Program Assistant - Social Empowerment

BRAC ORGANISATION

Africa , Tanzania

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Ending On: 30 Jun 2022 Closed

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We are looking for Program Assistant - Social Empowerment

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Employment: Full-time

Requirements: Location: Tanzania

BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organisation, with the vision of a  world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realise  their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based  programmes to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low-income countries, including in conflict 

prone and post-disaster settings. It is an organisation of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering  new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as  being the world's biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been  ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organisation  committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the  top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year. 

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. It started its first programme outside  of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002, and has since reached millions of people in 11 countries in Asia and  Africa. BRAC has a holistic approach to development that uses a wide array of programmes and social  enterprises, including in microfinance, education, health, agriculture, gender and human rights. BRAC  believes that every person has inherent potential, and when an enabling environment is created and that  potential is unleashed, even the poorest can become agents of positive change in their own lives, for their  families and their communities. 

BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania is part of a leading development organization that started its operations in  2006 in Tanzania, focusing on thematic areas of Agriculture, Youth and Women Empowerment, Food  Security and Livelihood 

About the Programme 

In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) will be announcing an  initiative that will create a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women  and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia,  Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which  has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic  development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They  will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy  issues. 

BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a  young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She  will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency  and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood. 

In preparation for the launch, BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self motivated individuals to fill the following position in BRAC Maendeleo Tanzania

  1. PROGRAM ASSISTANT – SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT (AD# MCFBMT-2208)

The purpose of this position is to ensure overall implementation of social empowerment related components  of the program including supporting social and economic empowerment training, building awareness about  social and health related issues such as GBV, safe birth, contraception, disaster preparedness, sustainable  livelihood. 

RESPONSIBILITIES  
  • Lead the AIM program inception activities including community mobilization and participant  selection, club selection and setup, mentor selection and onboarding, community mobilization,  mapping and establishing social empowerment linkages for participants 
  • Lead the implementation and supervision of social and economic empowerment activities in  assigned clubs as per program design, activity plan and budget 
  • Organize and support Youth Development Committees in the target communities 
  • Ensure achievement of club-level program targets as per Implementation Guideline and report  any operational/management issues to BM 
  • Coordinate closely with the Technical Sector Specialists (TSS) to seek technical guidance and  knowledge; provide support to TSS as needed 
  • Guide and supervise mentor activities under the social empowerment component and develop  their capacity by providing regular coaching, mentoring and training  
  • Attend monthly coordination meetings organized at the branch level and provide updates on club  activities, flagging any ajiraissues needing attention from the branch/area manager.  
  • Support BM with all branch level procurement and logistics and other tasks, as required  
  • Ensure cash flow by submitting cash requisition timely for smooth day to day operations 
  • Organize and facilitate social empowerment trainings for participants; provide support to connect  program participants with broader linkage services  
  • Follow-up closely with participants to minimize attrition and prepare monthly attendance reports  and bi-monthly drop-out reports 
  • Prepare MIS and financial reports and other reports and ensure timely submission 

Safeguarding Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation
  • Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment
  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do the same
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 
  • Advanced diploma or degree in Social Science /Anthropology /Sociology or other relevant fields  
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES  
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time in the field and travel within the country 
  • Proficient in using mobile devices, and computers, particularly with Microsoft Office 
  • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration and demonstrated ability to build relationships with  individuals from diverse backgrounds 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of BRAC
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 
  • At least 1 years’ experience in the international development sector, including experience working  with marginalized communities to implement community development programs including  microfinance, livelihood, agricultural and food security, and/or girl’s and women’s empowerment  programs. 

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: CONTRACTUAL 

SALARY: Negotiable 

JOB LOCATION: Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Morogoro, Dodoma, Singida 

If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application  instructions accordingly: 

Candidate needs to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of  experience, current and expected salary at: bimcf.tanzania@brac.net 

Please mention the name of the position and AD# ………………. in the subject bar. 

 Only complete applications will be accepted and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Women are highly encouraged to apply. 

Application deadline: 30th June 2022 

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all  employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every  member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse,  neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual  with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment process includes extensive reference and  background checks, self-disclosure of prior issues regarding sexual or other misconduct and criminal  records and our values are a part of our Performance Management System. 

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer.

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