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1. Senior Comic Relief Programme Coordinator

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 Comic Relief Programme Coordinator will provide oversight of the daily activities in Mbozi under the direction of the CR Programme Manager based in Dar es Salaam. He/she will represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities with a range of external parties including local government representatives and the communities of Mbozi District and Songwe Region. The Senior Comic Relief Programme Coordinator will form part of the Mbozi programme team and be a member of the Save the Children in Tanzania 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 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.[WE1]

Reports to: the Comic Relief Programme Manager.

Dimensions: Works closely with other Coordinators in Mbozi office to ensure smooth running of the field office, as well as MEAL Coordinator and other Technical Specialists (TS) through the line manager.

Key External Relationships:

Local Government Authorities, Development Partners in the Region, and close ties with ADP Mbozi, the partner for Tuwekeze Pamoja in Mbozi.

Staff directly reporting to this post: Comic ReliefProgramme Officers (2), as well as direct oversight of the Finance Assistant, Logistics Assistant, and Comic Relief Driver.

 

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW:

The programme is researching the impact that a series of low cost interventions to support children from conception to the end of Standard 2 will have on their learning outcomes. This includes:

–          The impact of parenting support on children’s development and school readiness at each of four key measurement points: age three and on to entry to pre-primary (in Phase 1) and on to entry to primary school and at the end of Standard 2 (Phase 2).

–          The impact of school and teacher focused interventions on children’s learning at 2 key measurement points: end of pre-primary and end of Standard 2.

–          In addition there will be community based interventions promoting improved nutrition and child health and cognitive development of the child.

–          Systems level interventions that include changing the discourse around caregivers’ roles and creating enabling environments for children’s development and reduction of violence in homes, communities and schools.

–          Engaging Local Government Authorities in programme design and oversight and using research and learning to influence decision making and planning.

The two outcomes from the programme are:

–          Children have improved learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy at end of Standard 2.

–          Government and development partners support effective allocation of resources, and adopt strategies in early childhood and basic education that improve the learning outcomes of all children.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

  1. 1.    Programmatic/partnership responsibilities:

–          Ensure that the programme approaches, objectives and goals are well understood and implemented accordingly by the partner and that project information is accurately and promptly communicated to partners.

–          Provide technical support to the partner organisation in developing budgets and action plans to effectively implement proposed project activities.

–          Coordinate and conduct trainings with partners, others stakeholders and children on various aspects of the programme under direction of the Programme Manager and as may be desired to implement the programme in the most effective way.

–          Support the partner organisation to gather and analyse data for project monitoring and evaluation as stipulated in the project MEAL plan.

–          Facilitate regular joint field visits as part of backstopping to partners to assist in implementing agreed work plans.

–          Strengthen communication and collaboration with Local Government Agencies (LGA) at all levels to ensure ownership and sustainability of the programme.

–          Advocate for a comprehensive and sustainable child protection system at all levels to communities and LGAs.

  1. 2.    Programme management responsibilities

–          Under the direction of the Comic Relief Programme Manager provide management oversight of the implementation of the Comic Relief programme in Mbozi.

–          Liaise closely with the CR PM for contextual Mbozi level input to the overall management of the programme and with the various TS for technical guidance.

–          Contribute to the development of detailed implementation plans, procurement plans and phased financial forecasts in collaboration with the CR PM and CR Programme Officers.

–          Ensure that all planned activities in Mbozi 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. Raise up any concerns to the CR PM as they arise.

–          Ensure that quality monthly, quarterly and other reports are developed from Mbozi level and submitted in accordance with agreed donors/members schedules for compilation at Dar es Salaam and CR PM level.

  1. 3.     Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning / Research

–          In collaboration with the line manager and the MEAL Coordinator, ensure implementation of a strong MEAL system for the Comic Relief programme in location (MEAL plans, indicators, performance tracking tables, monitoring tools, benchmarks etc.)

–          Participate in the development of process, output and outcome level Quality Benchmarks and regularly review progress on indicators/achievement of targets (LFA).

–          Discuss monitoring findings for the Comic Relief programme in location during programme coordination/review meetings and advise CR PM and colleagues accordingly to highlight key project strengths and areas of improvement, and recommend learning from monitoring reports for project planning and implementation.

–          Provide programmatic inputs for the development of the ToRs of evaluations/baseline and end line studies as required and with location specific information.

–          Review accountability to beneficiaries’ data and reports and provide comments and recommendations upwards to Line Manager and Mbozi level colleagues for programme development, planning, improvement and implementation.

  1. 4.    Save the Children representation

–          Regularly coordinate and collaborate with other SC sector teams in Mbozi to strengthen programming and impact for children.

–          Engage the regional and district government officials at all required levels as required to ensure Save the Children is considered a preferred and active partner in Mbozi.

–          Act as a SCI Mbozi representative to both government and development partners in the region.

 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

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 their team to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

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 highest levels of integrity.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in Education, Social Sciences, International development or business administration.
  • 3 – 5 years of relevant area work experience or equivalent.
  • Expertise in the thematic area of Education/ECCD and/or Child Protection will be considered a strong asset as well as practical knowledge of child participation methodologies.
  • Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency and partner coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
  • Strong demonstrable skills and experience in programme coordination, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability.
  • Experience of tracking a delegated budget holding, providing feedback on financial phasing, and raising financial issues in a timely manner.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proven leadership skills – previous experience of line managing staff.
  • High level report writing skills in English.

2. Child Protection Technical Specialist

Reports to: Director of Programme Development and Quality

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None.

Dimensions: The job has five core functions: strategy, quality programming, resource mobilisation, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy and representation.  The job also requires actions to incorporate gender equality, child rights and child participation throughout the spectrum of humanitarian to development.

 

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Strategy:

  • Provide overall oversight and strategic guidance, strong leadership and technically sound decision-making processes in line with the Tanzania Strategic Plan 2019-21.
  • Work with Education, Child Rights Governance and Health & Nutrition Specialists to integrate child protection into these other strategic areas of work as part of holistic programming.
  • Lead on development of CP sub-thematic strategy for CP in line with Save the Children’s Country Strategic Plan for Tanzania, with support and guidance from the Director of Programme Development and Quality (D/PDQ).
  • Lead in implementing and realising practical plans of actions as part of country annual planning process.
  • Contribute to strategic discussions regarding child protection and participation in the Country Office.

Technical Programme Quality:

Based on guidance and in coordination with the D/PDQ

  • Use Save the Children’s Common Approaches as a first point of reference in the design of child protection programming, ensuring they are in line with relevant national policies and guidelines
  • Provide development and humanitarian implementation teams, including partners, with training and tools to deliver child protection projects with quality (e.g. Quality Benchmarks). Provide continuous support throughout the project cycle.
  • Provide oversight and technical inputs and lead on the emerging CP interventions in the country including psychosocial support and case management, protection for children on the move, and  putting an end to harmful traditional practices, exploitative forms of child labour and child trafficking
  • Participate in Routine Award Review meetings of child protection projects, or those with critical child protection elements.
  • Work with the MEAL and Awards teams to build the capacity of the implementation teams and partners to produce quality donor reports demonstrating clear achievements and our learnings when delivering child protection programming.
  • Review all donor reports on child protection programming for technical soundness
  • Collaborate with and liaise with Child Protection Technical Assistants in Save the Children members, coordinating inputs as appropriate for proposal development and projects.

Monitoring and Evaluation  

  • Work closely with operations teams and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to ensure that logical frameworks and M&E Plans reference Common Approaches and industry standards.
  • Provide technical assistance to implementation teams and Partnership Manager when undertaking in technical assessments of implementing partners.
  • Carry out routine field visits with TORs and documented trip reports that support the delivery of quality child protection programming.
  • Work with MEAL staff, implementation teams and external consultants as required to undertake external evaluations, studies/research and case studies of child protection programming.
  • Coordinate innovation and testing of new approaches through operational research and careful documentation of project decisions and outcomes.

Advocacy and Representation:

  • Represent Save the Children Tanzania in technical working groups and other national-level technical forums as they pertain to child protection. Ensure D/PDQ and CD are included in updates on critical discussions in these forums.
  • Represent Save the Children Tanzania in the Child Protection Global Theme and disseminate information to the PDQ  and implementation teams to ensure the Country Office is aligned with the global movement and accepted good practices (e.g. Common Approaches).
  • Identify child protection advocacy issues that are relevant to our strategy and to the children we work with for example; protection of children who are on the move and those affected by conflicts
  • Participate in, or organise representation, at key opportunities and events for Save the Children to position itself as the leading organisation for child protection in Tanzania.
  • Work with Advocacy and Campaigns Manager and operations teams in developing national and local advocacy plans, including but not limited to the Global Campaign.
  • Support implementation teams as requested and build their capacity to lead representation and advocacy in technical, government and civil society fora within Tanzania for child protection.

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Work together with Awards, PDQ and implementation teams to design high quality, cost-effective, innovative and sustainable project proposals and concept notes related to child protection.
  • Proactively seek information on potential donor sources and share project opportunities in child protection with PDQ, Awards and operations teams linking to Country Strategic Plan for 2019-21.
  • Support in the development of budgets with Finance, Awards and operations teams to ensure technical resources are available (human and project activities) for proposed activities.

 

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

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 social sciences related to child protection or related field
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in Child Protection.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in child rights and child participation
  • Knowledge of current national debates on Child Protection policies and practices
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and managing relationships and funding from donors or other development partners.
  • Prior experience in a leading role on the development of competitive and complex projects.
  • 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 CP.
  • 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 English.

DESIRABLE:

  • Exposure to NGO project design and delivery.
  • 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.
  • Swahili language skills and experience working in East Africa.

 

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

 

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