Saturday, December 29, 2018

Job Opportunity at Save the Children - Community Facilitator

Duration: 9 weeks:- Working hours from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and 9:30am to 12:00pm on Saturday

Child Safeguarding: 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: The overall objective of the Discover project is the development and testing of the Discover Learning intervention with a goal of promoting positive, gender norm transformative, social-emotional learning during early adolescence. The Discover Learning intervention builds on research from transdisciplinary developmental science that indicates that early adolescence (ages 10-14), is a period of dynamic maturational changes. The Discover Learning intervention has been designed as a 14-session, public, primary-school-based intervention for 10-14 year olds. Students will work in small, same-age, mixed gender groups that will be led by young adult (20 to 30-year-old) trained Discover Learning Facilitators who will serve as mentors/coaches. Using a case-based learning model, the youth will learn a group process for problem solving including evaluating what is known about a particular topic, identifying new questions and areas of inquiry, making hypotheses, and creating a strategy about how to gather information to answer their questions and/or solve problems.

The Discover Learning Facilitator will be engaged in the successful design, implementation, and evaluation of the Discover Learning intervention and provide leadership and inspiration to youth participants in Discover Learning.

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 Dodoma, 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 $12 million in 2017.

Reports to: Community Linkages Officer

Dimensions: Maintains strong linkages with the community advisory board, street/school leadership.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key areas of accountability

Commit to abide by Save the Children’s child safeguarding principles Review and understand guidebook before intervention. This should include a basic understanding of the project purpose, goal and the mechanism of discover learning Ensure that classes are arranged, learning materials are made available before every session and that the children eat on time. Conduct/facilitate 18 sessions as outlined in the guidebookComplete session log every day Conduct/facilitate 3 parent/caregiver orientation and feedback sessions. Provide honest and comprehensive feedback to evaluators and Discover project team on intervention including the sessions and the guidebook. This may include participation in the post phase 1 reflection session if necessary Collaborate with community structures and school administration Create an enabling environment that is conducive for children to learn and participate. This will include ensuring attendance, encouraging active participation of all the children, classroom management, managing participants’ behavior Follow up with children who do not show up for sessions to find out what may have happenedBe present in the school by 12pm to 5pm on Monday, Wed, Thursday and by 9:30am for parent sessions on Saturday Attend meetings, workshops and other events as requested. Fulfill other responsibilities as given by supervisor


  • Must have completed form 6 and must have at least 6 months experience working with and teaching kids. Certificate or diploma in teaching, social sciences is an added advantage\
  • Experience working with adolescents. Preference for experience working with early adolescents (10-14 year olds).
  • One year of work experience or higher education, preferably in adolescent health, education, and/or development.
  • Excitement and enthusiasm for learning new skills.
  • Experience working with public schools and local communities preferred.
  • Experience working in a classroom preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively as a member of a team.
  • Age – between 20 and 30 years
  • Computer literate in MS applications MS Word, Excel, Power presentation
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • High level of flexibility, enthusiasm, and excitement for innovation.
  • Fluent and literate in Swahili and English
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including early adolescents, teachers, parents, and other key stakeholders.

NB: Preference will be given to candidates who live in or come from Temeke Municipality

Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Volunteer – Part-Time

Closing date: Monday 7 January 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified