Position: Women Empowerment Supervisor (02 post)
Reports to: Women Protection and Empowerment Manager
Location: Nduta - Kibondo District, Kigoma Region
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) IRC Tanzania is present in the Kigoma Region, Northwestern Tanzania, providing services to refugees and host communities. Approximately 200,000 refugees, the vast majority from Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) receive protection and basic assistance in the areas of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Community Based Rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, and Gender Based Violence / Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE). In addition, IRC also implements child protection work in the host communities surrounding the camps, in Tanga region and in Dar es Salaam.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) seeks to recruit a qualified, energetic and motivated candidate for the post of Women Empowerment Supervisor.
Scope of work:
Poverty and financial insecurity are catalysts for gender based violence. Increasing access to opportunities for social and economic empowerment is fundamental to reducing vulnerability and promoting the empowerment of women and girls. To ensure women’s economic empowerment is accompanied by enhanced decision making and power within the household, the WPE program plans to engage with partners through gender discussions designed to address inequalities and power relations at the household level that perpetuate violence through the Economic and Social Empowerment (EA$E) model that supports the economic empowerment of women through forming groups and promoting savings using the Village Savings and Loans (VSLA).
The Women Empowerment Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of the program implementation. S/he will work closely with other WPE/GBV staff and partners in Mtendeli or Nduta refugee camps.
• Supervise and ensure overall implementation of EA$E activities in the camp
• Collaborate with local zonal and women leaders to select existing women and men’s groups / associations to benefit from EA$E activities
• Plan, implement and monitor trainings and capacity building for EA$E facilitators and VSLA activities
• Oversee M&E process as well as managing VSLA Database (MIS
• Provide ongoing leadership and guidance to project facilitators and volunteers to ensure programming meets best practice standards and prioritizes the safety of beneficiaries and staff
• Manage activity budgets in line with the WPE Manager and in accordance with IRC policies and practices
• Collaborate with the GBV Case Manager and Prevention supervisor to ensure effective internal GBV referral network to ensure appropriate responses are available and communicated to beneficiaries
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including community leaders and other implementing partners to advocate for the needs of women and girls and work with partners to enhance multi-agency and multi sectoral cooperation and coordination in addressing the economic and other livelihood needs of women and girls.
• Participate in the development of proposals, concept notes and budgets to support women empowerment and GBV prevention work
• Prepare and submit accurate and quality (weekly, monthly and activity) reports on women empowerment and social activities within set deadlines.
Contribute to quarterly, semi-annual, and annual donor reports.
Maintain an updated indicator tracking tool to measure project impact/outputs.
Submit monthly cash projections in line with spending plan for preventive activities
Supervise the EA$E facilitators and volunteers supporting the women and social economic empowerment activities
A University Degree in Social work or relevant social discipline with at least five (5) year’s relevant work experience OR Masters Degree in Gender or Social sciences with at least 3 years (3) years relevant work experience.
Proven experience working in an GBV and Women’s Empowerment programming
Have excellent community mobilization, facilitation skills and experience with participatory techniques
Knowledge of VSLAs and business skills building activities
Be committed to transformational change in attitudes and behaviors and learning starting with oneself followed by others
Be capable of facilitating discussions on GBV, gender and power with women or men
Experience working with camp-based populations/ rural communities desirable.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative required.
Good IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
Swahili and good English written and oral skills required. French a plus.
Share the common goal of preventing gender based Violence and promoting gender equality and respect for human rights.
Be willing to follow the guiding principles and code of conduct for humanitarian workers; Confidentiality, Safety, Respect and Non-discrimination
How to apply:
Applications for the position must include:
i. A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
ii. Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day-time mobile phone number(s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.
iii. ONLY copies of academic and professional certificates.
Applications will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrs Friday, April 22nd, 2016. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
Send your application to:John.Msinzo@rescue.org
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. IRC is an equal opportunity employer.