NAFASI ZA KAZI-Save the Children, Accountability Assistant

Accountability Assistant  

TEAM/PROGRAM: Programme Development and Quality LOCATION: Kibondo, Kigoma
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 Accountability Assistant will be a part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team, supporting implementation of the overall emergency response MEAL system. He/she will assist the MEAL team with activities and being one of focal point for accountability and feedback mechanism. The Accountability will support all efforts for promoting a high level of beneficiary accountability and will manage the feedback mechanism. Working closely with the MEAL Officer to support data entry and data management as needed. Generally support the MEAL team and programme team to ensure learning and accountability systems are working effectively in emergency response.

Implementing Accountability mechanisms

  • Conduct community visits, focus group discussions with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries to receive feedback on SC programmes via available channels i.e. Toll Free Number, suggestion Box, meeting and Focus Group Discussions (FGD)
  • Manage feedback received and ensuring a timely and appropriate follow-up if needed
  • Documenting feedback and follow-up actions take
  •  Support programming and field staff to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all affected communities (including children) and that information is shared with affected communities.
  • Conduct field monitoring visits as appropriate
  • Work closely with field staff to collect data and implement activities to support beneficiary accountability
  • Ensure that accountability mechanisms is maintained in accordance with SCI Accountability Framework, Core Humanitarian Charter and Humanitarian Accountability partnership standards
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures

Child Safeguarding

  • All staff have an obligation to ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and related policies. They must conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
  • All staff must ensure the way they are carrying out their work is not putting children and community at risk (or further risk).

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds self-accountable and have confidentiality for the feedback received from beneficiaries and community at large


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, 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


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and with relevant external stakeholders
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


  • University or College qualification and minimum of three years professional experience with education work and child protection work
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Accountability Mechanisms.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written English, Kirundi and Kiswahili skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills the ability to work collaboratively with other
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email)
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches


  • Background in Emergency/Refugee programming is an asset.
  • Fluent Kirundi, both spoken and written

Date advertised: 13 Aug 2019
Closing date: 24 Aug 2019 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time


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