Rest of Tanzania Full Time
TSh Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary

We are looking for a Social Economic Empowerment Officer for the Sauti Project.

Job Description


SHDEPHA+ is an acronym for Service, Health, and Development for People living with HIV/AIDS. It is a national non-governmental organization, registered on 21 November 1994 with registration number SO 8216. SHDEPHA+ originated from the initiatives of fifteen people living with HIV/AIDS whose goal was to create a network and to mobilize resources to help people living with HIV/AIDS and to fight the spread of the disease. Although originally focusing on people living with HIV/AIDS, over the years SHDEPHA+ has expanded having over 65 branches countrywide and now covers people both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Each branch of SHDEPHA+ works independently, developing, managing and implementing its own projects; though all branches share one constitution and registration.

SHDEPHA+ Kahama branch, based in Kahama District, is among the 65 branches, was launched in 1999 and started independent operations in 2002. Since then, SHDEPHA+ Kahama branch has been working with both international and national donors, the local and central government, and other stakeholders in order to work toward the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

SHDEPHA+ Kahama has received funding from Jhpiego/Sauti project to support and implement a project focusing on Key and vulnerable population to roll out HIV prevention and family planning services for highly vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) ages 15-24 years. - Interventions for this population aim to empower AGYW and to reduce their risk for HIV and violence. AGYW engaging in transactional sex, and sex work are among the target audiences for this application; AGYW’s families: Interventions for this population aim to strengthen the family economically, as well as the ability of AGYW who are parents to parent positively; AGYWs’ sexual partners: This activity aims to characterize “typical” sexual partners of AGYW in order to target highly effective HIV interventions – specifically increase access and uptake of HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC ) services, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-positive sexual partners of AGYW in their communities; AGYWs’ larger communities: These interventions aim to educate AGYW and young men, as well as mobilize communities to keep girls HIV free and safe from violence. The Sauti project is supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It is a partnership of Jhpiego, Engender Health, Pact and the National Institute for Medical Research Mwanza. Sauti is designed to support the United Republic of Tanzania’s goal of improved health status through a sustained reduction in new HIV infections. The project also aim at ensuring young women and adolescent girls are fully empowered and have the means to protect themselves , to live determined, resilient, empowered , AIDS-free, mentored, and safe lives. It seeks to make girls visible and change their social and economic dynamics by providing them with specific and integrated resources. The intervention targets the most vulnerable adolescent girls to change the course of the global HIV epidemic. Supported activities will include gender-based violence prevention and response, providing adolescent-friendly health services, such as demand creation, communications, HIV testing and post-rape care; and strengthening of families and communities, such as through parenting/caregiver programs and safe spaces for girls.
To facilitate smooth implementation of this programme, SHDEPHA+ Kahama is therefore seeking to recruit highly qualified, experienced, motivated and dynamic individual to fill the following positions as shown below;-

• Work closely with Program Manager to ensure overall planned project activities are implemented timely and outcome focused.
• Work closely with program manager to ensure Empowerment Workers, PEs, biomedical teams are accountable in the manner that ensure all deliverables are delivered to WORTH+ groups with efficiency and timely.
• Writing reports for every activity and share with program manager timely
• Review data report and provide guidance.
• Reviewing and sharing reports written by Empowerment workers and share to Program manager
• Ensure roll out of BCC training to AGYW before joining WORTH+ groups
• Work closely with government authorities at LGA are well engaged in the project and sharing with them some reports as per directives and MoU to be signed and
• Other responsibilities as will be assigned for the betterment of the project and Sauti as well
• Ensure timely preparation of financial retirement with all necessary source of evidence to be shared with Account with focus on every incurred expense during project implementation

• Degree in Social works, Sociology, Rural Development or community developments and related degree program from recognized institutions.



• At least with 3 years of experience in managing health based project with focus on HIV/AIDS, FP, STIs and SRHE and other KvP Proven knowledge on AGYW and Gender based violence.
• Proven skills on Gender and women focused rights and policies
• Experienced in implementing project with focus on Key Vulnerable Population(KVP) Ability to manage team and meet deadlines which are results based
• Flexibility and ability to copy with multi-cultural/behavioral practices
• Proven records of good relationship with co staff , facilitation, team building and coordination skills will be added advantage
• Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili
• Readiness to work under pressure ,ability to work under minimum supervision and willingness to work overtime for project prosperity
• Computer literacy is highly required ie word, excel, internet, power point