Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Local Coordinator :: JOB OPPORTUNITY

The International Rescue Committee
Dead Line: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Phone: +255 22 215 3763
Areas: Iringa, Kigoma, Tanga
Start Date: Jan 01, 2013

Position Description:

I.             Background

The International Rescue Committee seeks three experienced Local Coordinators to support a proposed 4-year, $10 million program to combat exploitive child labor in Tanzania. The US Department of Labor (USDOL) solicitation seeks to fund technical assistance project(s) to reduce child labor through an area-based approach in geographic areas where there is a prevalence of child labor in agriculture production and domestic service. The project will work with local entities and build on existing efforts to reduce the worst forms of child labor, including programs to protect orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), increase access to education and promote economic opportunities for Tanzanian households most vulnerable to the worst forms of child labor.  Project interventions must address the following areas: a) promote children’s access to, enrollment, retention and completion of education and training opportunities; b) promote improved livelihoods for households of target children; c) promote youth employment; d) work with government structures to support implementation of policies and strengthen institutional capacity; e) raise awareness about child labor in the agriculture and domestic labor sectors; f) support research, evaluation and collection of reliable data on child labor; and g) promote transparency, accountability and sustainability of efforts to combat child labor.   This position is contingent on IRC being awarded the cooperative agreement. 

II.            Responsibilities

Local Coordinators will be based in Tanga, Kigoma and Iringa towns (one in each region) and will be responsible for implementing project activities at the regional, district, and community levels. Reporting to the Child Labor Technical Specialist, their main responsibilities include:
·         facilitate communication with regional, district, and ward and village-level local authorities, including regional and district representatives of the Ministries of Labor, Education, Agriculture, Health and Social Welfare, and Community Development, relevant enforcement agencies, and child-related committees (e.g., most vulnerable children committees, child labor committees, child labor steering committees, Multi- Sector Task Force on Violence against Children);
·         work with village and ward leadership to develop child labor by-laws and/or plans and their associated enforcement mechanisms,  
·         work with district level officials to establish budget lines for child labor and allocate funding for specific activities and develop district child labor plans for submission to the District Council for funding,
·         supervise and coordinate activities with local implementing agencies (e.g., subgrantees or subcontractors) and other relevant local stakeholders;
·         supervise and support local NGOs to design consultations and raise awareness of child labor among local communities;
·         work with children, households and communities to design the most relevant and effective activities to increase access to education, improve household livelihoods, and reduce child labor; and
·         promote project sustainability and partnerships with the private sector and other organizations that work on child-labor related issues.

III.           Qualifications
Local Coordinators must have at least three years of experience working with vulnerable populations, especially children and women. The Local Coordinators must have an understanding of child labor issues specific to the agriculture and domestic service sectors and have the capacity to generate dialogue among diverse stakeholders. These individuals must have experience in working successfully with various partners in promoting child protection priorities at the local levels. Experience of working with child protection systems at local level is preferred. Fluency in Kiswahili and working knowledge of regional languages and dialects is essential.

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants please send your CV and cover letter expressing your interest in and qualifications for this position to the The International Rescue Committee via email by 2nd October.
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