institutional barriers to Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s (AGYWs) access to integrated SRH services and information through joint advocacy campaigning, demand creation, and service delivery.
Project Officer will be responsible for the efficient delivery of the objectives of the Youth’s Voice (Sauti ya Vijana) project to increase young people’s ability to collectively advocate for the fulfillment of their SRHR and to live free from discrimination and violence. The Project Officer under the supervision of the Project Manager, S/he will be responsible for leading the implementation of the project activities as well as providing guidance to the community volunteers for the mobilization of youth to access SRH information and services.
Project Planning and Management
Facilitate the timely implementation of project activities including advocacy related activities and linking youth access to comprehensive sexual education and friendly services.
Work with DRCHCOs and DMOs to facilitate training to, service providers, peer educators, and CHWs for the effective implementation of the project activities.
Work in collaboration with LGAs in the implementation of the project activities
Guide peer educators and CHWs in proper planning and implementation of youth engagement-related activities like demand creation, group, and
individual education sessions.
Supporting Peers (educators, mobilizers) to effectively conduct community mobilization including demand creation through community dialogues, peer education sessions, and provision of referral services to health facilities.
Conduct mobile outreaches in hard-to-reach communities to serve young people with SRH services.
Conduct weekend clinics to create a youth-friendly atmosphere for young people to freely access SRH information and services.
Establish effective work relationships with other stakeholders and CHMT partners on project activities
Work with Peers (educators, mobilizers) and service providers to identify and link youth clients to health facilities for access to SRH information and contraception services.
Work collaboratively with the WGNRR team and other project team members to ensure necessary project planning, development, and management activities function smoothly and efficiently, and in an integrated manner
Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Reporting
Prepare monthly and weekly route plans for the project to reach the targeted population.
Prepare project updates experiences (learning and challenges), briefs, and success stories.
Monitor community mobilizers and Providers to implement plans and provide progress of project target achievement against planned project milestones.
Provide weekly updates and monthly reports to the Project Manager. • Conducting weekly performances for Peers (educators, mobilizers (CHWs) to assess performance and share areas of improvement
Conduct data quality assurance at the service delivery points to monitor on regular basis.
Conduct quarterly meetings with Providers, and Peers (educators, mobilizers) to share the progress of the project and plan for the next period.
Qualification and Experience Requirements
Bachelor degree in Public Health, Sociology, Advocacy/Laws, Project Management, Community
Development/Social Work, or Clinical Medicine. • Master’s degree is added advantage.
At least three (3) years of working experience in Youth SRH program management with a history of SRHR advocacy work.
Working in remote areas is a plus
Knowledge / Skills and Abilities
Proven project management and report writing skills;
Ability to manage and work in a team;
Ability to work under minimal supervision;
Knowledge of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) business development process activities in alignment with government priorities;
Analytical, strong decision-making skills, sound judgment, and problem solving abilities;
Working with Volunteers (Peer Educators & Community Health Workers); • Scientific writing skills as s/he will be required to conduct operational research and write abstracts for publications;
Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize tasks, and result oriented approach;
Possession of cultural awareness and sensitivity including gender; • Capacity to work under, pressure, manage stress, and adapt to rapidly evolving situations;
Proficient in computer packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet browsers; and
Knowledge in managing Donor funded projects;
Willing to travel extensively within the project area;
Interested candidates should submit an application letter indicating the position applied for,
a detailed copy of their CV, and the names and contact information (email addresses and
telephone numbers) of the three work-related referees.
Applications should be submitted by 31st December 2022 to the Executive Director through
The position should be the subject of the email application.
Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. UMATI is an equal opportunity
employer. Women and people with disability are highly encouraged to apply.