Save the Children Zambia
Posted Job
28 days ago

Programme Coordinator – Driving Sustainable Change For Children’s Rights (x1)

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our Vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. In Zambia, Save the Children works in the following Thematic areas: Education, Health& Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty; including Humanitarian response. Save the Children wishes to invite qualified individuals to apply for the following position:

Duty Station: Lusaka

Role Purpose:

The Programme Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of the Driving Sustainable Change For Children’s Rights (DSCCR) Programme, anchored on integrating Child Rights Governance themes of Good Governance Delivering Children’s rights, Public Investment in Children and Monitoring and Demanding Child Rights with the other thematic areas to ensure children benefit from an improved and sustainable programmes aimed at protecting and promoting child rights. (S) He will be responsible for coordinating Save the Children’s program direct interventions. The Programme Coordinator DSCCR will work closely with the Programme Manager on all the DSCC programme and projects and ensure smooth implementation of the programme.

The incumbent will be reporting to Programme Manager (DSCCR)

Staff directly reporting to this post: Project officers

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Ensure all program activities are implemented timely in line with detailed implementation plan and red flags identified are timely escalated and resolved
  • Ensure the preparation of programme reports (monthly, quarterly and annual reports) as required (Financial and Narrative) in line with member / donor reporting guidelines
  • Coordinate and support SCI implementation of programme plans and processes to ensure achievement of objectives
  • Support partners detailed implementation planning for the program in line with donor requirement and SCI guidelines
  • Establish SCI learning hubs in the selected focused provinces
  • Document SCI and partners experiences focusing, best practices, the results achieved and any other experiences to inform learning
  • With support from the Programme Manager, Technical thematic leads, the Awards and Partnership team, Finance and other support functions coordinate the development and design of capacity building plans for implementing partners
  • Contribute to the long-term strategic planning of the program; review and systematic follow-up on partner reports (Financial and Narrative)
  • Work closely with the partners on the implementation of the capacity building plans, provide support and mentorship to the partners including the implementation
  • Provide regular feedback on stipulated outcomes and processes to ensure achievement of objectives through consistently supporting programme planning, budgeting and tracking of expenditure
  • Ensure the timely disbursements of funds to implementing partners including ensuring efficient utilisation of funds
  • Ensure timely procurement, administration and logistical processes for the programme are within the Standard Procedure
  • Strengthen collaborations with CSO networks, private sectors and government to drive change for children beyond the programme
  • Work closely with programme and partner staff to ensure that child safeguarding, child rights programming, gender equality and child participation are integrated into all aspects of SC programming, including the components of non-discrimination and climate change
  • Actively participate and contribute to Child Centred Social Accountability, Public Investment in Children and Child Rights Reporting coordination meetings to ensure a child rights focus
  • Contribute to the development of an effective system of monitoring and evaluation for the programme

Qualifications and experience:

  • University degree in Social Sciences or relevant area. A post graduate qualification is a necessity
  • At least 4 years of relevant working experience with right-based issues preferably children’s rights within civil society sector
  • Strong knowledge of Children’s rights.
  • Demonstrated skills in the design of human rights projects
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve objectives
  • English language proficiency a must, local languages an added advantage
  • Strong communication (verbal and writing skills) , interpersonal and representational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to dynamic changes and fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of word, Microsoft excel and power point

The post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

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.

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