Youth and Inclusion Manager at ACDI/VOCA November, 2022
1963 and in 146 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 delivers technical and management assistance in
agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community
development, and food security in order to promote broad-based economic
growth and a vibrant civil society.
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Feed the Future Tanzania Kilimo Tija Activity is part of the U.S.
Government’s (USG) Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS), which promotes
global food security, resilience, and nutrition. The purpose of this
horticulture activity is to sustainably increase economic opportunities
in horticulture market systems, especially for youth. This purpose will
be achieved by: (a) strengthening horticulture market systems to
increase enterprise and employment opportunities; (b) increasing access
to commercially provided climate smart, and productivity–enhancing
agricultural technologies; and (c) strengthening the enabling
environment for market systems. The Zone of Influence (ZOI) will include
the regions of Morogoro, Iringa, Mbeya, Njombe, and Zanzibar. It will
also include key market sheds outside of this ZOI, such as Dar es
Salaam, Songwe, and Arusha, all of which have potentially important
transport and market facilities.
Target beneficiaries will
include both direct beneficiaries that receive USG assistance, indirect
beneficiaries who copy those assisted directly, and businesses that
capitalize on opportunities developed by USG investments. Interventions
will prioritize inclusion and expanded opportunities for youth
involvement. Participants could include private sector actors such as
producers, input suppliers, service providers, processors,
traders/resellers, buyers, and financial institutions; public sector
actors such as the GOT national and local governments, including GOT
extension workers; and civil society, including TAHA as well as other
producer and buyer associations.
Pursuant to its mission,
ACDI/VOCA is seeking an experienced and talented professional for the
Youth and Inclusion Manager position. The position will be based in Dar
es Salaam and is expected to lead the implementation of the overall
strategy for gender, youth, and social inclusion (GYSI) and ensure the
integration of women, youth, and other vulnerable populations across all
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At the Project Management Level
the implementation of the activity’s overall Gender and Youth
Engagement Strategies in coordination with the Chief of Party (COP) and
- Lead the development and promotion of
context-sensitive, culturally appropriate female empowerment, male
engagement, youth engagement, and gender-transformative approaches.
the Kilimo Tija Activity team in their understanding of and role in the
implementation of the Gender and Youth Engagement Strategies and Action
- Lead or assist in the design and implementation of GYSI impact assessments and other learning studies.
GYSI technical advice and trainings to activity staff, subcontractors,
private sector partners, and other stakeholders to build their capacity
to integrate gender and youth considerations into intervention designs,
implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
- Review and
provide input to activity work plans, with attention to GYSI dimensions
of technical activities and operations, and discuss GYSI issues and
priorities with activity senior management and other technical
- 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 Activity.
- Liaise with component leads,
subcontractors, private sector partners, and other stakeholders to
ensure that gender and youth considerations are identified and
integrated across interventions.
- Coordinate with the CLA/MEL
Director to plan the collection and analysis of relevant data and assist
in the collection and analysis of sex- and age-disaggregated data. Work
with the CLA/MEL Director to identify GYSI learning questions and
- Write project reports and prepare internal documentation as required.
with the External Communications Specialist to identify, document, and
disseminate gender and youth lessons learned among the team, activity
partners, USAID, and other external stakeholders.
- Ensure that
the gender and youth interventions supported by the Activity comply with
the regulations and standards established by USAID as well as
ACDI/VOCA’s internal Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Policy and
- Travel to project locations to oversee technical inputs.
At the Administrative and Personnel Level
and monitor the selection, performance, and evaluation processes of the
Youth Specialist and Gender Specialist, ensuring that suitable
personnel of high human and professional quality are involved in these
- Identify and support, in coordination with the COP,
the needs of short-term personnel, volunteers, and advisers (both
expatriates and locals) related to GYSI. Coordinate with the areas of
contracts, financial, human resources, and administrative the provision
of technical information required for the selection and contracting of
projects, personnel, selection of operators, disbursements, others.
bachelor’s degree in gender studies, international development,
sociology, or other relevant fields. A master’s degree is preferable.
minimum of seven years of relevant experience working with gender,
youth, and social inclusion issues. Experience with agriculture
productivity, agribusiness, and market development and working with the
private sector for the advancement of gender and youth issues is
- Knowledge of do no harm, women’s empowerment, and positive youth development frameworks and approaches is required.
USAID-funded project experience is strongly preferred, including
understanding of USAID’s procedures, policies, and reporting
- Demonstrate understanding of gender and youth
issues and M&E, particularly related to gender- and youth-sensitive
data collection processes and troubleshooting gender and youth issues
based on M&E data.
- Proven ability to successfully design and conduct trainings, particularly gender sensitization trainings, and workshops.
- Strong written and oral communications skills.
- Fluency in English and Swahili required.
- Ability to travel within the country as necessary.
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and list long-term employment history and any relevant short-term
consulting work. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able
to respond to inquiries via phone. Only those candidates considered for
an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity
employer. Women, minorities, and people from diverse groups are
encouraged to apply.