Save the Children is seeking a Senior Field Operations Manager for the USAID-funded Improved Nutrition for Better Life Program in Tanzania. This four-year program will intensify and integrate nutritional support to targeted regions to improve the nutritional status for women of reproductive age. This target group includes pregnant and lactating women, adolescents and children under five years of age in Tanzania.
In addition, the staff will also work closely to support the Government of Tanzania (GOT) and local NGOs working at the district, facility, and community levels to improve nutrition-related behaviors within households by promoting evidence-based nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions, and in line with the GOT’s National Multi-sectoral Nutrition Action Plan.
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. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition and emergency response.
In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania. We currently have an operational presence in Dodoma, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, Kigoma and Dar es Salaam and we work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ more than 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $12 million
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Advanced degree in relevant field; professional qualification in project management desired;
Minimum ten years’ experience managing operations for USAID-funded projects; in-depth knowledge of USAID programs, rules and regulations;
Proven ability to prepare budgets and work plans;
Strong analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
Proven track record representing organizations in front of the government and donors at the highest levels
Experience as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop operational and project management skills of colleagues;
Experience managing and monitoring sub-awards, including all partners;
Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in managing the personnel, administrative and logistical functions of programs and projects;
Proven experience building the capacity of local NGOs and government bodies and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required;
Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Tanzania.