Advocacy Officer at Tanzania Education Network

Tanzania Education Network /Mtandao wa Elimu Tanzania (TEN/MET) is a national education network dealing with the education sector and works with its members as well as the Government of Tanzania to ensure access, equity and quality inclusive education for all.

TEN/MET aims at strengthening the capacity of the Secretariat in order to manage delivery effectively and efficiently its current mandate and seeks to invite applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the following four positions:


Advocacy Officer

The Advocacy Officer will be reporting to the Program Manager. S/he will provide support to the development of programs; identify and implement policy advocacy initiatives at national and local levels.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Provide Support to development programs; identify and implement policy advocacy initiatives at local
  2. Ensure that local-level policy initiatives in which TEN/MET members engage are informed by micro-level work and support achievement of SD4 &5
  3. Provide support to five thematic areas namely: Early Childhood Development, Learning Environments, Girls Education, Child Protection, Inclusive Education.
  4. Facilitate in building strong alliances and networks of civil society organization at District and National levels for concerted advocacy efforts and greater participation in policy dialogues including attending local/ national meetings and represent the coalition and providing analytical support for advocacy
  5. Coordinate advocacy and policy issues efforts within the organization for sharing with members countrywide.
  6. Ensure documentation and information sharing of key learning within the organization on advocacy initiatives and with other stakeholders.
  7. Develop plans and budgets for advocacy initiatives and mobilize resources
  8. Conduct periodic needs assessment to understand how the network communicates within the field of education and identify opportunities and gaps.
  9. Produce reports of advocacy activities, supporting advocacy goals of the coalition
  10. Perform any other tasks assigned to him/her by supervisors

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Master’s degree in Mass Communication or Journalism, Masters in Education, Sociology, Business or other a relevant field.
  2. At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of policy and advocacy in Education
  3. Exceptional interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills.
  4. Fluent in English and extensive verbal and written communications experience.
  5. Highly proficient in the use of personal computers, specifically word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications, as well as use of e-mail and
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Applications including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, telephone number and email address should be submitted by email to the following address on or before 5th July 2019:

The National Coordinator Tanzania Education Network/Mtandao wa Elimu Tanzania (TEN/MET) Plot No. 301, House No. 1, Lwehabura Road, Mikocheni A P. O. BOX 13547 DAR ES SALAAM E-mail: and CC to

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