Vacancies at Save the Children International

Director of Programme Implementation

Child Safeguarding:
Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programmes; or are visiting country programmes; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE: As a member of the Senior Management Team, theDirector of Programme Implementation oversees all programme implementation and operational support to our programme activities.  This is a senior level role overseeing   4 existing field offices in   Lindi, Shinyanga, Mbeya, our emergency response programme in Kigoma Region, as well as operations oversight and direction to the Zanzibar programme. The incumbent will directly line manage the Logistics Team and ensure effective, timely and efficient delivery of quality programme activities to beneficiaries.  S/he will work closely with the Directors of Programme Development & Quality and Finance, HR and Administration.

As a member of the SMT the Director of Programme Implementation helps create a positive, inclusive, proactive and accountable working environment within the country office.

Reports to: Country Director


This is a challenging senior role in a changing operational context as the country programme grows its overall portfolio, expands its geographic footprint, and seeks to strengthen operational reliability and effectiveness of its work, including through stronger partnerships with government and civil society actors. It requires a principled, dedicated, experienced and highly motivated individual who can help to drive forward our programme and our ambitions. The role will build on and embed an organizational culture utilizing a capacity building approach to strengthen established systems, policies and procedures, emphasizing an empowering strong project management, logistics and procurement support, and ensuring staff understanding and compliance meets organizational quality standards.

Number of direct reports: Programme  Manager- Lindi ; Programme Manager- Shinyanga, Programme Manager – Mbeya; Logistics Manager, Emergency Response Programme Manager/Team Leader, Zanzibar Representative  

Key Working Relationships:  Director of Programme Development and Quality, Director of Finance, HR/Admin Manager (Support Services).Head of Award Management, Safety and Security Focal point and Area Managers.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to:
  • Demonstrating behaviours that are consistent with Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the programmeme.
  • A conducive and productive work environment in a way that promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our teams to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors
  • Design and implementation of  a coherent organizational structure that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to programme needs
  • Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with: humanitarian and development donors, host government authorities, partner agencies, and other NGO actors
  • Participating in any Donor visit to project(s) within the country office portfolio, as required.  
  • Carrying out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects Save the Children’s commitment to safeguarding children, in accordance with our Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Ensuring the Tanzania Country Office complies with all Save the Children Quality Standards and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ensuring that all required support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the established rules and principles including during emergencies.
  • Complying  with and promote Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, fraud and anti-bribery, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Oversight and Management of all Programme Implementation areas:-
  • Responsible for overall coordination of programme operations and delegated responsibility for field delivery of high quality programming in line with the objectives of the country strategy
  • In collaboration with the Director of Programme Development and Quality, develop and maintain Save the Children’s vision for programming, as well as effective and efficient allocation of Country Office resources to achieve strategic goals and commitments
  • In close coordination with the Director of Programme Development and Quality and Head of Award Management , participate in proposal development processes  and ensure that all programmes progress in accordance with grant agreements, are completed on time, on budget and all deliverables are of high quality.
  • Working with Director of Programme Development and Quality, participate in conceptualizing and designing cost effective, innovative and high quality programmes to serve difficult to reach children
  • Serve as overall budget holder for operational programming; effectively manage and support budget holders for individual projects and awards.
  • Ensure programmes are implemented in ways responsive to the communities and children in line with Save the Children principles, values and strategic plan and following Save the Children compliance procedures. This includes working with government and national NGO-partners to strengthen national capacity
  • Ensure preparation of timely and high quality progress reports, programme reports, and donor reports
  • Oversee all area and project offices and their operations.

Logistics, Inventory and Procurement
  • Ensure that the CO logistics capacity and systems meet the SCI Quality  Standards and are able to satisfy the programming requirements
  • Manage the CO Logistics department ensuring that all CO logistics activities (fleet, assets, transport, supply chain, area operations etc.) are coordinated, efficient and responsive to the needs of programme delivery
  • Ensure appropriate and adequate emergency logistics procedures, where relevant,  are detailed in order to enable rapid scale up
  • Manage all assets for the organization including vehicles, generators, IT, and other high value assets.
  • Ensure maintenance and replacement plans are in place and implemented for all assets
  • Ensure goods and services procured are cost effective and of standard quality
  • Ensure procurement processes are effectively implemented and tracked and deliver the right products at the right time for the right price
  • Ensure all construction needs are delivered following Save the Children policies and procedures and are on time, on budget and of high quality
  • Ensure proper record keeping, maintenance and control of stock inventory
  • Ensure proper documentation and recording of fixed assets of the organisation

Humanitarian Response Management
  • Strengthen the Tanzania CO organisational readiness to respond to emergencies in line with global SCI humanitarian goal and benchmarks
  • Mount appropriate and  timely responses at scale to all emergencies consistent with established benchmarks, plans and organizational policies, and in close cooperation with short term incoming surge teams
  • Ensure that all CO staff across departments and area offices are familiar with, adhere to and implement the procedures and processes detailed in the Rules and Principles for humanitarian response
  • In coordination with Country Director and Director for Programme Development  and Quality maintain consistent and coherent engagement in key inter-agency emergency preparedness and response coordination mechanisms including the Cluster system

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development
  • Ensure appropriate and accountable staffing within the  programme implementation team, including area office staff
  • Manage the programme implementation team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly
  • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion  of  staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff
  • Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building processes. Establish results based system and follow up.
  • Work with all direct reports to create a culture of mentorship, coaching and staff development to build national capacity and retention within the Programme Implementation Department.
  • Manage the performance of all staff in the area programmes.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • A minimum of 7  years of  senior management experience in a development  (INGO/NGO/Donor) environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programmes
  • Master’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent  thematic experience
  • Robust experience of NGO emergency programme cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure
  • A very good understanding of at least 3 of the sectoral programmes and a working knowledge of the programme priorities of the Country Office 
  • Substantial experience in managing logistics, including procurement, supply chain, fleet management & inventory
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major institutional donors
  • Solid project management skills related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • An  in-depth  understanding  of  national  and  international  development  issues  in particular in relation to children
  • Previous  experience  of managing  and  developing  a  team  and  the  ability  to  lead, motivate and develop others
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills -fluency in written and spoken English 
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
  • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches

Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Monday 22 February 2016
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified
Education Programme Coordinator
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
Work closely with local implementing partners, SC Child protection staff, and members of the Education sector working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to ensure that the programme goals are achieved. Specific areas of concern are the provision of temporary learning opportunities for out of school children in Nyarugusu refugee camp. The post holder provides overall leadership for the sector, and ensures that SC vision and overall program goals related to the sector are met. He/She is responsible for contributing to proposal development in line with SC goals and strategic directions.  He/She is responsible for providing managerial, technical, and administrative support to partner staff during the implementation of an integrated program. For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration between SC’s response and other actors in refugee education/protection, the officer will actively participate in education-related activities and meetings.
Reports to: Field Manager/Team Leader, Kasulu
Staff directly reporting to this post: Education staff of Implementing partner organisation
Under the direct supervision of the Field Manager/Team Leader:
Programe development and Implementation
  • With the support and guidance of FM, lead the implementation of Save the Children’s education project activities within the refugee camps through provision of non-formal education programs for out of school children.

  • Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify roles, responsibilities and accountabilities to effectively address those gaps
  • Ensure quality in the programme by building capacity of partner staff and volunteer teachers through trainings, on content such as pedagogical skills, psychosocial support & life skills.
  • Input into new proposals and support the FM in the finalization of EiE budgets, Logframes and implementation plans
  • Provide guidance to partner staff on thematic standards and approaches which reflect good practice in emergency education responses to address SC Commitments for Children in Emergencies.
Human Resources
  • Line management of the education project staff from Implementing Partner
  • Prepare performance objectives together with program staffs and give the necessary feedback, follow up and support to improve staff performance.  

Monitoring and Reporting
  • Facilitate the use of appropriate and effective program monitoring systems to enable assessment of both the emergency response process and impact and to ensure delivery of results for children
  • Liaise with Partner staff to prepare implementation reports, weekly, monthly or other periodical reports for SCI and funding partners
  • .Reporting  on progress and documentation of best practices

  • Support in development of communication materials, case studies and advocacy initiatives.

Coordination and Networking
  • Working closely with the Field Manager/Team Leader, develop partnerships to leverage resources, ensure adequate coverage in the emergency response and participate in joint assessments.
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly   and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centres, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction( DRR)
  • Represent SCI education programme in coordination forums including Education Sector Working Group meetings , working closely to address issues related to strategic planning, responsibilities of sector partners, and joint advocacy.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • University Degree in Education, Social Sciences or related technical field.
  • Three year progressive experience in implementation of Education programmes, refugee education, non-formal education, Life skills or related field.
  • Previous experience in working with teacher training programs, vocational training programs or Accelerated Learning Programs  (ALP) is desirable.
  • Excellent Computing and data management skills.
  • Ability to adapt and work effectively in remote areas, work in a challenging work environment.
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for completing tasks to a high standard and to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to work flexibly and professionally in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.
  • This is an emergency recruitment. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date and the selected candidate must be available to commence duty immediately.

Location: Kasulu, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Tuesday 16 February 2016
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified



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