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The ILO/SIDA-funded regional programme on HIV prevention and economic empowerment along transport corridors in Southern Africa (Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe,) as well as in Benin and Cameroon works on enhancing economic capacity of informal workers to achieve a sustainable reduction of HIV related risks, by combining prevention with empowerment strategies through cooperatives and other social economy organisations and improving working conditions for both men and women.

The programme is led by ILO/AIDS and technically backstopped by COOPAFRICA – a DFID funded project which works in nine countries in Africa - to provide the following support:
  1. Technical expertise on economic empowerment of social economy organisations;
  2. Development of tools;
  3. Resource mobilization.
Description of Duties

The Expert will be responsible for the coordination of all HIV/AIDS related activities in the context of cooperative mobilization and capacity building.

S/he will report to the COOPAFRICA CTA in Dar as Salaam for technical matters and to the ILO/AIDS CTA on issues related to.coordination.

  1. Support technically the integration of HIV/AIDS in cooperative development projects with a gender perspective
  2. Work with relevant national and regional partners, (e.g Ministries, social partners, cooperatives etc…)
  3. Assist both CTAs in providing the technical support on work-plans, progress reports, and M&E system.
  4. Work closely with the NPCs to ensure that the strategic approach of the programme is implemented.
  5. Support resource mobilisation of potential programmes/donors
  6. Review and analyse country specific plans and priorities;
  7. Participate in the preparation of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings.
Experience and skills required

 Advanced University degree in cooperative studies, business administration, social science or related domains

 At least seven to ten years of practical work experience in cooperative development, community development, or local economic development, preferably in Africa. Thorough knowledge of cooperative organisations and similar community-based and self help organizations. Basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS with an overall view of policy issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention and impact mitigation. Knowledge on gender issues as related to HIV and AIDS.

 Excellent command of English. Good knowledge of French is an asset

 Proven experience in development issues and cooperative development; Ability to conduct research work; Good knowledge of project formulation and evaluation techniques; Capacity to work in a team player and to operate individually; Strong capability to perform and adapt to demanding working environment; Extensive knowledge of project implementation issues; Excellent communication and analytical skills.

Starting date and duration:
 The contract begins in May 2010 to December 2010. A 12 month extension will be offered based on performance and funding availabilities.

 The incumbent will be paid according to the UN salary scale for Tanzania, grade NOB, depending on the qualifications of the candidate.

Duty station:
 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Applications and CV should be submitted to coopafrica @ by April 16, 2010. Ref. COOP/SID10

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