In collaboration with the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

GENDER TRAINING COORDINATOR - MAISHA PROJECT

We have an exciting and challenging vacancy for a Gender Training Coordinator to join a collaborative team
conducting research addressing the structural drivers of HIV. The research is carried out in collaboration with
the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR); BRAC (a microfinance and development organisation);
and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in the UK.
The post holder will be based in Mwanza, Tanzania and will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the
delivery of the female and male gender training curriculums which are the core interventions of a cluster
randomized trial addressing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
Ideal applicants will have a graduate qualification in social sciences, development studies or education. The
appointment will be made on the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) attractive salary scale, subject to
qualifications and experience.

THE MAISHA PROJECT
A cluster randomized trial conducted in rural South Africa - Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS & Gender
Equity (IMAGE) demonstrated that an intervention combining group-based microfinance with a participatory
gender and HIV training curriculum reduced levels of physical and/or sexual partner violence by 55%. In
addition, levels of household poverty were significantly reduced, and participants were more empowered as
evidenced by greater self confidence, autonomy in decision making, and increased ability to challenge gender
norms when compared with women in the control population.
With the success of the IMAGE intervention, different policy constituencies have been interested in finding out
whether the impact of IMAGE on IPV was due to the micro-finance or the gender training components of the
intervention, or both. Questions about the potential value of working with men as well as the micro-finance
recipients are also often raised.
The MAISHA project is a three arm cluster randomized trial that aims to assess the impact of group based
microfinance and participatory gender training interventions for groups of women and men in Mwanza,
Tanzania. In cooperation with the microfinance provider BRAC, we are recruiting existing microfinance group
that will participate in gender training activities. After a one-year intervention period, we will assess the impact
of the intervention on women’s past year experience of IPV through quantitative and qualitative interviews.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Essential and desirable qualifications and skills for this post are as follows. It is recognised that
candidates may not fulfil all of these requirements.
Essential
· A graduate qualification in social sciences, development studies or education.
· Experience working as a gender trainer or managing gender training or public health interventions.

.Experience in supervising and monitoring training activities.
· Demonstrable ability to work to strict deadlines without close supervision and direct own work in an
efficient and productive manner.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English.
· Commitment to working as part of a multidisciplinary research team.
· Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Desirable
· Interest and knowledge on gender and partner violence issues.
· Familiarity with the development and evaluation of behavioural interventions
· Interest and/or experience in community-based interventions and participatory research.

MODE OF APPLICATION (email to recruitment@mitu.or.tz )
· Letter of application with details of how you meet the essential and desirable criteria and your reasons
for wanting to take up the position.
· Please include a daytime mobile telephone number and e-mail contact details.
· Curriculum vitae (CV) including names and addresses of three referees (two must be from your most
recent employers).
· Copies of all relevant certificates and memberships and qualifications.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS
· Applications received later than the 7th of November 2014 will not be considered.
· You will be informed by email if you are selected for interview.
· Interviews will be held in November at the NIMR Mwanza Centre, Isamilo, Mwanza and may be
conducted by telephone if necessary.