26 December 2022

3 Project Officers, Job Opportunity at UMATI, Mpanda DC, Tanganyika DC and Mlele DC

  SageWAP.com       26 December 2022

3 Project Officers, Job Opportunity at UMATI, Mpanda DC, Tanganyika DC and Mlele DC

Job Overview

Job Title: Project Officer (3 Positions)

Mpanda DC, Tanganyika DC and Mlele DC

Division: Program
Location: Respective District
Reports to: Project Coordinator

Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) established in 1959, is an autonomous
voluntary National NGO originally incorporated under CAP 337 in 1973, established under
non-governmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2019 with registration number
00NGO/R2/000231. It is a full Member Association (MA) of the International Planned
Parenthood Federation (IPPF) accredited in 2015.

UMATI works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development,
Gender, Women and Special Groups and Regional Administration and Local Government
(PORALG) with a goal of providing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) education,
information and services in Tanzania. The Assosciation has a long leadership history in
SRH Programmes in Tanzania including pioneering in Family Planning (FP) services, SRHR
Programmes for young people, integrated Clinics and Community based service delivery
approaches.

UMATI with support from Plan International will be implementing a 6 years project
namely VUMA Project “Adolescent Girls’ Health &Rights” to empower AGYW aged 10-24
in the Katavi Region to fulfil their sexual, reproductive, economic, and protection rights
by addressing the root causes of gender inequality and supporting a more resilient health
system and maintain SRH and other health services.

The project will apply acomprehensive feminist approach to ensure that health systems are resilient and
accountable, tackling the multi-sectoral drivers of poor adolescent SRHR. It will also
promote the collective and individual agency to make choices and the power to act upon
those choices by supporting stakeholders, particularly women’s rights organizations
(WROs) and youth-led organizations (YLOs) in the newly-formed and underserved Katavi
region.

Job Purpose

This position will support the efficient delivery of the objectives of the VUMA Project “Adolescent Girls’ Health &Rights” to increase young people’s ability to collectively advocate for the fulfillment of their SRHR and to live free from discrimination and violence. S/he will be responsible for leading the implementation of the project activities as well as providing guidance to the community volunteers for the mobilization of youth to access SRH/Gender Based rights information and services.

Key Tasks

Project Planning, implementation, and Management

  • Facilitate the timely implementation of project activities including advocacy related activities and linking youth access to comprehensive sexual education and friendly services.
  • Work with DRCHCOs and DMOs to facilitate training to, service providers, peer educators, and CHWs for the effective implementation of the project activities.
  • Work in collaboration with LGAs in the implementation of the project activities
  • Guide peer educators and CHWs in proper planning and implementation of youth engagement-related activities like demand creation, group, and individual education sessions.
  • Supporting Peers (educators, mobilizers) to effectively conduct community mobilization including demand creation through community dialogues, peer education sessions, and provision of referral services to health facilities.
  •  Conduct mobile outreaches in hard-to-reach communities to serve young people with SRH services.
  • Conduct weekend clinics to create a youth-friendly atmosphere for young people to freely access SRH information and services.
  • Ensuring the integrity of financial and administrative operations in the project area by the oversight of financial and budgetary aspects of the project;
  • Schedule meetings, including site selection, travel arrangements, preparing meeting materials, presentation developing agendas, preparing minutes in support of assigned projects, distributing meeting materials, and tracking meeting attendance;
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues, implementing partners, government officials at Regional and District levels, communities, and donors; and
  •  Ensure expendables, commodities, and equipment are available for the outreach work in support of RHMT and CHMTs.

Networking

  • Establish effective work relationships with other stakeholders and CHMT partners on project activities
  • Work with Peers (educators, mobilizers) and service providers to identify and link youth clients to health facilities for access to SRH information and contraception services.
  • Work collaboratively with the VUMA team and other project team members to ensure necessary project planning, development, and management activities function smoothly and efficiently, and in an integrated manner.

Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Reporting

  • Participate in designing & developing, monitoring, coordinating, and reporting tools for implementation in tracking the progress of the project activities;
  • Ensuring timely implementation and reporting according to the work plan;
  • Ensure project performance analysis is done against targets, outputs, and outcomes contained in the project logical model;
  •  Prepare and submit quality monthly and quarterly project reports (both financial and narrative) according to UMATI and the donor requirements;
  • Demonstrate the project performance trends to the project team;
  • Oversee the work of Community-based volunteers (CHWs & PEs) to ensure the community mobilizations are effectively done for smooth implementation of community outreaches and youth weekend clinics;
  • Strengthen linkages between Community-based volunteers and health facilities in the project catchment areas for referral services; and
  • Ensuring the quality of care through appropriate guidelines and protocols. • Consistently monitor and report performance issues to the Program Manager;
  • Respond to information requests from the Supervisor and Donor concerning the project.
  • Prepare monthly and weekly route plans for the project to reach the targeted population.
  • Prepare project updates experiences (learning and challenges), briefs, and success stories.
  • Monitor community mobilizers and Providers to implement plans and provide progress of project target achievement against planned project milestones.
  • Provide weekly updates and monthly reports to the Project Manager.
  • Conducting weekly performances for Peers (educators, mobilizers (CHWs) to assess performance and share areas of improvement
  • Conduct data quality assurance at the service delivery points to monitor its accuracy.
  • Conduct quarterly meetings with Providers, and Peers (educators, mobilizers) to share the progress of the project and plan for the next period.

Qualification and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Sociology, Gender/Advocacy/Law, Project Management, Community Development/Social Work, or
  • Master’s degree is added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years of working experience in Youth SRH program management with a history of SRHR advocacy work.
  • Working in remote areas is a plus

Knowledge / Skills and Abilities

  • Proven project management and report writing skills;
  • Ability to manage and work in a team;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision;
  • Knowledge of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) business development process activities in alignment with government priorities;
  • Analytical, strong decision-making skills, sound judgment, and problem-solving abilities;
  • Working with Volunteers (Peer Educators & Community Health Workers);
  • Scientific writing skills as s/he will be required to conduct operational research and write abstracts for publications;
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize tasks, and result-oriented approach;
  • Possession of cultural awareness and sensitivity including gender;
  • Capacity to work under, pressure, manage stress, and adapt to rapidly evolving situations;
  • Proficient in computer packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet browsers; and
  • Knowledge in managing Donor funded projects;

Attitudes and Behaviours

  • Hardworking with the capacity to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrates honesty, integrity, as well as openness, and a transparent personality.
  • Demonstrates respect for all groups of people in the community and is culturally sensitive.
  • Persuasive and able to work in different cultural settings.
  • Motivated, energetic, and strives to develop and support others.
  • Result oriented, flexible, and a team player.
  • Working for the best interest of the organization Adolescents and children.
  • Appreciate child rights and gender equality.
  • Decisive evidence-based decision-making skills;

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit an application letter indicating the position applied for,
a detailed copy of their CV, and the names and contact information (email addresses and
telephone numbers) of the three work-related referees.

Applications should be submitted by 31st December 2022 to the Executive Director through
email applications@umati.or.tz

The position should be the subject of the email application.
Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

UMATI is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disability are highly encouraged to apply.

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