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Sizarina Hamisi
Gender Coordination Specialist , United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Programme and Communication Specialist with coordination and leadership skills. More than 5 years professional experience in gender equality and advocacy. Knowledge of promoting a comprehensive, transformative policy and programmatic response. Demonstrated experience and skills in policy analysis, programme planning, monitoring and evaluation. Familiarity with the UN system.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Communications, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Gender Coordination Specialist
January 2021 – Todate
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Key Responsibilities:
•Leading on partnership coordination support to the Development Partners Group – Gender Equality (DPG GE) to enable achievement of the overall objective of the DPG GE to support the enhancement of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment (GEWE) among Development Partners and other key stakeholders in East Africa Region.
•Support the UNFPA Gender Unit for advocacy, research, coordination and communication.

National Program Coordinator
May 2017 – December 2020
Golden Line Program (Consortium of International Organizations, Solidaridad, SIMAVI and Health Entrepreneurs)
Key Responsibilities:
•Managing day to day programme and communications coordination at country level based on a joint country programme and annual work plans, reporting, joint activities, country alliance communication and external relations.
•Management of the collaboration process of country alliance partners, looking for synergy, exchange and learning between the partners in order to become more effective in reaching the results of the programme.
•Oversee the program budgets and workplans for adherence to donor compliance.
•Facilitating of shared learning and joint initiatives with regard to programme implementation and Performance Monitoring Evaluation activities at country level.
•Develop concept notes for prospective fundraising initiatives.

Advocacy Program Manager May 2016 – April 2017
White Ribbon Alliance Tanzania
Key Responsibilities:
•Engage and coordinating national alliance members to participate in and implement national and global advocacy campaign and other project activities
•Engage policymakers, members of the media, and financial supporters by keeping them abreast of the work of White Ribbon Alliance Tanzania.
•Oversee Implement, document and report on advocacy campaign and other project activities; collect and maintain records as part of results management plan.
•Support the National Coordinator with management of over 150 alliance members.

Communication Specialist
March 2015 – April 2016
Chemonics International-USAID Pamoja Twajenga Project
Key Responsibilities:
•Developed and implemented project’s communications strategy.
•Trained and guided project and partner staff to ensure that results of project activities are documented and communicated effectively and expediently to stakeholders, USAID, and the Tanzanian public.
•Prepare communications annual budget and quarterly narrative report for the Chief of Party.
•Engaged with volunteers from Chemonics headquarters in United States of America and ensure effective communications and familiarizing them with the program and beneficiaries.
•Analysed, compiled, drafted and formatted information for specific project publications. Publications include quarterly and annual project implementation reports, quarterly success stories and a bi-annual beneficiary newsletter.
•Work closely with the monitoring and evaluation team to verify presented data.
•Identified project success story topics and prepared success stories for submission to USAID and other audiences. Develop project videos and other communication products.
Other Work Experiences:
•Communication Officer, Farm Africa (Tanzania and Uganda) | June 2013 – February 2015
•Program Officer: Advocacy and Communication, Benjamin Mkapa Foundation | August 2011 – May 2013
•Program Officer: Counseling, Behavior Change and Community Liaison, Asumbi Rehabilitation Centre, Nairobi | January 2009 – July 2011
•Correspondent Journalist, Nation Media Group Kenya | September 1999 – 2008
•Agriculture and Livestock Extension Services Trainee | 1996-1997
•Certificate, Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing, Nairobi, Kenya (VCT) (2010)
•Certificate of Media Production, Communication Centre, Nairobi, Kenya (1998)
•Certificate, Gender and Journalism, The Nordic SADC Journalism Centre, Gaborone, Botswana (1998)
•Certificate, Family Planning and Gender Based Violence, Makerere University, Uganda (2008)
•Certificate in Agriculture and Livestock Production, Mpwapwa, Tanzania (1992-1995)
•UNFPA Work plan Management Certification, Online, (2021)
•Certificate in Strategic Partnerships, Online (2021)

Affiliations and Achievements:
Member of Association of Media Women in Kenya
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    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Swahili
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