Location : Tanzania - Moshi
Partner : KWIECO
Starting : November 2015
Duration : 7 Months
Crossroads International is an international development organization that is reducing poverty and increasing women’s rights around the world. Working with local partners and supported by hundreds of volunteers each year, Crossroads leverages expertise and resources, North and South, required to help people overcome poverty and assert their human rights.
Crossroads is beginning its programming in Tanzania this year to support the work of local organizations on prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV) ; access to justice for survivors of violence ; women’s leadership ; and women’s economic empowerment. In this context, we are starting our partnership with a very accomplished organization based in Klimanjaro region : Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange and Consultancy Organization (KWIECO).
KWIECO was founded in the year 1987 by a group of 10 women passionate to support empowerment of women especially in the area of legal rights and health. Today, KWIECO’s identity is an organization that works for Human Rights and Gender Equality. KWIECO’s major programmes include :- Legal Human Rights and Gender Education, Legal Counseling, Litigation, Lobby and Advocacy, Women Economic Empowerment, Social Support for survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and child abuse. KWIECO works in close collaboration with Local Government and maintains strong, networks with other likeminded organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.kwieco.org/
Historically, Crossroads supports its partners and their members in two main domains : capacity building in programming and strengthening of institutional capacity using multi-directional volunteering program as the main resource. Given that this is a new partnership, there is a need to do deeper assessment of our common program areas, develop a baseline and consequently form a long term plan to work together in specified areas. This mandate aims at establishing a starting point baseline for Crossroads new partnerships programming with KWIECO in Tanzania. The volunteer will also develop a long term plan with KWIECO for the next four years based on the assessment. The volunteer for this mandate will work closely with KWIECO in order to conduct data collection, coding, entry, clearing, analysis and interpretation of both quantitative and qualitative data for the partnership’s targeted program in Tanzania.
The volunteer will also support KWIECO in a mid-term review and assessment of its programs according to the current strategic planning in order to inform the next strategic planning. Under the supervision of KWIECO, the volunteer will work in Dar-es-Salaam, Moshi and sometimes in rural areas. The assignment is based in Moshi.
Main responsibilities include :
Under the supervision of KWIECO and Crossroads Program Officer, the volunteer will :
Conduct an organizational assessment on current thematic areas of work of KWIECO based on the tool provided by Crossroads ;
Develop a four-year capacity building plan based on the assessment of needs within the common program areas ;
Develop a baseline assessment plan, methodology, sampling plan, baseline data entry database, data analysis, plan for identified KWIECO-Crossroads program areas ;
Conduct data collection, coding, entry, clearing, analysis and interpretation of both quantitative and qualitative data the partnership’s focus program in Tanzania before the beginning of the partnership and establish indicators of progress for those programs ;
Develop an accessible guide and conduct training on baseline development for KWIECO ;
Work closely with KWIECO and review the partner’s projects indicators, data collections tools and instruments and provide appropriate recommendations ;
Consolidate KWIECO’s programs data bases individually and then collectively ;
Support KWIECO to conduct mid-term review and a programs assessment to inform the next strategic planning ;
Conduct literature reviews and analysis pieces on thematic areas of concern as required ;
Qualification criteria for selection include :
At least Bachelor degree in Social science, International Development with focus on research or Studies in a related field
Extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research
Knowledge and ability to work within a gender equality & women’s rights framework and strong gender analysis
Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation processes and frameworks in development projects
Impeccable English writing skills is essential
Other skill set/knowledge
Analytical and information-seeking skills, effective and proven writing skills ;
Oral fact-finding, presentation and communication skills ;
Computer Skills : Microsoft applications, PowerPoint and internet research ;
Training experience an asset ;
Adaptability and Flexibility
Readiness to deal with change
Ability and willingness to work in rural areas and willingness to work in a non-Canadian socio-cultural and professional settings.
Eligibility criteria :
Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
Must be 19 years and older
Willing to conduct fundraising and public engagement activities before, during and after the placement
In good physical and mental health (medical examination required)
The volunteer needs to bring their own computer
Personalized support before, during and after the mandate provided by an experienced and welcoming team. The Crossroads’ experience includes the following :
Daily living allowance (depending of the country of assignment)
Plane ticket and local transport
Medical insurance and vaccinations
Pre-departure training and re-orientation upon return
To apply for this position, we kindly ask that you fill out Crossroads’ online application form. Please contact our recruitment officer if you have any question : Martin@cintl.org
We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.