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NAFASI ZA KAZI MTWARA - DEADLINE 10 APRIL 2017


Over view of the KIMAS
KIMAS is a civil society and Community based organization that was founded in 1993 and officially registered in 2001 by the ministry of home affairs with registration NO.10788. The organization is headquartered in Masasi district, Mtwara region.  KIMAS mission is to build the capacity of poor and marginalize groups of women, youth and men in Tanzania to realize their socio-economic rights and economic well-being. Currently KIMAS in collaboration with PACT-Tanzania  is implementing USAID Kizazi Kipya project in Masasi district.

Thus, for the effective implementation of the project KIMAS is looking to recruit very energetic, competent, qualified and results driven Tanzanian graduates in the following positions;

Position 1; Economic strengthening and Livelihoods officer (ESLO)

Reporting; Project Manager
Roles and Responsibilities:
Job type; Six (6) Months contract with possibility to renew depending on availability of fund and individual performance
Directly supervise Empowerment Workers (EWs).
Recruit and train EWs in the village Savings and Loan Groups (VSLG) model and oversee EWs establishing and supporting new groups and supporting inherited VSLGs.
Ensure that EWs provide facilitation support for VSLGs to ensure that destitute household members (lower saving levels and interest) are able to join VSLGs.
Ensure that VSLGs establish Community Resource Mobilization Committees to map community resource for social protection.
Conduct overarching mapping of economic strengthening service providers in implementation areas.
Work with district level TASAF to ensure USAID Kizazi Kipya for screening and enrollment.
Roll out household Financial Literacy and Money Management curriculum to EWs and ensure quality roll out to VSLG members.
Lead the creation of trade networks and learning and sharing cohorts within industry types.
Train EWs to roll out a self-assessment tool with mature groups; establish relationships with pro-poor financial institutions.
Serve as the lead for youth related activities including conduct an organizational youth assessment, implementation action items from the assessment, ensuring establishment and high quality support to in and out of school Teen Clubs, and ensuring delivery of youth focused curriculums.
Provide continuous supportive supervision to EWs to ensure quality economic strengthening programming and to NPEs to ensure quality youth programming.
Submit timely economic strengthening and youth updates to the Program Coordinator for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.
Document lessons learned and best practices for experience sharing and replication.
Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the project coordinator.
Minimum Requirements
Education Qualification
Diploma in Community Development, Sociology, Economics and related disciplines
Bachelor ‘s degree preferred
Skills and Experiences
At least one year experiences of working with rural Communities and Marginalized groups
Good practical knowledge and experiences of working with groups and people with special needs.
Good knowledge on issues related to HIV/Aids and Child protection
Excellent  written, oral and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili
Ability to work under pressure while requiring minimum supervision
Good knowledge and practical understanding on resources mobilization and fund rising
Good knowledge on Project write ups, business plans and saving literacy.
Well informed on various Participation methods and approaches
Well informed and conversant with computer uses      
Ability and willingness to travel spend up to 50% in rural areas
Ability to drive Motor bike is added advantage    

Position 2; Case Management Officer (1)

Reporting; Project Manager
Job type; Six (6) Months contract with possibility to renew depending on availability of fund and individual performance
Roles and Responsibilities
Oversee Case worker coordinators and provide overall leadership for case management activities
Share direct supervision responsibilities of community case workers (CCWs) with Case work Coordinators.
Disseminator and ensure adherence to case management, Child protection, referral and linkages, parenting , and M&E guidance, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other jobs aids that facilitate holistic case management at the household  /Community levels.
Ensure that case management services delivered address the holistic needs of OVC and caregivers including health, nutrition, education protection, livelihoods, and psycho-social well-being
Conduct quality step-down trainings to case worker coordinators and CCWs.  
Regularly monitor case management activities and use the information to improve case management quality and implementation
Ensures CCWs complete required case management forms and ensure case filling system is developed and maintained.
Work in partnership with local government authorities as appropriate, including but not limited to District Executive Directors, Council Health management Teams, district welfare Officers and Ward level officials.
Create community linkages for broader Community engagement of youth and caregivers in Case management, Child protection, parenting e.tc.
Map existing Community cadres (Community Health workers, Home-based Care workers, Para-social workers e.tc) in Community and assist government officials to recruit and select CCWs for the National integrated Case management training for Community Case workers (CCWs).
Ensure that all CCWs are oriented to Child protection policy and Code of Conduct; take all cases of child abuse seriously and follow National protocols to ensure timely reporting.
Ensure CCWs are coordinating with local structures including health facilities and Child protection Committees (formerly known as Most Vulnerable Children’s Committees)
Lead the development of service directory for social services (in coordination with the Health and HIV services Officer) in implementation areas; update the directory at least once per year.
Ensure that Case management Coordinators are providing continuous mentoring and support CCWs; directly conduct supportive supervision to Case management Coordinators and Community Case workers (CCWs
Submit timely updates to the Program Coordinator for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.
Document lesson learned and best practices for experiences sharing and replication
Perform and other relevant duties assigned by the Program coordinator.      
Minimum Requirements
Education Qualification
Diploma in Public Health, Community Development, Sociology, Economics and related disciplines
Bachelor ‘s degree preferred
Skills and Experiences
At least one year experiences of working with rural Communities and Marginalized groups
Work experience supporting technical programmatic activities in orphans and vulnerable children.
Good knowledge on issues related to HIV/Aids and Child protection
Excellent  written, oral and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili
Ability to work under pressure while requiring minimum supervision
Good knowledge and practical understanding on resources mobilization and fund rising
Good knowledge on Project write ups including business plans
Well informed on various Participation methods and approaches
Well informed and conversant with computer uses      
Ability and willingness to travel spend up to 50% in rural areas
Ability to drive Motor bike  is added advantage

Position 3; Health and HIV service officer (1

Reporting; Project Manager
Job type; Six (6) Months contract with possibility to renew depending on availability of fund and individual performance
Roles and Responsibilities
Represent the CSO and Coordinate with the Council Health Management Team regarding HIV and Health related activities
Hold monthly coordination meetings with Care and Treatment Centers (CTC) in implementation areas to support shared confidentiality, facilitating  case conferencing, improve bi-directional referral system, and ensure HIV positive beneficiaries receives needed services
Support Early childhood development (ECD) corners at targeted health facilities, including regular monitoring and supportive supervision
Support Community Case workers (CCWs) to work with high pediatric volume CTCs to trace HIV positive orphans vulnerable children (OVC) who miss appointments, enroll them into Kizazi Kipya project, and link them back to CTCs
Support CCWs to conduct HIV risk assessments for OVC during Case Management; refer and link at risk OVC to HIV Testing and counseling (HTC)
Schedule quarterly Sexual Reproductive and Health Education outreaches to teens clubs and organizers HTC outreaches for adolescents with high risks behavior
Work with EGPAF to roll out supplemental HIV curriculum to CCWs and CCWs provide appropriate support to HIV positive OVC and Care givers
Support CCWs to strengthen the Capacity of Care givers to support HIV positive OVC and ensure CCWs refer HIV positive OVC and Caregivers to PLHIV support groups
Ensure screening  of Caregivers for depression and link them to appropriate services
Support the roll out of evidence based curriculums relating to HIV ( e.g Stepping stones, Sinovuyo teens, Sexual Reproduction Health Education, Care for child development e.t.c)
Support the establishment of bi-directional referral system to monitor beneficiaries through HIV continuum of care as well as service completion for other health and social services.
Monitor implementation, bottlenecks, performance metrics of bi-directional referral system; proactively offer solution, conduct quality improvement activities, and implement adjustments to improve referral outcomes
Coordinate quarterly district level quality improvement meetings with relevant bi-directional referral system stakeholders; ensure actions from the meetings are implemented and bi-directional referral system is improved.
Work with the M&E officer to ensure all bi-directional referral data are accurate and produced weekly; use those date for decision making
Lead the development of a service for health, nutrition, and HIV services in implementation area; update the directory at least once a year
Support CCWs to conduct nutrition activities, including nutrition assessments, counseling and linkage to other nutritional service providers.
Provide continuous supportive supervision to CCWs to ensure health related services, referrals  and linkage to beneficiaries
Submit timely updates to the Program Coordinator for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.
Document lesson learned and best practices for experiences sharing and replication
Perform and other relevant duties assigned by the Program coordinator
 
Minimum Requirements
Education Qualification
Diploma in Public Health, Clinical officer, Sociology,  and other related disciplines
Bachelor ‘s degree preferred
Skills and Experiences
At least one year experiences of working with rural Communities and Marginalized groups
Work experience supporting technical programmatic activities in orphans and vulnerable children.
Good Knowledge in monitoring and Evaluation
Well informed to issues related to HIV/Aids, Nutrition, referral systems and Child protection
Excellent  written, oral and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili
Ability to work effectively with multiple teams, Partner agencies and community members while requiring minimum supervision.
Well informed on various Participation methods and approaches
Well informed and conversant with computer uses      
Ability and willingness to travel  up to 50% in rural areas
Ability to drive Motorcycle is added advantage

Mode of application
If you think you’re the right candidate for any post above, please don’t hesitate to forward your application letter showing how you fit for the post applied and updated CV to the following contacts; 1. Email address kimas.masasi@yahoo.com. The chairperson Kimas| P .O. Box 357|Masasi (Mtwara) Tanzania|Mobile:+255757570067 .The application should reach KIMAS Not more than 10th April, 2017 1600Hrs.

Note; KIMAS is an equal and fair opportunity where by every person is respected and judged on the basis of his/her abilities and skills.  Therefore, women/girls are highly encouraged to apply.

All application should be posted through post office or email address above.

Only shortlisted candidates will be informed on a date for interview.

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