JOB DESCRIPTION: PROJECT IGA OFFICER
Organizational Profile: AgapeAIDS Control Programme (AACP) was established on 24th of January, 2006 as a CBO working to cover Shinyanga Region and later registered as an NGO on 24th June, 2009 by the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children and was issued with the Reg. 00NGO/00003233 under the NGOs Act of 2002, 12 (2) Tanzania Laws. AACP is a Non-partisan, Non-Religious and Non-profit Organization geared at promoting human rights and Community Development. AACP was established with the aim of preventing and controlling HIV/AIDS and its effects in the community.
In 2009, AACP came to realize that violation of Human Rights in the Community was a Problem. Since then, AGAPE started working on four core programs which are; HIV/AIDS control and prevention, child and youth protection, legal aid services provision, and Prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV), child marriages and early pregnancies. In 2014, AACP add another component to its core works of Skilful parenting to ensure teenage mothers are trained on the best ways to raise their babies and reduce child abuse cases in the communities.
Organizational Mission: To empower the Community to challenge Human Rights violation by strengthening their capacity to improve their resources of Income and reduce poverty, HIV/AIDS transmission, GBV prevalence, Child abuse and advance its mitigation measures “and the
Organizational Vision: To see the Community is free from Human Rights Violation and discrimination where Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Domestic Workers, Women, Youth, PLWHAs and the Community at large live harmonious happy life and Dignity”.
Project Description: In April 2016, Agape AIDS Control Programme secured funding for three years (2016-2018) from terre des homes Netherlands to implement a “Stop Child Marriages Project in Kishapu and Shinyanga Rural District”. This project aims to reduce child marriages in 20 villages in Shinyanga Rural and Kishapu Districts with 50% in the period 2016- 2018. Main strategies are SRHR clubs for adolescents, massive awareness raising in the villages, a pilot on ’Goats for Education’, and training of government local leaders at ward and village level, who are responsible for the implementation of the Law of the Child Act 2009. Join the national level advocacy for changing the minimum age of marriage in Tanzania (currently 15 years for girls and 18 years for boys), as this is unconstitutional according to the clause on nondiscrimination.
Overall Objective of the Project: To reduce child marriage in 20 villages in Shinyanga Rural and Kishapu Districts with 50% in the period 2016- 2018.
Specific Objectives of the Project are;-
1: Children: To empower 400 child brides and other children to renounce and report child marriages and to rightfully access legal, educational, SRHR, life skills education and counseling services (in 20 villages).
2: Families and Community: To nurture engagement and commitment among community elders, traditional healers, parents and youth to stop child marriages in 20 villages in 2016-2018
3: Government: To strengthen child protection systems from village level to district level to ensure implementation of relevant child protection legislation, to reduce incidences of child marriages and to promote Adolescent SRHR (Child Act 2009, Education Act 1978/2004, Health policy).
4: Law Enforcers: Law enforcers and judiciary (20) have the capacity to handle child abuse cases and provide timely judgment
5: Civil Society Organization (CSO): To jointly advocate at national level for change of the Marriage Act No 5 of 1971 on the minimum age for marriage, and upholding of the Education Act and SOSPA to promote access to education for girls who have given birth.
Purpose of the Post: The Project Income Generating Activities (IGA) Officer will be in charge of all income generating activities that are initiated to provide means to achieve a financial sustainability and improve livelihood of the victims of child marriages and those at risk in the project areas. This includes the implementation and supervision of IGA-related ideas and activities, the establishment of new ideas and the maintenance of existing ideas. Also, the Income Generating Activity Officer (IGA Officer) will provide technical support to key stakeholders for income generating activities in Kishapu and Shinyanga districts.
Roles and Responsibilities:
· The IGA Officer will ensure effective program management
· In collaboration with Agape programme staff, execute the Project Monitoring and Evaluation system/strategy
· Assist victims of child marriages and their families identify and develop market links for their products
· Gather and collect relevant data for socio-economic monitoring and studies for best IGA development in Shinyanga Region
· Harmonize the implementation of IGA activities with the district officers, extension staff and ensuring good collaboration and networking with other partners operating in the districts
· Provide a link to beneficiaries on inputs to their business
· Proactively participate in baseline and end line data collection.
· Work closely in liaison with government officers and technical officers (District Livestock Officer; District Agriculture Officer; District Planning Officer etc) to provide services to beneficiaries
· Establish and maintain a good rapport with project beneficiaries, as well as local government officials, community leaders and relevant local organizations;
· Develop and share monthly, quarterly and half yearly progress/monitoring reports and reports to the Programme Coordinator and Director
· Serve as technical advisor to the Project team on IGA issues
· Take active part in the planning, implementation, review and reporting process
· Comply with the Organization Child protection Policy, Gender policy, Statement of Commitment to child protection and adherence to Tanzanian laws and that of our partner (Terre Des Hommes Netherlands and Dutch Government)
· Maintain and promote good image of the organization with its associates, including donors, clients, partners and Local Government Authorities
· Conduct Field Works, community mobilization, facilitation and trainings on IGA services
· And any other roles/responsibilities as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor
· The applicant should possess a Bachelor degree in Agricultural economics, Agribusiness management, economics and business development from a recognized and reputable university
- A post graduate in enterprise and business development (with a focus on livestock, animal science and or small scale enterprises) is an added advantage.
- A minimum of 2 or more years work experience with a focus on business and enterprise development or related interventions;
- Good knowledge and understanding of business development and market linkages.
- Good understanding of Non government, government and foreign aid project operations.
· A candidate with knowledge and experience on Project Management, monitoring and evaluation will added advantage
· Strong computer skills (Word Processing, Excel, Power Point, Internet, Data base, SPSS, and Strata)
· Strong oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
· Excellent data collection, data analysis and evaluation skills
· Excellent skills on report writing (documentation of programme results, case stories/best practices etc)
Behaviors (Values in Practice)
· Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling of Agape AIDS Control Programme (AACP) values
· Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
· Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
· Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
· Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
· Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
· Willing to take disciplined risks.
· Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
General Application Instructions to all Applicants: Interested applicants should submit their applications and credentials including CV, and copy of academic certificates/recognitions in (word or PDF format) electronically stating the post of interest in the subject heading of your email address and address to the Executive Director, Agape AIDS Control Programme (AACP), P.O.BOX 2189 Shinyanga, email; firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 25th April, 2016. A successful candidate will be paid 500,000 Tshs as a gross salary per month. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interview. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.