Saturday, 2 June 2018

Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Programme Assistant, Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Closing date: Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Child Safeguarding: The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have contact with or access to children or young people


The Child Protection and Child Rights Governance Programme Assistant is accountable for providing support to implement and scale up quality of Child Protection and Child Rights Governance (CP and CRG) programme by supporting the Project Coordinator in Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam region.S/he is responsible for implementing daily tasks that ensure the project meets all Save the Children's related policies and procedures. S/he serves as a technical support to community representatives and partners for implementation of CP and CRG interventions, monthly plans and updates and participating on advocacy campaigns and programme reviews. S/he will participate in monitoring and data collection; coordinating capacity building training; mainstreaming children's safeguarding; promoting children's participation; developing community mobilization and sustainability plans.


Reports to: CP and CRG Coordinator and dotted lines to the Child Protection Specialist

Dimensions: Maintains strong linkages with Senior Programme Manager, Technical Specialists for Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability (MEAL)

Staff directly reporting to this post: None


1. Programmatic/partnership responsibilities:

Assist in program planning and implementation of work plans;
Conduct regular field visits to monitor interventions, and ensure new innovations for children's participation through existing children organizations i.e Tuseme clubs and junior councils;
Support to coordinate and conduct capacity building activities for partners and stakeholders;
Support team in facilitation of internal coordination with other programs to ensure good synergy with other Save the Children initiatives in the field;
Supported or in collaboration with the CP and CRG Coordinator, ensure that planned activities and related expenditures are in strict compliance with the agreed budget lines and Save the Children financial regulations.
Adhere to and support in rolling out SCI Child safeguarding policy to the communities & partners.

2. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning / Research

In collaboration with the MEAL team ensure implementation of a strong MEAL system for the CP programme in location (MEAL plans, indicators, performance tracking tables, monitoring tools, benchmarks etc.)
Support monitoring interventions with partners and community and children's organizations;
Assist the partners' staff with the collection of high quality data for MEAL;
Any other tasks requested by the line manager.

4. Save the Children representation

Regularly support to coordinate and collaborate with other SC sector teams in location to strengthen programming and impact for children.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children's 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 others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically


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


  • Degree/Diploma in Social Sciences, Bachelor of Science and Social Protection,
  • Experience in project planning and implementation
  • Experience in working with partners and government agencies
  • Experience in working with children will be added advantage
  • Additional skills in programme implementation, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability will be an added advantage
  • Good communication and writing skills in English.

Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Tuesday 5 June 2018

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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