Jobs At PACT Tanzania 2020, Social Welfare Workforce Coach
Reporting to Social Welfare Workforce Advisor
Location Dodoma or other priority region in Tanzania
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.
Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70 of funding to local partners.
ACHIEVE has been funded by USAID in Tanzania to implement a four-year activity which aims (1) to improve national- and community-level social welfare systems in order to sustain support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and families affected by HIV; (2) to deliver high-quality services to OVC in assigned regions; and (3) to strengthen the capacity of local organizations to deliver OVC services. ACHIEVE will begin activities in Tanzania in October 2020.
The Social Welfare Workforce Coach, reporting to the Social Welfare Workforce Advisor, and located in Dodoma or other priority region in Tanzania, will support the project’s efforts to ensure a skilled social services workforce and active, capable community structures for delivering health and HIV, social, and protection services for most vulnerable children and families.
The key duties and responsibilities for the Social Welfare Workforce Coach are to
– Provide technical support in social welfare workforce planning and capacity development, including the provision of technical assistance, training, coaching, and mentoring at national, regional, and council levels.
– Directly support social service supervision for MVC service delivery through coaching and mentoring of government social welfare officers and social services cadres.
– Support with the project’s technical assistance to PO-RALG, MoHCDGEC/DSW, and other project stakeholders to plan and implement activities related to social services workforce strengthening.
– Participate in the project’s technical assistance to PO-RALG to strengthen the social welfare supervision system, by supporting the development and implementation of a Supervision Framework and related tools, guidelines, and other resources.
– Provide technical assistance to MoHCDGEC/DSW and PO-RALG related to the transition of CCWs into the community-based health program (CBHP), in line with the government’s National Community Based Healthcare Policy and the CBHP operational guide.
– Support the development and implementation of an approach for advocacy related to the social welfare workforce, including leading the engagement of professional associations, education institutions, and government entities.
– Identify and pursue opportunities for strengthening the coordination and capacities of community structures (MACs, VAWC-PCs, PLHIV clusters) at council, ward, and village levels through improved supervision, clarification of roles and responsibilities, and advocacy for budget support.
– Any other duties as assigned.
-Degree in human resources management, public health, public administration, social welfare, business administration, or a related field.
– Minimum of 5 years of experience working in the social welfare/social services sector in Tanzania, including prior experience with supervision of social welfare cadres.
– Prior experience working in programming targeting vulnerable children and their families, with preference for USAID/PEPFAR-funded OVC programming.
– Demonstrated experience designing and implementing social welfare system strengthening interventions in the HR field such as HR needs assessment; development of regulatory frameworks, strategic and operational plans, technical guidelines, tools, training materials, including e- learning materials; training, mentoring, or other capacity development activities; advocacy; stakeholder coordination; monitoring and evaluation; sustainability frameworks; and/or quality assurance of services.
– Understanding of the Tanzania Health Sector HIV/AIDS epidemic response strategies.
– Experience strengthening the capacity of Tanzania GOT counterparts.
– Strong skills, experience, and commitment to coaching and mentoring to improve performance.
-Strong written and oral communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. Fluency in English and Swahili.
Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
(only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)
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