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Gender and Youth Specialist

Application deadline 30. Jun
Posted at
4. Jun, 14:33
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Job Level
Senior level
Work Type
Full Time
Highest Qualification
Years of Experience
10 years
Other Dar es Salaam District Dar Es Salaam

Responsibilities of the Gender and Youth Specialist

  • The Gender & Youth Specialist will be responsible for leading organization's thinking in Women and Youth Economic Empowerment approaches and shaping how these approaches are adopted and applied in the organization

  • Ensure that gender issues are integrated in organization's strategic objectives, results frameworks, annual work plans, and that Women and Youth Economic Empowerment objectives and targets are well integrated within the broader context of gender specific constraints prioritized by the organization and organization's supported projects, and in monitoring and in all results reporting.

  • Lead gender-focused analyses that provide evidence for developing or enhancing organizatio's gender interventions in ways that are targeted and appropriate for the gender disaggregated needs and constraints faced by women and youth in the value chains targeted by the organization


  • Ensure that there are clear 'business cases' for partners that contribute to women and youth' economic empowerment in the markets targeted by the organization's

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight of programmatic activities supporting women and youth economic empowerment, including developing and refining responsive policy elements and inputs for organization's management and partners to consider incorporating in ongoing and planned interventions

  • Orient and train staff, partner project staff, and selected market actors on gender integration and approaches and the formulation of gender responsive policies and interventions to enhance gender integration in their business models and operations aimed at increasing income and employment opportunities for women and youth

  • Serves as the organization's contact point with social and gender policy experts and practitioners, thereby building a network for addressing issues of priority for the organization

    in relation to gender equality, and more specifically to women and youth economic development

  • Represents organization's interests at national and international fora in relation to gender equality, women and youth economic development as related to agriculture

  • Writes proposals for securing funds for gender and youth economic empowerment in the agricultural sector.

  • Performs any other duties as will be assigned by the MP4 Advisor or the Technical Director

Key Competencies

  • Demonstrated success in implementing gender integration, youth and social inclusion strategies and activities in the context of providing advisory services or implementing gender interventions in a project or program context;
  • Substantial knowledge of good practices in developing gender integration strategies and interventions, mainstreaming gender in institutions and/or in projects
  • Knowledge and experience in designing and implementing of Women and Youth Economic Empowerment interventions an advantage
  • Experience in integrating gender in the private sector an advantage
  • Experience in gender and youth related national strategies and policy reviews, analysis, and application
  • Substantial knowledge in Tanzania national community development and gender policies
  • Experience in working on gender issues in the agriculture sector preferred;
  • Must be a self-directed, highly organized person who can effectively prioritize and follow through on multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills, specifically strong verbal communication skills in English and Swahili, and excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to conduct training and capacity building to staff and implementing partners on gender equality, women and youth inclusion integration

Key Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Social sciences, Gender & Development Studies, International Development or other relevant field;
  • At least 10 years' experience in a similar or related position

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