CHILD PROTECTION INTERN AT SAVE THE CHILDREN SEPTEMBER 2017
Background and Purpose of Assignment:
Save the Children’s work globally is guided by its global strategy Ambition for Children 2030, which focuses on inspiring three specific breakthroughs for children around the world by 2030:
Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education
Be protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated
In Tanzania, Save the Children is working towards achieving the following changes for children by 2030
Survive: Achieve reduction in Maternal Mortality to 230/1,000 live births and reduce stunting to levels accepted by the Government of Tanzania
Learn: Increased attendance in Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Centres of young boys and girls from SC programme areas and readiness for primary school is demonstrated. There are increased transition rates for primary education children in Save the Children’s programme areas.
· Be protected: Decision makers and the public alike acknowledge that violence against children constitutes a problem in the country and a full child protection system is put in place by various actors to prevent and respond to all forms of violence, abuse and exploitation of children.to prevent and respond to all forms of violence, abuse and exploitation of children.
To reach these goals, Save the Children has developed a Country Strategic Plan for the period 2016-2018, with more specific outcomes to guide its work in Education, Child Protection, Health and Nutrition, and Child Rights Governance. Currently, Save the Children works with nearly 20 local partners and in support of the local governments in following locations: Dar es Salaam, Shinyanga, Songwe, Lindi, Kigoma and Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba). In 2016, Save the Children Tanzania reached 424,225 boys and girls and 439,771 men and women.
Zanzibar is currently in the process of rolling out three important training manuals, including the Positive Parenting Manual, Positive Discipline in Schools manual and Positive Discipline in Madrassa Schools manual. Currently the Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Team is staffed by 2 Senior Child Protection Officers, One CP/CRG Coordinator and one CP/CRG Manager. A Child Rights Governance Officer has recently commenced employment with the team. One of the Senior Child Protection Officers is now on extended medical leave until the end of November.
Assistance is urgently required to cover various Child Protection activities in the CP/CRG team, while the Senior CP Officer is on medical leave, and also there are other CP activities within the team that can be greatly enhanced by the additional support a CP intern could provide.
Two main areas where assistance is required
1. Assistance is required in the overseeing of training of teachers in the Positive Discipline in Schools manual, as the training is due to commence, next week. The key area where assistance is required is to provide a Save the Children representative at these training sessions so that they are able to report back to Save the Children lead program staff about 1) numbers of participants, 2) response of participants to the training etc. and also to ensure practical arrangements are in place eg. 1) training materials are available at each training session eg projectors, stationary etc. and 2) to ensure that transport payments are made to participants etc.
2. Assistance is also needed for the support of the roll out of Tuseme Clubs which happens on the weekends. The key area where assistance is required is to provide a Save the Children representative at the Tuseme Clubs training sessions so that they are able to report back to Save the Children lead program staff about 1) numbers of participants, 2) response of participants to the training etc. and also to ensure practical arrangements are in place eg. 1) training materials are available at each training session eg projectors, stationary etc. and 2) to ensure that transport payments are made to participants etc.
Scope of Work:
Accompany lead program staff at Save the Children to observe and learn about how the training sessions are run, and to learn the expectations of the intern.
Take on the lead Save the Children role at each of the training sessions.
Document observations at training sessions eg. number of participants, feedback from participants etc.
Potential engagement: September 2017 – February 2018
Save the Children’s CO commitment:
Save the Children staff will provide a platform for learning and sharing and professional growth
Provides the intern with a work space and lap top for work related engagement
Stipend of 400,000 TSH monthly
Ensures commitment to Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values
Interested and flexible approach
Works towards achieving deliverables in the Scope of Work before the end of engagement
Ensures to follow Save the Children’s Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding policy
Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Internship - Full-Time
Closing date: Wednesday 20 September 2017
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified