AJIRA MPYA TANZANIA 2022 | NAFASI MPYA ZA KAZI 2022
The Gender, Youth, Equity and Social Inclusion (GYESI) Specialist
Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting
governments, communities, and the private sector in managing their
environment and natural resources. We have delivered innovative,
breakthrough solutions in key development sectors including: countering
wildlife crime, forestry, protected area management, climate change,
economic livelihood development, community engagement, and institutional
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purpose of this anticipated USAID Tuhifadhi Maliasili activity is to
address dynamics that threaten habitat connectivity and the long-term
persistence of biodiversity in Tanzania in a manner that: i) increases
private sector engagement in conservation and natural resource
management (NRM); ii) builds the capacity of the public sector and civil
society; iii) strengthen the policy and regulatory framework for
conservation and NRM; and iv) enhances knowledge management across
sectors. This is an anticipated 5-year project. Position Description
Gender, Youth, Equity and Social Inclusion (GYESI) Specialist will p
rovide technical direction, oversight, and leadership to create and
maximize opportunities to engage social inclusion and gender equity
though direct project activities. The candidate will support and lead
the development and maintenance of a Gender Equality and Women’s
Empowerment (GEWE) and social inclusion action plan to recognize the
structural disparities and social norms that limit vulnerable
The GYESI specialist will work closely
with the COP, DCOP and technical team to ensure that gender, youth,
equity and social inclusion aspects are incorporated, well-developed,
and progress in all technical activities, particularly communications
activities that promote social behavior change. This role will also
ensure the project team members are familiar with gender inclusion and
provide any necessary trainings – both to staff as well as relevant
stakeholders – to imbue the philosophy and skillset of incorporating
gender throughout the project lifecycle. The person will also work
closely with the MEL Specialist in order to capture efforts of gender
and youth inclusion as part of a learning agenda or learning questions,
as well as any relevant project indicators.
The position will be
based in Dar, Tanzania with some travel required to the project areas.
The position will report to the Chief of Party.
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- Provide technical leadership and oversight, and integration of GYESI approaches across program activities.
- Use GYESI analysis to purposefully engage youth, women, and marginalized groups in all activities and result areas.
and lead the implementation of the project’s Gender Equality and
Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) and Social inclusion strategy and action
plan, including the adaptation and development of tools and approaches
to support the strategy and action plan.
- Work with senior
project management to raise awareness and capacity of project staff on
issues related to GYESI, and to expand gender content of the project.
target groups through social assessments, ensure participatory
approaches are used and social mapping is conducted and that the
involved stakeholders understand the importance of such assessments.
CSOs and local and national youth networks to integrate women and youth
in corridor forums and in LUP design and implementation.
closely with project staff to build their understanding of gender and
youth issues. Facilitate GYESI training and develop and/or adapt
- Support the integration of GYESI activities
within the work plan; GYESI specific tools in work planning to promote
gender balance in the project implementation.
development of GYESI sensitive behavior change communication activities
and messages. Write blogs, articles and success stories related to the
GYESI work being done.
- Work closely with M&E team to ensure
that GYESI considerations are reflected in M&E plan, frameworks, and
reports to assess whether the GYESI objectives are being met. Support
the tracking and maintenance of any GYESI performance indicators.
the project partners in mainstreaming GYESI in their policies,
management systems and programs and provide training and education in
implementing the policies.
- Lead a GYESI assessment for the
project, including desk review, coordination with all stakeholders, key
informant interviews, focus group discussions and report writing.
degree in social sciences, preferably sociology, social development,
conservation and natural resource management, or gender studies and at
least 6 years of relevant experience; or bachelor’s degree and 8 years
- Prior experience designing and implementing gender plans for projects. USAID or other donor-funded experience preferred.
experience working in the integration of gender and youth
considerations in conversation and natural resource management projects
- Ability to develop effective working relationships
with donors, government counterparts at all levels, local organizations,
community groups, and other program partners and stakeholders.
- Ability to conceptualize, plan, guide, and implement work with demonstrated experience in mainstreaming GYESI
- Proven experience leading the gender development and planning for a donor-funded program of this size and geographic expansion.
- Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
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RTI is an equal opportunity employer. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. To apply, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and put the title of the position in the subject line.