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Project Officer

Save The Children

This is a Full-time position in Dodoma posted January 12, 2021.

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TITLE: Project Officer

TEAM/PROGRAM: Programme Operations



CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year, renewable

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have
regular contact with or access to children or young people


The transition to becoming a parent for the first time is a time of major life
changes. At the same time that young mothers are removed from family, school,
and social support networks, they must navigate caring for their own health
while learning to care for a newborn. Young mothers 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. 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 young mothers 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 to Save the
Children. Connect will complement 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. Over 4 years, Connect will “enhance”
the Lishe Endelevu project by introducing PPFP activities into Lishe
Endelevu’s community support groups and supporting household visits for first-
time mothers. In Tanzania, the project will be implemented in two phases.
Phase One will be implemented in Kongwa District, Dodoma region from January
2021-May 2021. In Phase Two, Connect will expand implementation to additional
regions and districts. Throughout, Connect will document and share results and
implementation challenges and lessons learned.

Connect seeks to recruit one Project Officer to support the Project
Coordinator in planning, coordination, and technical implementation of
innovative integrated Postpartum Family planning and social behaviour change
communication SBCC activities in Kongwa Dc . The Project Officer will build
capacity of relevant stakeholders at district level and communities in
Postpartum family planning throughout the first phase of project
implementation. The Project Officer will also work closely with the Connect
MEAL officer and Project Coordinator to ensure progress is achieved towards
set targets. S/he will establish and maintain close and effective liaison with
government partners at LGAs and communities to facilitate flow of information,
reports and updates including staying abreast of current trends.


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. The Connect project will be directly
implemented by Save the Children in Kongwa Dc in Phase One with the aim of
increasing PPFP uptake and changing household and community attitudes towards
child spacing, PPFP and the use of LARCs. The Project Officer will be vital in
ensuring smooth implementation at the community level with all relevant
community level actors.

Reports to: Connect Project Coordinator

Staff directly reporting to this post: Nil



In collaboration with Project Coordinator and Community Health workers, lead
in the implementation, monitoring and adaptation of Postpartum Family
planning, and SBCC activities to improve the knowledge and supportive
attitudes and practices of First Time Parents on child spacing, and use of
PPFP and LARCs services at household and community level.
Provide technical support to Community Health workers through coaching and
mentorship for quality implementation of Postpartum Family planning, and SBCC
activities at Community level
Draft activity monthly and quarterly reports on Community Level project
Establish and maintain solid collaboration with target relevant LGA
departments and staff during planning, implementation and monitoring of PPFP
related activities at community level.
Provide support to village leadership and committees, community promoters/CHWs
to ensure quick and sustainable uptake of improved PPFP behaviours.


Provide timely and accurate written and verbal reporting.
Support documentation of lessons learned and project success stories
Ensure high quality project implementation, monitoring and reporting.
Make regular field visits to monitor project quality and collect data.
Collaborate with MEAL officer to conduct routine data collection, entry and
Coordinate with the Project Coordinator in work planning, implementation
Serve as a project focal point for LGAs, community and other implementing
stakeholders at district level.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS our Values in Practice



Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently,
achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the broader team and partners accountable to deliver on their


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and take responsibility
for their own personal development
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale


Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective
relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and
Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks


Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Commitment to Save the Children values


Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Development, Social Science, or other
relevant field.
Minimum of 3 years of relevant field experience with an international
organization in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and family planning
Personal and professional commitment to adolescent sexual and reproductive
health and family planning
Familiarity / experience with the start-up, management and implementation of
adolescent sexual and reproductive health activities including the formation
and training of community support groups.
Demonstrated success in providing hands-on training and technical assistance
to community support groups, CHWs, and other stakeholders.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English required.
Demonstrated experience in working effectively with community-level actors,
stakeholders and beneficiaries.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a large
team-oriented setting;
Strong experience with Microsoft Office applications;
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in
team situations and independently.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the
role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within
reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI
Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures;

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes
rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of
children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI
anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI
Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Date advertised: 11 Jan 2021

Closing date: 22 Jan 2021 – 23:59 EAT

Location: Dodoma, Tanzania, United Republic of

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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Closing Date : 19th January, 2021.

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