Job opportunies at ACDI/VOCA 2021

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Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.
Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Manager, Tanzania
ACDI/VOCA is seeking an experienced Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Manager for an anticipated agriculture program in Tanzania funded by USAID.
 
The Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Manager will lead the development and implementation of the program’s overall strategy for gender, youth, and social inclusion and will ensure the integration of women, youth, and other vulnerable populations into all program activities. The program is anticipated to start in late 2021 and this position is envisioned to be based in Tanzania.

Responsibilities

  • Lead development and implementation of the program’s overall gender, youth, and social inclusion strategy.
  • Ensure that women, youth, and other vulnerable populations are integrated into all program activities, including technical implementation, monitoring, operations, policies, and procedures by designing activities that target these groups within the scope of the project.
  • Provide gender, youth, and social inclusion technical advice and trainings to program staff, partners, and stakeholders to build their capacity to integrate gender and youth considerations into designing interventions, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Lead or assist in the design and implementation of gender, youth, and social inclusion analyses, impact assessments and other learning studies.
  • Review and provide input to project work plans, with attention to Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) dimensions of technical activities and operations and discuss GSI issues and priorities with project senior management and other technical specialists.
  • Liaise with technical component leaders to ensure that gender and youth considerations are assessed and accounted for.
  • Support the M&E Lead to plan the collection and analysis of relevant data and assist in the collection and analysis of sex- and age-disaggregated data. Work with M&E team to identify GSI learning questions and outcomes.
  • Incorporate gender and youth considerations into the Performance Monitoring Plan, with an emphasis on designing indicators that will drive high-value project activities.
  • Travel to project locations to oversee technical inputs.
  • Write project reports and prepare internal documentation as required.
  • Maintain an up-to-date and thorough understanding of gender and youth issues related to project components.
  • Write, coordinate, and disseminate lessons learned among team and program partners.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in gender studies, international development, sociology, or relevant field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum seven years of relevant experience working including five years focused on gender, youth, and social inclusion issues.
  • Experience with agriculture productivity, agribusiness, and market development is preferred.
  • Knowledge of do no harm, women’s empowerment, and positive youth development frameworks and approaches is required.
  • Previous USAID-funded project experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience conducting gender analysis and research a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili required.
  • Experience working in Tanzania preferred.

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Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Director, Tanzania
ACDI/VOCA is seeking a CLA Director for an anticipated Activity in Tanzania funded by USAID.
The CLA Director will centralize many of the critical project support components that, collectively, influence CLA within a project, and better enable sustainable and effective project outcomes. S/he will facilitate cross-component learning and collaboration, overseeing the project functions of communications, training, and behavior change, and leveraging these various functions to advance CLA efforts throughout the technical implementation teams. They will work closely with the M&E Manager to ensure performance data is relevant and useful and is analyzed regularly to enable reflection, adaptation, and continuous improvement. The CLA Director will develop adaptive management processes and tools that facilitate purposeful experimentation and pivots in strategy and tactics based on planned experiments. Additionally, they will lead training on CLA for staff and partners and continually adapt and improve the project’s CLA Plan.

Responsibilities

  • Provide a centralized point for analysis, strategic planning, and support to improve technical implementation, effective use of resources, and sustainability
  • Develop and manage the CLA plan including the learning agenda through a participatory process with project staff, partners, and donor stakeholders, with iterative reviews
  • Create, share, and manage relevant knowledge assets that support program outcomes
  • Ensure that programmatic learning and results are fully documented, shared, and used to drive adaptive management processes
  • Lead the collection, analysis, documentation, dissemination, and use of best practices and lessons learned
  • Ensure learning is shared with relevant stakeholders to further activity goals through learning events, mixed media, and other innovative methods
  • Work directly with the COP, DCOP, and technical project component leads to plan, design, and or/manage specific CLA strategies and activities, such as supporting incorporation of technical, contextual and experiential learning into technical strategies, interventions, and processes
  • Analyze, pilot, adapt, and design a facilitation approach that encourages purposeful experimentation and pivots in strategy and tactics based on planned research activities/surveys
  • Continually develop and review impact causal models/results chains to demonstrate how interventions will contribute to sustainable poverty reduction in targeted districts
  • Develop and/or maintain strategic relationships with relevant stakeholders to promote effective coordination, collaboration, and dissemination of program learning
  • Participate in regular senior management planning meetings and provide analytical feedback and support to inform technical decisions by senior management and the technical component leads

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, economics, business administration, or relevant field.
  • Familiarity with the concept of adaptive management/CLA and demonstrated experience using a mix of informational sources and research methods to analyze project progress, communicate findings to a range of external and internal stakeholders, and apply learning to work planning.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in designing and implementing knowledge management and sharing/learning, using CLA principles and approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance and advisory services to a range of financial service providers.
  • Proven leadership in supervising staff, managing multiple complex project components, and convening people across technical teams to build consensus and achieve an outcome.
  • Experience working in Tanzania and/or the region preferred.
  • Fluency in English required, Swahili preferred.

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Communications Specialist, Tanzania
ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Communications Specialist for an anticipated agriculture program in Tanzania funded by USAID. The Activity is anticipated to start in 2021.
The Communications Specialist will work closely with the COP, technical leads, and the cross-cutting team to design and lead the implementation of the communication and outreach strategy. The program is anticipated to start in late 2021 and this position is envisioned to be based in Tanzania.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead a detailed work plan for implementation of the program’s Communication and Outreach Strategy
  • Work with staff and partners to develop content and messages for website and other media
  • Train field staff on the use of media for message delivery
  • Analyze and compile lessons learned as the basis for creating communications messages
  • Identify advocacy strategies and develop appropriate mediums for advocacy messages
  • Develop media campaigns
  • Support grantees in developing appropriate outreach messages for communities and other forestry stakeholders

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in communications or relevant technical area.
  • At least five years of experience in communications, preferably in Tanzania.
  • USAID experience is preferred.
  • Experience working in Tanzania preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili required.

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Tanzania nationals are highly encouraged to apply.
Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any positio

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