United Republic of Tanzania: Education Director

Organization: Tanzanian Children’s Fund
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Sep 2017

The Tanzanian Children’s Fund is seeking an Education Director to live at the Rift Valley Children’s Village (RVCV) in Oldeani and act as the liaison and primary contact for RVCV with Gyetighi Primary and Oldeani Secondary Schools. In this role, the Education Director is the point person for all issues surrounding the management contract between both schools and RVCV.

Founded by India Howell in 2004, RVCV operates in partnership with the Tanzanian Children’s Fund, and is home to 97 marginalized children. RVCV is located in a remote impoverished village in Karatu District of Tanzania and is adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The goal of this management contract is to make Gyetighi Primary School the top school in the region and/or country, and to continue the process of also moving Oldeani Secondary School towards a similar level of excellence. To do this we must raise the standards of education, ensure that all students (no matter how poor) have the opportunity for a first-rate primary and secondary education, and improve the school overall environment in order to attract the best teachers.

The Education Director will work in concert with the Tanzanian teaching staff to establish a rapport with the faculty and identify the greatest needs at both schools. Understanding that both Gyetighi and Oldeani are impoverished, rural, government schools, the Education Director will work in partnership with the Head Teacher to manage and oversee day to day operations, including—but not limited to—coordination, facilitation and creation of teacher trainings and administrative schedules in order to help address these issues and concerns.

The Education Director’s time at will be divided between the two schools, however, the majority of time will be spent overseeing Oldeani Secondary School.

The specifics of this job include but are not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Attend senior staff meetings at RVCV as schedule allows
  • Act as the liaison and main contact with Gyetighi and Oldeani
  • Work daily at Gyetighi Primary School and Oldeani School in partnership with the head teachers and will report to the Executive Director and Managing Director of the Rift Valley Children’s Village as needed
  • Establish a rapport with all the faculty at Gyetighi and Oldeani to identify the challenges facing the schools
  • Serve as a mentor to the faculty by modeling instruction and using a classroom observation system to provide constructive feedback about teacher instruction, classroom management, assessment, etc.
  • Lead, supervise and support the RVCV ESL teacher, and School Managers.
  • Coordinate teacher trainings to address the needs of the students and faculty. When able, include the faculties of Oldeani and Meali Primary Schools in these trainings.
  • Identify areas of the curriculum that can be supplemented to the betterment of the students
  • Evaluate current instruction methods and work in concert with the Head Teacher to introduce strategies that include teaching to multiple learning styles, incorporate creativity into daily lesson plans, encourage independent thought from the students, etc.
  • Create a system to best utilize the limited resources, i.e., textbooks, etc., as well as identifying resources that can be purchased to improve overall quality of education.
  • Along with the Head Teacher, monitor staff work performance and handle staff management issues.
  • Along with the Head Teacher, evaluate applications and conduct interviews to hire new teachers.
  • Along with the Head Teacher, plan and implement teacher appreciation events, end-of-semester closing ceremonies, graduation, Parent’s Day, etc.
  • Conduct interviews and selection process for Student Teachers
  • Support the Sponsorship and Communications Coordinator, US Managing Director and Development and Communications Director with education related social media posts, as well as reporting and grant writing.
  • Act as supervisor of Student Teachers in all work related to Gyetighi.
  • Oversee RVCV programs at the school including:
  • Student Teacher Program
  • RVCV sponsored teacher performance
  • RVCV Sponsored Athletic Program
  • RVCV Sponsored Girls’ Club
  • Monthly Teacher bonuses

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a point of contact and resource for classes and clubs taking place at RVCV
  • Oversee study hall at RVCV
  • Review semester and yearlong school performance of RVCV children who attend Gyetighi and identify areas of weakness and foci for tutoring during evenings and school vacations.
  • Oversee requests for purchases of teaching materials to be used at Oldeani, Gyetighi and RVCV, including the school store
  • Serve as a member of Gyetighi Primary School’s school committee and Oldeani Secondary School board

Our ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Is passionate about coaching and mentoring teachers in student-centered pedagogies.
  • Can commit to living and working in a very rural environment for two years.
  • Has experience in educational leadership or curriculum development.
  • Has a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably a teaching qualification and experience teaching in a bi-lingual setting.
  • Has overseas experience, or experience working in cross-cultural contexts.
  • Loves collaboration and has strong team-building skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Can engage with a diverse range of people, both in a formal and informal capacity.
  • Enjoys autonomy, is self-motivated, and who takes a positive and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Is bold, thick-skinned, and can thrive in a challenging work environment.
  • Has a knowledge of Swahili or an interest in learning it.
  • Has a facility with using Word, Excel, and Google tools.

Why work with Tanzanian Children’s Fund?

  • Be part of a small grassroots non-profit that is having a huge impact in the lives of children and in the wider community, through holistically addressing the root causes of poverty.
  • Live in one of the most beautiful, peaceful areas in East Africa with ample chances to see wildlife and forge authentic connections with students, teachers and local villagers.
  • Be confident that you’ll be working for an organization that has strong accountability structures, and incredibly well regarded both in the region and on a global stage.
  • Have autonomy in your role, collecting experiences, honing your professional skills, and preparing you for your next endeavor in international development.
  • Enjoy being part of a dynamic, closely knit team of professionals who approach challenges with humor, and find creative solutions to problems.
  • Eat really delicious banana bread, watch the sun going down overlooking the Ngorongoro crater, and have the opportunity to meet a wide range of visitors and volunteers from around the world.

Benefits:

  • $1,000 monthly stipend
  • $2,000 USD travel allowance for each year of employment
  • Health insurance for term of service
  • Private apartment, all meals, internet, local phone, and housekeeping support included
  • One month annual leave per year of commitment (to be taken during the June or December school breaks)
  • Free to travel during school vacations – April, June, September, December

Start date: Between the end of December 2017 and the beginning of January 2018** (School year in Tanzania: Jan-Dec), two year commitment required

For more information please visit: www.tanzanianchildrensfund.org

How to apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to: natalie@tanzanianchildrensfund.org

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United Republic of Tanzania: ESOL Teacher / Teacher Trainer

Organization: Tanzanian Children’s Fund
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Sep 2017

The Tanzanian Children’s Fund is seeking a native English speaker with ESOL experience to work for the Rift Valley Children’s Village in rural Tanzania.

Founded by India Howell in 2004, RVCV operates in partnership with the Tanzanian Children’s Fund (TCF) and is a loving and permanent home to 97 children. RVCV is located in a remote and impoverished village in Karatu District, adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The goal of this position is to build teachers’ capacity to teach English in order to bring about greater learning outcomes for students, positioning them for future educational and professional success.

The specifics of this job include but are not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Management of the ESL program at Gyetighi Primary School;
  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons for both teachers and students to a wide range of classes and age groups;
  • Assisting the Education Director in leading professional development seminars;
  • Organizing and facilitating teacher training sessions;
  • Proofreading and proctoring tests, examination papers, and exercises;
  • Observing teachers’ lessons and providing feedback;
  • Devising, writing and producing new ESL materials;
  • Supporting English language instruction at Oldeani Secondary School;
  • Leading and creating lesson plans for extra-curricular school activities;
  • Advising teachers on best teaching practices, strategies to promote student-centered learning, and how to deliver engaging lesson plans;
  • Leading computer training classes in Microsoft Word and Excel for selected primary school teachers;
  • Providing one-on-one academic and career counseling to secondary school graduates at RVCV;
  • Planning and leading an 8-week intensive English course to prepare primary school students for the transition to secondary school;
  • Advising RVCV volunteers on appropriate educational resources and activities for various age groups.

Our ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Is a native English speaker.
  • Can commit to one year of living and working in a remote area.
  • Takes initiative in a professional environment with minimal supervision, and is able to design and deliver original lessons with limited resources.
  • Has earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a teaching certification for TEFL.
  • Has a minimum of 2 years teaching experience.
  • Has worked/studied/lived overseas or taught in cross-cultural contexts.
  • Has experience in creating needs-based curricula and syllabi.
  • Possesses a strong work ethic.
  • Enjoys engaging with children, faculty and volunteers in both a formal and informal capacity.
  • Approaches challenges with a positive outlook.
  • Possesses a strong sense of cultural competency, intuition, and empathy.
  • Has some knowledge of Swahili or East African culture/history.

Why work with Tanzanian Children’s Fund?

  • Be part of a small grassroots non-profit that is having a huge impact in the lives of children and in the wider community, through holistically addressing the root causes of poverty.
  • Live in one of the most beautiful, peaceful areas in East Africa with ample chances to see wildlife and forge authentic connections with students, teachers and local villagers.
  • Be confident that you’ll be working for an organization that has strong accountability structures, and incredibly well regarded both in the region and on a global stage.
  • Have autonomy in your role, collecting experiences, honing your professional skills, and preparing you for your next endeavor in international development.
  • Enjoy being part of a dynamic, closely knit team of professionals who approach challenges with humor, and find creative solutions to problems.
  • Eat really delicious banana bread, watch the sun going down overlooking the Ngorongoro crater, and have the opportunity to meet a wide range of visitors and volunteers from around the world.

Benefits:

  • $650 monthly stipend ($7,800 a year)
  • $2,000 airfare allowance/year
  • Room and Board including private apartment, all meals, internet, local phone, and housekeeping support; transport to town as needed.
  • Health insurance for term of service
  • One month annual leave per year of commitment

Start date: December 1, 2017 (School year in Tanzania: Jan-Dec), one year commitment required

How to apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to: natalie@tanzanianchildrensfund.org

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United Republic of Tanzania: WASH Project Manager – Tanzania

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 27 Aug 2017

WASH Project Manager – Tanzania
Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Political instability in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo has caused a large number of refugees to seek sanctuary in Tanzania. As of March 2017, Tanzania is hosting almost 235,000 Burundian refugees, with a daily arrival of more than 300 persons. To respond to this situation, NRC opened an operational office in Kibondo, North Western Tanzania, in November 2016. It now operates in three camps hosting Burundian asylum seekers and refugees in Mtendeli and Nduta camps and Burundian and Congolese asylum seekers and refugees in Nyarugusu Camp
NRC became Implementing Partner with UNHCR from 1st May 2017 for Camp Management in Nyarugusu and the Camp Management Project Manager (CM PM) is required to establish and implement the Camp Management portfolio in Nyarugusu refugee camp. The CM PM will have overall responsibility for the implementation and reporting for NRC’s camp management activities in Nyarugusu, Tanzania.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These guide NRC’s actions and relationships. The post-holder will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for NRC Tanzania.
The purpose of the wash Project Manager position is to implement delegated wash project portfolio.

Job descriptionGeneric Responsibilities

Line management for project staff
Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Contribute to the development of Country, Area and wash strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant wash projects
Coordinate and manage wash project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
Provide regular progress reports to the Wash/Shelter PDM and Area manager
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Develop and manage project budget and coordinate across other projects
Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
Promote the rights of refugees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities
Ensure that assessment, programme design and implementation considers needs and vulnerabilities within the community.
On the basis of these assessments to design and construct appropriate responses (both programmatic and advocacy) to meet people’s basic WASH needs including water reticulation system, excreta disposal, solid waste management, drainage, vector control, and hygiene.
Ensure that WASH programme design is informed by and integrated with NRC’s other priority sectors of camp management, education and Shelter.
To ensure that sustainable systems are set in place for longer term operation and maintenance of all water and sanitation infrastructure, including the provision of all necessary training.
Prepare and oversee the implementation process to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the UNHCR and SPHERE standard
Identify learning and training opportunities for NRC staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff. Look for opportunities for experiential learning

QualificationsMinimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context

Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Technical Wash expertise
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Valid driver’s license

Education field

  • Civil engineering / construction

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualitiesManaging resources to optimise results.

Managing performance and development.
Empowering and building trust.
Handling insecure environments.
Strategic thinking.
Initiating action and change.

We offerDuty station: Kigoma region, Kasulu district. , Tanzania

Commencement: 1st November, 2017
Contract duration:1 year contract with possibility of extension subject to funding availability
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions in Tanzania. The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for NRC Tanzania.

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  • Deadline for application:27/08/2017
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  • Key info:Advertiser:Norwegian Refugee Council
    Ref. nr.: 3539332478Full or part time (%): 100%Full timeNumber of positions: 1
  • Search criteria:**Industry**Emergency Relief**Special field**WASH**Role**Middle / line manager
  • Job location:Kasulu-Kigoma, 255 Kasulu

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How to apply:

Please, apply through www.nrc.no, then vacancies

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