Thursday, September 7, 2023

Program Officer - Advocacy at Civic Social Protection Foundation (CSP)

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Thursday, September 7, 2023
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Program Officer – Advocacy at Civic Social Protection Foundation (CSP)
Civic Social Protection Foundation (CSP) is an individual membership organization drawn from different parts of Tanzania who has joined their efforts to fight for equity and equality among all citizens of Tanzania regardless of their social and economic status.
CSP envisions “A Community which enjoys their rights and social wellbeing in Tanzania” and aspires to attain its vision through “preventing, managing, and overcoming situations that adversely affect people’s wellbeing in Tanzania”.

Civic Social Protection Foundation (CSP) in partnership with Vi Agroforestry Tanzania is implementing a three (3) years program with the aim for ‘improving smallholder farmer family’s food and nutrition security, sustainable livelihoods, gender equality, and resilience while enhancing biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation’.

This objective will be realized through focus on the following key result areas:
  • Stronger Farmer Organizations
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Resilient Livelihoods
  • Resilience building through Climate Change mitigation, adaptation, and biodiversity conservation.
  • Food and Nutrition Security and
  • Advocacy
Therefore, in the partnership CSP is designated to support the program as a “Technical partner” who will provide technical capacity to other technical and core partners in Advocacy key result are/component to contribute towards “improving smallholder farmers family’s food and nutrition security, sustainable livelihoods, gender equality and resilience while enhancing biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation”. CSP will support partners located in Mara region (Bunda DC, Bunda TC, Tarime, Butiama and Serengeti District Councils), Kagera region (Karagwe district council), Dodoma region (Kondoa district council), Mtwara region (Masasi, Mtwara DC and Nanyumbu) and Lindi region (Lindi DC).

The designed policy intervention among others is expected to focus on the following policy and strategic areas; 1) Revitalize the review process of National Agriculture policy 2013; 2) Create awareness to core partners on the National Climate Change response strategy (2021) and guide their role in its implementation; 3) Be a driver and participate in the process towards ratification of the Tanzania National Agroforestry policy which has been pioneered by Vi Agroforestry; 4) To influence the development of a new/ phase II of the National Biodiversity strategy and action plan which was ended in 2021.

Hence, to achieve the above results, CSP would like to fill the following vacant position in its office located in Babati town.

Position: Program Officer – Advocacy
Duties and responsibilities
The Advocacy Program officer will perform the following specific duties.
  • Facilitate quality information generation from smallholder farmers on agroforestry practices and biodiversity conservation and restoration shared with policy and decision makers at local, national, regional and international level
  • Facilitate formation of strong platforms for advocating on smallholder farmers policies and concerns at local, national and regional levels and manage their operationalization.
  • Facilitate formation and routine operationalization of the high-level platforms for political champions on issues related to agroforestry; food security; climate change adaptation, mitigation, and resilience; conservation of biodiversity.
  • Ensure Agroforestry interventions are integrated onto districts and sectoral plans and budgets. ∙ Conduct regular budget analysis and advocacy for responsible Council, ministries and departments for Increased budget allocation for agroforestry practices and sustainable agriculture land management.
  • To capacitate ASILI B technical and core partners on budget and policy advocacy engagements with policy and decision-makers.
  • To ensure increased capacity of smallholder farmers and partners in monitoring public resource allocation and spending at council and community levels.
  • To facilitate increased capacity of women and youth small holder farmers to hold state accountable on matters regarding agroforestry, food security, climate change adaptation, mitigation and resilience and biodiversity conservation.
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Key qualification, skills and experience

  • University Degree preferably in policy development, Project Management, Economics, research or any other related field from reputable university.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the areas of policy analysis, budget analysis and policy advocacy.
  • Experience in facilitating high level policy and decision makers and Government leaders at local and national levels.
  • Skills and strong competence in facilitation, training, moderation and organization. ∙ Strong and good experience in report writing particularly policy briefs and budget briefs. ∙ Experience in working with partner CSO’s, farmers and local Government will be an added advantage.
  • Proven ICT skills and experience especially in the development of MIS software and tools for data collection and analysis;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Swahili and English.
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The duty station
will be based in Babati town, Manyara region but with extensive traveling to the project areas.

The position is attached with attractive remuneration packages to the qualified and competent candidate.

If you consider yourself qualified for the position forward your applications including cover letter, CV, academic certificates and other relevant credentials before or on Friday 15st September 2023 at 16:00 to the following address.
The Board Secretary
Civic Social Protection Foundation (CSP)
Box 515, Babati


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