Peace Corps of Tanzania, a leading international community-based development agency, offers an attractive mid- level professional opportunity with a competitive salary and an exciting international work environment. Peace Corps Volunteers work throughout Tanzania in the areas of community health, sustainable agriculture and secondary education. Volunteers focus on developing capacity in the communities where they live and work so that the people in those communities can improve their lives

About the Programming & Training Specialist Position: The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the planning, development, implementation and administration of- Peace Corps Tanzania’s
Education projects, for ensuring the integration of programming ‘plans with the training of Volunteers throughout their service. This includes taking the lead in coordinating the delivery of Secondary Education technical training, including practice teaching, and aU components thereof, such as developing schemes of work and lesson plans, classroom management, collaboration youth school staff and augmenting skills and resources, secondary/after school activities, etc, Travels throughout Tanzania will be required. The incumbent will work closely with a second PTS-Education, sharing the work in a collegial manner, and supporting two Associate Peace Corps Directors for Education. These four incumbents make up the permanent education team for Peace Corps Tanzania. The position is based in Dar es Salaam and reports to. the Director of Programming and Training. The work hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 5:00
pm, and Friday 7:30am to 11 :30 pm, with additional hours planned during training periods. Incumbent is a Peace Corps Tanzania senior staff member, and serves as duty officer for one week every approximately 3 months, including carrying the duty phone 2417 during that period.

Position Elements

Education Technical Training –
Serve together with co-incumbent as Education project technical training coordinator for 11 week
Pre-Service Training, responsible for collaborating with Training Team to. develop session plans, identify
resource people and organizations to assist with training, and facilitate sessions for 60+ new American
volunteers. Take part in planning and deliver as necessary in-service training sessions.

Project and Program Support – Assist Associate Peace Corps Directors for Education with identification
and preparation of volunteer sites, liaising with government and NGO partners, and developing and maintaining accurate project and program documentation.

Administrative and Volunteer Support – Assist Program Managers to conduct volunteer site visits and maintain correspondence and communication with volunteers and collaborating partners.

Bachelor’s degree in education, with focus in Math, or Science.
A thorough and up-to-date knowledge of Tanzanian education system, relevant ministries, programs,
policies, and resources both in mainland Tanzania as well as Zanzibar.
Four years progressively responsible experience. in the field of education at ordinary and advanced
levels, including teaching experience.
Knowledge of adult’ education techniques, gender analysis, community analysis and. project management.

Language: Level IV (Fluent) spoken and written English and Kiswahili.

Abilities: Ability to work on a team and maintain good working relationships with Peace Corps staff (U.S and Tanzanian) and Volunteers. Ability to develop lesson plans and facilitate training classes and workshops. Ability to develop and maintain mid-level contacts within the host government, international aid agencies, and private sector. Ability to plan, organize and execute specific projects within the project and to prepare analytical reports. Ability to render advice employing sound judgment within Peace Corps guidelines. Ability to use Microsoft Office (including MSWord, Excel and Powerpoint) required. Ability to pass US Embassy background security check .


Applications must be received no later than April 13, 2015 Please email a cover letter, CV personal address and contact information and the names and contacts of references through below with “PTS-Ed Application” in the subject line.
If necessary applications can be posted to the attention of:

Administrative Officer, PTS-Ed Application, U.S Peace Corps Tanzania, and P.O. Box 9123, Dar es Salaam.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for skills testing and interviews

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