Thursday, November 19, 2020

New Job Vacancy at Save the Children International Tanzania – Child Rights Governance Specialist

Save the Children International
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at Save the Children, 2020
Child Rights Governance Specialist
TITLE: Child Rights Governance Specialist – Tanzania Country Office
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Director of Programme Development and Quality
LOCATION: Dar es Salaam with frequent travel to the field
CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year, renewable

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 Children has been working in the child rights governance (CRG)
sector on Mainland and Zanzibar, for many years with notable success.
The position of CRG Specialist will advance this work on a technical
level and ensure excellence in programming, including demonstration of
tangible results for children in Tanzania. The CRG Specialist will
provide strategic and operational leadership in this process. She/he
will assume the overall responsibility for the growth, development and
implementation of the Child Rights Governance portfolio. S/He will also
be part of further exploring SCI Tanzanias engagements in Child Rights
and Business (CRB), targeting key sectors and authorities on Mainland
and Zanzibar. S/He must bring an innovative leadership profile with a
proven track record of working with children and governance and a sound
technical background in programme design and delivery. The post holder
should also have a solid 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. The CRG Specialist also works to integrate CRG
strategies in Save the Children’s Thematic Sectors by providing
technical support, and developing tools and methodologies.


the Children began operations in Tanzania in 1986. Currently, the
Country Program is implementing development and humanitarian programming
in 11 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. The operating context is very dynamic, affecting the
rights of children and the operating environment for all NGOs.

Reports to: Director of Programme Development and Quality (DPDQ)
The job has five core functions: project management, strategy, quality
programming, resource mobilisation, monitoring and evaluation and
advocacy and representation. Child rights and child participation forms
part of all that Save the Children does throughout spectrum of
humanitarian to development.
Staff directly reporting to this post: None.


  • Provide
    overall oversight and strategic guidance, strong leadership and
    technically sound decision-making processes in the CRG portfolio.
  • Lead
    on development of thematic strategy for CRG in line with Save the
    Children’s Country Strategic Plan for the United Republic of Tanzania,
    with support and guidance from the Director of Programme Development and
    Quality (DPDQ).
  • Lead in developing and realising practical CRG plans as part of Country Annual Plans.
  • Contribute to strategic discussions regarding child rights and participation in the country office.
  • Further
    develop and activate Save the Children Tanzania’s strategic priorities
    in Child Rights and Business (CRB) in Tanzania key sectors –
    agriculture, mining, and tourism, and identify opportunity for
    CRB-integration into programmes where appropriate.

Technical Programme Quality:

  • Based on guidance and in coordination with the DPDQ
  • Support
    the effective implementation the SCI Programme Quality Framework,
    following the principle of putting child rights at the Centre of
    everything we do. This includes support to initiatives of rolling out
    Save the Children’s common approaches to ensure design of innovative and
    evidence based quality programs.
  • Support the operations team
    in identifying and addressing technical gaps in planning,
    implementation, monitoring and reporting of CRG projects, in
    coordination with quality programmes team
  • Lead on and ensure the technical quality delivery of CRG projects of the country programme
  • Support
    operations teams and relevant project/programme managers in relevant
    technical capacity of children, parents, communities, schools, other
    institutions and government to improve child rights government and child
    participation, including in humanitarian settings as well as in
    relation to private sector operations.
  • Build technical capacity
    in the operation teams, partners and child rights networks to produce
    top class donor reports of projects related to child rights governance,
    by working with MEAL and Award Management teams.
  • Review all CRG
    reports for technical quality and ensure information is correctly
    presented as per Save the Children global standards, evidence base and
    reality in Tanzania.
  • Collaborate with and respond to technical
    assistance from Save the Children Members, coordinating inputs as
    appropriate for projects.
  • Review research and participate in
    discussions related to CRG programming to ensure technical excellence
    and innovation in our projects.
  • Represent the CRG portfolio to
    the Programme Development and Quality team, especially in weekly and
    quarterly programme review meetings.
  • Support the Programme
    Development and Quality team, in identifying and pursuing opportunities
    to deepen engagement in Child Righs and Business, and private sector
    accountability in key sectors.

Monitoring and Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

  • Work
    closely with quality programmes and operations teams to ensure that all
    projects related to CRG(and CRB) have robust monitoring plans,
    baselines, reviews and evaluations in line with project designs and
    donor guidelines.
  • Assist the operation team in technical assessments of local/implementing partners.
  • Assist
    MEAL team, Operation teams and partners to carry out regular monitoring
    and measure and report on achievement and progress towards project
    objectives and results.
  • Organise periodic technical project
    review meetings with operation teams (programme/project managers) and
    partners and internally share progress and action.
  • Carry out
    extensive field visits to document observations and experiences and
    share them with operation, MEAL and finance teams and influence
    management action for improvement of technical and quality aspects in
  • Work with MEAL and operation teams to carry out
    relevant studies and document and disseminate good practices in projects
    related to CRG.
  • Develop monitoring and reporting systems for
    existing programmes with field staff and Monitoring, Evaluation,
    Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team, and update senior management on
    progress towards targets, as well as programme learning.
  • Coordinate
    innovation and testing of new strategies through operational research
    and careful documentation of project decisions and outcomes.
  • Write case studies of CRG successes and challenges.

Advocacy and Representation:

  • Work
    with quality programmes team to support operations teams in developing
    local-specific advocacy strategies and messages in the area of CRG.
  • Support
    operation teams as requested and build their capacity to lead
    representation and advocacy in technical, government, private sectors
    and civil society fora within Tanzania for CRG.
  • Participate as
    delegated in relevant internal and external fora including donor
    meetings and clusters related to CRG and thereby take proactive actions
    to profile SC’s work and exploited possible opportunities.
  • Take
    part in Pan-african and global technical learning platforms to deepen
    the country programme’s capacity in CRB-integration and programme
  • Identify key opportunities and events for Save the Children to position itself as the leading organisation for CRG in Tanzania.
  • Identify
    key forum’s and opportunities to acquire contextual expertise on CRB,
    and to promote technical advocacy based in Save the Children Tanzania
    priorities and expertise.
  • Identify and secure potential
    technical resource persons and organisations for their support in
    advancing Save the Children’s advocacy in the CRG sectors (and CRB).
    This involves forging partnerships with local and international child
    rights agencies.
  • Establish and maintain strong working
    relationship with CRG technical advisors of SC members and SCI CRG
    Initiatives (globally and regionally), thereby ensuring that the country
    programme benefits from possible opportunities (funding and other
    programme developments areas) arising from such relationships.
  • Take
    part in Pan-african and global technical learning platforms to deepen
    the country programme’s capacity in CRB-intergration and programme

Resource Mobilisation:

  • Work
    together with programme operation team to initiate and design high
    quality, cost-effective, innovative and sustainable project proposals
    and concept notes related to child rights.
  • Proactively seek
    information on potential donor sources and share project opportunities
    in CRG with quality programmes and operations teams linking to country
    CRG strategy.
  • Write proposals and design logframes/results frameworks for new CRG projects.
  • Develop concept notes for potential donors.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

  • Holds
    self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently,
    achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds
    himself/herself 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 himself/herself, takes
    responsibility for his/her own personal development and encourages
    others to do the same.
  • Widely shares his/her personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, within the 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.
  • Always acts in the best interest of children.
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  • Bachelors degree with extensive experience in Child Rights Governance work
  • At least 6 years’ solid experience in planning and coordinating child rights work at National level.
  • Strong
    experience in working with diverse partners (government, Civil Society,
    Academia, National Human Rights Institutions) in the implementing child
    rights in general and CRG work in particular.
  • Depth knowledge on child rights (UNCRC and ACRWC), social accountability and Investment in Children programming.
  • Experience in National Budget and Expenditure tracking.
  • Experience in development of child related policies, strategies and plan of actions as well as social policy in general.
  • Experience in Child Rights Governance and Child Rights Programming, and commitment to Save the Children values.
  • An understanding on the Concluding Observations of UNCRC and ACRWC Committees of Expertise on State Party Reports.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation.
  • Previous work experience in government Ministries (National Level) and NGO environments is an added benefit.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Ability to read, write and speak in Kiswahili.

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  • Exposure to NGO project design and delivery: at least 5 years working on child rights development projects.
  • Theoretical
    undertanding on Business & Human Rights-frameworks, private sector
    accountability, General Comment no. 16 to CRC and CRBP.
  • Highly
    developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an
    international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.

Additional job responsibilities
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
role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the
SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures;

Child Safeguarding:

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.

Date advertised:
18 Nov 2020
Closing date: 2 Dec 2020 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme, Development and Quality
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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