About the Agency
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), alongside its sister AKDN agencies, has implemented innovative, community-driven solutions to development challenges for over 50 years. It brings together human, financial and technical resources to address some of the challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world. Special emphasis is placed on investing in human potential, expanding opportunity and improving the overall quality of life, especially for women and girls. It works primarily in six areas: Agriculture and Food Security; Economic Inclusion; Education; Early Childhood Development; Health and Nutrition; and Civil Society.

The position
AKF-Tanzania is part of the AKF-East Africa regional structure that supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. In Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in inclusive economic development, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education and civil society strengthening.

AKF is looking for well qualified professionals to fill the following position below…..

Gender Coordinator – Southern Tanzania
Position: Gender Coordinator – Southern Tanzania
Aga Khan Foundation
Region Eastern Africa
Location Tanzania
Salary Salary and package to attract the best candidate
The position
Position Summary
As part of the AKF Kenya Coast Team in Mombasa, reporting to the Coast Region Programme Manager, the Gender Coordinator will be responsible for implementing activities and interventions to advance gender equity, provide technical support to the broader AKF Coast Region Team and AKDN sister agencies to ensure gender equity is mainstreamed across all education and civil society activities, review documents and materials to ensure these are gender sensitive, and ensure gender integration across all aspects of the project cycle.

Roles and Responsibilities
The specific roles and responsibilities of the Gender Coordinator will include:
Lead the design of AKF gender related activities in the Coast Region as directed by project designs and the GES.
Develop and integrate all activities into the broader Coast Region Programme Workplan and ensure these are delivered efficiently, effectively, on time, and on budget.
Assume an active role in supporting integration of gender into education and civil society programme activities and, where required, lead in aspects of these activities explicitly designed to advance gender equity.
Comply with all AKF activity reporting requirements and be responsible for the management of finances, including requests and reconciliations.
Ensure the effective implementation of the GES and associated action plans in the Coast Region and ensure these are compliant and contributing to the national policy frameworks.
Ensure the AKF gender policies are relevant and aligned to the country as well as the effective and timely implementation of AKF’s Gender Scorecard
Provide technical support to the Coast Region Team to enable the integration of the GES and actions into all aspects of AKF’s education and civil society programming and project cycles (design, budgeting, recruitment, etc.)
Identify capacity gaps and support needs of the Coast Region Team to inform the design and delivery of a strategic internal capacity development process. Ensure this is aligned and contributing to existing internal gender mainstreaming efforts.
Review education and civil society programme documents to ensure all materials developed and used are gender sensitive and actively contributing to promoting gender equity.
Develop positive and close working relationships with partner civil society organisations (CSO), government, and AKDN education sister agencies.
Contribute to the CSO organisational and County Government capacity assessment processes to ensure these adequately and effectively assess and plan for the integration of gender equality across these institutions.
Provide technical support on the implementation of gender equality capacity development plans with CSO and government as part of their broader institutional capacity development plans.
Facilitate continuous review processes with CSO and government to track implementation of gender equality strategies and activities.
Collaborate with AKDN education sister agencies to provide technical support to improve the gender responsiveness of their professional development courses and materials.
Collaborate with M&E colleagues to ensure all data collection tools are gender sensitive, enable for gender disaggregation, are effectively used, and data analysed.
Synthesis gender data analysis to incorporate learnings into the broader Coast Region programme review meetings and processes. Develop recommendations and follow-up on agreed actions.
Ensure gender learnings are effectively integrated and communicated in all relevant AKF learning events.
Lead the delivery of gender assessments and developing follow-up actions.
Prepare AKF colleagues to effectively communicate AKF’s GES, progress, impact, and learning. Represent AKF as requested and required.
Lead on reviewing communication materials to ensure gender equality and AKF/AKDN’s learnings are effectively captured.

The requirements
Qualifications and experience:
A bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology, Development, or related field. A master’s degree is an advantage.
Minimum of five years of experience working to promote gender equality and inclusive social development.
Clear understanding and commitment to delivering strengths-based approaches to advance gender equality.
Clear evidence of delivering impactful, evidence-based, gender responsive interventions and projects. Evidence of demonstrated impact within education and/or civil society is an advantage.
Evidence of developing and delivering high quality gender capacity development and learning opportunities, both internally and externally
Demonstrated understanding of country level gender related issues related to education and civil society strengthening.
Demonstrated understanding of the changing country context and the opportunities and challenges this offers to advancing gender equality.
Ability to develop strong, collaborative working relationships in diverse teams located across multiple offices, organisations, and geographies.
Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills in a cross-cultural context.
Excellent written and oral communications skills in English; ability in Kiswahili is an asset.
Excellent ICT skills.


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Candidates interested in this exciting career opportunity with AKF should submit a cover letter and maximum three-page CV including the names and contact information of three professional referees by 14th June 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.
The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)
Sector Social Development
Job Expires 14-Jun-2021

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