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Pact Senior Technical Advisor – USAID Kizazi Kipya project Jobs in Tanzania


Job summary:

  • The Economic Strengthening Advisor will be responsible for the design, implementation and technical quality of strategies and activities to improve the economic stability of young people and households caring for OVC.
  • The Economic Strengthening Advisor (ESA) plays a pivotal role in planning for all aspects of livelihoods and economic opportunities activities for Pact Tanzania’s USAID-funded Kizazi Kipya project.
  • She/he will facilitate a team of staff in the development of social protection linkages and provision, savings group (VSLG) activities and the integration of enterprise expertise and market access and relationships for securing the economic well being of targeted households.
  • The Advisor will be involved in project implementation, and organizing and delivering training programs that address a wide variety of issues, including: social protection and livelihoods; savings and financial access; agriculture and food security; economic and market development;

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The ESA must develop a close working relationship with the Technical Service Coordinator.
  • She/he needs to be a committed listener who not only is eager to know not only what is happening in all aspects of the targeted households’ economic wellbeing, but also is able to give constructive feedback and support to those she/he supervises.
  • The Advisor is responsible to:
    Technically supervise ES program activities including the design, development and implementation of technical guidance as it relates to ES, ensuring all ES activities are in line with state-of-the-art, globally-recognized best practices for addressing needs of OVC, young people, and their caregivers.
  • Exercising a supportive supervision approach, train and mentor technical staff and sub grantees responsible for child well being.
  • Build awareness of key ES concepts and principles among sub grantees and institutions. This includes assisting families in earning and saving income, managing money, and allocating household resources to improving children and youth’s wellness outcomes.
  • Develop and instruct Technical Services Coordinators in effective methodologies for
    identifying appropriate ES interventions for specific households, depending on the needs and resources of those households (i.e. credit and market opportunities, group savings, income generation, micro-enterprise development training, farming-as-a-business, extensionist, other vocational training opportunities, youth employability, etc.).; train/mentor in principles and standards for good implementation of or linkages to these interventions.
  • Develop and ensure the implementation of strategies and interventions that promote the economic empowerment of young people.
  • Ensure the documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned, capture timely, high quality information and utilize data to inform decisions and foster learning and innovation;

    Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or higher in economics, international development or a related field preferred; gender studies or experience an advantage.

    Experience:

  • 8+ years’ experience designing, implementing and monitoring household economic strengthening activities working on multifaceted and complex international development programs.
  • At least 5 years of technical management experience, including direct supervision of technical teams and implementing partners.

    Skills

  • Solid knowledge of social protection, household economic strengthening, and microenterprise and market development instruments and frameworks.
  • Experience in leveraging private sector partnerships and resources for creation of business opportunities, business mentorship and skills training, market access, strategies to strengthen household resilience, etc.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills including such skills in English.
  • Experience with a USG cooperative agreement and PEPFAR programming strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.

    How to Apply:

  • If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please submit your application letter describing why you are the right candidate for this position, a curriculum vitae detailing your experience and three (3) professional referees from previous and current place of employment.

  • Please send the application to humanresourcesTZ@pactworld.org with the heading, Economic Strengthening Advisor Job Application.

    Closing date: 19 Jul 2017

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