Assistant Program Officer - Mara

The Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF) is a voluntary, private, non-governmental, nonpartisan
and non-profit-making Civil Society children’s rights organization based in
Dar es Salaam as its headquarters, founded and registered in 2006 under the NGO Act
No. 24/2002. For more information about CDF, please visit us at www.cdftz.org,
www.facebook.com/cdftz and Instagram@cdf_tanzania. Due to the strategic expansion
along with the implementation of the new CDF Strategic Plan 2016-2019, CDF is looking
for the qualified and motivated person to fill the following position with immediate

Reporting: Head of Field Operations
Supervises: None
Duty station: Mara

The candidate will perform the following duties as listed below:

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management and Coordination
 Participate and undertake program planning, budgeting, monitoring and
evaluation roles
 Work closely with the Head of Field Operations to ensure timely and quality
project implementation of the project as per the M&E Framework.
 Work closely with the Head of Field Operations to maintain systems for
submission of timely monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual donor reports,
following the M&E framework and reporting guidelines
 Coordinate, document and share lessons learnt, best practices/ success stories on
child protection and participation.
 Assist and support CDF child protection and participation , girls empowerment,
men and boys engagement works at all levels
 Provide technical support on the implementation of the project and provide the
programme team and key partners with relevant information, update and
initiatives on child protection and participation.
 Working closely with the Head of Field Operations to ensure that Project reviews
are undertaken and all reporting requirement are met in a timely manner.
 Prepare and assist in proposal and concept notes writing
 Assist the MEL Officer in evaluation of the projects
 Undertake the duties of the Head of Field Operations in the event of her/ his
 Undertake other project roles and responsibilities assigned to her by the
Functional Competencies
 Substantive experience and record of accomplishment in the area of children
rights and gender equality
 Ability to assist strategic planning, Programme development and
implementation result based management and reporting
 Ability to assist in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
development Programmes and projects
 Ability to operating in remote and vulnerable communities.
 Ability to promote innovation and learning.
 Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
 Minimum Degree in Law, Social Science, child development, social work or
related disciplines.
 Knowledge of principles and practices related to child development, child
participation and protection principles. (Experience of working with Girls Project
is an added advantage)
 Experience in planning, implementation, management, monitoring and
evaluation of development project
 Conversant with the key children and women rights conventions, i.e. CRC and
 Experience of working with children and young women.
 Strong listening skills and the ability to deal with sensitive situations with
 Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication
 An interest in the well-being of the children and safeguarding and child
protection matters.
 Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows based computer application and
database management.
 Experience in managing budgets, planning events, coordination and evaluation.
 Able to complete and submit all reports on time in line with CDF and
development partners requirements.
 Perform such other duties as my be assigned by the supervisor

Remuneration: An attractive package commensurate to the qualifications and relevant
experience will be availed to the successful candidate.

Applications: Motivation letter explaining why your competencies and experience are
suitable for the job, up-to date curriculum vitae including names and email addresses or
phone numbers of three referees and copies of relevant certificates should be addressed
and sent to the Human Resource Manager via hrrecruit@cdftz.org or deliver in person
at CDF’s office located in Mwenge area, Plot No. 161/162, Mama Ngoma House, 2nd
Floor, Dar es Salaam; not later than 15th November, 2016.
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