ECHO Consortium Program Manager at Save the children Tanzania, February 2019
ECHO CONSORTIUM PROGRAM MANAGER
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
The Consortium program manager will be the key focal point to ensure coordination among the consortium partners and regular communication with SC member office. S/He will lead on developing systems and processes to ensure regular, joined-up and effective coordination and dissemination of information. They will be responsible for ensuring key issues are being raised from field level and that management and technical decisions are taken based on quality programme and management information, and follow up.
The Consortium Manager will play a key role in setting the strategic direction of a three partner, refugee response program. This will include leading on proposal development, strategy processes, and driving joint advocacy initiatives with key stakeholders, ensuring these initiatives are informed by effective monitoring, evaluation and documentation of programme learning.
The Consortium Manager will coordinate and support production of submission of quality deliverables to the donor, including donor reports, proposals, assessments and evaluations. S/He will be responsible for ensuring effective grants and financial management systems are in place, with key controls. S/he will liaise closely with relevant local government authorities, INGOs, UN Agencies and donors.
S/he will work closely with partners, and respond to the guidance from the SC Deputy Director Program Operation/Emergency Team Leder, assigning and coordinating activities of the project with the consortium partners.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
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. We currently have an operational presence in Shinyanga, Mbozi, Zanzibar, Songwe, Kigoma and with Dodoma, Singida, Rukwa, Morogoro and Iringa. We also work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $14.5 million.
Save the Children leads the Burundian Refugees´ Access to lifesaving Protection and Education Services in Refugee Camps (Mtendeli, Nduta and, Nyarugusu) Tanzania. The Consortium consisting of Save the Children, Plan International and IRC as strategic partners. The consortium is about to implement a 12 month project under the current 2019 HIP ECHO action plan for Great Lake Region, funded by European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) with a focus on Education in Emergency and Protection.
Reports to: Field Area Manager
Staff reporting to this post: None
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
Ensure robust and strategic information is available to enable the partners management to effectively monitor and review consortium management and implementation
Play a key role in driving joint advocacy initiatives and setting strategic direction
Represent the consortium and foster collaboration and learning.
Facilitate joint discussion and strategic decision-making through regular meetings with an emphasis on ensuring issues can be systematically raised from field and partner level and discussed together.
Ensure key management staff imprlrmrting ECHO funded program are informed of programme progress and best practices to feed into advocacy and programme design
Ensure that efficient systems are in place to support coordinated consortium management and implementation including grant management and project monitoring and evaluation
Work with the finance team to ensure effective financial processes and controls are in place, and that issues are identified and followed up with partners in a timely way, including ensuring financial reports and other key deliverables are completed
Maintain a close working relationship with technical teams across partners at field office and Yangon level to support coherence in approaches, raising and follow up on key issues, strategy development, and integration across partners and sectors.
Coordination and production of key reports and other project deliverables.
Organise and participate in field visits by donors, head office and other organizations.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Information Management
Ensure the effective monitoring, evaluation and documentation of the program, and that any learning is built into the design of future programmatic work
Representation & Advocacy & Organizational Learning
Play a key role in Consortium representation in formal and informal relationships with partners, donor, government authorities and other stakeholders, as appropriate.
Support the design of cross consortium advocacy initiatives and participate in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country related to project advocacy objectives.
Encourage good initiatives and innovative ideas across the Consortium partners
Maintain a focus on achieving results and meeting the agreed objectives, and pro-actively solve problems without having to be instructed by line management.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
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.
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.
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.
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks.
Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Minimum Master’s Degree in social Sciences, humanitarian assistance/international development or related field
Minimum 5 years professional experience in either education, education in emergencies, protection or disaster risk management – Ideally a combination of protection in emergency, education in emergency, response and disaster risk reduction experience or exposure would be preferred.
Demonstrable experience of project management and the project management cycle including planning, monitoring, financial and budget management, reporting etc.
Excellent representational skills with experience of negotiating and influencing governments, working with partners, donors and development agencies.
Fluency in English (written and spoken)
Excellent interpersonal, communication skills and ability to build a strong and highly functioning team
Training/capacity building skills
Strong presentation and reporting skills
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
SCI values are indicated below and we expect all candidates to align with such values.
Understanding of ECHO funded actions
Familiar with humanitarian context of Kigoma Region or other similar countries/regions
Ability to work in a team with flexibility to undertake challenging task and adapt to different working conditions.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
At least 4 years of experience coordinating emergency projects within an International NGO
Professional experience interacting with partners and achieving project outcomes accordingly
Prior experience working in a consortium or managing a consortium will be a plus
A bachelor degree in relevant areas such as social science/ development studies or equivalent work experience;
Master’s degree in the relevant field is an advantage
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
Working knowledge of Kirundi (desirable)
Be a positive role model and demonstrate conflict-solving behaviors.
Management and leadership skills.
Skills in communicating with multicultural populations.
Knowledge of child development and family interactions.
Knowledge of PSS and interaction with problematic youths
Effective organizational skills.
Ability to build and foster collaborative working relationships with diverse stakeholders including project staff, partner staff, local government representatives
Ability to monitor project results and expenditures against work plans
Editing and report writing skills
Strong facilitation and training skills to supervise the work of the staff involved in this rogramming.
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.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
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.
Location: Kibondo, Tanzania
Contract – Full-Time
Closing date: Thursday 28 February 2019
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified
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