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New Employment Opportunities At Women Fund Tanzania-Trust, August 2020| Ajira360tz.com

WFT-Trust is the first and only women’s rights fund in Tanzania that has been in existence since 2008 and has been at the forefront championing gender equality, equity and women and girls’ rights through a funding mechanism that features strong capacity enhancement, strengthening linkages and collaboration among women’s rights organizations and mobilising resources. WFT -Trust is seeking to engage a Senior Program Officer SRHR based at its Dar Es Salaam Headquarters.

Our Mission is to contribute to the building of a strong women’s movement in Tanzania through making grants, strengthening women’s capacity, building strategic alliances and mobilizing resources. 

Our Vision is to see a Tanzanian society where women realize their full potential and engage fully in the transformation of their communities in order to achieve empowerment and social justice.


1. JOB  TITLE: Program Officer Communications 

Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Functionally Reports to: Head of Programs 


Working closely with the Head of Programs this position aims to contribute to the establishment of the WFT-Trust communication unit and implementation of its communication strategy which will deepen our visibility and highlight WFT-T mission of advancing women and human rights in Tanzania. The Program Officer communication will act as an interface between WFT and its stakeholders (the donors, decision makers media, grantees and the entire community) to share its mission, achievement, herstories and popularize the work of women heroes in the country. The incumbent will also provide support to grantees WROs and Community Based groups to generate herstories and other achievements for fundraising, learning and visibility purposes. The position will also be a custodian of the WFT-T website and its related online platforms by ensuring that its up to date and reflects the organizational development in the women and children rights landscape. 

General duties

▪︎ Work closely with WFT-T leadership to establish and manage the communications unit that will become a hub of Information, Communication and Technology within the organisation.

▪︎ Provide support in the management of the communication portfolio for WFT-T to advance its agenda and mandate.

▪︎ Provide support for the operationalisation of the WFT-T communication strategy by developing annual implementation plan by creating linkages with programs.

▪︎ Work closely with the partners to generate feminist stories that demonstrate aspirations, achievement, learning and profiling of the organizations. 

Support WFT-Trust’s online presence:

▪︎ Developing and sharing content on WFT-Trust social media channels and interacting with audience (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) including curating and updating WFT-Trust twitter lists and WFT-Trust online network of social media allies.

▪︎ Maintaining the website and keeping it up to date and accurate and liaising with relevant desks on issues of safety, security, design and functionality including uploading news, blogs, analysis, publications, WFT-Trust reports, outputs and other content to WFT-Trust website

▪︎ Engaging with WFT-Trust audience online including by grantees online campaigns when required, and help to develop and design WFT-Trust led social media campaigns

▪︎ Support WFT-Trust knowledge building and resource platforms:

▪︎ Sourcing content and disseminating from a variety of sources to grantees, movement members and allies through different platforms and updating and maintaining resource database

▪︎ Creating and maintaining an online Resource Center and sourcing content for the Center (publications, research, political statements etc)

▪︎ Support the development, editing, copy-editing, design, and presentation of working papers and other written outputs

▪︎ Designing, disseminating and promoting WFT-Trust position papers on different subjects

Advocacy support:

▪︎ Support local, regional and international advocacy engagement by working with like-minded organizations and women funds to identify key spaces, target audience and key messages, including support for social media presence during advocacy engagement

▪︎ Work with the SPO MEL to keep track of WFT-Trust’s M&E tool:

▪︎ Maintain and keep track of communications analytics (Google and social media analytics) and collect both qualitative and quantitative data and information related to communications

▪︎ Develop monthly and quarterly communications reports, collect data, and produce analysis and recommendations in quarterly reports In collaboration with SAB and GM maintain internal WFT-Trust grantee and partners contacts database up to date

▪︎ Capture narratives, stories and outcomes of WFT-Trust’s communications engagement to support fundraising

▪︎ When needed, support with writing and editing of funding reports and proposals as related to communications priorities Liaise with Head of Programs regarding media enquiries and event invitations (when required)

▪︎ Support with development of design and lay out in innovative design for WFT-Trust’s online and printed annual report

▪︎ Provide across the board administrative support to WF-Trust

▪︎ Provide administrative support for both in-person and virtual meetings including by taking minutes, and documenting actions and outcomes

▪︎ Attend movement events and WFT-Trust own events such as retreat to support with administration, communications and photography 

Required Skills and experiences:

▪︎ Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Public Relations, Information Communication and Technology, Mass Communications, Development Studies or related field.

▪︎ Master’s degree in the similar field preferred

▪︎ Good analytical skills and ability to verify and triangulate information.

▪︎ Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a diverse set of stakeholders.

▪︎ Advanced skills using the following or similar: WordPress; Drupal; simple html coding; Canvas; Mailchimp; editing videos and images; newsletter and database management software; using social media tools for online community building, networking, and dissemination of information; design of visuals such as memes etc (required)

▪︎ Skills using the following or similar: design software; PDF design and production; content upload and design using online platforms such as WIX and medium; online database/resource databases or curation; graphic design; development, editing and production of publications and digital resources for a variety of audiences (desirable)

▪︎ Strong expertise in using social media to implement communications and online community building strategies including Twitter, Facebook, etc (required)

▪︎ Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to handle multi-tasking, problem solving and planning skills (required)

▪︎ Strong written and oral communication skills, including fluency in oral and written English and Swahili (required)

▪︎ Experience of using google analytics and developing monthly and quarterly communications reports, collecting data, and producing analysis and recommendations (desirable)

▪︎ Must be able to work as a team member and independently, with high level of self-motivation, ability to manage periodic high workloads; strong ability to prioritize and work under pressure (required)

▪︎ Ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds (required)

▪︎ Remuneration will be in line with the set staff scheme of work of the organization which consider the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

2. Job Title: Senior Program Officer Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights 

Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania 

Functionally Reports to: Head of Programs 


Under the supervision of the Head of Programs, the SRHR senior program officer will lead WFT’s efforts to implement the SRHR component of Programs portfolio by providing conceptual and operational leadership in mainstreaming SRHR agenda into the suite of rights advocated by WFT-Trust and specifically on SRHR conversation into the rights based approach agenda to WR coalitions and platforms, Support grass roots women rights organizations, women organizations and youth led organizations that implement SRHR interventions through funding and collective organizing and action and enhance WFT-Trust institutional capacity to deliver on its mandate. To achieve this WFT-Trust will work with women rights coalitions, cross movement actors and platforms to strengthen SRHR programming and advocacy capacity and provide financial and non-financial support to grass roots women’s rights organizations working within SRHR. 

This is a senior level position that is expected to provide technical expertise, organization level internalization of the agenda and day to day management of the portfolio implementation cycle with a keen focus on outcomes delivery of the key outcome areas (KOAs) as articulated in the ProDoc and in alignment with the overall WFT-Trust strategic objectives. The position holder will also work closely with team of Grants Officers and the Finance team to ensure grants move efficiently through the grant management cycle. 

General duties:

▪︎ Work with desk heads to mainstream SRHR agenda into program operations to ensure that they are sensitive to power dynamics.

▪︎ Provide organisational conceptual and ideological framework on SRHR and its link to the WFT vison and mission.

▪︎ Facilitate the setting of direction and coordination of all aspects of the project implementation, liaise with WR platforms, coalitions and grassroot women rights organisation focused on SRHR agenda through innovative programming design, funding, implementation support, monitoring, evaluation and learning of interventions that advance rights-based agenda on SRHR.

Project Management:

▪︎ Provide multisectoral expertise on the SRHR themes to WFT to ensure effective and optimal use of resources during internal proposal reviews, grant issuance and project implementation.

▪︎ Provide conceptual articulation of the essence of the project as well as programming leadership to implementation of the project in the field and at WFT-Trust program level integration.

Capacity Building and Learning:

▪︎ In collaboration with capacity building functions of GM and SPO MEL Oversee internal WFT-Trust assimilation of the SRHR agenda and its mainstreaming through for coaching and mentoring on SRHR agenda to staff, board and of trustee members and for Women Rights grassroot organisations through WFT’s “learning accompaniment model” which provides for tacit and explicit knowledge, as well as skills and attitudes through mentorship, coaching and training.

Advocacy and networking:

▪︎ Being agenda influencer by strengthening the collective voice and action of WROs and diverse actors through amplifying the conversation around SRHR for women and girls. Profile WFT and coalition amongst policy makers, funders and partners and develop their database for advocacy visibility and resource mobilisation.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

▪︎ Support partners with development of SRHR Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning systems/tools to monitor and evaluate impact and capture program performance and results.

▪︎ Tracking of Key Performance Indicators as approved by funding partners 

Reporting and Communications:

▪︎ Provide accurate and timely reporting and updates on the SRHR portfolio and projects’ progress, challenges and lesson learnt.

▪︎ Ensure that the documentation of project achievements for communications materials such as the annual reports, brochures, and website are up to date.

Resource Mobilisation:

▪︎ Contribute to resource mobilisation efforts of WFT for the advancement of the SRHR work, the entire organisation and the movement.

▪︎ Supporting program design – developing and refining program concepts, drafting program indicators and contributing to program strategy. The SPO SRHR will ensure that all WFT-T funded project(s) under SRHR reflect feminist and gender transformative strategic objectives. 

Research and Documentation: 

▪︎ Analyse the impact of grantee implemented of SRHR projects and promote learning by documentation of best practices with WFT-T staff, grantees and partners

▪︎ Analyse key women rights policy issues within the SRHR ecosystem that WFT-T can leverage to shape policy advocacy work 

Minimum Academic Qualifications and Requirements:  

▪︎ A University Degree or advanced university degree in Public Health, Gender Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Community Development, Law, social sciences or related discipline. 

Skills and Experience:

▪︎ Demonstrated experience in managing multi stakeholder projects especially in the field of sexual reproductive health and rights, women’s and girl’s rights and rights-based approaches.

▪︎ Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of gender and change dynamics in rights-based interventions and an awareness of Tanzanian context with regards to SRH

▪︎ Proficiency to learn, unlearn and relearn about intersectionality of rights of women, children and other marginalized groups.

▪︎ Skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded project activities Demonstrated people skills and leadership qualities 

Specific Attributes:

▪︎ Prior experience working with SRHR programs

▪︎ Gender transformation analytics skills

▪︎ Report writing and presentation skills

▪︎ Remuneration will be in line with the set staff scheme of work of the organization which consider the experience and qualifications of the candidate. 


Interested applicants should send their application letter accompanied by resume with names and addresses of 3 professional referees (including telephone and e-mail) 

Applications are by e-mails only, sent to the email:  info@wft.or.tz 

Please indicate on the subject line as Program Officer Communications or  Senior Program Officer Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights.

Deadline for submission of applications is on 30th August 2020


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