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TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Operations
LOCATION: Full time based in Kibondo District, Kigoma Region
CONTRACT LENGTH : One year renewable
Level 3: √ the post holder will have contact with children and young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight)
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The position is responsible for managing the implementation of Child Protection Programme activities in Kibondo area and to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities in child protection 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 and specific line management of Child Protection staff.
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.
Tanzania is harbouring refugees and asylum seekers from different countries, but Burundian and Congolese are of large numbers. Save the Children in Tanzania is currently implementing a multi donor funded Emergency Response program for Burundian and Congolese Refugees in the area of Education In Emergency (EiE) and Child Protection (CP) at Kasulu and Kibondo Districts in Kigoma Region.  
Reports to: Emergency Response Office Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: Child Protection Coordinator for Nyarugusu camp and Child Protection Coordinator for Nduta camp
Working Contacts
The job holder is required to have regular contact with the donor partners, other child protection organization, children, Host community, and Government organization.
The job requires the job holder to have direct relationship with all staff and management at all levels in ensuring the organizational policies and procedures.
Manage all aspects of the implementation of the child protection programme in Kibondo and ensure the quality of child protection programming and adherence to best practice standards for the sector.
Ensure coherence of programme activities with Save the Children’s Humanitarian Response Strategy
  • Link programme activities to the organisation’s global strategy
  • Ensure that programme activities contribute to Save the Children programme and advocacy priorities
  • Identify and build links with other programme sectors, ensuring that issues for child protection are raised and addressed
Ensure programme activities in the operational area are well managed, and monitored to fulfil the requirements of approved Save the Children Thematic quality standards and Annual Operational Plans.
  • Lead the development of a comprehensive implementation strategy with clear benchmark indicators and work plans.
  • Work with staff to ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and documentation of programme activities.
  • Produce timely reports, including monthly internal progress reports, and all required reports to the donor agencies.
  • Highlight and follow up on capacity assessment and capacity building plans for implementing partners in Kigoma to ensure quality CP programming for Host community
Coordinate with Humanitarian Support Service Coordinator and Supply Chain departments to ensure effective use and delivery of Save the Children resources. Oversee and ensure effective budget management through monitoring of budget Vis-a- Vis actual spending linked to the detailed implementation plan and the procurement plan.

Overall management responsibility for all Area Office Child Protection staff.
  • Lead and motivate the team to ensure effective implementation of programme activities, including by providing technical support to ensure programme quality
  • Ensure there are regular staff team meetings
  • Ensure key problems are brought to the attention of the Field Humanitarian Support Service Coordinator and the Area Programme Manager for discussion and review
  • Monitor and support child protection staff in implementing Save the Children project management systems and guidelines to ensure the smooth implementation of approved activities.
  • Ensure appropriate induction, training and follow-up in grants/financial management, logistics and security guidelines, monitoring and evaluation procedures and guidelines.
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Capacity building and technical guidance on child protection

  • Make regular visits to the camp offices and project activities in the neighbouring communities.
  • Assist the Coordinators in identifying technical support required from technical support staff (including from Save the Children members) in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme activities.
  • Liaise with key departments in the Country Office, region and in member offices on technical issues to ensure adherence to SCI best practice approach for child protection in refugee camp situations.
  • Identify, analyse and engage in advocacy opportunities to influence key donors’ plans and policies to promote attention to and sufficient resources for awareness raising on the Humanitarian Codes of Conduct and the IASC Action Plan to prevent the sexual exploitation of women and children.
  • Participate in mid-term or final evaluations and ensure lessons contribute to the development of future CP programme work.

Representation, Coordination and Leadership on Child Protection in internal and external forums
  • Participate in and strengthen interagency coordination on child protection, co-leading the Child Protection working group in Kibondo: guide the agenda and ensure that the critical protection needs of children are profiled, through close liaison with Government, UNICEF and other UN agencies, civil society and other stakeholders.
  • Close monitoring of developments around child protection in the refugee context, particularly around voluntary repatriation, and provision of strategic advice to the response and country office leadership on Save the Children’s programming and response options.
Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development
Manage performance of direct reports in the work area through:
  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Timely performance review of staff line managed by you as per the organisation plan around the year.
  • Build the capacity of staff to monitor/ manage grants and awards as well as understand and implement compliance requirements from donors, Save the Children and/or the Government of Kenya.
Maintain clear communication with both the functional (direct) line manager and the technical manager to foster a smooth working relation under existing matrix structure.

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;


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline (social work/social sciences or equivalent).
  • Minimum of five years relevant work experience in child protection programmes.
  • Previous experience of managing a child protection programme in a complex emergency/refugee context.
  • Demonstrable experience of using current quality standards and guidelines for child protection programmes.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills to meet programme goals.
  • Experience of managing the programme cycle, including assessments, proposal and report writing, Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Solid knowledge base and practical experience in community based child protection approaches, case management and child participation methodologies.
  • Strong experience and skills in management of staff from different backgrounds.
  • Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
  • Strong self-starter, able to set up and manage child protection programmes.
  • Experience in working in an insecure and politically sensitive environment.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.
  • Strong computer skills, including the use of email and the internet.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
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Desirable Qualifications

  • Understanding of Eastern Africa and the Great lakes and the dynamics of the conflicts in the region.
  • International working experience of CP programming in refugee camp contexts.
  • Experience of implementing the Interagency Database for Unaccompanied and Separated Children and UNHCR BID process.
  • Experience of rolling out Child Protection Policies within organisational structures.
  • Working knowledge of local language (Kiswahili or Kirundi)

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.

Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Closing date: 25 Oct 2019 - 23:59 EAT
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contractSchedule: Full-time