Background and purpose of the assignment

Save the Children’s work globally is guided by its global strategy Ambition for Children 2030 which focuses on inspiring three specific breakthroughs for children around the world by 2030:

Survive: No child dies form preventable causes before their fifth birthday

Learn: All children learn form a quality basic education

Be protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated

In Tanzania, Save the Children is working towards achieving the following changes for children by 2030:

Survive: Achieve reduction in Maternal Mortality to 230/100,000 live births and reduce stunting to levels accepted by the Government of Tanzania by 2030.

Learn: Increase access to Early Childhood Care and Development with demonstrated readiness for primary school and increased transition rates for primary to secondary school for children.

Be protected: Decision makers and the public alike acknowledge that violence against children constitutes a problem in the country and a full child protection system is put in place by various actors to prevent and respond to all forms of violence, abuse and exploitation of children.

To reach these goals, Save the Children has developed a Country Strategic Plan for the period 2016-2018, with more specific outcomes to guide its work in Education, Child protection, Health and Nutrition and Child Rights Governance. Currently, Save the Children works with nearly 20 local partners and in support of the local governments in the following locations: Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Kibondo, Shinyanga, Songwe and Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba). In 2017, Save the Children reached almost 1,000,000 people in Tanzania.

In Zanzibar (both islands, Unguja and Pemba) Save the Children delivers programming in the fields of Maternal New born and Child Health and Nutrition, Child Protection and Child Rights Governance, in coordination with the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, the Government of Tanzania and local partners. Through this work, Save the Children seeks to make contributions to child survival, eliminating Violence Against Children, as well as promoting child participation in public policy decision making. Specifically, Save the Children’s Child Protection initiatives focus mainly on ending the use of physical and humiliating punishment in the home and school settings and preventing child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Save the Children is offering an internship opportunity specifically to support monitoring and evaluation of its Child Protection and Child Rights Governance projects in Zanzibar.

Internship Scope of Work

  • Support project monitoring and data collection, including logistical and administrative support for monitoring/data collection visits, as well as participating in data collection in the field, data entry and data analysis as required.
  • Participate in production of reports using data collected through monitoring activities.
  • Support the archiving of project documentation.
  • Support the collection of material (including photos) for documenting case studies and success stories as well as voices of beneficiaries.
  • Support the application of established Quality Benchmarks in project activities.
  • Participate in Accountability activities and supporting the functioning of the accountability mechanism.
  • Participate in implementation planning alongside the CP/CRG team as well as project/program reviews and reflection sessions.

Internship Period: July – December 2018

Save the Children’s commitment

  • Provide a platform for learning and professional growth, including supporting the intern to develop relevant learning objectives and jointly monitoring achievement of these objectives over the course of the internship
  • Provide the intern with a work space and laptop as well as means to travel to and participate in field visits as relevant
  • Provide a monthly stipend

 Intern’s commitment

  • Behaves in a way that demonstrates commitment to Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Fully complies with the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and related policies and always conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse. In addition, ensure the way they are carrying out their work is not putting children at risk (or further risk).
  • Acts as a team player who is interested in learning, has a flexible approach to work and is willing to take direction
  • Works towards achieving the scope of work before the end of the engagement

 Desired qualifications

  • ·      University education either at the diploma or degree level in a relevant field (social work, education, psychology, community development)
  • ·      Knowledge of child rights and the issues facing children, households and communities in Zanzibar
  • Past experience in community development projects (can be as a volunteer)

Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Internship - Full-Time

Closing date: Friday 8 June 2018

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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