Career Opportunities at EngenderHealths in Sauti za Watanzania (Sauti-TZ) Project

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Sauti za Watanzania (Sauti-TZ)  is a 5-year USAID-funded project that will support comprehensive community-based HIV prevention programming for key and vulnerable populations in Tanzania. EngenderHealth is a partner to Jhpiego-Tanzania in the implementation of this project. The goal of Sauti-TZ is to contribute to the improved health of all Tanzanians through a sustained reduction in new HIV infections in support of the Government Tanzania through deploying new, and/or enhancing existing, vulnerability-tailored high-quality combination HIV prevention; positive health, dignity and prevention (PHDP); and family planning (FP)and other  services for key and vulnerable populations (KVP) in selected regions of Tanzania.
 EngenderHealth is seeking applications from highly qualified candidates for Program Officer Social Behavior Change Communication & Gender for Key populations. This position is open to Tanzania nationals only.

Position Description: 

The PO for SBCC and Gender for Key and Vulnerable Populations will implement HIV prevention program targeting at risk groups in the region. Working with Vulnerable Adolescent Girls and Young women, female sex workers (FSW) and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), s/he will monitor the implementation of the SBCC and gender activities in compliance with the overall regional work plan. S/he will play a key role in ensuring that the SBCC and gender activities are conducted according to the Sauti standard operating procedures, and that beneficiaries receive quality services; s/he will also play a crucial role in supervising and building the capacity of sub granted CSO, by participating to the monthly peer educators meetings, facilitating progress review meetings, visiting service delivery points, such as drop in centers and safe spaces, GBV screening sites, BCC group education and demand creation sites, among others. .  The PO for SBCC and Gender for KP will report to the Regional Manager, Jhpiego and work closely with the Senior Program Officer SBCC and Senior Technical Advisor Gender from the central office.

Key Responsibilities:


A: Social and Behavioral Change (55%)

  • Monitor the timely implementation of Social and Behavior Change Communication interventions
  • Provide capacity building to peer educators  to ensure proper planning and implementation of SBCC related activities (demand creation, group and individual education sessions) in compliance with the Sauti SBCC Standard Operating Procedures (SBCC/Gender SOP)
  •  Facilitate the development of monthly route plans based on the mapping reports and the peer educator’s guidance to guide effective roll out of joint demand generation activities by biomedical services by the Jhpiego team
  • Facilitate SBCC trainings to, peer educators, empowerment workers, DREAMS PO and other relevant staff as required
  • Participate in the development and field test of SBCC approaches, materials and tools relying on innovative and responsive methodologies.
  • Conduct supervisory visits using the Sauti supervisory tools and to KP drop in centers (DICs) and AGYW safe spaces (SS) to assess SBCC activities and their integration into the other services; as well conduct visits to the BCC groups which are not meeting at safe spaces  and to the hotspots where peer educator conduct demand creation activities Ensure that all BCC groups receives biomedical services either at the safe spaces  or by the CBHTC+ teams.
  • Ensure smooth transition of the member of the SBCC groups into the WORTH+ groups
  • Link SBCC participants to biomedical services
  • Monitor the roll out of the AGYW vulnerability index by the peer educators
  • Conduct consultative meetings with KVPs to address specific SBCC service delivery and program bottlenecks, improve promotion of family planning and HIV/ AIDS risk reduction methods among KVPs
  • Coordinate regional technical inputs into the annual work planning
  • Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary project planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently

B: Gender (40%)

  • Monitor the timely implementation of Gender-related interventions
  • Provide capacity building to peer educators  to ensure proper planning and implementation of Gender-related activities (e.g. GBV screening, sensitization meetings to police, SASA!) in compliance with Sauti Gender Standard Operating Procedures (SBCC/Gender SOP)
  • Conduct trainings in gender mainstreaming; GBV, gender and sexuality Support mobilization and advocacy activities to address stigma, discrimination and Gender-Based Violence against key and vulnerable population
  • Gather community-based information through available networks to facilitate the development and maintenance of site-level GBV related directories for the purpose to refer and link post GBV survivors to relevant non Sauti services
  • Lead regional workshops for relevant stakeholders, staff and key actors on advocacy and Gender-related topics
  • Conduct supervisory visits using the Sauti supervisory tools and to KP hotspots and AGYW safe spaces (SS) to assess Gender activities and their integration into the other services; as well conduct visits to the BCC / WORTH+ groups
  • Conduct gender equity assessment at biomedical service delivery points (CBHTC+, DIC, SS) using Jhpiego gender standard tool to assess gender equity programmatically and at service delivery sites, in terms of their ability to provide ethical and gender friendly services to KVPs.


  • Promote and support the dissemination of project best practices and lessons learned among the project team, key stakeholders (R/CHMT, PEPFAR partners and any other local KVP partner), local partners and cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with other partners in the respective region
  • Establish effective work relationship with CBOs, FBOs, and CHMT & RHMT partners on program activities at regional level
  • Facilitate and participate in effective learning forums (meetings, workshops, etc.) internally and externally with program initiative stakeholders by using different advocacy techniques like lobbying meetings with health workers to provide friendly services to KPs


  • Monitor regional implementation plans and progress to SBCC and Gender targets by the peer educators
  • Conduct supportive supervision to peer educators  sites
  • Document experiences, prepare program and site visits reports, presentations, briefs and articles/success stories
  • Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary program planning, development, and management activities function smoothly and efficiently and in an integrated manner
  • Monitor and assess the performance of peer educators  and quality of data submitted  
  • Monitor and assess community response at the project wards in the region

Key qualifications:

  • University degree in social sciences, public health, international development, or related field.
  • 2-3 years’ progressive experience working with key population groups, and familiarity with internationally recommended policies.
  • 2-3 years’ experience of supporting Gender Transformative SBCC interventions for HIV and GBV prevention programming; and
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Swahili.
  • Facilitation on gender transformative workshops

To Apply:

Please submit your application online at by 20th November 2018
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