Program: Task order 51
Reporting to: ADD Country Director
Position: Program Manager
Position Type: Full Time
Contract duration: 2.5 years
Deadline: 9th February 2022
Persons with disabilities candidates are particularly encouraged to apply and as a ‘disability confident employer’ ADD guarantees to interview all persons with disabilities candidates who meet the minimum criteria. We want to see you at your best and so please let us know if there are any adjustments at all that we can make to the recruitment process to ensure that it works for you. We are also committed to ensuring that we continue to review and make adjustments throughout your employment with ADD.
ABOUT ADD International Tanzania
In Tanzania like many other countries, persons with disabilities are likely to experience discrimination linked to negative stereotypes associated with their impairment. ADD Tanzania works to address this by building an inclusive society that accepts persons with disabilities as part of human diversity, through interventions which benefit and support all persons with disabilities’ dignity whatever their impairment, gender, religion, ethnic background, social status, and geographical location.
Across the country, we work with 15 local Disabled People’s Organisations reaching a total of 58,000 persons with disabilities. Our key priorities are inclusive education, tackling gender-based violence (GBV), and creating livelihood opportunities. Under each thematic area, we work with disability activists to empower local persons with disabilities, to challenge community stigma, and to hold powerholders to account for delivering on disability services and rights.
Our strategy lays out plans for delivering independence, equality, and opportunity for persons with disabilities in Tanzania.
ABOUT TASK ORDER 51- INCLUSIVE EDUCATION PROJECT
Task Order 51 is a two and a half -year Inclusive Education program implemented as a consortium between three Organizations that is ADD International, Sense International, and Leonard Cheshire, targeting children with disabilities.
Through the developed and proposed PPPIET model previously, this Task Order 51 will demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed PPPIET model for potential adoption nationally by the Government of Tanzania, The project will be involved in strengthening the identification, and assessment of children with disabilities through multidisciplinary teams; increasing community awareness on disability and inclusive education through OPDs; strengthening Parent Teacher Partnerships, School Management Committees and school clubs; training teachers in screening and identification, inclusive pedagogy, adapting teaching and learning materials; improving infrastructure and safeguarding through SMC training and funding for renovations.
The project aims at ensuring that no child with disability is left behind, regardless of the type of disability, So part of the focus of the program will be on changing the discriminatory attitudes of the community as well as of teachers and school stakeholders towards children with disabilities. More efforts will be put into deepening and improving approaches to working with schools and communities.
PROGRAM MANAGER JOB PURPOSE.
Job Purpose: To manage the Inclusive Education program, by delivering high-quality programme work that is developed and delivered with full inclusion and involvement of organizations of people with disabilities, reflecting their priorities and delivered in ways that strengthen their organisations so that they are better able to represent the needs of all learners with disabilities
KEY areas of responsibility
- Ensure project outcome is delivered to the quality required by the programme (with specified risks and benefits), to schedule, within set budgets and scope. Provide a key co-ordination and implementation role, ensuring project management standards are followed and deadlines met.
- Prepare management products – including project implementation plan, Activity vs Budget plans, quarterly and annual reports as per ADD and donor requirements in the agreed contracts.
- Provide supervision for the implementation and integration of activities that make up the inclusive education programme.
- Ensure programme implementation is responsive to the needs and aspirations of learners with disability as in line with NSIE and ADD values, strategic plan, and other guidelines and procedures
- Ensure that all projects are gender-sensitive and that through the analysis of the intersecting factors of exclusion, focus on some of the most marginalized, and specifically women and girls with disabilities
- Manage high-quality delivery of To 51 project, ensuring effective project plans and processes, and monitor progress, working closely with the Country Director to ensure project relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, and sustainability.
- Ensure project compliance with donor requirements as well as legal and ADD safeguarding requirements
- Support the project officer in managing programme learning, the documentation, and dissemination of findings and ensure all reporting, including to donors, is of the highest standard.
- Working closely with MEL Officer and partners to develop a baseline, final project review and undertake the ongoing project data collection
- Ensure all programme activities are sensitive to and responsive to changes in the political, social, and economic environments.
Policy, Research, and Influencing
- Participate in the development of research opportunities that inform ADD Tanzania on its influencing work
- Manage ADD Tanzania’s policy and influencing work, including supporting Disabled People’s Organisations to engage with both local and national level officials on the Rights of Persons with disabilities inclusion.
- Participate and advocate on matters concerning disability inclusion at the local to national level
Financial Management & Control.
- Oversee the programme team’s expenditure and the disbursement of resources in accordance with ADD International procedures and national regulatory frameworks and ensure compliance with all local statutory and legal obligations
- Ensure programme budgets are well designed, delivering value for money, and maximising full cost recovery
Recruitment, Staffing, and TEAM Management
- With the support from the Country Director, manage the recruitment of new programme officers.
- Coach the newly recruited officer and ensure that they deliver at the highest level of quality
- Set the performance objective indicators for your team,
- Ensure regular progress review meetings take place and behavioural expectations are established.
partner’s management AND COMMUNICATION
- Ensure partner management is properly followed up by working with all members of the programmes team and other departments to support and maintain a culture of partnership between stakeholders and the Tanzania Country Office.
- Provide respect and meaningful participation and engagement of persons with disabilities, and their organisations, in programme development, planning, implementation, and review
- Build effective working relationships with project stakeholders, engaging them at each project stage, ensuring communications have appropriate content and tone.
- Manage information flows between the directing and delivering levels of the project. Ensure organisational communications about project benefits, progress and outcomes suit the audience and are timely. Anticipate project risks and issues, communicate them to stakeholders, taking action to resolve.
- Establish and maintain up to date key program stakeholders’ contacts at Local and Central Government levels in the project area and the country at large.
- Popularize and enhance project visibility to all project stakeholders at the Local, District, and National level
- Level 3– regular access to children/vulnerable adults including on their own, or lead responsibility for safeguarding within office/location
- Ensure familiarity, and compliance with, ADD’s child and vulnerable adult safeguarding policy and undertake training as required
- Contribute to creating and maintaining an environment that prevents safeguarding violations and promotes the implementation of ADD’s policy
- Report any concerns or suspicions regarding safeguarding violations by an ADD staff member or associated personnel to the child and vulnerable adult focal person or appropriate Government reporting channels.
- Identify training needs and train staff and partners on ADD’s child and vulnerable adult safeguarding policy. Ensure training is regularly updated and all new staff receive training promptly
- Ensure all stakeholders are fully briefed on ADD’s safeguarding policies and procedures, including reporting mechanisms
- Responsible for ensuring ADD implement safe programmes including identifying areas of need for adaptation in the design and implementation of projects.
- Develop publicity materials on ADD’s safeguarding policies to be shared with communities with whom ADD works
- Provide advice and guidance to members of staff, contractors, partners, people in our projects (i.e. direct beneficiaries and caregivers as appropriate), or the general public (as appropriate) on issues of safeguarding
- Ensure safeguarding activities are budgeted for in project proposals to enable new projects to fulfil ADD’s safeguarding requirements
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree in education, Social Science Community or Development studies, or equivalent level of experience
- Bachelor’s degree in inclusive education or special need education would be an added advantage
- Master’s degree would be an added advantage
- Minimum of 5 years senior level programme management experience, ideally within the INGO sector
- Prior job experience with organizations working with vulnerable groups
- Experience in planning and implementing Inclusive education programs/ projects targeting different stakeholders at different levels (including teachers and learners with disability)
- Lived experience of disability (desirable)
- Financial management experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience in developing and maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders, at the local, district, and national level
- Experience in human resource management
- Experience of safeguarding policy and practice related to children and/or vulnerable adults
- Good understanding of inclusive education programming
- Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and think/plan strategically
- Demonstrated experience in managing and developing team working and the ability to lead and motivate others to work
- Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili
- Commitment to equality and diversity, the experience of working with disabled people and/or other marginalised groups is an essential requirement.
- A detail-oriented, knowledgeable on statistics, have strong problem-solving skills, and an investigative nature
- Demonstrated ability to align to value for money approach through increased transparency and accountability in all project operations
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
- Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work in diversified environments.
HOW TO APPLY.
Interested applicants should send the following attachments by email (please include in the email subject ‘Ref: Programme Manager Shinyanga’):
- Their CV (max 3 pages)
- Letter of motivation (max 2 pages), please state your current or most recent salary
- Completed equal opportunities form (please choose relevant form for applying for a job in ADD International Tanzania Program Office)
- The names, contact numbers, and addresses of 2 referees (please state if you are not happy for them to be contacted at this stage)
Please send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date specified below.
Closing date for receiving applications is 9th February 2022 at 1630hrs. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.