Project Officer Job Opportunity at Save the Children

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Job Overview

SIDA CSO Project Officer

Dar es Salaam
Save the Children

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children .

Save the Children has been working in Tanzania for more than 30 years. We are working with the government, local organizations and other international agencies to reduce child malnutrition, improve new-born and maternal health, support and strengthen early childhood development and primary education systems. We strengthen child protection systems for vulnerable children, promote children’s participation and contribution to policy and resource allocation for services which concern them, support, and respond to emergencies.

 

Our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Role Purpose

Save the children Tanzania country office is currently implementing a 5 year project jointly with 7 partners called Sida Civil Society Capacity Strengthening Programme 2022 -2026 funded by Sida. The programme works in the four areas of 1) civil society strengthening, 2) children’s agency, 3) child rights and 4) civic space

The post holder will be responsible for mobilizing and coordinating partner level work, reporting, and programme Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning of the Sida CSO Capacity Strengthening project. The post holder will support to organize, coordinate project events with all the key actors both internally and externally.

The post holder should also have a good understanding of the child rights governance sector and government structures (national and local level) in Tanzania and some of the current challenges to enforce, protect and fulfil child rights in the country.

 

S/he will work with colleagues across the country office teams (Awards, PDQ, Finance, Operations and Budget Holders) to ensure that partner agreements are in place and donor/SC requirements complied with by the partner organizations.

Contract Duration: ? 1 year

No of Vacancies: One (1) Position

Reporting to: SIDA CSO programme Manager

Location: Dar es Salaam

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Establishing partnerships

Lead partnership assessment and compile partner capacity assessment reports
Share partnership assessment report with relevant team internally and externally
Work with the Awards team to ensure that partner project details are accurately captured in AMS from the onset to meet organizational standards and requirement.
Compile partner assessment reports and ensure they are updated on the AMS in a timely manner.
Support Partnership Manager in the Identification and exploration of new project partnerships and stakeholders

 

Capacity Building

Work with partners to identify needs for technical and organizational support and capacity building and coordinate capacity building
Support the project partners with mentoring and coaching.

Partner program management

Enhance awareness on child rights among all stakeholders (children, youth, religious leaders
Provide technical support to partner organizations in developing budgets and action plans to effectively implement proposed project activities.
Lead, coordinate and conduct trainings to/with partners, others stakeholders and children on various Child Protection and Child Rights Governance topics as per set out in the project as well as child safeguarding, in order to develop capacities to deliver the programme in the most effective way.
Strengthen communication and collaboration with partners at all levels to ensure ownership and sustainability of the programme.
Support and ensure effective programme implementation and compile timely quarterly progress donor reports.
Ensure synergies and shared learning from project between districts, regional and national level with other projects
Responsible for supporting partners to manage all aspects of project cycle including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
Ensure that the quality of the project is maintained through an effective monitoring system and that accurate data and information on best practices is documented
Ensure project narrative reports are prepared and submitted on time using donor reporting requirements.
Coordinate with partners and relevant internal staffs in the contractual negotiations and enhance the understanding of the Sub Award Agreement.
Coordinate provision of technical support to partners as needed

 

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning

Track/monitor day-to-day progress against project milestones and activities, against scheduled work plans and overall project objectives
Promote shared learning and collaboration between partners by facilitating partner networks and meetings
Support in monitoring project expenditures and ensure budget is strictly adhered to, financial procedures are observed, and all supporting documents are provided
Support the Project Manager to prepare periodic project reports based on accurate and evidence-based data/information
Support the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning team in the tracking of outcome of activities evidenced by accurate data to enhance quality of reporting
Contribute to baseline studies, assessments, project evaluations other research studies as well as learning events as part of annual plans.

 

Qualifications and Experience

University Degree in development studies, project management or related area.
Minimum 3 years work experience with /NGO/INGOs, with at least 2 years’ experience in partnership based programming or community based programming
Good skills and experience in all aspects of programme cycle management – design and development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
Knowledge on Child protection, Child rights governance, Civic space issues will be an advantage
Experience in organizational capacity development, training, mentoring and coaching
An excellent team player with good skills in team work and consultative approach to decision making
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

 

How to Apply

Please read the full details of the position at  https://tanzania.savethechildren.net/ careers and apply as instructed. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for Interview. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Application closing Date: 26th June 2022

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Please note:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process

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