United Republic of Tanzania: National Director

Organization: Convoy of Hope
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 06 Sep 2017

The National Director for Tanzania will lead staff, manage programs, direct the office, and shape a vision for Convoy of Hope Tanzania in line with the established policies, principles, and operating practices of Convoy of Hope International.

Convoy of Hope is an international aid organization focusing on food security and disaster relief. It operates programs in 10 countries feeding children, empowering women and girls, equipping farmers, and strengthening churches. The organization was founded in the United States in 1994, and has its headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. Global revenue in 2016 was $139.4 million.

Convoy of Hope Tanzania was incorporated in May 2013. Its governance is led by a board of trustees. Its Women’s Empowerment and Agriculture programs help destitute women launch small businesses and improve farm yields. Its Children’s Feeding programs bring meals to children and help schools and orphanages develop the capacity to feed their children. Its Empowered Girls clubs equip girls with life skills for success. COH-Tz operates in four districts in Arusha and Mbeya regions. A staff of eight is based in the main office in Arusha, and one is based in Kyela.

Administrative & Personnel Responsibilities
• Review policies and procedures in place for all aspects of the organization
• Participant safeguarding• Ensure that disbursement of resources, and accounting procedures, are in accordance with government and COH International standards
• Supervise, equip, empower and mentor all COH Tanzania staff and volunteers
• Seek opportunities to guide staff and volunteers in professional development
• Build a solid leadership team and platform for operational expansion

Technical Responsibilities
• Perform site visits for administrative oversight in support of programs and partners
• Develop annual budget and operational plan, in collaboration with local staff and COH International colleagues
• Conduct program evaluation and review of operational plan
• Ensure program implementation excellence

Representative Responsibilities
• Seek opportunities for partnership and funding from organizations and government entities
• Represent organization to domestic and international stakeholders
• Participate in relevant forums and networks
• Maintain presence with program participants

Requires: Fluency in English and Kiswahili both written and spoken, at least 5 years in senior leadership positions, adequate computer skills, and adeptness at mentoring and leading people. And above all, love for the most vulnerable people in our societies. Tanzanian citizens will be given preference, according to the laws of the state. A complete list of requirements and qualifications, as well as the full job description, are online at https://goo.gl/uqco1d.

How to apply:

First, view the full job description at https://goo.gl/uqco1d.

If you believe that you are a good fit for Convoy of Hope, and the organization is a good fit for you, complete our online application form at https://goo.gl/forms/3n6DnbadIQRWsUMi1. At the end of the application, you will be instructed on where to send your CV.

Only candidates who complete the online application form will be considered. If you have any questions, contact us at tanzania@convoyofhope.org.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Technical Advisor

Organization: Leonard Cheshire Disability
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Sep 2017

Technical Advisor Salary: 18, 500,000 – Tzs. 19,200,000 per annum
Dodoma, Tanzania
Permanent
Full time
Ref: 670

This post is a fixed-term one year contract initially leading to 4 years.

The Technical Advisor’s job entails being the link between LCD’s project partner in Tanzania. You will provide advisory support to the Tanzania Cheshire Foundation (TCF) IE project and other projects through capacity building, linking TCF with donors, linking TCF with LCD systems, ensuring the quality of interventions and demonstrating innovative approaches to inclusiveness, engaging in strategic stakeholder activities, alliances and networks. The Advisor will also be the link between the LCD regional office based in Nairobi and the partner by advising the regional office on the local context as well as quality assurance of implemented activities.

The IE Advisor will also represent TCF and LCD at various platforms accordingly.

To apply for this post you must have:

Experience in development in the field of Education / Inclusive Education / livelihoods / Disability/ Gender /or Economic empowerment programmes within the NGO / international organisation where you can demonstrate you have trained and built capacity with a variety of stakeholders.

Leonard Cheshire Disability welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A satisfactory disclosure check, or in country police check equivalent, is required for this post.
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Closing date: 04 September 2017**

How to apply:

To apply, please click on the link below.

https://careers.leonardcheshire.org/jobs/vacancy/technical-advisor-00670-dodoma-tanzania/690/description/

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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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