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Program Officer Position at Amani Girls Organization

Program Officer Position at Amani Girls Organization
Program Officer Position announcement at Amani Girls Organization – AGO 

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Amani Girls Organization (AGO) is a Non-governmental Organization, founded in 2004 and registered with registration number 00NGO/R1/00249. For more than 18 years, AGO has been working to build protective and productive resources for children, youth, and families to enable their active participation in community and National development. Strategically, AGO executes programs in Adolescent Health promotion, Education Support, and Social Protection of children, adolescent girls, and young women. AGO commits to advancing adolescent girls’ rights in Tanzania, and supporting marginalized and vulnerable populations (particularly OVCs, Adolescent Girls, and Young Women and their families), through inclusive livelihood and movement building.    

Following a new partnership with Stromme Foundation (SF) to support the implementation of 7 years Stromme Foundation Strategic Plan in Tanzania, specifically within the Singida Region. AGO is looking for qualified individuals who will fill in the available vacancy in the current AGO structure. AGO is willing to employ the following positions: –

Program Officer – BONGA (Let’s Talk – Adolescent Empowerment Program): 1 Post based in Singida.

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Job Description:

AGO seeks a qualified and competent candidate for the BONGA program officer. The BONGA Officer will support SF’s program to equip adolescent girls and youth with the right knowledge, skills, and experiences vital to making balanced, strategic life decisions as well as promote gender equality and increase youth economic opportunities. S/he will be responsible for the roll-out and day-to-day management and implementation of Bonga in and out of schools’ club operationalization to restore adolescents’ self-esteem and dignity, and community-based advocacy focusing on addressing gender inequalities.

Program Officer Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the establishment and operationalization of in-and-out-of-school Bonga clubs.
  • Facilitate community-led awareness campaigns on harmful gender practices.
  • Facilitate the establishment of kitchen gardens in schools, Bonga community learning centers, and Bonga forums.
  • Support the identification of stakeholders and establish a youth-community collaboration mechanism for program sustainability.
  • Conduct capacity building and supportive supervision to Bonga support teams and animators on life skills presentation.
  • Facilitate monthly joint review and planning meetings with Bonga animators and Bonga support teams.
  • Facilitate training for teachers on gender-responsive pedagogy.
  • Support the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities.
  • Documentation and reporting on activities and success stories that bring AGO interventions into real life, and compliance with the rules, regulations, and guidelines of AGO.

Essential Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Community Development, Gender studies, Psychology, Social work, program management or related field.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience implementing youth empowerment programs with significant emphasis on adolescent girls and young women program and youth.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in computer applications, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Expertise in stakeholders mapping and engagement.
  • Solid commitment to promoting youth empowerment, gender integration and inclusiveness.
  • Experience working in the fields of gender, ASRH, youth economic empowerment, and entrepreneurship by working directly with government stakeholders and local communities. Solid understanding of the youth employability landscape.
  • Good track record in leading the design, implementation, and monitoring of program activities, and in influencing stakeholders to achieve goals and objectives.

GENERAL CRITERIA REQUIRED FOR PROGRAM OFFICER POITION

AGO is an equal-opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, and diversity. Persons with disabilities and other key vulnerable groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants aged 25 – 35 years are given preference. Extensive experience working with OVCs, Youth, and Caregivers, particularly Adolescent Girls and Young Women. Proven competency in working with OVC, ECD, Income and Job Creation, Ultra Poor Graduation (UPG) programs, and Parenting programs. Effectiveness of working with cultural and youth and caregivers’ diversity. Singida resident applicants are encouraged to apply. A valid driving license is an added advantage.  

Remuneration

AGO offers a competitive package for selected candidates in line with Salary history, Academic

qualifications, and relevant experience.

APPLICATION MODE FOR PROGRAM OFFICER POST

To apply, please indicate the position title you are applying for, in the subject line of your e-mail. Applications must include an up-to-date CV with three contactable professional references, a cover letter, and your salary history. 

Applications, that Do NOT Include ALL of the required elements, Will Not Be ConsideredAll Applications Should Be Sent Through E-mail: vacancy@amanigirls.or.tz Electronics applications are encouraged. Arrange all of your applications as a single PDF document.

The subject on your application e-mail should be the title of the position you are applying for. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 22nd May 2024, at 23:59/Tanzania time.

CAUTION TO THE APPLICANTS:

Some fake adverts online require candidates to apply through some e-mail addresses of public domains, e.g. Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Ymail, etc. Kindly note: vacancy@amanigirls.or.tz is the official address to use for this recruitment. Please ignore any of those adverts.

STRICTLY

We do not charge any application fee nor entertain any meetings or telephone calls. If shortlisted, you will be informed by the AGO Human Resource Manager and or AGO Liaison Manager through phone or email: info@amanigirls.or.tz 

WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY

Whistle-blowers are encouraged to raise their concerns under the Amani Girls Organization.  Therefore, our whistleblowing policy provides for reporting to the email address whistleblowing@amanigirls.or.tz

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