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Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Coordinator

TITLE: Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Coordinator

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LOCATION:  Zanzibar
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 country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
The Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the Child Protection and Child Right’s Governance programme in Zanzibar under the direction of the Zanzibar Representative and, in coordination with the Zanzibar Representative, to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities with a wide range of external stakeholders including government representatives, civil society, children and youth, parents, technical professionals within the field of Law, Education, and Health, academia, donors, and UN agencies operating in Zanzibar.
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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.  Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania.  We currently have an operational presence in Dodoma, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, Iringa, Rukwa, Morogoro and Kigoma as well as Dar es Salaam and we also work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $15 million.
Reports to: Zanzibar Representative on daily basis and technically to Sida Core Senior Programme Manager
Dimensions: Maintains strong linkages with the Technical Specialists for Child Protection and Child Rights Governance, the Sida Core Senior Programme Manager, and the MEAL Specialist amongst others in the Programme Development and Quality team.
Staff directly reporting to this post: Two Senior CP Programme Officers, One CRG Programme Officer
Key result areas:
Strengthen the capacity of partners to effectively contribute to development of a comprehensive and sustainable child protection system in Zanzibar as well as a framework that enables children’s right to participation.
Investment in a skilled workforce, in particular in Child Protection, Education, Health and Law.
Elimination of all forms of Violence against Children, with an emphasis on preventing Child Sexual Abuse, Positive Discipline, and Positive Parenting.
Enhance awareness on child rights among all stakeholders (children, youth, parents, teachers, religious leaders, government representatives, and civil society).
Strengthening capacity of partners including children/youth, government representatives, and civil society in developing child friendly budgets.
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Key responsibilities:
1. Programme management responsibilities
Ensure that programme approaches, objectives and goals are well understood and implemented by Save the Children project staff as well as partners in accordance with priorities set out in the Tanzania Country Office’s CP and CRG strategies and that project information is accurately and promptly communicated with partners.
To provide technical support to partner organizations in developing budgets and action plans to effectively implement proposed project activities.
Coordinate and conduct trainings with partners, others stakeholders and children on various Child Protection and Child Rights Governance topics as per set out in Key Result Areas above as well as  child safeguarding, in order to develop capacities to deliver the programme in the most effective way.
Facilitate regular joint field visits as part of backstopping to partners to assist in implementing agreed workplans.
Strengthen communication and collaboration with partners at all levels to ensure ownership and sustainability of the programme.
Advocate for a comprehensive and sustainable Child Protection system at all levels.
Support and ensure effective programme implementation and compile timely quarterly progress reports to donors.
Be responsible for gathering the learning from the CP/CRG programme in Zanzibar, including ensuring of documentation and dissemination of good practices across the programme.
Ensure synergies and shared learning from project between district, regional and national level and other projects implemented and related.
2. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning / Research
In collaboration with the MEAL team in Dar es Salaam establish and ensure implementation of a strong MEAL system for the CP and CRG programme (MEAL plans, indicators, performance tracking tables, monitoring tools, benchmarks etc.).
Contribute to baseline studies, formative assessments, mid-term evaluations, final evaluations and other research studies as well as learning events as part of annual DIPs.
In collaboration with MEAL unit, develop process, output and outcome level Quality Benchmarks and regularly review progress on indicators/achievement of targets (LFA).
Discuss monitoring findings during program coordination/review meetings, review MEAL reports to highlight key project strengths and areas of improvement, and use learning from monitoring reports for project planning and implementation.
Contribute to programmatic inputs for the development of the ToRs of evaluations/baseline studies which include background information and scope of work and proposed methodology.
Review accountability to beneficiaries’ data and reports and provide technical support to implementation team using key learning from accountability system for program development, planning, improvement and implementation.
3. Child Safeguarding Responsibilities
Ensure partners in Zanzibar fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy and its three complementary policies (Child Participation, Local Procedures and Reporting Abuse).
Ensure the conduct of partners in Zanzibar is in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding policy in their personal and professional lives, which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
Ensure that Save the Children’s CP and CRG work in Zanzibar (both direct implementation and through partners) is not putting children at risk (or further risk); this means constantly scrutinizing work through a child safeguarding lens and talking to children and other stakeholders to identify about possible design/implementation flaws.
Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children themselves and beneficiary families and community members in general.
Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.
Ensure that all beneficiaries of our programme are receiving on-going, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
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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;
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Experience of designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating child protection and child rights governance programmes, especially Child Sexual Abuse, Positive Parenting and Positive Discipline.
Proven abilities in delivering results for child rights and child protection especially Child Sexual Abuse, Positive Parenting and Positive Discipline.
Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences or Law.
Understanding and commitment to principles of child rights and child protection.
Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection and child rights governance in the Zanzibar context to inform a holistic response for children.
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims and values in practice.
Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili, including excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience working in a multi-cultural environment and /or international.
Experience of living in Zanzibar.
Experience in advocacy, lobbying and training around child rights, child protection and child participation.
Ability to maintain consistent high standards of professional behaviour and achievement, including when working alone.
Pragmatism, initiative and ability to achieve results despite challenges.
Ability to be part of and organize support and develop a small team.
Ability to communicate and maintain appropriate and productive relations with a range of actors, including children, parents and local authorities in political and militarily sensitive environments.
Experience of working with partners and teachers using a participatory approach.
Budget development and financial monitoring skills.
Willing to comply with all relevant Save the Children and procedures with respect to child rights and safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
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;
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Child Safeguarding:
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.


Social Worker 
JOB TITLE: Social Worker 
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Humanitarian emergency response for Burundian and Congolese refugee in Kigoma refugee camps Tanzania 
LOCATION: Kigoma region,
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: The responsibilities of the post requires the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.  

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Due to political unrest in Burundi high numbers of refugees escaping into neighbouring countries of DRC, Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania. The current Burundian refugee population in Tanzania is over 172,000 of which over 50% are children. SCI is implementing a child protection and education programme in refugee camps and wishes to scale up the response in refugee camps.
Work closely with case management, SC Education staff, and members of the child protection sector working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to ensure that the programme goals are achieved. Specific areas of concern are the provision of Psychosocial support and case management services within Child friendly spaces, ECCD schools and communities in refugee camps. At programme level he/she ensures that SC vision and overall program goals related to the sector are met. He/she is responsible for implementation of project activities and administrative support to partner staff during the implementation of an integrated program. For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration between SC’s response and other actors in refugee education/protection, the social worker will actively participate in child protection-related activities and meetings in designated refugee camps.


Reports to: CP officer
Dotted Line: CP Coordinator

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  • Supervise child protection and PSS activities in CFS ensuring activities are implemented in a timely manner meeting program goals.
  • Organise and facilitate Capacity building and supervision of community structures in all their duties within the community
  • Assist in the facilitation of parents and community meetings for CPCs and CMCs
  • Screen for and monitor protection needs and gaps in and around the CFS and TLS’s.
  • Ensure the participation of all groups of children, especially children living with disabilities
  • Conducting interviews with children and their families to assess and review their protection concerns
  • Undertaking and writing up assessments in collaboration with partner staff which meet specified standards and timescales.
  • Conduct outreach and awareness activities to identify and facilitate assistance to vulnerable children persons at village level Ensure case management referral procedures and standards are met and followed.
  • Assist facilitators in solving problems arising in CFS and TLS
  • Assist teachers, facilitators and animators in working with children and develop new creative activities as appropriate.
  • Facilitate inter-agency referrals for vulnerable children and families and carry out follow ups and provide prompt feed backs on referred cases to responsible agencies
  • Establish and maintain a database of children identified, assessed and supported with services within the camp
  • Collaborate with other team members in implementation of project activities
  • Participate in report writing, developing concept notes and proposal development.
  • Conduct any other related activities as deemed necessary by the Child Protection sector that may arise from time to time

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  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • 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 partners.
  • 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.

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  • University Degree in Social work or related social science field.
  • Knowledge in Child Protection, Child´s rights, Child Friendly Space, programming and mainstreaming
  • At least 1 year work experience within a similar context.
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, Save the Children’s aims, values and principles and humanitarian standards as Sphere Charter and Code of Conduct
  • Ability and skills to conduct child friendly interviews and communication skills and child protection needs assessments.
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in animating/organizing play activities with children
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection through Child friendly spaces.
  • Self-awareness and proven ability to operate successfully in different cultural environments
  • Ability to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstance.
  • Have undertaken approved Safety and Security Training in accordance with member and Save the Children required minimum standard.
  • Understanding of Kirundi language will be an asset

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Date advertised: 29 Jul 2020
Closing date: 12 Aug 2020 - 23:59 EAT
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Permanent
Schedule: Full-time