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Re-advertisement: Gender Equality & Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health Advisor - Rukwa

Application deadline 18. Jan
Posted at
Tuesday, 11:14
Application deadline
Salary Range (Tsh)
More Than 3,000,000
Business / Employer name
Plan International Tanzania
Company Industry
Job Level
Senior level
Work Type
Full Time
Minimum Qualification
Years of Experience
5 years
Other District Other Location

Salary Currency: Tanzanian Shilling

The Gender Equality and ASRHRs Advisor, based in Sumbawanga - Rukwa, will provide expert technical assistance on Uzazi Salama project, a GAC-funded project supporting comprehensive community and facility -based Maternal New-born Health/Sexual Reproductive Health programming in Rukwa. S/he will support the development and implementation of gender-differentiated approaches, tools and activities to address factors contributing to high maternal and neonatal death incidence and GBV among men, women and young women. S/he will play a critical role in designing, managing and coordinating interventions to promote positive gender norms and behaviours amongst the target populations, surrounding communities, partners and other stakeholders and ensuring the technical quality of those interventions, and will advise and support national ministries and decentralized government authorities, training and research institutions, and civil society organizations. S/he will also build the understanding and capacity of the project’s staff, and partners to engage effectively in tackling harmful gender norms, empowering women and girls, and promoting meaningful male engagement.


  • Assists the Program Director and all other project team members to integrate gender responsiveness and adolescent friendliness in the design and management of the Uzazi Salama project.
  • In collaboration with other team members and partners, leads and supports the development and implementation of the project GE Strategy and ensures adolescent friendliness integration. Assist in the preparation of annual work-plan, budgets, performance reports and quarterly reports
  • Provide Leadership in developing all project audience specific trainings (project staff, partners, government and community stakeholders, health professionals, managers and frontline workers etc.), guidelines, resources and other collateral for the effective mainstreaming of GE and ASRH in all activities.
  • Conducts community visits to monitor the promotion of gender equality and ASRHRs in project activities in the project districts and to submit reports of such visits to ensure quality supervision and monitoring leading to improvement in program delivery.
  • Leads periodic reviews, including quarterly, semi-annual and annual Uzazi reviews with a gender and adolescent friendliness lens to identify success stories, gaps/challenges relating to gender, ASRHRs and areas of improvement
  • Ensures that project action plans and budget are gender sensitive and provides assistance to implement them to achieve Uzazi project goals and expected results.
  • Provides gender-related inputs to the Program Director and Senior Health Program Manager in the development of periodic contractual reports including GE input into the entire project report including annexes and in dedicated GE sections of such reports and provides compilation of best practices and project outcomes and analysis of project GE activities, their effects on the overall identified GE gaps and barriers and continuing or new challenges faced in the implementation of activities as well as the overall environment relating to GE.
  • Analyzes all Uzazi project documents and materials ensuring that gender and adolescent friendly considerations are well integrated including in communication, advocacy and other promotional material and resources.
  • Recommends to the Program Director gender-related activities to be carried out under the Uzazi Salama project aligned with the project’s gender equality strategy and commitment to ASRHRs.
  • Under the direction of the Program Director, facilitates capacity building of partners; Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) ,PORALG, NGOs, CHWS, adolescent girls and boys groups, Mother Support Groups, VSLA Groups, Daddies Clubs etc. on gender and power related dynamics of households, families and communities to ensure quality and timely delivery of project activities related to women and girls empowerment, male engagement and gender responsive and adolescent-friendly MNH/SRH services.
  • In collaboration with the head of gender and inclusion, facilitates building of partnership, networks coalitions and alliances with other stakeholders in women and girls’ rights and gender equality relevant to MNH/ASRHRs in Rukwa and linked to the national level.
  • Represent Plan International effectively in technical panels related to Gender and ASRHRs, committees, etc. increasing credibility and reputation of the organization
  • Collaborates with other Technical Coordinators to ensure effective integration of Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Child Protection and Household Economic Security programs for the integration of Uzazi project activities, where feasible.
  • In consultation with the head of gender and inclusion and head of child protection, ensures safeguarding children and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is mainstreamed into all Uzazi related project activities and to prevention of girls and boys from all forms of child abuse based on PLAN international’s Child Protection Policy.
  • Ensures rights-based programming in all Uzazi Salama project related program activities to meet PLAN goals
  • Support and Performs any other duties related to promotion of gender equality and ASRH that may be assigned to other departments for the achievement of organizational goals.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Dealing with Problems:

  • Ability to identify and provide appropriate technical support in the area of gender and adolescent girls and boys rights for the implementation of the Uzazi Salama project.
  • Demonstrable competence to put in place systems to monitor and provide technical soundness in the implementation of the Uzazi Salama project in collaboration with project staff.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision as well as part of a complex multi-sectoral geographical and technical team.
  • Ability to analyses issues, risks and emerging opportunities for appropriate decision-making and to strengthen and support delivery of tasks that meet organizational requirements.
  • Ensure that solutions and guidance in dealing with problems are founded on evidence-based principles and practices

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • There is a high contact with community members, children and other stakeholders to develop and implement the Uzazi project activities
  • There is a high contact with the MOHCDGEC, PORALG and other government functionaries towards the implementation of the project’s gender responsive and adolescent friendly service delivery objectives and outcomes (supply side interventions)
  • There is a high contact with project partners in the implementation of all project demand side/community based initiatives
  • There is high contact with other CSO networks and alliances in relevant geographic areas for collaboration in GE and ASRHRs
  • Maintains high contact with staff working on the Uzazi project activities at PU level to offer support for understanding and implementation of gender and ASRHRs related activities
  • There is a low contact with other Plan International staff to support them with understanding of gender and their support in the implementation of related activities.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


  • University degree in Social Sciences or related field and background in Gender Studies or related field will be an asset or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and implementing gender transformative and gender integrated strategies and programs.
  • Demonstrable experience in advocacy, especially around gender equality and adolescent girls’ rights related issues
  • A thorough understanding of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and other human rights instruments.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position in an international organization similar to Plan.
  • A thorough understanding of the various tools and techniques for mainstreaming gender in a project cycle including gender analysis, programming, monitoring and evaluation**.**


  • Knowledgeable in gender and ASRHRs issues and activities in Tanzania
  • Knowledgeable in the relationship between gender equality and MNH/SRH issues
  • Develops, motivates, coaches and promotes high performance by partners’ staff and collaborators.
  • Teamwork.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively.
  • Works in a participative community approach
  • Strong knowledge of the health system in Tanzania.
  • Strong knowledge of the national women’s/gender machineries of Tanzania (govt and other statutory institutions, policies, programs etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of the rights of children and women.
  • Analytical and writing skills.
  • Communication skills, appropriate to the audience (ability to speak local language of project districts).
  • Strong team-building and motivational skills.
  • Strong negotiating, facilitating and influencing skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word-processing, spreadsheet, database, internet

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment

This position entails 60% travelling within communities in the Project area.

Level of contact with children

High contact: The responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent one-to-one contact with children. It is expected that extra care shall be taken to protect children at all times.

This role support the successful implementation of the Uzazi Salama project by leading, coordinating, facilitating and providing technical support.

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