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Programme Development and Quality Director  (190000UI)

Save the Children has been working in Tanzania for more than 30 years. We are working with government, local organizations and other international agencies to reduce child malnutrition, improve maternal, new born and child health services, support and strengthen early childhood development, primary, alternative and inclusive education and educational systems.

We strengthen child protection systems for vulnerable children, promote children’s participation and contribution to policy and resource allocation for services which concern them, support, and respond to emergencies. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated and results oriented individual with strong commitment, and track record of effective programme delivery through sound project management, capacity building skills and a commitment to the promotion of children’s rights to fill the Director of PDQ position.

Role Purpose: As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in Tanzania, the Director of Program Development and Quality (PDQ) is responsible for driving cross-functional engagement in the development and delivery of the Country Strategy Plan (CSP), developing annual plans and reporting on results. S/he is responsible for ensuring development and delivery of high quality, evidence-based, innovative programs for children, in all contexts, that contribute to Save the Children’s global Breakthroughs: Learn, Survive, Be Protected.

The Director of PDQ ensures that a robust monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) system is in place, that the country office engages in the collection and use of evidence and that this is shared across the global organization, and that reliable data is used for decision-making.  One key aspect of the role is ensuring capability building, mentoring and coaching of technical specialists in order to support program quality in line with global standards and key performance indicators. As a senior leader in the country office s/he plays a representational role with the government, donors, partners, peer agencies, SC Members and others.

The Director of PDQ supports strategic positioning with donors and partners and leads on project design to ensure that the country office strategy can be delivered in line with child rights programming principles.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree or its equivalent in years of experience in relevant social sciences, development studies, human rights or other relevant sector
  • Minimum of seven years’ progressive senior management and/ or development experience, including experience designing and implementing programs for children
  • Experience in one or more of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, child rights governance, child poverty, health and nutrition, and emergencies.
  • Proven excellence in leading a team, being a team player, and leadership in an international organisation.
  • An appreciation and understanding of how to manoeuvre in a context of shrinking space for civil society, ensuring Save the Children’s integrity and child rights are not compromised
  • Demonstrated knowledge of children’s issues, rights-based program approaches, and child safeguarding principles.
  • Strong skills and proven experience in leading strategic planning, change management and program management processes; also from the knowledge and learning perspective.
  • Strong skills and proven experience in new program development, project design and proposal writing with corporate, foundations and/or institutional donors.
  • Able to work well under pressure and deadlines
  • Excellent listening, inter-personal, communication and networking skills; proven experience and effectiveness working across functional teams and in a matrixed structure; and an ability to work with diverse populations.
  • High level of self-awareness and willingness to take feedback for growth and self-development.
  • Proven expertise in developing and managing Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning systems, and overseeing baselines/evaluations.
  • Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels
  • Strong skills in training, capacity building, coaching, problem solving and mentoring teams’/staff members throughout project cycle management.
  • Demonstrated skills in designing and carrying out qualitative and quantitative research and using research to inform program design and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated capacity to design innovative and high impact programs, and leveraging project results towards broader systemic impact.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector work
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Kiswahili would be an advantage.
 Contract Duration: 2 Years

Location: Dar es Salaam with regular travel to the field

Please read the full details of the position and apply as instructed. Only submit cover letter and recent Curriculum Vitae in a single file.

Do not attach any certificate at this stage, applications with certificates attachment shall not be considered. Indicate the position title and location in your cover letter. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for Interview.
Application closing Date: 18th April 2019
“Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children. We undertake rigorous procedures during the recruitment process including background checks to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will therefore be subject to this scrutiny.


: Dar es Salaam

Employee Status

: Fixed Term

Closing Date

: Apr 18, 2019

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