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Mara Field Office, Programme Manager Child protection / M&E

Job Title: Mara Field Office, Programme Manager Child protection / M&E
Duty Station: Musoma, Tanzania
Answerable to: Regional Coordinator Child Protection, Nairobi
Internal Relations: Country Coordinator Tanzania, Field Office Programme Manager Civic
Driven Change, Field Office Area Coordinators, Community
Volunteers, Regional Coordinator PM&E, Nairobi
External relations: Child protection partner organizations, government departments and
relevant organizations at national level, donor organizations
International Child Support (ICS) is a Dutch international organization that promotes
children’s rights in Africa and Asia. It aims to contribute to a world of confident children and
youth who can enjoy their childhood and are able to further develop themselves. We see
our role as informing duty bearers about child rights and strengthening their capacity to
design and implement programs that are in the best interest of the child.
ICS subscribes to a Civic Driven approach to development where citizens and civic
organizations are owners of the development process. In this approach, individuals take
control and address the problems in their own communities, and eventually become agents
of their own development. The role of ICS is to serve local communities by acting as a cocreator
of processes that stimulate Civic Driven Change.

ICS Africa works through its Regional Office in Nairobi and it’s Field Offices in Western Kenya
and Northern Tanzania and through partner organizations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and
Ethiopia. ICS Africa is transitioning from its current 4-year Change for Children Programme
(with programmes in child protection, sustainable livelihood and Child Rights in School
Improvement Plans) to its new 5-year Together 4 Change Programme (with programmes in
child protection, Sociual Business Development and Civic Driven Change for Child
Wellbeing). Simultaneously, ICS Tanzania is phasing out from Meatu District in Shinyanga, to
Mara region (Musoma Rural, Roriya and District).
Job Summary
Under the overall guidance of the Regional Coordinator Child Protection, you will be
responsible for the portfolio of child protection programmes in Tanzania. You will provide
technical advice and support to ICS programmes in Civic Driven Change and Social Business
Development and will manage our relation with partners in child protection. As such, you
are expected to travel extensively between ICS programme areas and to those of our child
protection partners, as you identify opportunities for and facilitate linking and learning
between child protection partners. You will translate these experiences into lessons learned,
and support the Regional Coordinator Child Protection in the development of effective child
rights programmes.
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Supported by the Regional PM&E Coordinator, the Programme Manager will be responsible
for data collection, information management and reporting of all programme interventions
in the Mara Region. Field Office and coordinate related. In this capacity, the Programme
Manager will train other staff in the area of Participatory Planning, Monitoring and
Evaluation, and coordinate all related data collection, analysis and reporting across the
1. Policy and strategy development
· Participate in the development and implementation of ICS child protection policies,
strategies and programs through sharing child protection experiences from programme
office and child protection partners
· Translate child protection strategies and policies for understanding and implementation
by the project officers and child protection partners
· Critically analyze and consolidate information from different child protection
programmes to sieve best and worst practices
· At national level, carry out policy analysis around child protection to identify gaps and
opportunities for advocacy
· Conduct and /or facilitate evidence based research in child protection, rapid
assessments and situational analysis to bridge information needs
2. Information building and technical Support
· Advice on operational implementation of child protection projects in the CDC and
child protection programme
· Organizing regular exposure visits for civic actors in the CDC programme and child
protection partners to organizations with relevance experience
· Play a central role in developing implementation mechanisms/instruments
( curriculum’s, tools for data collection and M&E in relation to child protection)
· Establish partnerships with expert organizations and facilitate linkages with CDC
programme actors and child protection partners
· Generate, document and disseminate the results of child protection policy and
programme work, capturing new knowledge and learning
3. Partnership management
· Ensure that in all matters of programmatic and financial nature, that excellent and
transparent documents are maintained and proper procedures followed to comply at all
times with the requirements of the partnership policy, memorandums of understanding
and contracts.
· Analyze proposals, work plans and budgets of child protection partners and ensure that
all planned projects represent priorities that have been endorsed by ICS Africa.
· Create structured opportunities to encourage learning from partners and identify case
study themes / issues from project experience for analysis, dialogue and possible
formulation into emerging best practice and policy.
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4. Advocacy and Networking
· Identify and develop systematic contacts with likeminded organizations, government
ministries and nongovernmental organizations in Kenya for learning and sharing
· Represent the organization effectively in different forums at district, provincial and
national levels
5. Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
· Develop the overall PME framework for Tanzania which should include annual reviews,
participatory impact assessments, process/operations monitoring and linking & learning
· Together with the programme officer CDC, take a lead in guiding project staff and
partners in implementing the monitoring plan/framework and the use of the
information in improving programme implementation as well as reporting progress
against the annual work plans
· Take lead in guiding the CDC project officers and partners in the development of work
plans and progress reports (Annual, quarterly, monthly). Together, analyse these reports
in terms of problems and actions needed.
· Together with the programme officer CDC provide quality assurance and overall
integrity of the programme - focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the
programme; and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning, interfaces
with other programmes and corporate technical and specialist standards
· Liaise closely with the Regional M&E Coordinator on the various PME components to
strengthen feedback and information sharing mechanisms
· Chair and guide the M&E task force in Tanzania
· University degree in social development, public health, development studies or related
· Practical and theoretical knowledge of participatory approach in development work
· Five years of experience in managing child protection programmes with national and
international agencies
· Proven experience in partner management
· Proven experience in working with Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation systems
· Proven experience in the facilitation of workshops and participatory transfer of
knowledge and skills
· Ability to conceptualize, strategize and coordinate implementation of programmes
· Critical understanding of children protection issues from a child rights perspective
· System-thinker, capable of putting in place information management tools that can be
applied by all levels in the organization
· Computer literate ( MS Office programmes, Internet )
· Flexibility to adjust work schedules and priorities to meet deadlines, juggle multiple
assignments, and work in a dynamic environment
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· Excellent verbal and written English; superior writing skills and ability to prepare
reports and other documents
· Ability to motivate and guide staff particularly in non line-management relationships.
· Highly organized
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client;
a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a
daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by
close of business Friday 25th June 2010.
Adept Systems
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that we do not charge fees
for receiving or processing job applications. Visit our website for more vacancies.
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