NAFASI YA KAZI SHIRIKA LA SAVE THE CHILDREN- Child Protection/Child Rights Governance Programme Manager

Job Title: Child Protection/Child Rights Governance Programme Manager
Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Closing date: Thursday 9 May 2019
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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

The 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.

Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of the 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, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, Dodoma, Rukwa, Iringa, Morogoro, Singida and Kigoma and we work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 200 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $15 million.

Reports to: Deputy Director of Programme Operation
Dimensions: Maintains strong linkages with the Technical Specialists for CP and CRG and Meal Specialist
Staff directly reporting to this post: CP and CRG  Programme Coordinator Zanzibar, MEAL Coordinator, CP/CRG Coordinators x 2 – Dar es Salaam, and Songwe

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 staff reporting to you.
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 SIDA MEAL Coordinator 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 SIDA MEAL Coordinator, 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.
Prepared RAR reports and participate in the meetings
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.

3. Staff Management and Development
Line management responsibilities for the SIDA MEAL Coordinator, CP Programme Manager (ZZBR) and the two 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.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

  • 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.

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.

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.


  • Degree or Master’s Degree level in Social Sciences.
  • Three years of relevant area work experience or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable experience 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.

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.

Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

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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