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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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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