Vacancies at Save the Children International

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Child Safeguarding Level 3: the responsibilities of the post may require regular contact with or access to children or young people

Purpose of Role:
Introduction
Save the Children International in Tanzania is a full–spectrum country programme and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work. This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed. As part of a commitment to work with children through humanitarian interventions, Save the Children will support programmes in both sudden onset, such as the current Burundi response situation as well as in chronic emergency situations
• The country office has a portfolio of construction projects in support of Emergency Education and Child Protection programmes in the refugee response to the Burundi crisis. Temporary learning spaces and Child Friendly Spaces in multiple locations in the refugee camps are in need of rehabilitation and further new structures are planned.
• The main purpose of the role is to provide technical input and construction supervision over the quality of the education construction projects, taking particular care to minimise earthquake risk, while ensuring compliance with the objectives of the Ministry of Home Affairs and UNHCR.
• Provide also management skills and capacity building support to the logistics and construction teams on the ground.
• Maintain a database of all the projects, actions required and the progress by contractors and construction teams.
• Set up reporting mechanism to remotely monitor projects, to include checklists and photographic reports.
Reports to:
• The Construction Manager will report directly to the Emergency Response Manager
Responsibilities:
• Act as Save the Children Focal Point for construction, coordinating with other agencies and MHA including UNHCR, DRC, Refugee labour teams and construction contractors, and Save the Children Logistics.
• Act as Project Manager for the construction projects, ensuring all contract documentation is correct, specifications and drawings meet standards, including change control mechanism and completion certificates.
• Ensure the Risk Management plan is updated and maintained
• Prepare and oversee programme design and implementation, maintaining a progress tracker for all projects to ensure timely delivery of programme activities to budget.
• Directly manage Refugee labour teams, including the hiring of any further supervisors as necessary.
• Capacity building of refugee labour and internal SC staff (logistics) in principles of Save the Children safe construction.
• Work with Sectoral Technical Advisors eg. Education, Child Protection and Field Managers to ensure that programmes are budgeted and resourced to deliver appropriate quality works.
• Assist in the assessment of existing structures targeted for repair; advise of likely repairs required and prepare detailed specifications/BOQs/Plan of Work.
• Develop quality drawings, specifications and Bills of Quantities as required.
• Coordinate with logistics to decide on procurement methodologies for construction works.
• Review contractual documentation for construction work (in coordination with Logistics).
• Report regularly on construction progress using standardised templates to programme leads.
• Prepare and manage documentation to support final handover of completed construction projects; ensure community/government involvement.
• Represent Save the Children in various shelter/ construction platforms.
• Any other works as deemed necessary by the Emergency Response Manager and Director of Programme Implementation.


Core Behaviours:


Accountability
• Holds his/herself 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
• Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding

Ambition
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
• Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
• Future orientated, thinks strategically

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

Creativity
• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
• Displays consistent good judgement


Qualifications and Experience:
• At least 5 years of professional experience in construction supervision with proven ability for site supervision in hardship duty station, with illustrated progressively responsible functions and up to date membership of the national Engineering licencing authority, or equivalent.
• Prior experience of working within a complex country programme in an emergency response.
• Education to MA/MSc/MEng or equivalent in Architecture, Civil or Structural engineering.
• Previous experience of managing a team.
• Previous experience of programme management across multiple sites.
• Commitment to, thorough understanding of, and able to train staff in participation and accountability approaches.
• Proficiency in computer software such as excel, word, architectural / engineering drafting software (CAD or similar).
• Ability to write clear assessment and project reports.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
• A high level of written and spoken English and French OR Swahili.
• The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in challenging working circumstances.
• Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
• Ability to use GPS equipment and GIS software and the ability to produce digital maps, site plans is an asset.

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Monday 1 August 2016
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified
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Source: The Guardian 15 July 2016
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CHILD RIGHTS GOVERNANCE TECHNICAL SPECIALIST

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:

Save the Children has been working in the child rights governance (CRG) sector on Mainland and Zanzibar, and will be expanding these activities in the coming years.  The position of CRG Specialist will advance this work on a technical level and ensure excellence in programming, including demonstration of tangible results for children in Tanzania.  The CRG Specialist will provide strategic and operational leadership in this process.  She/he will assume the overall responsibility for the growth, development and implementation of the Child Rights Governance portfolio.  S/He must bring an innovative leadership profile with a proven track record of working with children and governance and a sound technical background in programme design and delivery. The post holder should also have a solid understanding of the child rights governance sector and government structures (national and local level) in Tanzania and some of the current challenges to enforce, protect and fulfil child rights in the country.



SCOPE OF ROLE:

Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 with an initial presence in Zanzibar, extending to the Mainland with multi-sector programming.  Currently five sub office locations in  Zanzibar, Shinyanga, Lindi, Mbeya and Kigoma regions provide services to children in the areas of child rights, child protection, health and nutrition, livelihoods and education.  Save the Children is also engaged in emergency response, particularly for Burundi refugees in Nyarugusu and Nduta camps.

Reports to: Director of Programme Development and Quality (with strong links to Director of Programme Implementation)

Dimensions: The job has five core functions: project management, strategy, quality programming, resource mobilisation, monitoring and evaluation and advocacy and representation.  Child rights and child participation forms part of all that Save the Children does throughout spectrum of humanitarian to development.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Strategy:

Provide overall oversight and strategic guidance, strong leadership and technically sound decision-making processes in the CRG portfolio.
Lead on development of thematic strategy for CRG in line with Save the Children’s Country Strategic Plan for the United Republic of Tanzania, with support and guidance from the Director of Programme Development and Quality (DPDQ).
Lead in developing and realising practical CRG plans as part of Country Annual Plans.
Contribute to strategic discussions regarding child rights and participation in the country office.
Technical Programme Quality:

Based on guidance and in coordination with the DPDQ and DPI

Support the operations team in identifying and addressing technical gaps in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of CRG projects, in coordination with quality programmes team
Lead on and ensure the technical quality delivery of CRG projects of the country programme
Support operations teams and relevant project/programme managers in relevant technical capacity of children, parents, communities, schools, other institutions and government to improve child rights government and child participation, including in humanitarian settings.
Build technical capacity in the operation teams, partners and child rights networks to produce top class donor reports of projects related to child rights governance, by working with MEAL and Award Management teams.
Review all CRG reports for technical quality and ensure information is correctly presented as per Save the Children global standards, evidence base and reality in Tanzania.
Collaborate with and respond to technical assistance from Save the Children Members, coordinating inputs as appropriate for projects.
Review research and participate in discussions related to CRG programming to ensure technical excellence and innovation in our projects.
Represent the CRG portfolio to the Programme Development and Quality team, especially in weekly and quarterly programme review meetings.
Monitoring and Evaluation  

Work closely with quality programmes and operations teams to ensure that all projects related to CRG have robust monitoring plans, baselines, reviews and evaluations in line with project designs and donor guidelines.
Assist the operation team in technical assessments of local/implementing partners
Assist MEAL team, Operation teams and partners to carry out regular monitoring and measure and report on achievement and progress towards project objectives and results.
Organise periodic technical project review meetings with operation teams (programme/project managers) and partners and internally share progress and action
Carry out extensive field visits to document observations and experiences and share them with operation, MEAL and finance teams and influence management action for improvement of technical and quality aspects in projects. 
Work with MEAL and operation teams to carry out relevant studies and document and disseminate good practices in projects related to CRG
Develop monitoring and reporting systems for existing programmes with field staff and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team, and update senior management on progress towards targets, as well as programme learning.
Coordinate innovation and testing of new strategies through operational research and careful documentation of project decisions and outcomes.
Write case studies of CRG successes and challenges.
Advocacy and Representation:

Work with quality programmes team to support operations teams in developing local-specific advocacy strategies and messages in the area of CRG
Support operation teams as requested and build their capacity to lead representation and advocacy in technical, government and civil society fora within Tanzania for CRG
Participate as delegated in relevant internal and external fora including donor meetings and clusters related to CRG and thereby take proactive actions to profile SC’s work and exploited possible opportunities  
Identify key opportunities and events for Save the Children to position itself as the leading organisation for CRG in Tanzania
Identify and secure potential technical resource persons and organisations for their support in advancing Save the Children’s advocacy in the CRG sectors. This involves forging partnerships with local and international child rights agencies.
Establish and maintain strong working relationship with CRG technical advisors of SC members and SCI CRG Initiatives (globally and regionally), thereby ensuring that the country programme benefits from possible opportunities (funding and other programme developments areas) arising from such relationships. 
Resource Mobilisation:

Work together with programme operation team to initiate and design high quality, cost-effective, innovative and sustainable project proposals and concept notes related to child rights.
Proactively seek information on potential donor sources and share project opportunities in CRG with quality programmes and operations teams linking to country CRG strategy.
Write proposals and design logframes/results frameworks for new CRG projects.
Develop concept notes for potential donors.


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)



Accountability:

·         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
Ambition:

·         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
Collaboration:

·         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
Creativity:

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

·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency.
·         Demonstrates honesty and transparency in all financial matters.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Degree in child rights, social science or related field; training and experience in child rights and project planning and management techniques, is expected. At least 5 years of professional.
Knowledge of current regional and local debates on CRG policies and practices
Prior experience at a senior level, managing large grants (excess of US$500,000) and complex projects.
Technical expertise in child rights governance and child participation.
Demonstrated experience of developing and managing relationships and funding from donors or other development partners.
Demonstrated experience working with international, national and/or regional level government structures to strengthen the capacity of the government to deliver services.
Proven experience in programme development, project cycle management and monitoring and evaluation related to the sector including writing up high quality project/donor reports
Proven experience and skills in advocacy and building work relationships with local/national governments and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors
Solid experience and excellent skills in leading and building capacity of systems, staff, partners and other actors related to CRG
Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
Experience of building personal networks, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organisation.
Experience solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in of others.
Commitment to the Save the Children values and willingness to abide by Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
Ability to read, write and speak in Kiswahili. 


DESIRABLE:

Exposure to NGO project design and delivery: at least 5 years working on child rights development projects.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.


Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Monday 1 August 2016
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

Apply Now

Source: The Guardian 15 July 2016
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