Save the Children Job Opportunities in Tanzania

Save the Children Youth Empowerment and Livelihood Advisor Job Opportunities in Tanzania

Youth Empowerment and Livelihood Advisor

Youth Empowerment and Livelihood Advisor - Tanzania

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office.

We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children International - Tanzania is seeking a qualified Youth Empowerment and Livelihoods advisor to support the design and implementation of its new Youth Empowerment and livelihoods programme activities in Kigoma region and across Tanzania.

The Youth Empowerment and livelihoods programming in Kigoma region - north western Tanzania will include cash programming, small business development, agricultural and livestock programming.

Programming will have a strong protection and gender focus; working with youth both boys and girls.

The Youth Empowerment and Livelihoods Advisor, will provide technical support to the effective and successful design, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation and ensure that they meet appropriate standards (SPHERE Standard, LEGS, Protection Principles and Cluster guidelines) of all livelihoods programming in project locations.

Enhancing personal and economic development of youth-by increasing access to market based education and skills training, agricultural and livestock extension and related services through ICT approaches including mobile services, video, radio etc.

as well as traditional approaches (farmer field schools) as well as increasing access to financial services (e.g. financial literacy, generating savings, and access to credit and use of digital payment systems for Cash transfer programming)

Contract Duration: 9 Months

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania

Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters in international development, agronomics or related field and significant experience in Youth development and empowerment/livelihood-related field
  • At least 7 years of experience in resilience/livelihood related field, particularly in designing and implementing programing in agriculture, livestock, small business development and/or cash transfers in fragile states emergency or development context.
  • At least 3 years of experience in youth empowerment/ livelihood/Cash transfer programming related field, particularly in designing and implementing programing in market related business skills, agriculture, livestock, small business development and/or cash programming in development and humanitarian context.
  • At least 2 years working in consortia or multi-stakeholder or multi-country programs.
  • Past experience conducting sectoral assessments/mappings/analysis, documentation of lessons learned, best practices, and compelling write-up of results
  • A strong track record working with national partner organizations
  • Experience in strategy, program, and/or proposal development.
  • Extensive experience working with coordination mechanisms, including the Working Group and Cluster system
  • Demonstrated training and technical advisory skills, seasoned in capacity-building of national staff
  • Technical competencies in livelihoods and cash / income generation programming
  • Ability to lead on market assessments using EMMA and other tools
  • Strong understanding of gender dynamics within Cash and livelihoods programming and an ability to advise on and develop strategic initiatives to improve gender role and economic positioning within the programme sector
  • Advanced computer skills such as excel, power point and other analysis tools.
  • Proficiency in English language, both verbal and written

    Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

    Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


    Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

    How to apply:

    Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ''

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