Save the Children has been working in Tanzania for more than 30 years. We are working with the government, local organizations and other international agencies to reduce child malnutrition, improve new-born and maternal health, support and strengthen early childhood development and primary education systems. We strengthen child protection systems for vulnerable children, promote children's participation and contribution to policy and resource allocation for services which concern them, support, and respond to emergencies.
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The transition to becoming a parent for the first time is a time of major life changes. Young first-time mothers (FTMs; ages 15-24) are vulnerable to poor health outcomes and are also less likely than older women to access reproductive and maternal health services, including family planning (FP). In Tanzania, the youngest mothers have the lowest use of modern postpartum family planning (PPFP) and the shortest intervals between births. Low use of effective methods of FP makes FTMs vulnerable to unintended pregnancies and rapid repeat pregnancies. Both younger age at first birth and closely spaced pregnancies contribute to increased risk for maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. Yet this transition to becoming a parent for the first time offers opportunities to improve life-long health and wellbeing for first-time mothers and their families.
In September 2019, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded the Connecting young parents to PPFP through diverse platforms (Connect) project (2019-2023) to Save the Children. Connect, a multi-country research and evidence-generation initiative, is supported by teams in both Tanzania and the US. In Tanzania, connect will "enhance" the USAID-funded Lishe Endelevu project led by Save the Children, which aims to reduce stunting in children under five and improve nutrition for women and children. Connect's approach involves introducing PPFP activities into Lishe Endelevu's community support groups, supporting household visits for FTMs, and supporting on-the-job respectful care trainings for facility-based health providers. In Tanzania, the project will be implemented in two phases. Connect will introduce and test the approach in Dodoma Region in 2021, then expand implementation to additional regions and districts. Throughout, connect will document and share results and implementation challenges and lessons learned.
Connect seeks to recruit a Team Lead for Connect's efforts in Tanzania. In collaboration with the Lishe Endelevu leadership and implementation teams and the Connect team, the Connect Team Lead will lead the planning, implementation, and monitoring of Connect's activities at the community and facility levels. The Team Lead will oversee Connect's Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) efforts, including monitoring efforts and documentation of implementation learning, as well as providing support to qualitative and quantitative evaluations led by an external research partner, in collaboration with Connect's MEAL Officer. This position will ensure community and facility approaches are implemented according to the workplan and MOH respective guidelines; lead refinements to tools and approaches based on challenges and lessons learned; ensure that best practices and key lessons learned are captured and shared with national and global stakeholders; and represent Save the Children and Connect at relevant technical working groups and committees. The Team Lead will be based in Dar es Salaam and support Connect's implementation, initially in Dodoma, and with potential scale-up to Iringa, Morogoro, and/or Rukwa. The Team Lead will supervise two Dodoma-based Connect project staff. In addition to support from the Lishe Endelevu and SC Tanzania teams, the Team Lead will be supported by the global Connect technical team.
Contract Duration: 1 Year
No of Vacancies: One (1) Position
Reporting to: Chief of Party - Lishe Endelevu
Location: Dar es Salaam
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Program Management (20%)
Technical Leadership (80%)
Qualifications and Experience
How to Apply.
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Application closing Date: 23rd April 2021
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