United Republic of Tanzania: Discover Learning Programme Manager, Tanzania

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

Discover Learning Programme Manager, Tanzania

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

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 Lindi, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, Kigoma and with Dodoma/Singida starting up, and we also work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $10 million.

Role Purpose:

The Discover Learning Programme Manager is accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of the Discover Learning intervention; to lead the collaboration between Save the Children with the UC Berkeley Center on the Developing Adolescent and Health for a Prosperous Nation; to serve as a lead facilitator of the Discover Learning intervention; and to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities, with a specific focus on early adolescence, with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other humanitarian agencies operating in the area. Provide leadership and guidance to the programme team including the Discover Learning facilitators.

Contract Duration: 1 year

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree level in public health, public policy, education, child development, or other relevant discipline. Masters preferred.
  • Two years of relevant work experience facilitating interventions with adolescents. Preference for experience working with early adolescents.
  • Two years of relevant work experience supervising and training project staff. Preference for experience supervising and training staff to work with early adolescents.
  • Five years of relevant area work experience in adolescent health, education, program management, and/or development.
  • Experience working with public schools and local communities will be considered as strong assets as well as practical knowledge of child participation methodologies.
  • Strong technical grasp of maternal and child health, adolescent health, and/or education.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with CSOs, community volunteers, beneficiaries and stakeholders. Empowerment focused experience preferred.
  • High level report writing skills in English.
  • Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
  • Strong demonstrable understanding of programme management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability and experience integrating evaluation activities into intervention activities.
  • Budget holding responsibilities – experience of managing an annual budget of approximately $250,000.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • High level of flexibility, enthusiasm, and excitement for innovation.
  • Bi-lingual in English and Swahili.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including early adolescents, project partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Passport and ability to travel to the US.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs. This role closes on the 31st of March 2017.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘MKogi.27055.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com

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United Republic of Tanzania: Comic Relief Programme Manager, Tanzania

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

Comic Relief Programme Manager, Tanzania

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The Comic Relief Programme Manager will provide strategic leadership and is accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of the Comic Relief programme and to represent and advocate for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other agencies operating in Songwe and at Dare es Salaam level.

Contract Duration: 1 year

Location: Dar es Salaam with regular visits to Mbozi, Songwe

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Education, Social Science, Policy or equivalent fields.

  • Minimum five years of relevant area work experience in leading design and implementation of development programmes (a background in education/early childhood development programming is desirable but not essential).

  • Experience of leading complex, innovative and adaptive programmes within a context of wider sector change.

  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with CSOs, beneficiaries and stakeholders.

  • Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.

  • Strong demonstrable skills and experience in programme management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability.

  • Substantial budget holding responsibilities – experience of managing an annual budget of approximately $500,000.

  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Proven leadership skills – previous experience of line managing staff.

  • High level report writing skills in English.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs. This role closes on the 31st of March 2017.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘MKogi.49760.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com

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Ethiopia: Call for Expression of Interest – Final Evaluation for Better Health for Older People in Africa Project

Organization: HelpAge International
Country: Ethiopia, Mozambique, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Closing date: 03 Apr 2017

1. Background

HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights and challenge discrimination and poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. HelpAge International is implementing ‘The Better Health for Older People in Africa’ programme between, July 2014 and June 2017 with a total budget of GBP 3,910,354 funded by DFID. The programme is implemented in four countries: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

The overall aim of the programme is to make poor older women/men and their households less vulnerable to illness and worsening poverty through provision of better access to health and care services. Efforts to provide age – appropriate health, HIV and care services as well as social entitlements that will better enable them to meet their health needs as well as efforts on improving the accountability of service providers and policy makers both locally and nationally were also made.

There are four months of implementation remaining before programme phase out. Under donor stipulations and because Helpage international has a string ethos of learning from its programmatic work this final evaluation of the work between April – May 2017 will be conducted.

· Target Beneficiaries

Direct Beneficiaries – 387,763 older women and men (232,658F, 155,105M), over 50 years of age in the programme areas will access improved health care services (age – friendly and gender sensitive).

1,718 health staff will benefit from the training supported by the programme.

Indirect beneficiaries – 938,853 family members, from older people households will benefit. This is assuming that one household has five members. Thus, improving the health status of an older person at the household level, will lead to improved livelihood status within the household, making an older person less dependent on the other household members.

· Programme Management

HelpAge International, is an international network of organizations working on ageing with a London secretariat. HelpAge manages the programme through its country offices, Africa Regional Office (based in Nairobi, Kenya) and its headquarters in London.

Age International is the UK affiliate of the HelpAge Network and has the overall responsibility of overseeing the programme management, reporting and donor liaison. It also has the responsibility of sharing the programme learning widely.

HelpAge country offices/representatives manage the country programme through working closely with national partners; coordinating with the regional HelpAge office, monitoring activities and reporting.

Table 1: Country Office with Implementing Partners

1. Country – Mozambique (MOZ)

Country Office/Representative – HelpAge International – Mozambique

Partners:

  • Associacao Para Aos Velhos Desamparados (AAVEDOS)
  • Associacao Crista Interdenomiacional para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (ACIDECO)

  • Associacao de Proteccao dos Idosos de Tet (APITE)

  • Red Cross Mozambique (CVM)

  • Associacao Humanitaria de Apoio a Velhice (Vukoxa)

  • Associação Moçambicana para o Desenvolvimento da Família (AMOFEDA)

2 Country – Ethiopia (ETH)

Country Office/Representative – HelpAge International – Ethiopia

Partners

  • Ethiopian Elderly and Pensioners National Association (EEPNA)

  • Tesfa Social and Development Association (TSDA)

  • 24 health facilities in Oromia and SNNP Regions directly managed by the country office

3 Country – Zimbabwe (ZIM)

Country Office/Representative – Center for Community Development Solutions (CCDS)

Partners

  • Island Hospice

  • Helen Hove

4 Country – Tanzania (TAN)

Country Office/Representative HelpAge International – Tanzania

Partners

  • Jumiya Wastaafu Na Wazee Zanzibar (JUWAZA)

  • Magu Poverty Focus on Older People Rehabilitation Centre (MAPERECE)

  • Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

2. Purpose of the Evaluation and Intended Use

The final evaluation will strive to interrogate the extent to which programme objectives have been met and will utilize the OECD-DAC criteria (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability) from which to structure the evaluation. It aims to build upon the mid-term evaluation that was conducted in 2016; see if recommendations from the evaluation have be me and identify key learnings that will help improve future health programming in HelpAge international.

Evaluation findings should be applicable for health programming in the regional and national contexts in which programme implementation was conducted. The findings are expected to inform decision making, foster an environment of learning, and promote greater understanding of effective health service provision for older persons in Africa.

3. Objectives of the Final Evaluation

The main objective of the evaluation will be to test the extent to which the programme has realized its broader theory of change

Specific Objectives

Ø To critically assess the level of achievements attained vis – a – vis the initial plan (results framework)

Ø To assess the programme of work against the OECD-DAC criteria (effectiveness, efficiency & value for money, relevance and impact)

Ø Assess the sustainability of achievements, implementation procedures, approaches and modalities

Ø Identify and draw out key learning as a result of implementation of the programme

Ø Provide recommendations to improve the future effectiveness of health programme development

4. Evaluation Focus and Scope

Impact

· What specific change has this programme brought about in reducing the poverty level of older people households through improvements in their health outcome?

· Has access to affordable health and care services by older persons improved in the four implementing countries?

· Have there been any policy changes/directives put in place that support improved health for older persons at country and regional level as a result of the programme’s efforts?

· Are there any policy changes that have been initiated at country/national level as a result of the project’s policy advocacy impact?

· What changes have occurred as a direct result of the project at different levels, and for different stakeholders?

· What are the unintended consequences of the project (positive and negative)?

Relevance

· To what extent have the interventions undertaken been relevant to the local needs and priorities of older persons?

· Did the project adapt to changes in the context and from learning as the project progressed?

Effectiveness

· How well did the project achieve the expected results (objectives and outcomes) in the results framework?

· Which results showed significant over- or under-achievement, and what were the major factors influencing this?

· Were there any gaps related to planning, management, monitoring and implementation that influenced the results?

· Have the lessons learning, monitoring and evaluation systems put in place after the mid-term evaluation been effective, placing particular attention on the roll out of the digitalization activities?

· The roles and responsibilities fulfilled by the HelpAge country and regional offices as well as implementing partners at country level. How the performance of each agency influenced the realization of the project objectives

Efficiency & VfM

· Were procurement, management and partnership arrangements appropriate to achieving the desired quality, quantity, and timeliness of outputs?

· Were the benefits delivered by the project proportionate to the costs?

· To what extent could the programme cost have been reduced/made more efficient without sacrificing the quality of the results

Sustainability

· To what extent will the benefits of the project continue after funding ceases? Specifically,

· Policy support – will efforts made thus far continue to influence policy makers after the programme has phased out?

· Institutional capacity – how far the programme is embedded in the local institutional structures – if the health facilities retain the knowledge received after trainings – if OCM will actively continue working after the programme has phased out – what changes have occurred in the capacities of local implementing partner organizations that will enable them to continue supporting the work after the programme has phased

Cross – Cutting

· What measures have been taken to mainstream gender in the programme and to what extent have women and vulnerable groups been involved in decision making?

· What measures were taken to ensure cross country and regional level learnings?

5. Methodology

A mixed methods approach will be undertaken consisting broadly of 2 main components:

  1. Desk review: all programme documents such as the project proposal, quarterly reports, budget, mid-term evaluation report etc. will be reviewed against the results framework. Documents shaping the wider external environment such as in country policies, strategies employed by regional bodies will be reviewed.

  2. Field work: field visits to a representative sample of selected partners in all programme implementing countries will be conducted. Data collection methods might include: Key Informant Interviews, Focus group discussions and Participatory mapping and story-telling (encouraged)

  3. Analysis and Reporting: the evaluator/s will undertake robust and appropriate analysis of the data and provide ample opportunity for feedback and resonance testing.

6. Specific Tasks and Deliverables

The evaluator will undertake the following tasks:

• Undertake a document review to become familiar with the project.

• Develop an evaluation framework, methodology and tools and refine these with the HelpAge staff.

• Undertake data collection and analysis according to HelpAge guidelines on evaluation quality

• Present draft findings and recommendations to all relevant project stakeholders

• Prepare a draft report for review, circulate and consider comments

• Prepare and submit a final report according to HelpAge guidelines on length and structure

HelpAge will support with provision of required documents, logistics and coordinating with countries/locations/stakeholders where evaluation consultations will take place and providing comments on evaluation draft/s.

7. Expertise Required

• A postgraduate qualification (Masters or above) in Social Sciences or International development and/or public health with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Research, Monitoring and Evaluation.

• Proven experience of evaluating complex multi-country programmes especially in the area of health and advocacy

• Experience and familiarity with aging and gender

• Strong communication skills, proficient in working across all levels of institutions with experience of conducting primary data collection activities sensitively in a range of contexts.

• Excellent report writing skills in English

· Experience of evaluating digital data collection and analysis systems

8. Time-frame

The evaluation should commence not later than May 2017. It is anticipated that the evaluation will take no more than 30 working days, including, preparation and piloting the tools, briefings/debriefings and external meetings, presentation/revision of findings to HelpAge and other stakeholders and preparing draft and final reports.

Text Box Data DisaggregationAll evaluation findings should be disaggregated by age and sex 60-70 70-80 80 Younger older people may include 50-60Text Box Gender AnalysisAll evaluations should provide a better understanding of the differences of the realities of both older men and women who are impacted by the project

How to apply:

9. Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest are sought from applicants meeting the criteria above. These should be sent to hr.ewca@helpage.org, no later than April 3, 2017.

10. Expressions of interest should include

• A short (one page) cover letter addressing the selection criteria above.

• CV (maximum 3 pages) outlining his/her experience

• Summary Proposal (maximum 3 pages) illustrating the applicant’s understanding of the TOR and task to be accomplished, plus a draft evaluation framework with clear sampling method and plan including any logistic support required.

• Financial proposal: The financial proposal should provide cost estimates for services rendered including daily consultancy fees.

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