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  • Youth Leadership Program 2024
  • Tanzania

Website Hakizetu Organization

Hakizetu is a non-governmental organization committed to fostering comprehensive transformation in the lives of young women and youth in Tanzania. Our core mission revolves around two key pillars: promoting livelihood development and advocating for sexual reproductive health rights.

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Are you a passionate and driven young leader looking to make a difference in your community?

Join the movement! Hakizetu, in collaboration with Digital Opportunity Trust, and the Mastercard Foundation is proud to announce that applications are now open for the Youth Leadership Program 2024-2025. Part of the Going Beyond Project, this transformative initiative aims to equip young graduates with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to drive social change and foster entrepreneurship in their communities.

Why Join the Youth Leadership Program?


As a participant in the Youth Leadership Program, you will be equipped with digital skills and social impact acumen, to enhance your ability to influence and contribute to socio-economic development within your community. This program aims to boost your agency and open up new work opportunities, while also building your capacity to implement the Digital Business Program locally.

During the program you will undergo 3 weeks of extensive training to prepare you for your role as a program facilitator, coach, and changemaker. After training you will be deployed back to your community for 6 months with a mission to empower your peers and local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) owners, 70% women, with essential skills for business growth. This includes soft skills, basic business skills, practical digital skills, and self-confidence.

By joining the Youth Leadership Program, you will:

  • Receive Comprehensive Training: Enhance your leadership, digital, and entrepreneurial skills through detailed training modules. You will also receive career development training and employment linkages throughout the program.
  • Become a Coach and Changemaker: Serve as a role model and coach to your peers, fostering a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in your community.
  • Empower Your Community: Help local MSMEs grow by sharing essential business skills and practical digital tools.
  • Join the DOTYouth Community: Become part of a vibrant network of over 5,000 young leaders across Africa, gaining access to local and international opportunities for collaboration and growth.

About the Going Beyond Project:


The Going Beyond – Partnering for a Youth-Led Future project is a partnership between DOT and the Mastercard Foundation that aims to scale DOT’s evidence-based, peer-to-peer model and will be executed in four African countries – Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, Zambia, and Tanzania. Over five years, and with the support of DOT regional hubs in Africa, the Going Beyond project will progressively transfer the responsibility for delivering DOT’s programs and equip youth as leaders of the future.


  • Ages 18-35
  • Must be Tanzania nationals or a local address in the country.
  • Applicants must be recent university or college graduates from accredited institutions with a certificate, diploma, or bachelor’s degree. Please note, certificates from credible Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs in relevant subjects may be accepted.
  • To qualify as a recent graduate, you must be within 6 months and five years of graduation.
  • Applicants must be current residents of Magu, Ilemela or Nyamagana Mwanza
  • Applicants must be fully available for the duration of eight (8) months for training and placement period: June 2024 and January 2025
  • Have access to basic smartphone or laptop and possess basic computer skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and passion for community development and entrepreneurship.
  • Applicants should have a history of or passion for community engagement activities.
  • No employment experience required
  • Applicants should be unemployed or underemployed (underemployment = working part-time or in a job not fully utilizing your skill set)
  • Commitment to participate fully in the program
  • Deployment requirements: Following their selection, Youth Leaders will participate in program activities within their own communities. Hakizetu is committed to supporting local leadership development and does not require relocation.

Timeline for recruitment, selection and deployment of Community Leaders:

  1. Call for Applications: 05th June 2024
  2. Deadline for Application: 18th of June 2024
  3. Announcement of finalists: 1st July 2024
  4. Training of Trainers: 8th to 19th July 2024
  5. Contracting and official deployment: 24th July 2024
  6. Placement start date: 1st August 2024
  7. Placement end date:31st January 2024

Please note that non-graduates, those still in academic training and currently full-time employed will not be considered.


Going Beyond is committed to ensuring the meaningful inclusion of young women, and other marginalized groups of young people, including youth with disabilities, young people from rural areas and/or living in poverty, and displaced young people. Young women, and other youth from these marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this opportunity.


How to Apply

Prepare the following before you start filling out the application form:

  1. Your CV/ resume in PDF format.
  2. A scanned copy of your higher education certificate in PDF or Image format.
  3. A cover letter in PDF format.

Click the  Link to the application form link and fill the form with all required details.

Selection Process


Selection will include the following stages:

STAGE 1: Youth will be selected to attend the 3 weeks training in Mwanza by 2nd of July to 19th July

STAGE 2: Youth will be selected to proceed to the 6 Months contracting and deployment to their communities.

STAGE 3: Youth Leaders to receive career development training and support from Hakizetu and associated local and international partners.

Got some questions?


Read this FAQ FAQ Sheet – Going Beyond_April_2024.pdf   sharing and if you still can’t find your answers contact

Safeguarding and Code of Conduct Information.


We Hakizetu and our partners are a safe and inclusive community and this opportunity is completely free. If you have been asked to pay or provide anything outside of what has been communicated here, or encounter any other incidents related to your lack of safety during this process please contact us at

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