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Head of Programmes : Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF)

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
effect:

HEAD OF PROGRAMMES (ONE POST)
Reporting: Executive Director
Supervises: Program Officers
Duty station: Dar es Salaam

The candidate will perform the following duties as listed below:
Duties and Responsibilities

Program Management, Delivery and Coordination
 Draft the design and formulation of programme/project proposals and
initiatives;
 Draft strategy documents including, briefs, policy dialogue and other
documents related to the work of CDF and children, as relevant.
 Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of
the organization,
 Oversee and ensure an appropriate projects implementations and
management;
 Oversee the technical implementation and conceptualization of the
programme/project;
 Provide programme advisory support to the Office Management, as
necessary;
 Oversee the monitoring of implementation of activities and finances using the
results based management tools;
 Assist in the development of short and long term plans for programs, monitor
progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance
 Manage the program team and ensure effective and efficient coordination in
delivery of project objectives;
 Provide technical support and facilitate the programme team and key
partners to develop annual work plans, budgets and build their capacity in
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Child Marriage (CM), Child Pregnancies,
Child Participation and Protection and Gender Equality.
 Coordinate all national level Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Child,
Marriage (CM), Child Pregnancies and Gender Equality advocacy initiatives
with senior government officials, members of parliament and development
partners
 In collaboration with the Training Officer prepare training programs for
Capacity Development of project staff, partners, stakeholders and girls
network and clubs , organize training seminars to address staff needs and
identify relevant external training opportunities
 Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
Program Reporting
 Ensure timely submission of monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual
reporting, following the M&E framework
 Ensure completion of all reporting requirements in line with development
partners and CDF requirements.
 Support CDF’s overall M&E work, especially in reporting strategies
building into its mandate to improve children’s welfare
Financial and grant Management
 In collaboration with key staff review budgets and work plans of the project
and facilitate quarterly reviews with partners.

Networking, Advocacy, communication and knowledge building
 To lead CDF representation at national, regional and International level,
ensure national partners database(s) maintenance which include(s)
participant and prospect information and mailing list.
 Support in organizing meetings on regular basis with designated individuals
to foster positive relationships with key national partners on Female Genital
Mutilation (FGM) Child Marriage (CM), Child Pregnancies and Gender
Equality.
 Assist with the development of public relations and communications
strategies to support program goals and increase community awareness.
 To represent CDF in various policy and advocacy forums related to Female
Genital Mutilation (FGM) Child Marriage (CM), Child Pregnancies and
Gender Equality
 Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
 Develop and expand knowledge management strategies, products and
methodologies on children’s rights, as relevant.
 Manage the process of identifying and synthesizing of best practices and
lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the
programme for dissemination with all key stakeholders.
Staff management and development
 Manage team in a manner that empowers them to take ownership of the areas
for which they are responsible, cultivate new ideas, analyze project critically,
build on strengths and overcome weaknesses.
 Providing guidance, support and feedback for achieving the project
objectives.
 In consultation with the Executive Director, Head of Finance write terms of
reference for new staff, contractors and consultants and oversee the entire
recruitment process.
 Undertake the duties of the Executive Director in the event of his/her
absence.
Statement of Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
 Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, child development, social work, community
Development or related disciplines. Master’s Degree in the related field is an
added advantage;
 5 or more years of relevant experience at the national or international level in
programmes to advance children and women’s rights, with responsibility for the
design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and report
writing;
 Strong knowledge of international, regional and national instruments,
resolutions, policies and conventions that protect children’s rights, including
Convention on the Rights of the Child, Convention for the Elimination of all
Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs)
 Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication
skills.
 Creative, strategic and analytical thinker with the ability to manage multiple
projects.
 Experienced in developing and managing budgets, hiring, and training,
supervising and assessing personnel
 Minimum of 5 years of direct supervisory or management experience.
 Demonstrated People Management Skills
 Ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships and mobilize resources;
 Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows based computer application and
database management
 The ideal candidate will have previous supervisory experience in a communitybased
organization.
 Event planning, coordination and evaluation
 Flexible; possessing the ability to wear different, “hats”.

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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