(GESI) Manager

Published September 1, 2022
Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice and places a particular emphasis on women and girls, their dignity and empowerment to lead their communities out of poverty. In 2020, CARE worked in 104 countries, reaching 90 million people through more than 1,300 programs, with an annual budget of $650 million. Every single one of those 90 million people has a story of resilience, community, strength, and hope—all things that bind us together, across every corner of the globe.

CARE began working in Tanzania in April 1994, in response to the crisis in Rwanda and the subsequent influx of refugees into the Kagera Region of North-western Tanzania. Over the subsequent years, CARE Tanzania developed innovative education, health, microfinance, and environmental programs across most regions of the country. In Tanzania CARE works with the Government both in mainland and Zanzibar and other stakeholders to transform communities and ensure financial inclusion and independence, health and nutrition, climate-smart development resilience, especially for women and girls.

CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit self-motivated, results driven, dynamic, suitably qualified, competent and dedicated Tanzanians to fill various new positions in the organization.

Tanzania Youth Empowerment and Skills (YES) Program

The Tanzania Youth Empowerment and Skills (YES) Program will support the Government of Tanzania to increase the empowerment, productivity, and community engagement of youth through an integrated cross-sectoral Program. Tanzania YES is a four-year education and youth program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The objectives will allow youth to become actors in their own well-being and become agents of change and will be tailored to out-of-school youth aged 15-25. This purpose will be achieved by; 1) Increasing access to educational, life skills and entrepreneurial skills 2) Increasing youth participation in activities that foster physical and mental well-being 3) Establishing/strengthening existing networks that support youth development and community engagement. The zone of influence will include the regions of Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Morogoro.

1. Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Manager for USAID/TANZANIA Youth Empowerment and Skills Program


Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Manager for USAID/Tanzania Youth Empowerment and Skills Program. The GESI Manager will lead and ensure the integration of gender, equity, and social inclusion focused interventions, considerations, and activities across all the project objectives. The GESI Manager will contribute to the project’s yearly work plan development, indicator selection and monitoring of GESI focused activities.

The GESI Manager will report to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) for Programs. It is a full-time position and will be based in Dar es Salaam with frequent travels to zone of influence regions.


Lead the development and implementation of the project’s evidence-based gender equality and social inclusion analysis and accompanying strategy and action plan
Contribute GESI-focused technical input into the project’s overall technical approach, drafting annual work plans, providing written reports, and implementing an integrated set of activities to achieve project goals in a way that will expand economic opportunities or provide targeted services to the benefit of youth.
Coordinate with the project team to tailor project activities to enhance the engagement and benefit of women and youth population.
Collaborate with the project’s M&E staff to propose indicators and participate in the collection and analysis of data for monitoring, reporting and learning purposes ensuring the project takes a transformative, integrated approach to GESI.
Ensure activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within budget.
Design training materials, and train project staff, partners and stakeholders on GESI, and promote the importance of GESI activities and considerations across project delivery.
Closely collaborate with local organizations serving and/or led by women, youth and other marginalized populations
Empower women and youth to establish and maintain strong working relationships with local youth-led organizations, local civil society organizations, private sector companies, and other value chain stakeholders.
Empower women and youth and their communities to acquire the knowledge, skills, and resources to advocate for youth-friendly practices within the horticulture sector.
Contribute to the project’s quarterly and annual reports by highlighting successes, challenges, lessons learned and opportunities in youth programming within the project.
Promote Gender Equality, diversity, and inclusion
Perform Other duties as assigned

Advanced degree from a recognized university in gender or youth development studies, economics, agriculture, rural development or similar social sciences field.

At least 7 years of professional experience in mainstreaming the engagement of marginalized groups, such as women, youth in project, preferably within the market systems and agriculture sector.
Previous working experience in identifying and addressing opportunities and barriers related to expanding skills, incomes or economic opportunities for women, youth, and other marginalized populations
Experience conducting and writing gender and inclusion analyses and developing relevant strategies
Experienced trainer, including training-of-trainers for local organizations and staff.
Extensive knowledge and experience in the Tanzanian country context strongly preferred.

Demonstrated understanding and application of USAID or other international standard gender policy and frameworks required.
Proven ability to forge strong professional relationships and facilitate coordination with donors, implementing partners, local government and communities in public and private sector.
Excellent communication and facilitation skills, including native Kiswahili and strong English language skills.
Ability to organize and conduct training in relevant disciplines.
Ability to work independently and collaborate as part of a team.
Willing to travel extensively to zone of influence regions as required.

How to apply


Only a letter of application and updated CV including names of at least 3 reputable referees from previous jobs (preferable line Managers) with reliable contacts should be sent by email to Human Resources Department TZAHumanResourcesDepartment@care.org by Closure of Business, 5th September 2022 at 1700hrs. To apply, please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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