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We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
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.
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.
Contract Duration: 1 year
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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.
High level report writing skills in English.
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.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs. This role closes on the 31st of March 2017.
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