JISHINDIE ZAWADI YA GARI, CAMERA, SPEAKER NK KILA MWEZI, BONYEZA HAPA KUJISAJILI BURE KISHA FUATA MAELEKEZO

Jobs at Save the Children - Tanzania

CHILD RIGHTS GOVERNANCE OFFICER

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 Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar, and will be expanding these activities in the coming years. The position of a CRG Officer in Zanzibar will advance this work on a technical level and ensure excellence in programming, including demonstration of tangible results for children in Zanzibar.  The CRG Officer 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 in the Zanzibar field office.  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 Mainland and Zanzibar 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 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: Zanzibar FO Zanzibar FO CP/ CRG Manager

Dimensions: The job has five core functions:

-       Technical expertise

-       Support the implementation of the goals set out within the areas of CP and CRG in the Tanzania Country Office Strategic Plan 2016-2018

-       Quality programming implementation

-       Support donor reports and development of new proposals and budgets

-       Monitoring and evaluation

Staff directly reporting to this post:  N/a



KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program implementation:

-          Provide technical expertise within the area of CRG for the implementation of a CP/ CRG programme in Zanzibar.

-          Responsible for strengthening knowledge and implementation of CRG activities in Zanzibar, including Save the Children’s support towards the overall coordination and collaboration among partners within the field of CRG.

-          Support partners in the implementation of activities within the Child Rights Governance thematic area

and ensure capacity assessments and development plans are in place, regularly reviewed and followed-through.

-          Documentation of project/partner experiences to capture good practice, results and impacts achieved.

-          Analysing the reports and funding requests from partners, giving feed-back and recommend transfer of funds.

-          Support orientation of partners on child rights and ensure child rights programming is integrated in their plans.

-          Ensure timely disbursement of funds to implementing partners including ensuring efficient utilisation of funds.

-          Undertake periodic field monitoring visit.

-          Support the CP/ CRG team to develop detailed implementation plans, procurement plans and phased financial forecasts in collaboration with the CP/ CRG Manager.

-          Ensure that all planned activities and related expenditures are on track with recorded DIPs 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 the CP/ CRG Manager to ensure that quality monthly, quarterly and other reports are developed and submitted in accordance with agreed donors/members schedules.

-          Support the CP/ CRG Manager to develop new proposal opportunities including budgets within the area of CRG.

-          Contribute to strategic discussions regarding CRG in the Tanzania country office.

2. Monitoring and Evaluation  

-          Assist with 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.

-          Work with MEAL and operation teams to carry out relevant studies and document and disseminate good practices in projects related to CRG.

-          Support the development of 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.

-          In collaboration with the MEAL team in Dar ensure implementation of a strong MEAL system for the CRG component of the CP/ CRG programme in Zanzibar (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.

3. Advocacy:

-          Support CP/ CRG team in Zanzibar in developing local-specific advocacy strategies and messages in the area of CRG.

-          Build the capacity of the CP/ CRG team to carry out advocacy on CRG within strategic forums.

-          Participate as delegated in relevant internal and external fora including donor meetings and clusters related to CP and 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 one of the leading organisations for strengthening CP and CRG in Zanzibar

-          Identify and secure potential technical resource persons and organisations for their support in advancing Save the Children’s advocacy in the CP and CRG sectors in Zanzibar. This involves forging partnerships with local and international child rights agencies.


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Leading

Leading and Inspiring Others

Demonstrates technical 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 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • In addition to Kiswahili, proven ability to read, write and speak in fluent English.


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: Zanzibar , Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Tuesday 4 April 2017
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR-FINANCE

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 Deputy Director-Finance is a senior leadership position within the Support Services Team. Under the general direction and guidance of the Director of Support Services, s/he is responsible for ensuring the strategic direction, efficient and effective operations of Tanzania Country Office Finance systems, updating and generating timely financial information to management and external users (donors, government, etc.). The post holder is also a member of Extended Senior Management Team and will actively participate in strategic and operational decision making.  The Deputy Director-Finance will deputize for the Director of Support Services on management of Finance & Awards matters in his/her absence.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Director of Support Services

Dimensions:

Should be willing to travel at least 15% of time in-country

Number of direct reports: 3 [Finance Manager, Senior Finance Coordinator, Compliance Coordinator] with dotted line supervision for Field Offices Finance Staff. We are currently operating in Shinyanga, Lindi, Songwe /Mbozi, Zanzibar, Kibondo and Dodoma. 

The post holder will develop and maintain strong professional relationships with his/her counterparts in  the Global Fund Programme Management Unit (PMU) to ensure compatibility and complementarity in  approaches to financial matters, as well as creating platforms for sharing best practice and lessons learned from operational, compliance and evaluation functions.

The post holder will also work very closely with Awards Management Unit to ensure donor compliance and donor reporting in line with agreements signed with Save the Children Members, and donors .



KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

1. Financial management systems and procedures


  • Assist the Director of Support Services in designing and updating robust and adequate financial systems and procedures in line with the SCI’s Finance Policy and good accounting practices
  • Develop and update the finance diary that covers all the required activities on a monthly basis and lead  and support staff to ensure that these are strictly adhered to
  • Ensure supervision of proper recording of financial transactions into the accounting system (Aggreso), maintenance of Financial Management System (FMS), compiling Master Budget for the Country Office, budget forecasting, funding grid development and management reporting, etc.


2. Strategic Planning and Budgeting


  • Assist the Director of Support Services in establishing and implementing short and long range departmental goals, objectives and work plans
  • Actively participate in  strategic planning and development/strengthening of  Save the Children Tanzania Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain Management systems
  • Support and coordinate on annual budget exercises, quarterly revisions and analysis of financial performance of the country and field operations, undertake capacity building initiatives for the field office based finance staff
  • Manage financial aspects of budget development for new proposals in collaboration with the  Award Management , Operations and Programme Development and Quality Teams
  • Ensure appropriate and adequate emergency finance and grants procedures are included in the Country Office Emergency Preparedness Plan to enable rapid scale up.


3. Financial reporting


  • Responsible for timely, accurate and efficient financial reporting (both soft  and hard closure ) to SCI Centre
  • Responsible for ensuring that reconciliation of balance sheet/control accounts are carried out on monthly basis, year-end accounting procedures are met consistently and that any discrepancies are addressed timely 
  • Ensure sub-offices receive adequate support to operate efficiently, including timely receipt of monthly budget variance analysis and responses to queries are received by budget holders
  • Lead on monthly budget holders meetings, taking action points and following up timely on any issues arising from the meetings


4. Treasury and financial systems controls


  • Ensure that there are effective fund accounting and management functions. The key functions to ensure are  proper management of payables, cash at bank and petty cash, process monthly fund request to Save the Children International Centre, ensure adequate audit trail and documentation, overseeing all staff/vendor/partner and other required payments, transferring fund to sub offices, monitoring Forex gains and losses etc.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources, best value for money, weekly and monthly cash counts including spot checks and safety and security of assets and staff


5.  Awards Management

Working closely  where appropriate, with the Head of Award Management:-


  • Monitor completion and submission of financial reports for awards/contracts to donors
  • Work with  budget holders to estimate funds requests on a timely basis to ensure resources are in place for carrying out project activities
  • Oversee and ensure that donor financial reports align with narrative reports consistently


6. Finance Governance/Compliance


  • Ensure country operation is fully complied with NGO rules and regulations, statutory and grants audits requirements, relevant TAX and VAT laws, compliance with GAAP and relevant Save the Children International and all donor policies and procedures
  • Ensure Scheme of Delegations is completed and updated, and is strictly adhered to throughout the country Programme
  • Ensure effective coordination of all  audits- general, donor specific, Global Assurance ,  and handling queries from various stakeholders (government, donors, Auditors, etc.)
  • Ensure that audit recommendations received from external auditors and Global Assurance Team are fully implemented within the agreed timescales.


7. Staff management, training and technical assistance 


  • Directly lead, manage and motivate staff under his/her responsibilities and ensure that they have clear work plans, and learning and development plans which are logically related to Programme objectives
  • Visit the Tanzania Programme sub-offices/partners periodically and provide training and technical advice in the areas of Financial Management. Ensure all new staff are thoroughly briefed on their responsibilities on financial management, their role within the organization and the objectives and values of Save the Children International, with special focus on Fraud Awareness, Anti-bribery, etc.
  • Ensure appropriate segregation of duties and responsibilities within the finance department


8. Others


  • Represent the Finance Department on the Procurement Committee, in opening and evaluation of procurement bids
  • Ensure SCI’s policies on Fraud and Dishonesty are embedded in daily routines, and induction training for all staff, and periodic refresher training for key finance staff is provided and documented.




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 broader 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


  • University degree in finance or business administration or similar relevant area; postgraduate degree is an additional advantage
  • Additional professional certificates - ACCA/CPA is desirable
  • Minimum 5 (Five) years of relevant work experience with at least 3 (Three) years in a senior management position.
  • Previous INGO experience is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills
  • Strong analytical  approach  and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills, and able to juggle multiple tasks ensuring effective completion.
  • Good troubleshooting and diagnostic skills
  • Good mentoring and supportive supervision skills
  • Fluency in written and oral English communication skills



Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Tuesday 4 April 2017

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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COMIC RELIEF PROGRAMME MANAGER, TANZANIA

Comic Relief Programme Manager, Tanzania

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

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.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

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.

Contract Duration: 1 year

Location: Dar es Salaam with regular visits to Mbozi, Songwe

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.

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.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents


Location: Tanzania, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Friday 31 March 2017

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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DISCOVER LEARNING PROGRAMME MANAGER, TANZANIA

Discover Learning Programme Manager, Tanzania

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

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.

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.

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.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents


Location: Tanzania, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Friday 31 March 2017

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

APPLY ONLINE

JISHINDIE ZAWADI YA GARI, CAMERA, SPEAKER NK KILA MWEZI, BONYEZA HAPA KUJISAJILI BURE KISHA FUATA MAELEKEZO

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