Vacancies at Save the Children - Tanzania

Child Protection/Child Rights Governance Senior 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 Senior Programme Manager is accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of the SIDA CP/CRG programme and to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities in Child Protection and Child Rights Governance 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.

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 and we 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 CP and CRG and Meal Specialist



Staff directly reporting to this post: CP Programme Manager Zanzibar, CP/CRG Coordinators x 3 - Dar es Salaam, Shinyanga and Songwe



KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

1. Programme management responsibilities

-          Provide management oversight of the implementation of the SIDA Child Protection (CP) and Child Rights Governance (CRG) programme.

-          Liaise closely with the CP and CRG Specialists for technical guidance to the programme.

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

-          Ensure that all planned activities and related expenditures 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.

-          Ensure that quality, monthly, quarterly and other reports are developed and submitted in accordance with agreed donors/members schedules.

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



2. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning / Research

-          In collaboration with the MEAL team establish and ensure implementation of a strong MEAL system for the CP/CRG 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 and inform MEAL team when new grant will begin and development of MIS is required.

-          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.

-          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.



3. Staff Management and Development

-          Line management responsibilities for the CP Programme Manager (ZZBR) and the three CP/CRG Coordinators.

-          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.



4.  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 on Child Protection and Child Rights Governance issues in Tanzania.

-          In the absence of the CP and CRG Specialists represent SCI in CP or CRG coordination meetings, 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 or Master’s Degree level in Social Sciences.
Five years of relevant area work experience or equivalent.
Senior expertise in the thematic areas of Child Protection and Child Rights Governance will be considered as strong assets as well as practical knowledge of child participation methodologies.
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 $1 million.  
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, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Sunday 7 August 2016
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified
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Child Protection 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 Programme Manager is accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of the SIDA CP programme in Zanzibar and to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities in Child Protection 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.

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 and we 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: Senior Programme Manager CP/CRG



Dimensions: Maintains strong linkages with the CP and MEAL Technical Specialists and Zanzibar Representative



Staff directly reporting to this post: CP staff in Zanzibar



KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

1. Programme management responsibilities

-          Provide management oversight of the implementation of the SIDA Child Protection (CP) programme in Zanzibar.

-          Liaise closely with the CP/CRG Senior Programme Manager for overall management of the programme and CP Specialist for technical guidance to the programme.

-          Develop detailed implementation plans, procurement plans and phased financial forecasts in collaboration with CP colleagues and the Zanzibar Representative.

-          Ensure that all planned activities and related expenditures 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.

-          Ensure that quality, monthly, quarterly and other reports are developed and submitted in accordance with agreed donors/members schedules.

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



2. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning / Research

-          In collaboration with the MEAL team and sister programmes in Zanzibar establish and ensure implementation of a strong MEAL system for the CP 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.

-          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 line manager to set aside MEAL capacity building budget for programme staff.



3. Staff Management and Development

-          Line management responsibilities for the CP Programme Officers x 2 in Zanzibar.

-          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.



4.  Save the Children representation

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

-          Engage the donor and Zanzibar government officials at all required levels as required to ensure Save the Children is considered a preferred and active partner on Child Protection in Zanzibar in coordination with the Zanzibar Representative.

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 or Master’s Degree level in Social Sciences.
3 - 5 years of relevant area work experience or equivalent.
Senior expertise in the thematic area of Child Protection will be considered a strong asset as well as practical knowledge of child participation methodologies.
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.  
Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Proven leadership skills – previous experience of line managing staff.
High level report writing skills in English.

Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Sunday 7 August 2016
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified
Apply Now 
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