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SAVE THE CHILDREN TANZANIA JOBS - DEADLINE Tuesday 14 March 2017


COMIC RELIEF PROGRAMME MANAGER

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE:  
The Comic Relief Programme Manager will provide strategic leadership and is accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of the Comic Relief programme and to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other agencies operating in Songwe and at Dare es Salaam level.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners.  Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania.  We currently have an operational presence in Lindi, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe and Kigoma as well as Dar es Salaam and we also work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $10 million.

Reports to: Director Programme Implementation

Dimensions: Maintains strong linkages with the Technical Specialists for Education, Child Protection and Health and Nutrition and the Meal Specialist amongst others in the Programme Development and Quality team

Staff directly reporting to this post: Programme Coordinator Mbozi, MEAL Coordinator

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

1.     Programme leadership
-          Providing strategic vision, direction and leadership of the programme.

-          Lead strategic, financial, and operational planning, including the annual work planning process ensuring programme is adaptive to experience, learning and evidence.

-          Building, leading and enabling a high performing team (including capacity building activities, training, peer learning.)

-          Make effective and timely strategic decisions about the design and direction of the programme.

-          Creating effective partnerships for implementation and advocacy / influence.

-          Support advocacy and engagement with development partners and relationships with government at a policy level.

2.     Programme management responsibilities
-          Provide management oversight of the implementation of the Comic Relief programme both in Dar es Salaam and Mbozi.

-          Liaise closely with the Education, CP and Health and Nutrition Specialists for technical guidance to the programme.

-          Develop detailed implementation plans, procurement plans and phased financial forecasts in collaboration with the programme staff and partners.

-          Ensure that all planned activities and related expenditures for the Comic Relief programme are on track with recorded DIP in strict compliance with the agreed budget lines and Save the Children’s financial regulations and reviewed on a monthly basis during Award Review Meetings. Adjust plans accordingly.

-          Oversee and ensure the quality of partner identification and support implementation. Ensure a capacity assessment and development plan is in place, regularly reviewed and followed-through.

-          Regularly travel to the Mbozi field site locations to lead the start-up, manage implementation, and in coordination with MEAL staff oversee the monitoring of project activities.

-          Oversee and/or develop technical materials in collaboration with Technical Specialists within country and from member to further project activities, objectives and results.

-          Ensure all programme activities on the ground fulfil the requirements of the approved Save the Children Country strategic plan.

Operational

-          Ensure all staff comply with Save the Children financial and logistics procedures.

-          Ensure functional systems are in place for effective project planning, preparation, start-up and implementation.

-          Prepare monthly projects updates and quarterly / annual reports including all project documentation and ensure timely submission to the Senior Management and donors through the head office.

-          Incorporate child rights programming into all aspects of Save the Children's work in the operational areas where possible and with support from head office colleagues and ensure requirements of Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policy are fully complied with by all staff and partners in the Comic Relief programme.


3.   Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning / Research

-          In collaboration with the MEAL team establish and ensure implementation of a strong MEAL system for the Comic Relief programme (MEAL plans, indicators, performance tracking tables, monitoring tools, benchmarks etc.)

-          Include baseline studies, formative assessments, mid-term evaluations, final evaluations and other research studies as well as learning events as part of annual DIPs.

-          In collaboration with MEAL unit, develop process, output and outcome level Quality Benchmarks and regularly review progress on indicators/achievement of targets (LFA).

-          Discuss monitoring findings during program coordination/review meetings, review MEAL reports to highlight key project strengths and areas of improvement, and use learning from monitoring reports for project planning and implementation.

-          Provide programmatic inputs for the development of the ToRs of evaluations/baseline studies which include background information and scope of work and proposed methodology in conjunction with TS and MEAL input.

-          Review accountability to beneficiaries’ data and reports and provide technical support to implementation team using key learning from accountability system for program development, planning, improvement and implementation.

-          Identify staff MEAL capacity needs and inform MEAL unit and set aside MEAL capacity building budget for programme staff.

4.   Staff management and development

-          Line management responsibilities for the Comic Relief programme staff.

-          Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure appropriate professional development opportunities are provided.

-          Manage the performance of all supervisees through the effective use of the Performance Management System and ongoing mentoring/coaching.

-          Lead, manage and motivate the relevant staff members, ensuring they have clear work plans and objectives and receive quarterly supervisions and reviews.

-          Ensure all staff receive the relevant training and support required to enable them to undertake their responsibilities effectively in line with internal project management systems

5.   Save the Children representation

-          Regularly coordinate and collaborate with other SC sector teams to strengthen programming and impact for children.

-          Engage the donor and Tanzania government officials at all required levels as required to ensure Save the Children is considered a preferred and active partner in Tanzania and in the Songwe Region specifically.

-          Represent SCI in technical coordination meetings with Comic Relief and local and international partners, and any other relevant meeting when required.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

Leading

Leading and Inspiring Others

Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our value, articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve our goals for children.

Leading Edge

Creates and engages others in a shared vision and strategy that will deliver more for children.
Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
Inspires people to reach the highest standards of performance and a sense of pride in belonging to the organisation.


Thinking

Problem Solving And Decision Making

Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.

Leading Edge

Identifies and addresses root causes of Long-term problems facing the organisation.
Brings in external perspective to ensure strategic decision making remains relevant and future focused.
Provides a strategic framework to support decision making across the organisation.
Explores and analyses external trends and their potential impact on strategic choices.
Takes calculated risks and has the courage to stand by decisions despite resistance.


Engaging

Networking

Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save The Children.

Leading Edge

Role models transparency and openness when engaging with others.
Drives external networks and partnerships in the sector and beyond.
Aligns and builds networks and alliances to reflect global shifts and opportunities.
Gathers intelligence from external networks to influence the medium and longer term impact of our work with children.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in Education, Social Science, Policy or equivalent fields.
Minimum five years of relevant area work experience in leading design and implementation of development programmes (a background in education/early childhood development programming is desirable but not essential).
Experience of leading complex, innovative and adaptive programmes within a context of wider sector change.
Demonstrated experience in working effectively with CSOs, beneficiaries and stakeholders.
Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
Strong demonstrable skills and experience in programme management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability.
Substantial budget holding responsibilities – experience of managing an annual budget of approximately $500,000.  
Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Proven leadership skills – previous experience of line managing staff.
High level report writing skills in English.
Location: Dar es Salaam with regular visits to Mbozi, Songwe, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Thursday 16 March 2017
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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DISCOVER LEARNING PROGRAMME MANAGER

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE:  

The Discover Learning Programme Manager is accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of the Discover Learning intervention; to lead the collaboration between Save the Children with the UC Berkeley Center on the Developing Adolescent and Health for a Prosperous Nation; to serve as a lead facilitator of the Discover Learning intervention; and to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities, with a specific focus on early adolescence, with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other humanitarian agencies operating in the area. Provide leadership and guidance to the programme team including the Discover Learning facilitators.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners.  Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania.  We currently have an operational presence in Lindi, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, Kigoma and with Dodoma/Singida starting up, and we also work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $10 million.

Reports to: Director Programme Implementation

Dimensions: Maintains strong linkages with the Technical Specialists for Education, Health/Nutrition and Meal Specialist

Staff directly reporting to this post: Up to 10 Learning Facilitators

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

1.     Programme management responsibilities
The overall objective of the Discover project is the development and testing of the Discover Learning intervention with a goal of promoting positive, gender norm transformative, social-emotional learning during early adolescence. The Discover Learning intervention builds on research from transdisciplinary developmental science that indicates that early adolescence (ages 10-14), is a period of dynamic maturational changes. These include the onset of pubertal development, which begins a period of rapid physical growth (including extensive brain development) and sexual maturation, as well as changes in cognitive, social, emotional, psychological, and behavioral processes. This highly innovative intervention leverages the developmental changes that occur with the onset of puberty that appear to create natural affinities for discovery learning, particularly in the social domain. In contrast to didactic learning models, discovery learning is a process through which learners engage in self-motivated inquiry, supported by teachers/facilitators, information, and materials, in order to “discover” the intended content. Key elements to creating sustainable discovery learning include: a) engaging motivation and natural curiosity, and b) providing social support that includes a balance of monitoring/support while also promoting youth-driven discoveries (individually and in small groups).  To achieve this, Discover Learning uses an adult supported approach to promote youth-driven discovery learning and leverages digital technology to engage youth.

The Discover Learning intervention has been designed as a 14-session, public, primary-school-based intervention for 10-14 year olds. Students will work in small, same-age, mixed gender groups that will be led by young adult (20 to 30-year-old) trained facilitators who will serve as mentors/coaches. Using a case-based learning model, the youth will learn a group process for problem solving including evaluating what is known about a particular topic, identifying new questions and areas of inquiry, making hypotheses, and creating a strategy about how to gather information to answer their questions and/or solve problems. A core element of the learning and problem solving exercise will involve using internet enabled tablets to gain access to information and/or to engage in interactive learning exercises relevant to the problem at hand. The use of the technology will be supported by adults with learners gaining increased privileges and expanded access over time as they demonstrate successful, effective use. Students will use the technology to build effective communication skills, learn to content, and build critical thinking skills.

Technical

-          Provide management oversight of the implementation of the 3 phases of the Discover Learning intervention in close coordination with UC Berkeley Center on the Developing Adolescent.

-          Lead data collection during the formative research process.

-          Liaise closely with the Ministries of Health and Education for technical guidance to the programme.

-          Develop detailed implementation plans, procurement plans and phased financial forecasts in collaboration with the Center on the Developing Adolescent.

-          Work in partnership with the Center on the Developing Adolescent to develop training for the project facilitators.

-          Serve as the master facilitator of the Discover Learning intervention delivering the intervention in the classroom during all three phases of implementation.

-          Ensure successful implementation of the Discover Learning intervention among all project staff.  In consultation with the Center on the Developing Adolescent provide ongoing training opportunities for project facilitators.

-          Establish and maintain relationships with intervention schools, local education boards, parents, and community leaders.

-          Ensure that all planned activities and related expenditures for the Discover project are on track and in strict compliance with the agreed budget lines and Save the Children’s financial regulations and reviewed on a monthly basis during Award Review Meetings.

-          Support partners in the implementation of projects and ensure a capacity assessment and development plan is in place, regularly reviewed and followed-through.

-          Regularly travel to field site locations to lead the start-up, manage implementation, and in coordination with MEAL staff oversee the monitoring of project activities.

-          Consult with the Center on the Developing Adolescent to develop curriculum and training materials. May involve annual travel to the US.

-          Ensure all programme activities on the ground fulfil the requirements of approved Save the Children Country strategic plan.

Operational

-          Ensure all staff comply with Save the Children financial and logistics procedures.

-          Work in partnership with the Center on the Developing adolescent to ensure functional systems are in place for effective project planning, preparation, start-up and implementation.

-          Communicate regularly with Center on the Developing Adolescent US-based team to monitor the progress of the project and inform program improvement.

-          Prepare monthly projects updates and quarterly / annual reports including all project documentation and ensure timely submission to the Senior Management, donors through head office.

-          Ensure all programme activities on the ground fulfil the requirements of approved contract with the Center on the Developing Adolescent and the Save the Children Country strategic plan.

-          Collaborate with to be named technology partner on development, revision, and implementation of intervention components and facilitating successful introduction of technology into intervention sites.

-          Ensure that security guidelines are prepared and followed in the project locations and that any breaches of these are handled appropriately: monitor the security situation in the project area and respond accordingly.

-          Record and report any security incidents to the Director of Programme Operations/Country Director.

-          Incorporate child rights programming into the implementation of the Discover Learning intervention with support from head office colleagues and ensure requirements of Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policy are fully complied with by all staff and partners in the Discover Project.


2. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning / Research

-          Provide feedback on the process evaluation design and tools to the MEAL team and Johns Hopkins University Global Early Adolescent Study.

-          In collaboration with the MEAL team, ensure implementation of the process evaluation and develop a learning feedback loop, including the Center on the Developing Adolescent, to facilitate intervention improvement.

-          Partner with the MEAL team to engage Ministries of Health and Education, as well as local school administrators and teachers in process evaluation.

-          In collaboration with MEAL unit and process evaluation team from GEAS, provide input on implementation benchmarks and regularly review progress on indicators/achievement of targets.

-          Engage in regular discussions with the Center on the Developing Adolescent about monitoring findings, review MEAL/GEAS process evaluation reports to highlight key project strengths and areas of improvement, and use learning from monitoring reports for Discover Learning intervention revision.



3. Staff Management and Development

-          Line management responsibilities for the Discover Learning project staff, and office staff.

-          Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure appropriate professional development opportunities are provided.

-          Manage the performance of all supervisees through the effective use of the Performance Management System and ongoing mentoring/coaching.

-          Lead, manage and motivate the relevant staff members, ensuring they have clear work plans and objectives and receive quarterly supervisions and reviews.

-          Ensure all staff receive the relevant training and support required to enable them to undertake their responsibilities effectively in line with internal project management systems



4.  Save the Children representation

-          Regularly coordinate and collaborate with other SC sector teams to strengthen programming and impact for early adolescents.

-          Engage the donor and Tanzania government officials at all required levels as required to ensure Save the Children is considered a preferred and active partner in Tanzania.

-          Represent Discover Learning in technical coordination meetings with WFP, EU and local and international partners, and any other relevant meeting when required.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

Leading

Leading and Inspiring Others

Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our value, articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve our goals for children.

Leading Edge

Creates and engages others in a shared vision and strategy that will deliver more for children.
Acts with integrity and walks away from major opportunities if these are not aligned to the organisations values.
Inspires people to reach the highest standards of performance and a sense of pride in belonging to the organisation.


Thinking

Problem Solving And Decision Making

Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.

Leading Edge

Identifies and addresses root causes of long-term problems facing the organisation.
Brings in external perspective to ensure strategic decision making remains relevant and future focused.
Provides a strategic framework to support decision making across the organisation.
Explores and analyses external trends and their potential impact on strategic choices.
Takes calculated risks and has the courage to stand by decisions despite resistance.


Engaging

Networking

Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save The Children.

Leading Edge

Role models transparency and openness when engaging with others.
Drives external networks and partnerships in the sector and beyond.
Aligns and builds networks and alliances to reflect global shifts and opportunities.
Gathers intelligence from external networks to influence the medium and longer term impact of our work with children.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Degree level in public health, public policy, education, child development, or other relevant discipline. Masters preferred.
Two years of relevant work experience facilitating interventions with adolescents. Preference for experience working with early adolescents.
Two years of relevant work experience supervising and training project staff.  Preference for experience supervising and training staff to work with early adolescents.
Five years of relevant area work experience in adolescent health, education, program management, and/or development.
Experience working with public schools and local communities will be considered as strong assets as well as practical knowledge of child participation methodologies.
Strong technical grasp of maternal and child health, adolescent health, and/or education.
Demonstrated experience in working effectively with CSOs, community volunteers, beneficiaries and stakeholders. Empowerment focused experience preferred.
Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
Strong demonstrable understanding of programme management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability and experience integrating evaluation activities into intervention activities.
Budget holding responsibilities – experience of managing an annual budget of approximately $250,000.  
Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Proven leadership skills.
High level of flexibility, enthusiasm, and excitement for innovation.
Bi-lingual in English and Swahili.
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including early adolescents, project partners, and other key stakeholders.
Passport and ability to travel to the US.
High level report writing skills in English.
Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Thursday 16 March 2017

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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PROGRAMME OFFICER - EDUCATION

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Programme Officer - Education will form part of Save the Children in Tanzania Mbozi Programme Team. The overall purpose of Programme Officer - Education position is to ensure effective project planning, coordinate implementation towards achievement of project objectives of the education pilot project “improving the quality of learning and learning outcomes”. S/he will be responsible for facilitating training, monitoring progress and reporting back to line manager(s), donor and various stakeholders. In general, s/he is expected of provision of sound technical leadership at local level.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Administratively to Mbozi Area Programme Manager, technically to Education Program Coordinator.

Dimensions:Nil

Staff directly reporting to this post: none

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

1.0  Project Implementation and Delivery

·         Ensure that the project approaches, objectives, goals and activities are well understood and implemented accordingly in collaboration with teachers of the pilot schools, government authorities especially education department, teachers training colleges in the vicinity and other stakeholders.

·         To identify teacher-specific training needs aimed at improving learning and teaching methods among teachers.

·         Organize, coordinate and facilitate teacher-specific training programs aimed at improving teaching methods in line with Save the Children technical guidelines with district education officers, teachers training college. The training program will combine “traditional” teachers training interventions (lecture and some practicum) with newer approaches using technology, peer-to-peer learning, and coaching.


·         To encourage and influence the development of new learning opportunities through formal and informal classes as well as individual tutoring and mentoring. Collaborate with teachers and education officers to ensure that peer mentoring and tutoring groups in primary schools are established and supported to strengthen learning of key subjects.


·         To develop project activity budgets, work plans and review them regularly in consultation with supervisor to ensure effective implementation of proposed project activities.


2.0  Project Monitoring, Information sharing and Reporting

·         In collaboration with PDQ department to ensure that there is sound project monitoring system, project data are systematically gathered in participatory manner and analyzed to generate useful information to track project progress as stipulated in the project M&E plan


·         Facilitate establishment of closely monitoring each individual teacher throughout, including at Baseline and end-line, against the new national competency standards (using a variety of evidence, including portfolio, lesson observations, and interview reports). 
·         Completion of all reporting requirements in line with the set Monitoring and Evaluation framework, Save the Children and donor requirements.
·         To strengthen communication, information sharing and collaboration with Local Government Agencies (LGA) at all levels to ensure ownership and sustainability of the project.


·         Be responsible for gathering the learning from the education pilot project in Shinyanga, including ensuring documentation and dissemination of good practices within the project and across the organization.


3.0  Relationships, Networking and Collaboration

The nature of the position will require that harmonious and productive working relationships are developed and maintained with all stakeholders. Programme Officer - Education will ensure good working relationships are developed and maintained with relevant Government departments, schools, communities, children and other stakeholders and with relevant staff of primary and secondary schools and other NGO’s involved in Education.


·         Actively promote effective formal and informal communication among all Save the Children staff members. Ensure coordination with other programme teams and support teams with the aim of achieving the programme and organizational objectives.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

·         Influences teachers/key stakeholders in piloting new ways of identifying and applying ICT technology for learning & teaching.
·         Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
·         Holds the broader external team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities


Ambition:

·         Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and take responsibility for their own personal development
·         Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale


Collaboration:

·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters
·         Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.


Creativity:

·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
·         Willing to take disciplined risks


Integrity:

·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency
·         Commitment to Save the Children values


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

·         Bachelor Degree in Education or equivalent
·         Computer and ICT literate.
·         Understanding and commitment to principles of child rights and child protection.
·         Excellent communication skills.
·         Proven abilities in delivering results for education and development. Experience of working for  NGOs
·         Experience working in a multi-cultural environment and/or international NGO
·         Experience working as a facilitator or teacher trainer.
·         Experience in advocacy, lobbying and training around child rights, child protection, and child participation
·         Experience in project monitoring and evaluation.
·         Experience of living and working in Tanzania.
·         Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children’s  vision, mission and values including rights-based approaches
·         Fluency in written and spoken English. 
Location: Mozi, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Tuesday 14 March 2017

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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