Wednesday, July 15, 2015

YRN OFFICER at Restless Development Tanzania - MBEYA

Are you an ambitious, self-driven, experienced young professional who is ready to be challenged? Are you ready to push yourself and maximize your potential? Are you based in Mbeya? If so, Restless Development Tanzania is looking for YOU!

Restless Development is the national banner carrier for youth-led development. We’ve been in Tanzania since 1993, growing, changing and responding to the most urgent issues facing young Tanzanians. Our work in Tanzania has been cited best practice for our unrivalled methodologies by the World Bank and UNICEF and we are this year winners of the 2014 Resolve Award from the Global Leaders Council for Health. Directly reaching over 110,000 young people across 14 regions each year, it is our young volunteers and youth led networks that lead and deliver transformative change.

Today, we address some of the biggest issues on the table including: the role of young people in the constitution and election process, unemployment, adolescent girls, and development beyond 2015. Over the last 12 months our work has contributed on the ground to:
• 53,785 young people accessing sexual reproductive health programmes and services
• 11,701 young people accessing civic education and advocacy training, with 6,966 of them engaged in the constitutional review process
• 5,100 young people trained on how to set up their own business and as a result 2,431 micro-enterprises have been established.

For more information:

The Young Reporters Network (YRN) falls under the Mabinti Tushike Hatamu (MTH) project delivered in partnership with UNICEF and TACAIDS, and implemented in Mbeya, Iringa and Temeke. MTH aims to test, evaluate and share strategies for reducing the vulnerability of adolescent out-of-school females aged 10-19 to HIV and AIDS, pregnancy and violence. YRN thus complements the MTH initiative by supporting girls to gain access to media and voice their opinions on issues affecting their rights, and to contribute to the empowerment of children and young people in Tanzania.

About the role:
Working alongside the MTH project teams, you will oversee implementation of YRN initiatives in Mbeya, which will focus on teaching new skills in radio reporting, writing, editing and production of children’s programmes and mediated radio products; provide young girl reporters with basic journalism skills; and increase active participation of children and young people in the production of children’s programmes in the districts. You will also provide support to build the capacity of young girls to be advocates of their rights, report on child rights issues, and actively participate in the production of children’s radio programmes and products by synergizing the work of volunteers and out-of-school girls with whom we work. You will support MTH volunteers to mobilize children to identify issues affecting them, and gather information and stories for broadcasting on community radio stations; Nuru FM (Iringa) and Generation FM (Mbeya)

About you:
You will be a highly creative individual with a passion for working with vulnerable women and girls. You will have a background in media work, and training and coaching marginalized groups as activists. We strongly encourage young women, engendered young men, and ex-volunteers to apply.
If you are the one we are looking for, apply now till 23rd July 2015. 

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