Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Save the Children ,Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Tanzania

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters.
We are currently seeking a Deputy Ch
ief of Party (DCOP) for a five-year USAID-funded Caring for Children and Empowering Young People (C2EYP)” Project based in Tanzania. The goal for this $65M cooperative agreement seeks to enable more Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) and other young people to access services for improving health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods and psychosocial well-being. To this end, the project will build the capacity of caregivers to provide care and access to services for their children and young people. In addition, it seeks to improve and expand age-appropriate service utilization for children and young people, especially hard-to-reach children. This project will support the PEPFAR continuum of care in Tanzania, with a critical focus on regions where USAID and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have located clinical projects; it will refer families to HIV services; and it will receive referrals from clinical partners, especially for Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) and pediatric care and treatment.
The DCOP will be responsible for technical leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated. The DCOP will manage the design and implementation of key components of the program description and ensure adherence to global standards of excellence in OVC programming. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and will report to the Chief of Party. The DCOP will also be responsible for managing the technical project team for this grant and may be required to travel frequently to key districts. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
  • Master’s Degree, MD or higher in international development, social sciences, public health, or a closely related field is required.
  • Eight plus years’ experience in designing and implementing programs addressing the challenges faced by children affected by HIV or otherwise living in adverse circumstances
  • Five plus years of experience designing, implementing and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries.
  • Five plus years working in Tanzania or another developing country is preferred.
  • Strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical expertise in OVC programming. Experience with child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement or policy development is required.
  • Experience with programming to address gender concerns and programming for very young children and adolescents/youth required.
  • Experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office)
  • Ability to travel frequently within Tanzania
  • Tanzanian nationals are encouraged to apply.
How to apply:
Qualified candidates should apply directly on-line through the website at: www.savethechildren.org under the Careers page, select “Search US Jobs” and then location is Tanzania. You may also submit your CV directly to Ronnie Stanford, Senior Recruitment Specialist, at: rstanford@savechildren.org for consideration. EOE

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