Friday, April 6, 2018

Career Opportunities at The World Vision in Dodoma and Arusha

  Xpresstz       Friday, April 6, 2018
AIM Project Manager

Reference: 9973-17R17131
Location: Africa - Tanzania
Town/City: Dodoma
Application Deadline Date: 19-Apr-18
Category: Health
Type: Fixed term, Full-time
International Role: No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Duration: Less Than 1 Year

JOB DESCRIPTION
Purpose of the position:

To technical support in improving infant and maternal health through a community based participatory approach on children under two as per World Vision’s new international health strategy.

Major Responsibilities.

Strategic Engagement

Oversee the Irish Aid grant in country being accountable for project outputs and results as set out in the proposal and ensure the technical quality of interventions and delivery approaches is met.

Prepare an annual detailed implementation plan and provide 6 monthly narrative and financial reports

Analyse progress and recommend changes in consultation with staff and community stakeholders.

Ensure that project interventions are implemented within existing MOH framework and structures, thereby ensuring compliance, avoiding duplication and strengthening the MoH system.

Ensure good alignment and integration between the project and the Area programs(Aps)

Advocacy, Networking and Business Relationships

Work in cooperation with the Ministry of Health to improve government interventions in the area of MNCH.

Representation and advocacy for World Vision (WV) and other MNCH programming at the National level forums using evidence based framework including operations research in the area of system strengthening and the contribution of community groups to this MNCH.

Effectively engage with National level using participatory approach with various MNCH partners on working together to achieve high quality of services in MNCH.

Identify areas for lobbying and advocacy and develop action plans/initiatives in areas of MNCH and mHealth.

Ensure good collaboration with cluster level staff such as Monitoring and Evaluation, health/nutrition specialists etc for technical input, direction and alignment.

Develop a strong relationship with the MoH (Reproductive Health Unit), Tanzania Food, and Nutrition Centre (TFNC and other key stakeholders who will be key partners over the project lifetime in MNCH and Nutrition.

Engage in dialogue and analysis with MoH to learn about existing household outreach

Work closely with the Head Office and other key partners to further advocacy efforts in maternal and child health in the project area.

Team Performance Management

Ensure a high performance management culture, open trustworthy, relationships and integrity to enhance smooth staff relations and accountability

Ensure good communication of project goals, progress, risks and expectations to all staff, stakeholders and partners.

Project Management and Supervision

Responsible for reporting to appropriate government entities using standard WV (country office) processes for inclusion of project outcomes in local and national health management information systems.

Financial and non-Financial resource management

Be responsible and accountable for managing the project budget

Be on hand to explain monthly grant spending

Prepare a detailed monthly dashboard

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Master in Public Health with at least 5 years of technical health project management experience, preferably focused on maternal and child health.

Other technical skills

Good budget management skills

Ability to work in a facilitative and participatory approach

Understanding and experience of community based approaches to health programming

Ability to liaise with people at all level – government partners, donors, communities and staff with diplomacy, tact and collaboration.

Appreciation of gender related issues

Computer skills

Working Environment / Conditions:

Work environment: Office – based with frequent travel to the field

50% work in Dar and 50% in Dodoma.

Travel: 30% Domestic/International travel is required

On Call

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National Child Proetction Coordinator

Reference: 9970-17R04013
Location: Africa - Tanzania
Town/City: Arusha
Application Deadline Date: 19-Apr-18
Category: Child Development
Type: Fixed term, Full-time
International Role: No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Duration: 1-2 Years

JOB DESCRIPTION
Purpose of the position:

To provide National Leadership, coordination and technical support on Child protection and child focused programming and ensure that WV partnership standards of Child Protection Policy are applied to all programmes and processes to reduce risk to children in communities from any form of abuse or neglect, including sexual abuse through the development and implementation of qualitative child protection with awareness raising in Child Participation, Protection, Survival and Development.

Major Responsibilities:


Coordinate the development and implementation of National office Child protection strategy and plan in alignment with the National, Regional and Global child protection strategies, priorities and policies.

Liaise with World Vision regional and support offices for Education and Child Protection programming, strategic developments and documentation /sharing best practices.

Provide professional advice and support capacity building for WVT on Child Participation, protection, survival and development with emphasis on holistic child development and Programme quality at project level. This includes coordinating and Facilitating awareness and training on child protection and World Vision policy on Child protection policy provide training resources and monitoring of National Office staff in child safe organization activities.

Support Full compliance with the National Office Child Protection policy and standards in every Programme (ADP), project and department including regular assessment of gaps in compliance, and responses to address gaps, and implementation of Child Protection standards in Emergency response.

Conduct Child Protection Training for all staff, board members and volunteers including Child Protection standards and Behavior protocols orientation, how to report an allegation or suspicion or misconduct; signed acknowledgement of the child protection policy and agreement to comply with the behavior protocols kept in personnel files, and on-going Child Protection and Child Rights training Programme to staff.

Promote a Child Focused and Rights-based programming approach across HEA, TD and Advocacy with a special focus on the Most Vulnerable children and mainstreaming of Child protection across all ministry streams and Child Sponsorship supporting children in crisis and Children in Emergency initiatives according to National Strategy, in a manner that contributes to Child Well-being outcomes.

Coordinate and Facilitate Assessments,/ Research, Review in ADPs and Local communities to identify root causes of injustice, abuse, neglect, and exploitation and ensure child protection issues are incorporated in designs, (AOP)planning, implementation, monitoring, Evaluation in programming and organizational processes (Communication, public relations and policies).

Define and Implement Appropriate responses to Level 1 Child Protection incidents perpetrated by community members by clarifying World Vision’s role in providing the right kinds of support which includes consideration of protection, psychosocial care, medical care, legal support, police involvement, family or community support.

Ensure quality investigation of Level 2 and level 3 child protection incident allegations, under the direction and support of WVI Child Protection including Regional Advisor by completing the Child Protection Incident Reporter, establishing an incident response Core team, and appropriate action for the best interests of the concerned children, as well as legal, Communications and HR Issues.

Network with important government line ministries and likeminded NGO/ CSO partners to keep abreast of Education and child protection issues in the context, to be partners in response to child protection incidents, and to position WVT as an organization of excellence in child protection and education programming.

Develop effective reporting procedure and response plan for handling any allegation or suspicion of alleged misconduct toward children and train staff in their responsibility for reporting and handling allegations. Develop and/ or promote reporting/complaint mechanisms in communities where children or adults can report concerns or suspicions regarding inappropriate behaviors toward children by staff, volunteers, visitors, or other WV affiliates.

Disseminate promising/ best practice on Child Rights and replicate child protection promising practices in new programmes and projects and in organizational processes.

Participate in Audits, Child Protection investigations and evaluations including preparing for Child protection Operational Audit sections and complete any agreed follow up management actions.

Reporting-Complete a Child protection Policy Compliance/ update report every six months and ensure confidentiality, timely, objective, accurate and reliable information reporting from WVT on Child protection incidents reports.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

Qualification required: BA Degree in Law, Community Development or Social Sciences related field.

Experience: At least 3 years’ experience in Child Protection and Advocacy

Preferred: MA Degree in Law or Social Sciences related field.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

Child Rights Policies and Legislation skills

Human Rights skills

Advocacy lobbying, dialogue and networking skills

Management information system skills

Finance and budget management skills

Skills in report writing and Child Rights Assessment

Ability to work in a team

Ability to work under pressure

Facilitation skills

Working Environment / Conditions

20% travels

Office based

Involves long hours in office situations and meetings

Cross cultural environment

Complete access to ICT facilities

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