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Project Officer

Published on 12.01.2021

Company

Website : http://tanzania.savethechildren.net
Industries :
Associative activities
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Save the Children helps Tanzanian girls and boys in poverty, providing education, healthcare, and disaster relief. read more

Job Ad & Profile Description

Position : Project Officer

SCOPE OF ROLE:

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. The Connect project will be directly implemented by Save the Children in Kongwa Dc in Phase One with the aim of increasing PPFP uptake and changing household and community attitudes towards child spacing, PPFP and the use of LARCs. The Project Officer will be vital in ensuring smooth implementation at the community level with all relevant community level actors.

Reports to:  Connect Project Coordinator

Staff directly reporting to this post: Nil

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Technical

  • In collaboration with Project Coordinator and Community Health workers, lead in the implementation, monitoring and adaptation of Postpartum Family planning, and SBCC activities to improve the knowledge and supportive attitudes and practices of First Time Parents on child spacing, and use of PPFP and LARCs services at household and community level.
  • Provide technical support to Community Health workers through coaching and mentorship for quality implementation of Postpartum Family planning, and SBCC activities at Community level
  • Draft activity monthly and quarterly reports on Community Level project implementation
  • Establish and maintain solid collaboration with target relevant LGA departments and staff during planning, implementation and monitoring of PPFP related activities at community level.
  • Provide support to village leadership and committees, community promoters/CHWs to ensure quick and sustainable uptake of improved PPFP behaviours.

Operational

  • Provide timely and accurate written and verbal reporting.    
  • Support documentation of lessons learned and project success stories
  • Ensure high quality project implementation, monitoring and reporting.
  • Make regular field visits to monitor project quality and collect data.
  • Collaborate with MEAL officer to conduct routine data collection, entry and compilation.
  • Coordinate with the Project Coordinator in work planning, implementation
  • Serve as a project focal point for LGAs, community and other implementing stakeholders at district level.
Required profile for job ad : Project Officer
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Development, Social Science, or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant field experience with an international organization in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and family planning programming.
  • Personal and professional commitment to adolescent sexual and reproductive health and family planning
  • Familiarity / experience with the start-up, management and implementation of adolescent sexual and reproductive health activities including the formation and training of community support groups.
  • Demonstrated success in providing hands-on training and technical assistance to community support groups, CHWs, and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English required.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with community-level actors, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a large team-oriented setting;
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office applications;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in team situations and independently.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the broader team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and take responsibility for their own personal development
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
Job criteria for job ad : Project Officer
Job category :
R&D, project management
Industries :
Associative activities
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Arusha - Dar es Salaam - Dodoma - Geita - Iringa - Kagera - Katavi - Kigoma - Kilimanjaro - Lindi - Manyara - Mara - Mbeya - Morogoro - Mtwara - Mwanza - Njombe - Pemba - Pwani - Rukwa - Ruvuma - Shinyanga - Simiyu - Singida - Songwe - Tabora - Tanga - Zanzibar
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Spoken language :
englishfluent
Number of Position(s) : 1

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