Monday, July 27, 2020

Volunteer Jobs at Save the children Dodoma

  Nophsky       Monday, July 27, 2020
 

Livelihood Officers - 2Posts


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.

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ROLE PURPOSE:

The Livelihood Officer will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, under the guidance of the Livelihood Coordinator. She/he will be based in Kongwa / Mpwapwa and will be responsible for coordinating with project Nutrition Officers to identify and provide assistance to members of Care Groups. Assistance includes productive asset transfers, agricultural production training, homestead garden support and training, post-harvest handling and storage assistance, and food preservation training. She/he will also manage the formation of village Savings and Loans Groups (VSLAs) composed of members of Care Groups who voluntarily wish to join. She/he will also be responsible for working closely with Nutrition Officers to identify and train various stakeholders in nutrition-sensitive agriculture including the importance of diversified household food production and consumption, sanitation and hygiene practices, and gender-equitable household decision making regarding food security resources such as food, food storage items and potable water devices such as filters. He/she will be responsible for ensuring high quality project implementation, monitoring and reporting of all 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.  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 Morogoro, Iringa, Rukwa Lindi, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, and Kigoma and we work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $15million.
Reports to: Livelihood Coordinator- Dodoma
Staff directly reporting to this post: Nil

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KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Technical
  1. Co-lead with Nutrition Project Officers, the start-up, implementation, monitoring and adaptation of nutrition-sensitive agriculture and livestock activities to improve access to and use of nutritious food through behaviour change and the diversification of food production.
  2. Manage and oversee training in nutrition-sensitive agriculture for various stakeholders.
  3. Manage asset transfer activities, demonstration plot development, and training in agriculture production and homestead gardening practices with women and households participating in Care Groups.
  4. Manage and oversee training in post-harvest handling, storage and food preservation practices.
  5. Manage the formation of and provide training to VSLA groups, and monitor group activities and progress.
  6. Train and oversee agricultural extension officers and community volunteers who deliver household outreach and group training.
  7. Regularly travel to field site locations in councils to lead the start-up, manage implementation, and in coordination with MEAL staff, the monitoring of project activities.
  8. Build other staff capacity for nutrition-sensitive agriculture activity design, implementation and monitoring.
  9. Oversee and contribute to the design of assessments in order to guide program design, implementation, monitoring and adaptation.
  10. Develop technical materials, in collaboration with technical coordinators and possibly outside consultants, to further project activities, objectives and results.
Operational
  1. Provide timely and accurate written and verbal reporting.
  2. Contribute to project strategic planning and to well-written, focused project reports, annual implementation plans, success stories and other written products.
  3. Ensure high quality project implementation, monitoring and reporting.
  4. Make regular field visits to monitor project quality and collect data.
  5. Collaborate with MEAL staff to ensure that collection and analysis of data is accurate, rigorous and incorporated into project implementation. 
  6. Coordinate with other Project Officers in work planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and adaptation.
Representation and Coordination
  1. Participate in technical working groups and liaise with other project implementing organizations.
  2. Serve as a focal point with local and international partners, government representatives, donors and other organizational stakeholders.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:
  • 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;
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Ambition:
  • 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;
Collaboration:
  • 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;
Creativity:
  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions;
  • willing to take disciplined risks;
Integrity:
  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity;

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture or related field preferably Bsc Agriculture general.
  • Minimum one (1)year of relevant field experience with an international organization in agriculture and livestock programming.
  • Strong technical grasp of agriculture, livestock, climate change adaptation (CCA), environmental safeguards strategies, and natural resource management.
  • Experience, knowledge and skills in improved homestead garden production, demonstration plots, agricultural extension agent engagement, food preservation, and post-harvest handling and storage practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in project and time management.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English required.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with CSOs and community-level actors, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Experience applying and knowledge of the design, implementation and best practices for promoting behaviour change and adoption of improved practices and technologies in agriculture and livestock programming.
  • Significant knowledge of agriculture, food security, nutrition and gender issues in Morogoro.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to  lead and work effectively in team situations and independently.
  • Familiarity and understanding of donor policies and procedures is a plus.
  • Local candidates are encouraged to apply. 
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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;
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.

Deadline 31-July-2020

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Nutrition Project Officer -


Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the Children seeks one Nutrition Project Officer for a USAID-funded Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. The Nutrition Officer will be supporting the Nutrition Coordinator in planning, coordination, and technical implementation of innovative integrated nutrition and social behaviour change communication (SBCC) activities in the target districts. The Nutrition Officer will build capacity of relevant stakeholders at districts, health facilities and communities in nutrition throughout project implementation. The Nutrition Officer will also work closely with the MEAL and Livelihood coordinators to ensure progress is achieved towards nutrition targets. S/he will establish and maintain close and effective liaison with government partners at LGAs and communities to facilitate flow of information, reports and updates including staying abreast of current trends.

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.  Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, Health & nutrition 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 Morogoro, Dodoma, Singida, Rukwa, Iringa, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, Kigoma and Dar es Salaam and we work through partners in other parts of the country.
Reports to:  Nutrition Coordinator
Staff directly reporting to this post: Nil
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KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Technical
  • In collaboration with Nutrition Coordinator, livelihoods, SBC Advisor and MEAL Coordinator lead in the implementation, monitoring and adaptation of nutrition sensitive agriculture, and SBCC activities to improve the knowledge, attitudes and practices of caretakers on nutrition, WASH practices and services at household and community level.
  • Provide technical support through coaching and mentorship for quality implementation of nutrition services at health facility level
  • Work in collaboration with other stakeholders to integrate nutrition in to quality improvement initiatives at health facilities
  • Draft activity monthly and quarterly reports on nutrition related activity
  • Establish and maintain solid collaboration with target relevant LGA departments and staff during planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of nutrition related activities at health facility and community level.
  • Provide support to village leadership and committees, community promoters/CHWs to ensure quick and sustainable uptake of improved nutrition behaviours
Operational
  1. Provide timely and accurate written and verbal reporting.
  2. Contribute to project strategic planning and to well-written, focused project reports, annual implementation plans, success stories and other written products.
  3. Ensure high quality project implementation, monitoring and reporting.
  4. Make regular field visits to monitor project quality and collect data.
  5. Collaborate with MEAL staff to ensure that collection and analysis of data is accurate, rigorous and incorporated into project implementation. 
  6. Coordinate with Nutrition and livelihood Project Coordinator’s in work planning, implementation
  7. Serve as a nutrition focal point for LGAs, community and other implementing stakeholders at district level,
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SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the broader team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and take responsibility for their own personal development
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Collaboration:
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members  and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, health or related field.
  • Minimum of ONE (1) year of relevant field experience with an international organization in nutrition programming.
  • Strong technical grasp of nutrition and strategies to prevent chronic and acute malnutrition.
  • Familiarity/experience with the start-up, management and implementation MCHN and preferably WASH activities, including the formation and training of Care Groups.
  • Demonstrated success in providing hands-on training and technical assistance to Care Groups, CSOs, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in project and time management.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English required.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with CSOs and community-level actors, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Experience in applying knowledge of the design, implementation and best practices for behaviour change models for gender-sensitive nutrition, nutrition, and WASH programming.
  • Significant knowledge of agriculture, food security, nutrition and gender issues in target project Regions of Tanzania.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations and independently.
  • Familiarity and understanding of donor policies and procedures is a plus.
Deadline 31-July-2020

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MEL Officer -


Child Safeguarding:
Level 3:  the role 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 in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process of staff.

SUMMARY OF THIS ROLE

Save the Children seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer for the USAID-funded Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania to be responsible for providing technical guidance on project activities in Iringa Region. The incumbent will serve as a key M&E Officer with the overall responsibility of operationalizing the Lishe Endelevu MEL system and SCI MEAL approach in Iringa office.  Besides rolling out the Lishe Endelevu MEL Plan, the officer supports the integration of quality benchmarks and accountability initiatives. The MEL Officer will be responsible for ensuring that CSOs, and Lishe Endelevu collect quality data that meets the USAID data requirements including the different levels of disaggregation (sex, age and geographic disaggregation). The MEL Officer will also manage data collection, storage of paper-forms (supporting documents), and data entry into Lishe Endelevu Management Information System (LEMIS), perform data analysis and visualization using Power Bi and other visualization tools. To meet the data quality standard around data integrity, the MEL Officer will be expected to securely store Activity data in a lockable filing cabinet. The filing system should be well labelled with clear naming protocol e.g. Region Name, County Name, Activity, Year and Month.

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SCOPE OF ROLE:

The MEL Officer will be expected to lead MEL capacity building of technical and CSO staff and partners on MEL. Oversee incorporation of MEL throughout the Activity Cycle, manage Activity-level evaluation, and refine the program’s approach to MEL and/or MEL systems as appropriate in consultation with the regional manager and technical team.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Together with the MEL Manager and in collaboration with the Regional Managers and partners, the MEL Officer will be responsible for establishing and promoting the use of Lishe Endelevu MEL systems as a management tool with an aim of taking corrective action and adaptations.
  • Is informed on the extent to which interventions are affecting the lives of the targeted populations (women of reproductive age, Children under 5, and Adolescents).
  • Receives regular, timely and context-specific, meaningful feedback from o community members (who are or are not targeted by our interventions) partners, staff and that feedback effectively informs and signals areas where strategic attention is required.
  • There is evidence-based knowledge on the positive and negative impact that both the emergency response and development interventions are having over the communities where SCI works
  • PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead the MEL team in supporting the Lishe Endelevu  Iringa regional  office in tracking and measuring achievement and progress toward Activity  goals and results;
  • Maintain the Indicator Performance Tracking Tool (IPTT) and Output reporting tracker   providing updates on a monthly basis
  • Lead roll out of a robust Lishe Endelevu MEL Plan and systems and processes to measure achievement and progress towards achieving Activity objectives/outcomes and results/outputs against indicators (indicator performance tracking tables, quality checklists, etc.).
  • Lead monitoring of program quality using quality bench marks and ensure that findings are shared with relevant stakeholders and explicitly fed back into programme decision making, incorporating accountability and learning
  • Ensure implementation and integration of regular monitoring systems in the Iringa Region Activity management and at various levels of Activity implementation (monitoring of inputs, outputs, outcomes, etc.);
  • Contribute to child-focused and child-led programme implementation, by ensuring children’s participation, reporting back to children, and child-led M&E in the area;
  • Maintain a Workplan tracker   bringing to the attention of the regional manager key issues that need action and appropriately sharing them with the MEL Manager at Dar es Salaam Office
  • Support internal and external Activity evaluations as necessary
  • Lead the management of information systems and roll out of mobile data collection using KoboCollect Tool box and DHIS2;
  • Lead compilation of data and reporting on, Lishe Endelevu indicators and SCI total reach reports
  • Lead in data quality management for Lishe Endelevu partners and CSOs by regularly verifying and validating data reported monthly, quarterly and annually.
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CSO/Partner Management
  • Offering technical assistance in the development, selection, and application of MEL processes and tools;
  • Overseeing and advising colleagues on information management processes by reviewing CSO/Partner data collection efforts, overall data reliability, consistency, and quality;
  • Training partners, and CSO staff where required, on key MEL requirements, tools, and processes;
  • Undertaking periodic site visits to project locations to collect data and/or oversee data collection efforts.
  • Supporting the Regional Manager to prepare performance data for the “pause and reflection” meetings
Accountability and Organisational Learning
  • Support the MEL Manager with learning activities.  For instance, support planning of Activity review workshops, prepare lessons learnt reports;
  • Ensure participation of beneficiaries and children in monitoring and evaluating Save the Children development interventions This includes roll out of Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM);
  • Ensure accountability systems are established engaging beneficiaries and stakeholders in evaluations, impact assessments and research.
Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development
  • Building capacity and knowledge of staff and partners on MEL systems, strengthening organizational knowledge and understanding of effective programming through networking, experience sharing and searching for innovative ideas;
  • Identify training needs of staff in respect to applying monitoring plans/tools; collect, analysis and report on findings periodically and conduct trainings to address the capacity gaps;
  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors.  

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Applying Technical and Professional Expertise:
  • Makes decisions based on professional expertise and experience without deferring unnecessarily to others
  • Shares knowledge and best practice on technical solutions so that others can make best use of that expertise
  • Actively seeks new ways to develop the application of technical and professional standards within the team
Developing self and others:
  • Gives regular positive and constructive feedback to others
  • Identifies clear development needs and development
  • plans through regular constructive reviews of their own performance (and their team’s where appropriate)
  • Creates space for others to learn and provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments when people are ready for them
  • Coaches others to learn from their experiences on the job and to use the resources available to them
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Problem Solving and Decision Making:
  • Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions
  • Knows when to involve others in a decision
  • Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influences that impact on decision making
  • Analyses and exercises judgment in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance or knowledge of the full facts
  • Evaluates the opportunities and risks of each idea and solution to make informed strategic decisions
Working effectively with others
  • Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with
  • Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities
  • Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups
  • Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximise impact
Delivering Results
  • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
  • Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
  • Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A degree in an area of social development or equivalent.
  • Minimum one (1) year practical experience in M&E system coordination/implementation in non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body;
  • Demonstrable track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
  •  Relevant MEL experience as relates to data analysis (qualitative and quantitative), documentation and report-writing and skills, data collection methods;
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports. A high level of written and spoken English
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint, and outlook), Statistical Packages;
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi location, values driven teams;
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles
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;
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

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

Deadline 31-July-2020

CLICK HERE TO APPLY 
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