Save the Children has been working
in Tanzania for more than 30 years. We're working with government, local organizations and other international agencies to reduce child malnutrition, improve  new-born and maternal health, strengthen  child protection  systems for vulnerable children,  promote  children’s participation and contribution to policy and  resource allocation for services which  concern them,  support the national HIV/TB strategy through the Global Fund program, and respond to emergencies. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated and results oriented individual with strong  technical skills, and a commitment to the promotion of children’s rights to fill the following position:

Director of Program Development and Quality

Location: Dar Es Salaam

Role Purpose: This is a challenging senior leadership role in a changing operational context as the Tanzania country programme grows its overall portfolio, expands its geographic footprint, and seeks to strengthen operational reliability, effectiveness and influence of its work.  The position requires forging stronger partnerships with government and civil society actors, as well as strong donor engagement and lateral relationship building with other NGOs and UN bodies.  The successful candidate is a principled, dedicated, experienced and highly motivated individual who will work with the senior management team to drive forward our country programme and our ambitions.  The role will contribute to the on-going capacity building of organisational systems and processes, but also needs to lead the thematic ambition and integrate strategic priorities and best practices of Save the Children’s global themes.

Essential Qualification: Masters degree or higher in a Social Sciences field, or  in an complementary area of social development. More than 5 years senior management experience in a donor, research  or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children in both development and  emergency contexts. Clear track record of  successful donor engagement  translated into high rate of success in securing donor awards / submitting credible and compelling proposals/bids with, working familiarity of   standards and requirements of USAID, DFID, EC , UN  specialised agencies and other potential  sponsors including  private sector donors, with  values between  $100k - $15-20 million. Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels. Fluency in written and spoken English (essential).

How to apply for the position...

Please read the full job description at  https://www.savethechildren.net/jobs/job-details/3346
 and apply as instructed. Only submit cover letter and recent Curriculum Vitae in a single file.
Do not attach any certificate at this stage, applications with certificates attachment shall not be considered.
Application closing Date: 30th September 2016
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for Interview.