ZANZIBAR REPRESENTATIVE AT SAVE THE CHILDREN
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.
The main role of the Zanzibar Representative is to represent Save the Children in Zanzibar under the leadership and direction of the Tanzania Country Director and the Senior Management Team. He/she is also accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of all the awards in Zanzibar and to build relationships and strategic partnerships through advocacy for Save the Children's work and organizational priorities with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other humanitarian agencies operating in Zanzibar. The Zanzibar Representative will supervise the Zanzibar team (Unguja and Pemba offices) and manage the financial and other resources of the programme.
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 Dar, Dodoma, 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
Contract Duration: 1 year
Qualifications and Experience
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's vision, mission and values including rights-based approaches.
At least a Master's Degree or equivalent from a recognized university in development studies, social sciences or similar discipline.
Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
At least 4 years' senior management experience of which at least 2 will be as manager of programmes engaged in Child-Oriented community development.
Strong demonstrable skills and experience in programme management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability, working with cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results.
An in-depth understanding of national (Tanzania and Zanzibar) and international development issues in particular in relation to children.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
Experience working with young people and a commitment to child participation and child protection.
Demonstrated ability to influence change.
Experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing awards from major institutional donors.
Previous experience with an international non-government organisation.
Experience of working in a Muslim context.
Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies.
Excellent command of written and spoken English. Kiswahili a positive asset.
Clean police record.
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
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.
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: Wednesday 4 October 2017
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified
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