The Tanzania Youth Empowerment and Skills (YES) Activity will support the Government of Tanzania to increase the empowerment, productivity, and community engagement of youth through an integrated cross-sectoral activity.
Tanzania YES is a four-year education and youth activity supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The objectives will allow youth to become actors in their own well-being and become agents of change and will be tailored to out-of-school youth aged 15-25.
This activity will be implemented in three to four regions that include Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam and up to one or two in the following regions: Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (Iringa, Morogoro, Njombe, Mbeya) and Lake Western Zone (Mwanza, Shinyanga, Mara, Kagera).
Winrock International seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID/Tanzania Youth Empowerment and Skills Activity.
The DCOP will provide programmatic and technical support to activities that engage Tanzanian youth in learning and empowerment opportunities, prepare pathways to future work and community leadership, and strengthen youth-serving organizations as well as government agency collaboration.
The DCOP will work closely with the Chief of Party to oversee all programmatic aspects, ensuring that objectives are met on time and within budget.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage key aspects of the development, implementation and consolidation of the YES Activity
- Serve as a point of contact to USAID as well as to public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.
- Manage key functions of the project to meet USAID expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget.
- Assisting in ensuring coordination between program, monitoring and evaluation, finance and operations leads.
- Collaborating to ensuring Winrock’s program quality standards are adhered to per Monitoring, Evaluation, Adaptation and Learning policy and procedures.
- Effectively manage and supervise staff.
- Assist with development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
- Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations regarding area of responsibility.
- Coordination of roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with Winrock’s partnership principles.
- Provide technical support to the project in youth employment, self-employment and livelihoods and workforce readiness; and
- Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills in the management of complex, multi-activity programming, on time and on budget.
- Prior experience with USAID operating procedures, regulations, and reporting requirements.
- Demonstrated experience managing and motivating staff and partners.
- Demonstrated creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.
- Financial management and oversight experience.
- Experience in strategic planning and implementation of strategic plans.
- Experience designing and implementing or overseeing monitoring and evaluation systems.
- Experience working in Tanzania or East Africa, Tanzanian nationals strongly encouraged to apply.
- Fluency in English and working knowledge of Kiswahili is required.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
Education: Advanced degree or equivalent in experience in international relations, education, social science, political science, or another related field.
- Minimum of 7 years’ experience managing and implementing relevant development projects in Tanzania.
- In-depth knowledge of issues related to alternative learning services, TVET and youth workforce development in Tanzania and relevant stakeholders.
- Experience in cross-sector programming preferred.
- Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing education and youth issues in Tanzania.
- Experience working with the Government of Tanzania at the national and sub-national level desired.
Winrock International is an equal opportunity employer. Tanzanian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply, as are women, people with disabilities and those belonging to discriminated groups.
All employees should adhere to USAID and Winrock International’s code of ethics, and specifically child safeguarding and trafficking in persons provisions covered in the project agreement.
Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness.
Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.
At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation.
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