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Associate Technical Director
TITLE: Associate Technical Director – Tanzania Country Office
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Operations
LOCATION: Dar es Salaam with frequent travel to the field
GRADE: 1
CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year, renewable
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

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.

ROLE PURPOSE:
Save the Children is seeking an Associate Technical Director for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded integrated RMNCAH health program. This transformational program focuses on achieving improved health outcomes for women of reproductive age and children under five years old. This RMNCAH health program’s main aim is to increase the demand for as well as utilization of quality RMNCAH services particularly women of reproductive age, youth (targeting Adolescent girls and young women) and children in the targeted regions. To achieve this, the Activity will improve access to quality-integrated services at health facility and community levels, improve the quality of service delivery at all levels, promote health seeking behaviors and strengthening an enabling policy environment and national level. The foundation of success for this program depends on working with a number of partners, multiple complementary USAID investments, and most importantly, the government of Tanzania.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

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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 GoT priorities and policies, both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, maternal and newborn health, nutrition and emergency response. We currently have an operational presence in Dodoma, Morogoro, Iringa, Rukwa, Shinyanga, Zanzibar/Pemba, Songwe and Kibondo. We employ nearly 165 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $13-15 million.

Associate Technical Director will provide technical leadership and oversight for an upcoming five-year U.S. government funded integrated health project aiming to increase the demand for and use of quality integrated RMNCAH services in target regions, particularly by youth and women. The position will lead design and day-to-day management of technical assistance efforts to improve capacity of the Government of Tanzania to deliver quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health and CECAP services at the facility and community level. The Associate Technical Director will work closely with technical implementation teams to ensure the project progresses towards expected results. S/he will also work with M&E staff to ensure project deliverables are monitored and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate. This position is contingent upon award by the donor.

Reports to: Chief of Party (COP)
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Dimensions: The job has five core functions: Technical leadership oversight, Development and Implementation of Technical Approaches, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration, advocacy and representation. The job also requires actions to incorporate gender equality, child rights and child participation throughout all programming.

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KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Lead and oversee the development and delivery of a high quality, innovative, cost effective and sustainable program for both facility and community resulting in improved integrated health outcomes for women of reproductive age and children under five years old.
  • Provide technical leadership to implement the program to achieve key results: improving the quality of health services, improving the ability of individuals to practice health seeking and self-care behaviors, improving the enabling environment for quality health services.
  • Provide day to day technical and program oversight in the design, planning, measurement, and day-to-day management of implementation in support of the project goal and objectives
  • Ensure the technical, methodological soundness and fidelity of activities across targeted regions, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery and community engagement strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.
  • Collaborate closely with the Ministry of Health and key USAID Implementing Partners and other donors and key stakeholders such as LGAs, CSOs and NGOs to ensure harmonization of technical approaches across technical and geographical coverage and to ensure technical assistance.
  • Based on collaboration and in consultation with MOH, USAID and other stakeholders, provide technical leadership in the development, refine and adjust project strategic plan, technical approaches and annual work plans and project monitoring.
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party and DCOP on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts
  • Oversee efforts to support capacity building including supportive supervision and mentorship at the individual and organizational level in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition services
  • Document and disseminate project success, Lessons learned, innovation good practices and challenges in the project implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested
  • In collaboration with Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning team and other technical colleagues, to develop and utilize data capturing and reporting tools and implement a plan to track data/results related to service delivery to ensuring donor and MOH compliance as well as ensuring data quality and assurance systems for the program are up and running including informing adjustments in the project implementation.
  • Track measures for climate risks in the EMMP and include them in the work plans, budgets, and MEL plan
  • Ensure Save the Children’s active participation and contribution to policy dialogue and engagement at the national level, including relevant TWGs, sub-committees and other professional forums in collaboration with Health and Nutrition Specialist.
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
  • Supervise technical staff and build capacity, mentor, and manage a team of highly qualified staff to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Manage technical contributions of sub-grantees, including defining scopes of work

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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;
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;

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • Clinical degree in medicine, nursing, or midwifery
  • Master’s Degree in public health, international development or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience with progressively increasing responsibility for designing, managing and implementing/providing technical assistance in complex integrated health projects, Reproductive health, Maternal, Newborn, Child Adolescent health, and nutrition programming in developing countries involving multiple stakeholders and implementing partners

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Essential

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in building community, facility, and Ministry of Health capacity to provide quality health services
  • Demonstrated experience in quality improvement at facility and community levels
  • Ability to collaborate and liaise with senior MoH officials, other USAID implementing partners, other relevant health sectors programs, national experts, and senior members of the donor community
  • Five years’ experience in senior management role in an international and National donor funded organizations
  • Ability to collaborate and liaise with SCUS technical advisors and administrative staff
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts from multi-cultural backgrounds and fostering team work
  • Strengths in inspiring and enabling others through training, and capacity building to realize organizational objectives.
  • Strong oral, written, and presentations skills in English.
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Tanzania is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Tanzanian healthcare system
  • Five years’ experience implementing large scale USAID funded or similar projects and designing and implementing Health Delivery Services in Tanzania
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 30%
Desirable
  • 10 years’ experience implementing large scale USAID funded projects and designing and implementing Health Delivery Services in Tanzania.

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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.

Closing date: 4 Jan 2021 - 23:59 EAT
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time
 

Comic Relief (Tuwekeze Pamoja) Programme Manager
TITLE: Tuwekeze Pamoja Programme Manager
TEAM/PROGRAM: Programme Operations
LOCATION: Mbozi, Songwe
GRADE: TBC

CONTRACT LENGTH: One Year (Renewable)
Child Safeguarding:

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 Tuwekeze Pamoja Programme Manager will provide strategic leadership and is accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of the Comic Relief programme and to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other agencies operating in Songwe, Dar es Salaam and Dodoma.

Save the Children Tanzania:
Save the Children began operations in Tanzania in 1986. Currently, the Country Program is implementing development and humanitarian programming in 10 regions in Mainland and Zanzibar in the thematic areas of: child rights governance, child protection, education and health & nutrition. The estimated value of the Country Program’s portfolio for 2020 is $13M.

Reports to: Deputy Director Programme Operation
Dimensions: Maintains strong linkages and coordinates for the delivery of Tuwekeze Pamoja with the Technical Specialists for Education, Child Protection and Health and Nutrition and the Meal Specialist amongst others in the Programme Development and Quality team
Staff directly reporting to this post: Programme Coordinator, MEAL Coordinator

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW:
The programme is implementing and researching the impact of a series of low cost interventions to support children from conception to the transition to primary school on children’s’ learning outcomes. Programme interventions include:
Parenting support on children’s development and school readiness for caregivers of children aged 0-3 and 4-6 years old
School and teacher focused interventions on children’s learning during pre-primary through continuous professional development and a whole-school approach to improved pre-primary learning.
Systems level interventions that include increasing support for, and 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.

Implementation is supported by a significant MEAL and research component to generate learning and implementation and impact evidence

The two outcomes from the programme are:

  • Children have improved learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy by age 6.
  • 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.

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KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
The Tuwekeze Program Manager is accountable for:
Programme leadership
  • Providing strategic vision, direction and leadership of the programme.
  • Lead strategic, financial, and operational planning, including the annual work planning process ensuring programme is adaptive to experience, learning and evidence on an ongoing basis.
  • Building, leading and enabling a high performing team (including capacity building activities, training, peer learning, and partner management.)
  • Make effective and timely strategic decisions about the design and direction of the programme.
  • Creating effective partnerships for implementation and advocacy / influence.
  • Support advocacy and engagement with development partners and relationships with government at a policy level.

Programme management responsibilities
  • Provide management oversight of the implementation of the Comic Relief/ Tuwekeze Pamoja programme through both the Dar es Salaam and Mbozi offices. This position will also include some travel to Dodoma for engagement with national authorities
  • Liaise closely with the Education, CP and Health and Nutrition Specialists for technical guidance to the programme.
  • Develop detailed implementation plans, procurement plans and phased financial forecasts in collaboration with the programme staff and partners.
  • Ensure that all planned activities and related expenditures for the Comic Relief/ Tuwekeze Pamoja programme are on track with recorded DIP in strict compliance with the agreed budget lines and Save the Children’s financial regulations and reviewed on a monthly basis during Award Review Meetings. Adjust plans accordingly.
  • Oversee and ensure the quality of implementation by Save the Children
  • Oversee and ensure the quality of implementation of program elements lead by the program partner ADP Ensure a partner capacity assessment and development plan is in place, regularly reviewed and followed-through. Ensure ongoing dialogue and feedback from ADP.
  • Oversee timely development and implementation of high quality technical materials by collaborating with Technical Specialists within country and from Save the Children Member Technical Advisers to further project activities, objectives and results.
  • Ensure all programme activities on the ground fulfil the requirements of the approved Save the Children Country strategic plan.

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Operational
  • Ensure all staff comply with Save the Children financial and logistics procedures.
  • Ensure functional systems are in place for effective project planning and implementation.
  • Prepare monthly projects updates and quarterly / annual reports including all project documentation and ensure timely submission to the Senior Management and donors through the country office.
  • Incorporate child rights programming into all aspects of Save the Children's work in the operational areas where possible and with support from head office colleagues and ensure requirements of Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policy are fully complied with by all staff and partners in the Comic Relief programme.

3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning / Research
  • In collaboration with the MEAL team establish and ensure implementation of a strong MEAL system for the Comic Relief/ Tuwekeze Pamoja programme (MEAL plans, indicators, performance tracking tables, monitoring tools, benchmarks etc.)
  • Plan for and include the project endline and final evaluations and other research studies as well as learning events as part of annual DIPs.
  • In collaboration with MEAL unit, review and ensure use of process, output and outcome level Quality Benchmarks and regularly review progress on indicators/achievement of targets (LFA).
  • Review 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide programmatic inputs for the development of the ToRs of evaluation studies which include background information and scope of work and proposed methodology in conjunction with TS and MEAL input.
  • Support programmatic engagement with external evaluators or researchers for the final evaluation
  • Identify staff MEAL capacity needs and inform MEAL unit and set aside MEAL capacity building budget for programme staff.

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4. Staff management and development
  • Line management responsibilities for the Comic Relief/ Tuwekeze Pamoja programme staff, especially for the Programme Coordinator and MEAL Coordinator and the staff that those positions oversee.
  • Manage the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure appropriate professional development opportunities are provided.
  • Manage the performance of all supervisees through the effective use of the Performance Management System and ongoing mentoring/coaching.
  • Lead, manage and motivate the relevant staff members, ensuring they have clear work plans and objectives and receive quarterly supervisions and reviews.
  • Ensure all TP team staff receive the relevant training and support required to enable them to undertake their responsibilities effectively in line with internal project management systems

5. Save the Children representation
  • Regularly coordinate and collaborate with other SC sector teams to strengthen programming and impact for children.
  • Engage donors, development partners and Tanzania government officials at all required levels as required to ensure Save the Children is considered a preferred and active partner in Tanzania and in the Songwe Region specifically.
  • Represent SCI in technical coordination meetings with Comic Relief and local and international partners, and any other relevant meeting when required.

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;
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;

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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
ESSENTIAL:

  • Master’s degree in Education, Social Science, Policy or equivalent fields.
  • Minimum six years of relevant area work experience in leading design and implementation of development programmes
  • Experience of leading complex, innovative and adaptive programmes within a context of wider sector change
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with CSOs, beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Strong demonstrable skills and experience in programme management
  • Substantial budget holding responsibilities – experience of managing an annual budget of approximately $500,000.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proven leadership skills – previous experience of line managing staff.
  • High level report writing skills in English.

DESIRABLE:
  • a background in education/early childhood development programming
  • Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties
  • Strong demonstrable skills and experience in monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability. 

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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.

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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.

Closing date: 4 Jan 2021 - 23:59 EAT
Location: Songwe, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time
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