Sunday, January 31, 2016

World Education,Social Welfare Officer Jobs in Tanzania(last day)

Closing date: Sunday, 31 January 2016
Job Title: Social Welfare Officer
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Deadline Date: 01/31/2016
The Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Program (CHSSP) is a five-year PEPFAR/USAID funded coope
rative agreement led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. with consortium partners Initiatives Inc. and World Education Inc/Batwana. The program will be implemented in 18 regions of Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. CHSSP aims to contribute to PEPFAR 3.0 goal of HIV epidemic control by 2020 by supporting the systems strengthening priorities set by the Government of Tanzania (GOT) for health and social welfare services toward improving health, wellbeing and protection outcomes for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) People Living with HIV/AIDs (PLHIV), as well as key populations including Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM), Female Sex Workers (FSW), and People Who Inject Drugs (PWID).
The guiding principles of CHSSP are to promote gender equality, increase efficiencies in the use of resources, expand impact and sustainability, and increase accountability.
The Social Welfare and Protection Officer is a full-time position based in the CHSSP headquarters office in Dar es Salaam and is a member of the project's Technical Team.
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  • Under the guidance of the Social Welfare and Protection Advisor, coordinate closely with the other members of the Technical Team of the project to maximize integration and synergies of the objectives and strategies of CHSSP to ensure an integrated approach to implementation among consortium partners;
  • Provide support, coordination, and technical contributions to ensure active participation, regular meetings, relevant technical agendas, and adequate documentation for MVC Implementing Partners Group and Social Welfare and Protection Technical Working Group;
  • Support, coordinate, and contribute to participatory revision processes for key social welfare policy documents. This includes but is not limited to: Social Welfare Policy; MVCC National Guidelines; National Parenting/Caretaking Training Materials; Guidelines for the Early Identification of Children with Disabilities; National Costed Plan of Action for MVC III;
  • Coordinate and provide technical input to process to create user friendly 'social welfare job aids' that simplify national policy documents in and explain in plain language the roles and responsibilities of LGAs at district, ward, and village/mitaa level in enforcing these policies;
  • Update social welfare job aids periodically as new policies and guidelines are developed;
  • Develop and execute a plan for the dissemination of social welfare policies and social welfare job aids to district, ward, and village/mitaa levels;
  • Coordinate capacity building support for national social welfare associations and regulatory such as the Council of Social Workers, TASWO, and ASWOT;
  • Liaise with ISW to provide support, coordination, and technical input to process of revising Para-Social Worker model;
  • Support all aspects of the roll out of the Para-Social Worker model, including organizing and facilitating Training of Trainers workshops, conducting supportive supervision visits, documenting successes and challenges of rollout, and organizing lessons learned fora on contributions of Para-Social Worker model to HIV epidemic control;
  • Coordinate closely with the Social Welfare and Protection Advisor, the Regional Technical Advisor, and with other members of the Technical Team in order to ensure timely provision of technical assistance and guidance to the Regional Offices for implementation of relevant activities;
  • Ensure timely and qualitative contributions to the Technical Team for all necessary reports and especially quarterly reports, and semi and annual reports.
  • Have at least 7 years' experience designing and implementing community social welfare, systems strengthening, or social welfare workforce strengthening programs;
  • Have demonstrated experience in community based programming in the MVC sector in Tanzania;
  • Have proven capacity to build strong partnerships with senior decision makers in key Ministries and national institutions (MOHSW, DSW, PMO-RALG, ISW);
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with key decision makers in social welfare and protection at national level;
  • Hold a degree, advance diploma in Social Work. Master's degree or Post Graduate Diploma in related fields will be an added advantage;
  • Have demonstrated experience in providing quality technical assistance to government and civil society entities, especially at district, ward, and village levels;
  • Have demonstrated experience in liaising effectively and managing participatory processes with a range of local government and civil society stakeholders especially at district, ward, and village levels;
  • Creative and capable of working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Fluent speaking and writing in English and Kiswahili and able to produce quality products in English such as progress reports, presentations, program briefs, and case studies;
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 01/31/2016.
No phone calls please.
Principals only please.
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