Child Rights Governance Technical Specialist, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Save the Children has been working in the child rights governance (CRG) sector on Mainland and Zanzibar, and will be expanding these activities in the coming years. The position of CRG Specialist will advance this work on a technical level and ensure excellence in programming, including demonstration of tangible results for children in Tanzania. The CRG Specialist will provide strategic and operational leadership in this process. She/he will assume the overall responsibility for the growth, development and implementation of the Child Rights Governance portfolio. S/He must bring an innovative leadership profile with a proven track record of working with children and governance and a sound technical background in programme design and delivery. The post holder should also have a solid understanding of the child rights governance sector and government structures (national and local level) in Tanzania and some of the current challenges to enforce, protect and fulfil child rights in the country.
Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 with an initial presence in Zanzibar, extending to the Mainland with multi-sector programming. Currently five sub office locations in Zanzibar, Shinyanga, Lindi, Mbeya and Kigoma regions provide services to children in the areas of child rights, child protection, health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. Save the Children is also engaged in emergency response, particularly for Burundi refugees in Nyarugusu and Nduta camps.
Reports to: Director of Programme Development and Quality (with strong links to Director of Programme Implementation)
The job has five core functions: project management, strategy, quality programming, resource mobilisation, monitoring and evaluation and advocacy and representation. Child rights and child participation forms part of all that Save the Children does throughout spectrum of humanitarian to development.
Staff directly reporting to this post: None.
  • Provide overall oversight and strategic guidance, strong leadership and technically sound decision-making processes in the CRG portfolio.
  • Lead on development of thematic strategy for CRG in line with Save the Children's Country Strategic Plan for the United Republic of Tanzania, with support and guidance from the Director of Programme Development and Quality (DPDQ).
  • Lead in developing and realising practical CRG plans as part of Country Annual Plans.
  • Contribute to strategic discussions regarding child rights and participation in the country office.
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