Save the Children International: Technical Advisor

Save the Children International
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 13 November, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Job Advertisement
 
Technical Advisor for Pan African Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information Project
 
Hatfield- Pretoria - Temporary Position for 6 months
 
Save the Children International is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in around 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
 
Key Areas of Accountability
 
Provide Technical support on proposal development and review materials

  • To support with the development of a concept note and proposal for the CSE&I project focusing on next phase of project implementation for donor funding. 
  • To support the Project Manager in the coordination and facilitation of CSE&I sensitisation sessions, advocacy activities for project visibility at the regional and national levels in liaison with project partners and Save the Children Country Offices.
  • To provide support in the development, review and implementation of technical components of the project i.e. advocacy strategy and BCC materials for sexuality education and HIV information and to ensure delivering to children are of required quality and standards in liaison with partner organisations and SCI.

Technical Support on Monitoring and Evaluation

  • To ensure appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms including systems are established and implemented to aid achievements of project results and outcomes
  • To support project manager in the preparation and production of timely narrative and financial reports including risk assessments in accordance with donor requirements and SCI policies and guidelines.

Partner and Stakeholder Management

  • To provide technical advice and build capacity of partner organisations to undertake and mainstream the PACSE&I project whilst supporting them to ensure quality delivery of project outputs and services to children and other stakeholders.
  • To support the Project Manager to ensure joint planning and on-going relationship with partners as well as follow up of agreements and audits with partners in accordance with the donor requirements and SCI policies and procedures.
  • Review regularly the political, social and economic environment relevant to SHRHR in the respective countries and advise the project team and partner organisations on the appropriate strategies and interventions to ensure the success of the project
  • Oversee the technical liaison and partner collaboration with other agencies such as UNESCO, government counterparts and other relevant organisations to facilitate timely and efficient delivery of project results and outcomes.

Sharing learning and Documentation

  • To ensure the creation and documentation of knowledge about current and emerging SRHR issues for children through the analysis of project strategies, approaches and  on-going experiences for lesson learning, information sharing and planning of future strategies at national, regional and global levels.

Awards Management

  • Manage the small grants awarded to partners through the work plans developed based on the proposals submitted.

Other
To undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade and as may be required from time to time
 
Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related area.
  • Minimum of 6 years professional experience in technical assistance and capacity building support in Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights projects for children in Africa.
  • Excellent technical skills in proposal development, writing and presentation
  • Demonstrate good technical skills in drafting agreements, Terms of Reference reports and designof appropriate systems for monitoring, evaluation and assessment of projects according to donor requirements.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage complex relationships within partners and different stakeholders, countries and regions.
  • Experience of providing technical support to similar multi-country HIV programmes from a social perspective in Africa
  • Demonstrable experience in implementing learning and sharing information with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience in facilitating training, policy and advocacy interventions across countries and regions
  • Demonstrable experience in budget preparation, monitoring and management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Written and spoken English Language, French is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of Human Rights Approach to programming, preferably children’s rights 

Please send cv’s to scijobs@savethechildren.org          

Closing date: 13 November 2015

Location: 
Pretoria

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