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Project Coordinator New Job Vacancy at Save the Children Tanzania 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Job Vacancies at Save the Children Tanzania, 2019
Project Coordinator
TITLE: Project Coordinator
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Operations
LOCATION: Full time based in Dodoma Region, Tanzania
GRADE: Grade 3
CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year, renewable
Level 3:
√ the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

He/she will support the established child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis. The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

The transition to becoming a parent for the first time is a time of major life changes. At the same time that young mothers are removed from family, school, and social support networks, they must navigate caring for their own health while learning to care for a newborn. Young mothers (ages 15-24) are vulnerable to poor health outcomes and are also less likely than older women to access reproductive and maternal health services, including family planning. In Tanzania, the youngest mothers have the lowest use of modern postpartum family planning (FP) and the shortest intervals between births. Low use of effective methods of FP makes young mothers vulnerable to unintended pregnancies and rapid repeat pregnancies. Both younger age at first birth and closely spaced pregnancies contribute to increased risk for maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. Yet this transition to becoming a parent for the first time offers opportunities to improve life-long health and wellbeing for young parents and their families.

In September 2019, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded the Connecting young parents to PPFP through diverse platforms (Connect) project to Save the Children. Connect will complement the USAID-funded Lishe Endelevu project led by Save the Children, which aims to reduce stunting in children under five and improve nutrition for women and children. Over 4 years, Connect will develop and test additional activities (called “program enhancements”) to enhance Lishe Endelevu’s reach of young parents, and increase young parents’ knowledge and FP practices. In Tanzania, the project will be implemented in two phases. Phase One will entail formative research, then development and testing of the program enhancement at a small scale over 18 months. In Phase Two, Connect will expand implementation to additional regions and districts. Throughout, Connect will document and share results and implementation challenges and lessons learned.

Connect seeks a dynamic Dodoma-based Project Coordinator to oversee the design and implementation in Tanzania. The Coordinator will work closely with the Health and Nutrition Specialist and Lishe Endelevu Regional Manager in Tanzania, for development and implementation of the activities, and documentation of project results and lessons.


Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 with an initial presence in Zanzibar then extended to the Mainland with multi-sector programming. Currently, the Country Program is implementing development and humanitarian programming in 11 regions within the thematic areas of: child rights governance, child protection, education and health
Reports to: Regional Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: None


Technical Leadership
  • Contributes to the development of the program and activities in close collaboration with Lishe Endelevu staff and the SCUS Connect Project Director.
  • Lead implementation of the program enhancement in collaboration with civil society organizations and Lishe Endelevu staff. Contribute to efforts to improve design and implementation based on challenges and learnings.
  • In collaboration with district MOH counterparts, conduct follow-up and supportive supervision visits to ensure quality implementation.
  • Coordinate with Government of Tanzania stakeholders and other relevant partners for design, implementation, and scale-up of program enhancements.
  • Represent Connect and Save the Children at regional and national meetings.
  • With the Connect MEAL Officer, supports documentation and sharing of project successes, lessons, and results. Support management of a local qualitative research agency. Support implementation of quantitative and qualitative impact evaluation led by an external research partner.

Project Management
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans and budgets, training plans, quarterly reports and other reports as needed.
  • Ensure the timely and quality completion of program technical deliverables and reports in accordance with donor guidelines.
  • Maintain regular collaboration/communication with the Save the Children Tanzania Health & Nutrition team, Lishe Endelevu leadership, and HQ Connect Support Team.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children 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 their team to do the same;
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale;
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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity;

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  • Flexible, innovative, creative, adaptable, and open to new ideas, comfortable with change and uncertainty (a must!)
  • Personal and professional commitment to adolescent sexual and reproductive health and family planning
  • Masters-level degree in Public Health, Development, Social Science, or other relevant field;
  • 5-7 years of professional experience working with communities and health facilities to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes among young people;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with regional and district MOH staff;
  • Familiarity and relevant work experience with evidence-based reproductive, maternal, and newborn health interventions and best practices, specifically for adolescents and youth;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a large team-oriented setting;
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office applications;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required;
  • Highly organized and able to work successfully in a team that is geographically dispersed;
  • Ability to travel to Dar es Salaam and to other project regions as needed for meetings and oversight of activities.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures;
Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Date advertised: 23 Oct 2019
Closing date: 7 Nov 2019 - 23:59 EAT
Location: Dodoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time


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