New Job Opportunity at VSO International Tanzania - Social Inclusion and Gender Specialist

VSO International
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Opportunities at VSO International,  2020
Social Inclusion and Gender Specialist
Type of role Advocacy policy and research
Location Tanzania
Salary Competitive
Contract type Fixed Term
Full Time 35 hours per week
Interview date TBC
Start date January 2021

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The employee will provide gender mainstreaming and proactive technical support. Also you will be responsible for gender mainstreaming and proactive technical support to VSO staff and partners. You will be providing team guidance and technical capacity to the project teams through orientations, operational plans, daily interaction, regular team meetings, learning and reflection events to implement effectively and efficiently (gender) inclusion in VSO. You will establish and maintain effective working relationships with local partner organizations, key government departments and any relevant local or international organizations. If you are passionate about making a positive change to gender equality and leaving no social groups behind, you are the ideal candidate!
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Skills, qualifications and experience
Qualifications: Bachelor degree in women/gender studies, education, social science, economics, sociology or equivalent studies.
• Experience:
• 3-5 years of experience in development and/or humanitarian organizations, including significant experience of working with partners to deliver development interventions and/or humanitarian program with gender and youth focus.
• Affinity with and preferably expertise in gender issues in developing countries;
• Affinity with issues of social inclusion and exclusion in community;
• Ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations;
• Relevant experience in the development and implementation of gender analysis and mainstreaming.
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Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).
Application Closing Date 13th November, 2020.

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