GESI Officer job at World Vision

Vacancy title:
GESI Officer

Jobs at:

World Vision

Deadline of this Job:
28 February 2023

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Arusha , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, February 13, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:


Provide technical guidance and support to THRIVE Project team on Gender equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Advocacy

  • Support the development of projects’ annual work plan ensuring integration of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) and advocacy.
  • Work with THRIVE implementing Area Program and ensure gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) is well integrated into the implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Support projects to identify and address GESI-related risks (including risks related to Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV)) and ensure Do No Harm approaches within the programming


  • Project activities are implemented as planned
  • Strategy is well implemented and gender transformation achieved
  • Work plan is developed and implemented

Representing WV at external events; external contacts coalition building and networking on GESI related

  • Maintain Good/harmonious relations between World Vision Tanzania, donors, and all other stakeholders through reporting and sharing of information periodically
  • Participate in preparing Policy briefings on GESI and Advocacy   for external meetings to deliver messages in improving the livelihood of the most vulnerable children
  • Collaborate with the Government and other stakeholders to commemorate national events  related to GESi


  • Policy brief prepared and presented to influence policy change

Promoting Gender Equality integration of Advocacy in THRIVE Project

  • Develop and Implement THRIVE 2.0 capacity-building strategy that enhances staff capacity to oversee the integration of GESI in four outcomes of the project
  • Coordinate, support and facilitate capacity-building interventions on GESI and Advocacy (CVA) to key project partners and stakeholders including men, women, girls, boys and people with disability, implementing partners, and community-level leaders, to equip them to support GESI and CVA integration and implementation in all program areas.
  • Support Training to TOTs in addressing Gender Based Violence and Advocacy issues in the food security and livelihood sector.
  • Coordinate GESI assessment in THRIVE 2.0, develop and share reports and ensure GESI issues are part of the plan
  • Be a spokesperson for THRIVE on identified Gender Inclusion and Advocacy issues.


  • Livelihoods CVA teams strengthened and monitored standards, scores cards, and action plans implemented

Provide guidance and support for GESI-responsive program implementation

  • Support field staff to build skills to support case management for children with disabilities and referring children with disability (and their families) to needed services
  • Support staff to monitor project implementation to address emerging GESI-specific disparities and barriers and make necessary adjustments


  • Area Program and other project staff supported on GESI responsive programme implementation

Support GESI Design, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure Gender Equality and Social Inclusion are well integrated into Monitoring and Evolution
  • Design (or review) tools to collect GESI-related data for monitoring and to answer GESI-related evaluation questions
  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems in alignment to specific donor requirements and WVT standards.
  • Ensure data collection follows guidelines in ethics for collecting SGBV data.
  • Support GESI analysis, interpretation, and use of monitoring and evaluation data.
  • Identify and track GESI indicators in food security and livelihoods
  • Provide technical inputs on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in baseline studies
  • Support staff to develop GESI impact stories, case studies or promising practices to record and communicate GESI-related impact.


  • Project best practices, lessons learned and success stories are documented and uploaded in Horizon and WV Central Repository
  • All key project documents and information are uploaded in Horizon
  • Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual reports produced


Required Professional Experience

  • Minimum five years of experience
  • Experience in supporting GESI responsive and transformative designs and related mainstreaming strategies and activities, especially in the livelihood sector
  • Experience in disability inclusion in programming
  • Experience leading GESI analysis (specifically gender and disability analysis) to inform the design and to support GESI-Responsive monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in policy influence, advocacy, or research-related field
  • Knowledge of current approaches to gender equality, disability inclusion, and broader inclusion programming in transformational development environments
  • Demonstrate Experience working  in Gender, advocacy, lobbying,  other stakeholders and communication,

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Gender, Community Development, Development Studies, and related studies with at least 5 years of experience

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills; Ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders,
  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability/experience of managing and working with the network
  • Experience working in Gender and Advocacy
  • Experience in coalition building and ability to rally coalitions and networks to take positions on specific policy issues
  • Excellent coordination and planning skills
  • Report writing skills: Ability to write reports
  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent team player with minimum supervision
  • Significant experience working with government officials, multiple partners, community groups, and communities.
  • Proven experience in facilitating effective project documentation and dissemination of results to a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience in working with donor funds
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff
  • Good planning and excellent organizational skills, the ability to determine priorities, and attention to detail are a must
  • Good Communication skills (English & Swahili)
  • Work in a multisector/ multicultural team- patience, cultural sensitivity, and application of contextual understanding in day-to-day work
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines for information needs
  • Experience of working with government

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30 % of the time and occasionally internationally.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player
  • Willingness to travel to the field as and when needed

Language Requirements

  • Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili

Key working relationships

THRIVE Program Manager

  • Day-to-day oversight

Gender & Advocacy Manager

  • Technical support

Consortium Staffs

  • Implementation needs

Key Partners and Government officials

  • Project implementation support and collaboration

Decision making

  • All decisions will be done with the endorsement of the THRIVE Program Manager

Core competencies

  • Be Safe and Resilient
  • Deliver Results
  • Build Relationships
  • Be Accountable
  • Learn and Develop
  • Improve and Innovate
  • Partner and Collaborate
  • Embrace Change
  • Model Self-Management
  • Engage, Influence, Lead, and Grow Others
  • Run an Effective and Agile Organization
  • Develop the Organization for the Future

Language Requirements

  • Fluent in both Swahili and English languages

Job Location:

  • This Position is Based in Arusha, Tanzania

Applicant Types Accepted:

  • Local Applicants Only


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