Strategic Liaison Manager – Tanzania
DFID UK Aid Direct Program
Responsible to: Country Director
Responsible for: Communications Officer and Programme Officer
build networks and partnerships with government and other agencies that
further enable RCA to deliver its strategy for the region, advocating
for change that will improve the lives of street children in line with
both RCAs strategic objectives and the UN General Comment 21 on children
in street situations.
Advocacy & Policy Change
Develop and oversee RCA’s advocacy strategy, articulating clear
objectives for RCA, in relation to the scope of advocacy and partnership
• Identify in liaison with colleagues, partners and
with external agencies working on the issue, priority areas for
advocating for policy change and planning for the change process.
Analyse national laws, policies, guidelines and plans as required and,
in consultation with programme teams, articulate where and how potential
changes could be made.
• Create and deliver networking and
engagement plans for each advocacy issue agreed, highlighting who and
how we need to connect with key stakeholders.
• Support the
Country Director to build strategic alliances with key people or
influencers in a number of government ministries, targeted civil society
partners, private sector companies and diplomatic missions.
Support the CD to work with the government to influence change and
implementation at national level regarding children on the streets.
Represent RCA in various networks as agreed with the Country Director
by attending fora and meetings and engaging in online communications.
Liaise and work with the existing networks in Tanzania and
internationally as well as allied organisations to allow for the
development of thematic papers, exchange of information and policy
• Represent RCA including organisation of, and or participation and presentations at conferences and events.
Develop structures to advocate for greater investment from government
in services for children living and working on the streets (CLWS).
Actively advocate for adoption of the UN General Comment no. 21 on
Children in Street Situations and subsequent changes to the law in line
• Build government commitment for the development and
adoption of nationally recognized SOPs for work with children living and
working on the streets.
• Work alongside the Programme Officers
to ensure CSOs are supported to understand options and facilities
available to facilitate access to legal aid for street children in
conflict with the law.
• Work with Programme Officers to ensure
CSOs build relationships with the police to help bring justice for
street children who are victims of abuse.
• Work with the
Consortium for Street Children, TCRF, CCR and other development partners
to facilitate a consultation process with government, civil society and
young people to develop nationally agreed SOPs for work with street
• Oversight of
all work streams that require communications support including leading
on coordinating this support with the UK office.
• Oversee the
development and delivery of the RCA Communications strategy, ensuring
that all communications materials are developed to a high standard in
line with RCA and donor brand requirement
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Senior Management Team
Work with the Country Director and the programme’s Senior Management Team to:
Provide leadership and strategic direction for East Africa which is
consistent with Railway Children’s Vision, Mission, Strategy and Values.
• Develop and oversee the delivery of robust country plans that support RCA’s strategic objectives.
• Ensure the generation of and manage financial resources to ensure RCA’s long- term viability.
Manage and monitor organisational activities in order to ensure that
RCA fulfils its organisational plans and contractual obligations and
achieves its strategic objectives.
• Represent and develop RCA’s
interests through proactive management of positive relationships with
key service providers, clients, stakeholders, partners, governments and
• Ensure effective and complimentary
cross-departmental working that supports shared objectives and is in the
best interests of RCA and its beneficiaries.
• Help ensure that
RCA is recognised as the lead agency in the region working on the issue
of children living and working on the streets.
• Support the compilation of reporting both internally and externally to donors and to national government.
• Provide external representation for RCA, promoting its profile and interests as and when required.
• Deputise for the Country Director as required
Ensure that staff reporting to you are providing all beneficiaries of
the programme with ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written
information in relevant languages about Railway Children’s Child and
Adult Safeguarding, Code of Conduct and Whistle blowing policies.
• Ensure the way you are carrying out your work is not putting children at risk (or further risk).
Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other
organizations and government ministries, children and beneficiary
families, and community members in general.
• Ensure that staff
reporting to you are aware of and complying with the Safeguarding and
Adults policy and the Code of Conduct and that a managerial environment
is created where these policies are effectively implemented.
Uphold and work within Railway Children’s policies and procedures.
Actively promote and embody Railway Children’s core values of
Integrity, Bravery, Innovation and Effectiveness across the organisation
• Travel to Railway Children’s field operations as and when required.
• Undertake any other duties, as appropriate to the post, as delegated by the line manager.
• At least 5 or more years of experience working in a similar role, preferably in an INGO.
• Experience of building networks among government and civil society in Tanzania that work together to achieve a common goal.
• Experience of securing funding from local and international funders.
• Strong experience of working with donors and government bodies, representational and advocacy skills.
• Experience in all aspects of project cycle, particularly in Human Rights, Child Rights and Protection.
• Excellent personal, self-management and communication skills.
• Team building and leadership skills.
• Solid experience in lobbying, advocacy and campaign.
• Practical experience of working with children and young people
Knowledge and Skills
• Sound understanding of national laws pertaining to children and over all legislative framework is desirable.
• Demonstrated skills in strategic and program planning plus excellent communication, documentation and analytical skills.
• Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control.
• Strong presentation, networking and negotiation skills.
• Fluency in written and spoken Kiswahili and English.
• Proficiency in all applications of MS Office, especially Word and Excel.
Post graduate degree in Social Sciences – Development studies, Social
Work, Sociology, Community Development or human rights background.
How to apply
apply for this post, please submit a letter outlining how you meet the
criteria, including your current salary and benefit package and your
current curriculum vitae to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 24th October 2018.J2