Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Gender Officer-MVIWATA Job Vacancy

Position Description:
Reports to:Team Leader, Lobbying and Advocacy
Duty Station:Morogoro
Duration of contract:2 years renewable on the basis of Performance
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Design and oversee implementation of gender mainstreaming policy and strategy in MVIWATA
Design and facilitate interventions that aim at uplifting gender equality among the members of MVIWATAand farmers in rural areas.
Support the development and implementation of intervention plans to carry out activities that will increase the women participation in organizational activities
Devise gender monitoring and evaluation system in collaboration with MVIWATA M&E Officer
Participate in documenting and disseminating good experiences and lessons related to gender.
Facilitate partnerships with national and international actors in matters pertaining to gender
Organize gender events that relate to national and international days such as an international women's day, international AIDS day.
Participate in farmers training programme on gender issues
Oversee HIVIAIDS mainstreaming activities within
Facilitate capacity building interventions on gender and HIV for staff of MVIWATA
Share with the knowledge management personnel and other key stakeholders key lessons and best practices for documentation.
Organize internal evaluation of gender mainstreaming within the organsaition in collaboration the M&E Officer of MVIWATA.
Prepare periodic progress reports as per institutional requirements
Required Qualifications
University Degree in Sociology, Gender, Community Development from a recognised university;
A Masters Degree is an added advantage.
At least 3 years practical experience in gender mainstreaming
Demonstrated experience in policy advocacy, and social education and training on gender and social inclusion is desired.
Essential competencies for all positions
Ability to work in team and complement one another
Strong interpersonal skills    
Ability to work under pressure and complete tasks on deadlines       
Excellent communication and facilitation skills  
Excellent fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
Excellent writing skills (reports, articles, & publications)
Essential qualities for applicants
These should be considered as senior positions and adequate experience is a must. Candidates without the required experience need not apply farmers and adapting to the MVIWATA organizational philosophy,
all times to act in a professional and courteous manner to maintain a positive image of MVIWA'TA
Good organizational skills, ability to work in a diverse team and independently (With minimum supervision)
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Ability to make timely decisions and communicate effectively
Excellent fluency in English and Kiswahili both in writing and speaking is a must
Strong writing skills (reports, articles & publications) is a must
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a rural setting is a must
Result  oriented approach and thinking

Application Instructions:
Applicants should apply by post or email, sending a cover letter expressing their suitability to the position and providing names and addresses of three credible referees, CV, copies of certificates by3rd December 2012 to:
Executive Director
P.O. BOX 3220

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