Job: Field Manager - Tanzania

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 16 Aug 2016

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.

Contract length: 1 year

The role The Field office manager will be deployed to manage a regional (Kigoma area) response in the NW of Tanzania , and to provide operational support and direction to the country programme in collaboration with the Emergency Response Program manager and Director of Programme Implementation (DPI). The Field office manager is responsible for identifying needs and resources and elaborating programme recommendations for the emergency response in line with Save the Children national and global priorities. The Field office manager will develop and manage programme(s) and negotiate and network at a regional and national level as determined by the CO SMT based in Dar es Salaam. She/he will ensure that all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies are in place. The Field office manager will play a strategic role in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children.

Qualifications and experience

  • Extensive experience of working within a management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
  • Previous experience in managing an emergency response program at local level with limited facilities.
  • Previous experience of managing programme teams in middle-scale first phase emergency response is essential
  • Education: MA / MSc level (or equivalent field experience)
  • Management experience of multi-national, multi-sector team.
  • Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including for example ECHO, DFID and SIDA) of USD 1m+ in a first phase response at regional or country level
  • Experience of national or local level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
  • Experience of media representation and advocacy
  • Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability systems in complex programmes
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with local partners and institutional donors
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational level
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Fluent in English
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Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: '[email protected]'