of work: Environment; Extractive industries; Children’s rights;
Station: Zimbabwe (Harare) or Mozambique (Maputo)
coverage: Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique
Deadline for application: 5 February 2021 – 23:59
Terre des hommes Germany is an international child
rights non-profit organization which supports community based organizations
(CBOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) improving the living
conditions of children and ensuring a fairer world where children’s rights are
The Southern Africa Coordination
Office, referred to hereafter as SACO, comprising one regional office in
Johannesburg and two national offices in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, manages and
coordinates tdh programme in five countries in Southern Africa (South Africa,
Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Namibia).
The present job position was
created to ensure effective coordination, monitoring, evaluation,
accountability, and learning (MEAL) of a multi-country and multi-partner
project funded by BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and
Development) to promote the right to a healthy environment for children
affected by environmental degradation by the extractive industries in Zambia,
Zimbabwe and Mozambique (75% of the time). In addition, he/she will oversee
other projects related to environment and children’s rights (25% of the time). The
job position will have the duration of the project funded by BMZ (2021 – 2023).
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall
supervision of the Regional Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the
M&E and Special Projects Officer and the Country Coordinator in Zimbabwe
and Zambia and in Mozambique, the job holder will perform the following tasks:
Play main coordination role
among implementing partners in the various countries, and between them and key
external stakeholders on the implementation of the project.
Advise partners regarding rules
and procedures from tdh and the donor and ensuring implementing partners comply
Assist implementing partners
developing and monitoring operational plans and budgets.
Advise on possible deviations
and revisions to initial plans and inform tdh timely on those.
Planning and support of the partners in drawing
up the operationalization plans Planning and implementation of monitoring
Monitor project budget
execution and supervise and assist partners compliance with donor requirements.
of internal evaluations and revision / compilation of semi-annual and annual
Monitoring, evaluation, accountability,
Organize, conduct, and
document baseline assessments, in close collaboration with implementing
Enhance MEAL systems and
tools of partners, including regular trainings and on the job training.
of partners in project management, M&E, reporting and effective dialogue
Monitor and systematically
document project outcomes and best practices.
Assist partner writing
outcome oriented and quality reports and financial reports, as per donor
requirements and consolidate country reports.
programme assessments for the purposes of professionally documenting
lessons learned and practices that can be published.
Together with implementing
partners and tdh SACO, develop the terms of reference for and guide the
implementation of an external evaluation of the project.
Support of annual audits.
Design and facilitation of exchange and
learning meetings (virtual and physical). Support in the documentation and
compilation of best practice examples.
Responsible for the creation of
communication materials about the project (especially for tdh and possibly
Stakeholders and partner
Ensure coordination of
activities among partners.
Foster dialogue and collaboration
among partners and with other key stakeholders, such as the Government,
mining companies, community, and youth representants and associations,
Together with partners and
tdh, lead the process of documenting a social, environmental, structural
and economic sustainability and exit strategy of the project.
First level university degree in political
science, law, other social sciences or environmental sciences or any
qualification with a strong emphasis on child rights and protection. A master’s
degree in a relevant field for the project will be a plus.
At least 6 years’ experience in programme/
project overall coordination and management of projects and previous
experience in managing and coordinating multi-country and multi-partner
projects in the three countries involved will be a plus;
Experience with environmental and/or
children’s rights related projects.
Experience in MEAL and knowledge and
experience in conducting baseline assessments, using participatory methods
and gender sensitive approaches.
Experience in backstopping and capacity
building, both presential and remotely.
Track record of successful dialogues processes
with the involvement of various sectors (NGOs, Government, Private sector,
community members) will be a plus.
Capacity to write high quality and outcome/
impact oriented reports.
Excellent communication skills, both written
Computer literate with practical experience in
Microsoft packages and online platforms;
Professional fluency in English and excellent
drafting and writing skills in the English language; knowledge of Portuguese
and local languages in one of the three countries would be an asset;
Ability to work with people of different
nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity,
and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and
The selected candidate must commit to
tdh child safeguarding code of conduct. Tdh child safeguarding policy and
procedures include screening the selected applicant on criminal charges on
child offenses prior to contract signing.
Applications, including CV and cover
letter indicating the area of residence, your motivation for this job position,
as well a description of how you meet the requirements and why you consider to
be the best candidate for job. Please also indicate a list of 2 professional
references of previous line managers to: email@example.com and copy to
firstname.lastname@example.org, no later
than 5 February 2021 – 23:59.
anticipated high volumes of applications, please note that the selection team
will only respond to shortlisted candidates. If you have not heard from tdh by 12th
February 2021, please know that your application has not been considered this