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DRIGE Program Officer

Employer                                 ADD International,            Tanzania
Program                            :      Disability rights, inclusion, and gender      equality (DRIGE)
Reporting to                      :      Head of Programs/Country Director
Position                                    DRIGE Program Officer Policy and Advocacy
Position Type                          Full Time
Location                            :      Dar es Salaam
Contract duration                   2 years
Women and People with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
Disability rights, inclusion, and gender equality (DRIGE)

This project aims to empower PWDs, with special focus to women and girls with disability for the purpose of accessing their rights of social inclusion and live in a society free from violence and discrimination by turning global policy commitments into local practice and strengthening national policies in Tanzania. Through this project the capacity of people’s organization and members of the gender network will be built to push for greater attention to the gender-disability connection in line with the Pledge to Leave No One Behind.
Key Duties and responsibilities
In consultation with and guidance from the Country Director, the Policy and Advocacy Programme Officer will perform the following:
  • Actively lead, organise and oversee the delivery of advocacy strategies of DRIGE programme
  • Support the popularisation and operationalisation of the DRIGE advocacy work on disability movement in general at district and national level.
  • Brainstorm with women advocacy team at all stages of planning, formulation of advocacy activities to ensure proper and smooth running of the project.
  • Support women advocacy team to develop advocacy messages and link with inclusive advocacy work in all learning group within gender platforms.
  • Write, publish and disseminate advocacy briefs; developing policy work and activities;
  • Representation in coordination of meetings at provincial level and build external relationships through personal contacts
  • Coordinate and organise advocacy platforms such as media, social media, round tables, advocacy dialogues and trainings.
  • Prepare and produce clear and quality reports (narrative) that demonstrates accountability;
  • Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by the line Manager.
Representation, networking, coordinating, advocacy and learning:
  • Engage with stakeholders, decision makers, Ministries and district authorities that promote gender issues, to effectively advocate for rights of women and girls with disabilities
  • Identify and advice on specific lobbying and advocacy opportunities for cross-gender learning, within the country programme, the region and beyond, and work with other officers to promote other learning and linkages relevant for quality delivery of the project.
  • Building and fostering local alliances and networks that enhances sharing, learning and collaboration Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Assist in data collection and impact stories as a way of generating an evidence based in DRIGE delivery.
  • Support the evaluation process of the DRIGE project activities (mid-term and final)
  • Work with the M&E Coordinator to monitor and share findings of advocacy activities, with DPOs and key stakeholders. Management of Finance
  • Develop and submit activity budgets for DRIGE project implementation
  • Compile and review working budgets
Safeguarding responsibilities
  • Ensure familiarity, and compliance with, ADD’s Child and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding policy and undertake training as required.
  • Contribute to creating and maintaining an environment (including within ADD) that prevents safeguarding violations and promotes the implementation of ADD’s policy
  • Report any concerns or suspicions regarding safeguarding violations by an ADD staff member or associated personnel to the appropriate staff member.
Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum of a university degree in Gender, social science, behavioural change communication, strategic communication, journalism, public relations, or related field.
  • Experience in Advocacy work with marginalised and vulnerable groups.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills in English and Swahili
  • At least 3 years’ experience in lobbying and advocacy or related field of work
  • Experience in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring advocacy strategies
Interested candidates should send their application (consisting of Covering letter, CV) to; the following physical address;
The Country Director
ADD International, Tanzania (Action on Disability and Development)
Mikocheni B; Plot No. 556, House number MKC/MCB/84; Viongozi Road, Kinondoni District,
Dar es Salaam
OR submit through post office; P.0 Box 33659, Dar es Salaam. Closing date for receiving applications is 08th July 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.