Advocacy Manager - Child Rights
Save the Children

Date Listed: Jul 12, 2012
Phone: No Calls Please
Area: Dar Es Salaam
Application Deadline: Jul 25, 2012

Position Description:
Save the Children was founded in 1919 and is the world's largest independent movement for children promoting child rights and poverty alleviation in over 120 countries. We aim to significantly influence policy and Practice towards children at the local, national and global levels, with the active involvement of children and their communities in the identification of priorities and advocating for change. Save the
Children in Tanzania is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and result oriented person with a strong commitment to promotion of children's rights to take the position of Advocacy Manager - Child Rights to be based in Dar es Salaam with frequent travel to field.
Job Purpose
Advocacy Manager Child Rights is member of Child Rights Governance programme team and the focal person for
management, support and information sharing in relation to project's activities that facilitate key decision makers at national and district levels to understand and enforce child rights through quality policies, plans, by-laws and resource allocation.
Summary of key accountabilities
The Advocacy manager will be responsible for the following among other things: Coordinating district and national advocacy
initiatives/strategies under Child Rights Governance Programme; document good practices for sharing within and across the programmes; take lead on the implementations of the advocacy activities; monitor the progress and report the results. Lead the design and production of regular fact sheets and briefs for MPs, media groups, NGO and CSOs including providing support and build the capacity of implementing partners and Children Councils to implement and monitor district based advocacy plans and document the results.
Also s/he will be responsible for organizing field trips and training workshops/sessions with key policy makers, MPs, key media groups, NGO and CSOs, monitor national developments in Vision 2025, National Strategy for Growth and Poverty Reduction MKUKUTA, MDG's, Public Expenditure Reviews and design corresponding programmes activities. Monitor regional and international commitments on children's rights (eg, Convention on the Rights of the Child, African Charter on Rights and Welfare of the Child, MDGs.
Person specification and qualification
Ideal candidate must have at least bachelor's degree ideally in Social Sciences or other related disciplines and experience working with the government both at the national and district levels.
S/he must demonstrate practical skills and experience in lobbying and advocacy within programmes, as well as leading CSOs or organization advocacy initiative.
Experience of working with the government officials at district and national level, young people and a commitment to promotion of children's right with better understanding of the international and national child related instruments is essential.
S/he will also be expected to demonstrate skills and experience in developing and managing advocacy initiatives, monitoring and evaluation and reporting systems, processes and tools and must be committed to understanding of SC UK's aims, values and principles and the Child Safeguarding Policy
Application Instructions:
For more details on position requirements and how to apply position please send an e-mail to the Human Resources Department of Save the Children in Tanzania at:
To request for the Job Profile and a Save the Children Job application form
Return only the completed Save the Children Job Application Form by e-mail to:


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