2 Jobs Opportunities at Save the Children Deadline 8 November 2019
TEAM/PROGRAM: Programme Operations- Tuwekeze Pamoja LOCATION: Mbozi, Songwe
GRADE: TBC POST TYPE: National
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 Tuwekeze Pamoja Programme Officer (schools-focused) takes the responsibility of operationalizing the schools-based intervention of the Tuwekeze Pamoja programme in Songwe region. The post-holder will be expected to lead the day-to-day delivery of the schools-based invention that aims to increase pre-primary teacher capacity, improve the learning environment, and foster supportive school management that understands the important role of pre-primary and early learning. This includes working closely with local government officials (ward education officers, district officials), pre-primary and primary school teachers, school leaders (head teachers, deputy head teachers, school academic teacher, school management committees), as well as Program Officers from SCI and the project partner, ADP, who coordinate the community-based intervention. The post-holder will be responsible for overseeing the cascading of training, mentorship, and coaching, and ensure that programme activities are on-track in the 41 schools in Mbozi in which we operate. Reporting to the Tuwekeze Pamoja Senior Programme Coordinator, the post-holder will also liaise with the TP Programme Manager, Education Specialist, and Child Protection Specialist based in SCI Dar es Salaam on technical matters relating to the project activities.
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, Zanzibar, Songwe, Kigoma, 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
Reports to: the Comic Relief Senior Programme Coordinator.
Dimensions: Maintains strong linkages with the Tuwekeze Pamoja officers (community-based), MEAL officer, and the project partner, ADP Mbozi project officers.
- 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: None
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
Under the direction of the Tuwekeze Pamoja Programme Manager and the Programme Coordinator, the Schools Officer will be responsible for:
- Project Activity Implementation
• Carry out training/ mentor activities to Ward Education Officers, pre-primary and primary teachers, and school leaders as per the project detailed implementation plan- this may involve conducting trainings over the weekends from time to time
• Overseeing peer-to-peer learning groups of teachers, ensuring teachers are able to meet for the peer learning, have a space for conversation and activities, and available to support questions/ concerns that arise or demonstrate techniques from the training
• Support Ward Education Officers in their role as mentors/coaches to teachers, including through ensuring they can conduct constructive classroom observations, understanding the teacher competency development materials, and offer support to teachers in their wards on a regular basis
• Support the implementation and monitoring of ‘Core Plus’ violence free activities which will be undertaken in only 4 of the 8 wards
• Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly work plans and reports in accordance with the agreed schedules with the Tuwekeze Pamoja Senior Coordinator
• Sensitize key stakeholders at the ward and village level about the Tuwekeze Pamoja activities
• Be available to support colleagues in the community-based intervention, if necessary
• Provides ongoing advice, technical support, and capacity building to school leaders to enable them to full their roles in supporting strong pre-primary at the school level
• Coordinate with the project partner, ADP Mbozi, to strengthen the collaboration and smooth implementation of activities, together with SC Programme Officers, especially those in the same area of operation
• Highlight early to the Tuwekeze Pamoja Senior Coordinator and Programme Manager any potential constraints to implementation of the project
• Represent Save the Children in relevant District, Ward and village-level meetings, including parent teacher meetings or relevant government meetings.
- Programme Monitoring, Assessments, Evaluations and Reports
• Support data collection for evaluations/ assessment studies, including at baseline, midline, and end line
• Support data collection for regular monitoring activities, including post-testing and monitoring of teacher competency-levels, assessments of student progress
• Refine, as necessary and in collaboration with MEAL staff, schools monitoring tools and support data collection and entry of these tools into the DCIRIS, online MEAL platform
• Monitor progress of the project against agreed project targets and indicators
• Share case studies, human interest stories, documentaries, and other related materials with the project management and MEAL teams
• In collaboration with the other Tuwekeze Pamoja team members, develop and track Quality benchmarks for the project and regularly collect QBMs for monitoring.
- Accountability and Organisational Learning
• In collaboration with other Tuwekeze Pamoja team members, participate in learning activities such as planning for Tuwekeze Pamoja programme review workshops, prepare lessons learnt, etc
• Participate in organizing activities that promote participation of beneficiaries and children in monitoring and evaluating Save the Children’s TP project
• Provide feedback on monthly action plan trackers and accountability databases, taking relevant measures to implement action points
• Collect and manage complaints and feedback in close collaboration with MEAL team and ensure correct entry and tracking in the DCIRIS system
• Ensure complaint responses are provided to complainants on a timely manner and collect their feedback after response is provided
• Identify and document key lessons learnt from the project
- Representation and Advocacy
• Explore opportunities that Save the Children’s work is implemented with efforts of other agencies and government, advocating for the specific needs of children
• Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated in collaboration with SC sector teams to strengthen programming and impact for children
• Provide appropriate information of TP programme to facilitate the effective engagement with donor and Tanzania government officials at all required levels as required to ensure Save the Children is considered a partner of choice in Tanzania and in Mbozi specifically
• Demonstrate and practice behaviours that develop a sense of organizational culture that reflect our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and emancipates TP project team to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors.
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 at risk or further risk.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Applying Technical and Professional Expertise:
• Shares knowledge and best practice on technical solutions so that others can make the best use of that expertise
• Actively seeks new ways to develop the application of technical and professional standards within
Problem Solving and Decision Making
• Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions
• Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influences that impact on decision-making
• Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
• Plans, prioritizes, and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
• Understands the links between their work and the organisation’s objectives
• 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.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Degree in Education, Social Sciences, International development, social development or equivalent
• Minimum three years practical experience delivering schools or community based activities in a non-government organisation or other development institution
• Demonstrable track record in facilitating and conducting trainings to groups of people
• 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.
• Person passion and commitment to the elimination of violence against women and children in all forms, and the provision of basic education to young learners
• Ability to write clear project reports
• A high level of written and spoken Kiswahili and English is essential, knowledge of other local languages spoken in Mbozi district, such as Kinyiha, is desirable. Experience working in multicultural, multi-location, values driver teams
• Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel and power point, information communication technology literate
• Experience in planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
• Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours and work with diverse community beneficiaries
• Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
Date advertised: 24 Oct 2019
Closing date: 8 Nov 2019 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Songwe, Tanzania, United Republic of
TITLE: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Officer
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Operations
LOCATION: Full time based in Dodoma Region, Tanzania
GRADE: Grade 4 CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year, renewable
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 on country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
He/she will support the established child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis. The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.
The transition to becoming a parent for the first time is a time of major life changes. At the same time that young mothers are removed from family, school, and social support networks, they must navigate caring for their own health while learning to care for a newborn. Young mothers (ages 15-24) are vulnerable to poor health outcomes and are also less likely than older women to access reproductive and maternal health services, including family planning. In Tanzania, the youngest mothers have the lowest use of modern postpartum family planning (FP) and the shortest intervals between births. Low use of effective methods of FP makes young mothers vulnerable to unintended pregnancies and rapid repeat pregnancies. Both younger age at first birth and closely spaced pregnancies contribute to increased risk for maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. Yet this transition to becoming a parent for the first time offers opportunities to improve life-long health and wellbeing for young parents and their families.
In September 2019, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded the Connecting young parents to Post-partum Family Planning (PPFP) through diverse platforms (Connect) project to Save the Children. Connect will complement the USAID-funded Lishe Endelevu project led by Save the Children, whose goal is improve nutritional status of women of reproductive age (specifically lactating and pregnant mothers and adolescent girls) and children under five. Over 4.5 years, Connect will develop and test additional activities (called “program enhancements”) to enhance Lishe Endelevu’s reach of young parents, and increase young parents’ use of FP. In Tanzania, the project will be implemented in two phases. Phase One will entail formative research, followed by development and testing of the program enhancement at a small scale over 18 months. In Phase Two, Connect will expand implementation to additional regions and districts. Throughout, Connect will document and share results and implementation challenges and lessons learned for adaptive management.
Connect seeks a dynamic Dodoma-based Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer to lead two areas of focus: (1) monitoring of project implementation that include data collection, processing and management and (2) documenting evidence (cases studies, significant change stories etc) for reporting, learning and adaptive management. The Officer will work under the guidance of the Connect Project Coordinator, Health and Nutrition Specialist and Lishe Endelevu Regional Manager in Tanzania. This position will be responsible for implementation of Connect monitoring, evaluation and learning system that include tracking progress towards targets, documentation and management of project results data, and lessons learned. S/he will collaborate with Lishe Endelevu staff to integrate Connect monitoring and evaluation with Lishe Endelevu systems as relevant, and will develop monitoring systems as needed. S/he will track progress toward performance indicators, analyze monthly performance and review data, contribute to development of donor reports, and document Connect’s lessons and challenges. Ensure that the project utilizes data to conduct “pause and reflection”.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 with an initial presence in Zanzibar then extended to the Mainland with multi-sector programming. Currently, the Country Program is implementing development and humanitarian programming in 11 regions within the thematic areas of: child rights governance, child protection, education and health & nutrition.
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
• Provide leadership, training and mentoring to develop or adapt M&E Plans, M&E tools, survey design, methodology, and data analysis to assess program impact.
• Conduct routine data quality assessments.
• Collect and compile activities reports from the field on a routine basis.
• Develop or adapt and maintain systems to collect and analyze information on inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact of the program.
• Effectively rollout data collection and reporting systems through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed.
• Ensure indicators are aligned to program activities and strategies and reasonable targets are set for the project to achieve.
• Contribute to documentation of promising practices, challenges, and success stories.
• Support all project monitoring and evaluation activities, including coordinating formative research studies with local research organizations and contributing to the quantitative impact evaluation led by an external research partner.
• Contribute to analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data.
• Oversee formative assessments as well we other key studies planned by the project to inform learning and adaptation
• Contribute to the development of annual work plans and budgets, training plans, quarterly reports and other deliverables as needed.
• Contribute to excellent collaborative relations with the MOHSW counterparts at the district and ward levels.
• Contribute to a functional working relationship with district and regional Lishe Endelevu teams and other partners.
• Participate in joint supervisory visits with the regional/district level managers
• Contribute to monitoring of partner CSOs’ performance and provide necessary support and technical guidance for achieving results.
• Support Project Coordinator in carrying out review and reflection sessions on a quarterly and annual basis
• Participate in meetings, trainings, seminars, and workshops as per need of the program.
• Any other task assigned by the supervisor.
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;
• Flexible, innovative, creative, adaptable, and open to new ideas, comfortable with change and uncertainty
• Personal and professional commitment to adolescent sexual and reproductive health and family planning
• Bachelor-level degree in Public Health, Development, Social Science, Communication, or other relevant field;
• 4-6 years of professional experience working with communities and health facilities to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes among young people;
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with regional and district MOHSW staff;
• Familiarity and relevant work experience with evidence-based reproductive, maternal, and newborn health interventions and best practices, specifically for adolescents and youth;
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a large team-oriented setting;
• Strong experience with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required;
• Highly organized and able to work successfully in a team that is geographically dispersed;
• Ability to travel to Dar es Salaam and to other project regions as needed for meetings and support for activities.
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.
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.
Date advertised: 23 Oct 2019
Closing date: 7 Nov 2019 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Dodoma, Tanzania, United Republic of