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Spencer Foundation’s Conference Grant to Advance Education Research

Deadline: 4 December 2019

The Spencer Foundation is accepting applications for its Conference Grant Program that provides support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia.

This program is intended to bring together researchers whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build upon and advance best practices in education research.

For this funding cycle Spencer will support conferences related to three topics that emerged from their year-long field engagement with the education research community:

  • Developing High-Quality Educators and Leaders
  • Exploring Human Learning and Thriving
  • Innovative Research Methods
  • Making the case

The Spencer Foundation invests in education research that cultivates learning and transforms lives.
The Spencer Foundation has been a leading funder of education research since 1971 and is the only national foundation focused exclusively on supporting education research.

Foundation’s Goals

  • Invest in education research that is transformative, methodologically rigorous, and helps create a better society.
  • Support high-quality education research training.
  • Broaden the diversity of scholars and scholarship in education research.
  • Strengthen the impact of education research for improving educational practice.
  • Make education research more accessible to public audiences.

Core Commitments
They support education research that is:

  • Rigorous: Intellectually ambitious, innovative, and methodologically sound.
  • Relevant: Touching on the most pressing questions and opportunities in education and learning, wherever it occurs.
  • Equitable: Representing a diversity of scholars and scholarship and contributing to more just learning environments.
  • Collaborative: Engaging multiple voices and disciplinary perspectives.
  • Transformative: Reaching beyond academic audiences and leading to lasting improvement in education and learning.

Funding Information
This grant program supports conference proposals with budgets of $50,000 or less.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Conference grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the proposal, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI.
  • The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals. Examples include non-profit colleges, universities, school districts, and research facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.
  • Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.

How to Apply

37 New Employment Opportunities at Mbeya University of Science and Technology (MUST)

Welcome to Mbeya University of Science and Technology (MUST). As a higher learning institution, Mbeya University of Science and Technology endeavors to be a leading University of Science and Technology and ensuring that it becomes a centre of excellence for academics, research and consultancy. MUST further strives to be a centre where modern and indigenous technologies meet for improving livelihood in our society.

For those wishing to develop their skills and have a career in science, technology and business related fields, Mbeya University of Science and Technology is the right choice. Prospective students from different levels are welcome to join Ordinary Diploma and Bachelor Degree Studies. MUST is also committed to see that academic work adds value to our society through the MUST Consultancy Bureau (MCB). The Bureau has the obligation of solving professional challenges, particularly by offering consultancy in the respective fields.

The University is currently seeking qualified MAFUNDI who are willing to transfer to Mbeya University of Science and Technology to fill vacant positions as follows:

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Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge 2019 (Win up to $20,000 and more)

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Applications for the Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge2019 are now open. Develop innovative solutions to problems associated with poverty and pitch for a chance to win up to $20,000 plus an invite to a community of experienced entrepreneurs and investors to help you turn your idea into an impactful enterprise.
Acumen, with the support of the The Rockefeller Foundation, is equipping student innovators to solve problems associated with poverty through a global challenge platform. Student teams from around the world are coming together to explore areas of opportunity, develop ideas, and pitch for funding and mentorship. They believe that investing in early-stage innovators can lead to unexpected new pathways for solving some of the most intractable social challenges.

About the Virtual Challenge
In addition to supporting on campus competitions, Acumen and The Rockefeller Foundation are hosting a Virtual Challenge with the aim of inspiring and equipping students from all over the world with the skills and support to solve problems associated with poverty. World-changing ideas can come from anywhere in the world, so they’re hosting a Virtual Challenge for every student who doesn’t have access to an existing campus competition.

There are three phases to the Virtual Challenge:

  • In Phase 1, teams of students will enroll in the 6-week Lean Startup online course and submit their social venture ideas.
  • In Phase 2, the top teams will join an 8-week Student Social Enterprise Accelerator, where they will be provided one-on-one coaching and participate in a final pitch showcase.
  • In Phase 3, the winning teams will receive up to $20,000 to transform their idea into a real-life social venture. They will also be invited to join Acumen’s Community of Social Innovators, an exclusive network of Acumen Fellows, social entrepreneurs, and change-makers.

Challenge Areas

  • Health
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Workforce development
  • Financial Inclusion

Benefits
Are you a university student that wants to solve problems that matter? You’re in the right place.

  • Learn about social challenges from experts in the field
  • Form a team and an idea for solving one of them
  • Refine your idea through online courses and Learning Labs
  • Pitch your idea for a chance to win funding, mentorship, and support

The best ideas will win up to $20,000 in funding as well as an invitation to an exclusive community of experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and change agents, who will help transform these ideas into successful enterprises.

The total prize pool for the Virtual Challenge is $200,000. They anticipate distributing $100,000 in funding in the Fall Virtual Challenge, and $100,000 in the Spring Virtual Challenge.

Eligibility

  • Open to students worldwide
  • Anyone can participate in the Virtual Challenge (and compete for $20,000 in funding per team!), so long as you meet the following eligibility and participation requirements:
  • Form a team of two people or more. At least one team member must be actively enrolled at a higher education institution.
  • Complete 4 of the 5 assignments in the Lean Startup course (including the final assignment) and submit an application for the Accelerator program. At least two team members must complete the Lean Startup course.
  • Interview for and be selected to participate in the Student Social Enterprise Accelerator program.
  • Participate in at least 7 of the 8 Accelerator Learning Labs and submit all assignments, including a final pitch deck. The pitch deck must include a budget for the prize funding and a three-month work plan including key milestones and dates.

Application
Phase 1 — All Participants: Register for Lean Startup and Submit Your Idea
Register for the Lean Startup online course before October 15, 2019
Complete the course and submit your social venture idea before November 26, 2019
Top teams will be invited to join the Student Social Enterprise Accelerator

Phase 2 — Finalists: Student Social Enterprise Accelerator
Our online Student Social Enterprise Accelerator will begin on January 27, 2020
Develop your idea with one-on-one coaching, peer mentoring, and case studies
Pitch your social venture to a panel of judges before March 13, 2020

Phase 3 — Winners: Receive Funding and Join the Community of Social Innovators
Winning teams will receive up to $20,000 from a funding pool of $100,000
Winners will also be invited to join Acumen’s Community of Social Innovators to receive ongoing support from a network of Acumen Fellows, social entrepreneurs, and change-makers

Click here to apply.
For more information, visit Student Social Innovation Challenge.

Job Vacancies at International School of Tanganyika

Administrative Officer &

Teacher Assistant


IST Mission
Challenging, inspiring and supporting all our students to fulfil their potential and improve the world

IST Vision

IST will be a global leader in the education of internationally-mobile young people.
All students, regardless of their starting point, will think critically, achieve academically and develop the wisdom to make good choices. They will show curiosity and creativity in addressing authentic problems, local and global.

They will pursue their varied passions with enthusiasm, developing resilience, perseverance, and confidence. Understanding the diversity of people and cultures, they will act kindly, fairly, and responsibly.
All members of the IST community will work together to fulfil this vision.

Statement of Values

All members of the IST community are:

  • Responsible – We act responsibly, positively and constructively towards ourselves and other people. We learn from our mistakes and accept the consequences of our actions.
  • Inquiring – We show curiosity, perseverance and open-mindedness in seeking to understand and solve problems. We persevere in the face of difficulties and we embrace the learning that comes through failure as well as the joy of success.
  • Compassionate – We empathise with others and act with care, kindness and courage. In our interactions, we behave with patience, generosity and integrity.
  • Balanced – We believe in a broad education for our students, seeing the value of participation in a varied curriculum.
  • Diverse – We treasure the diversity within the IST community, using the rich opportunities for deeper understanding that come from our differences.

IST Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan is in place to help our community align efforts to better reach our school’s mission, vision and values. This plan is focused on three aims.

  1. Personalized Learning:
    • Ensure alignment between the written, taught and assessed curriculum
    • Implement a strong, multi-tiered system of support to students, consistent with IST’s common understanding of inclusion
    • Improve our ability to offer a balanced program with opportunities for excellence in academics, the arts and athletics
    • Provide exemplary transition programs between campuses and other institutions of learning
    • Ensure reporting models support effective partnerships with parents and their child’s learning
    • Develop a strong internal professional learning community to embed successful professional learning experiences
    • Ensure IST students’ appropriate use of technology supports their learning
  2. Engaged Community:
    • Improve IST’s local, global and international reputation
    • Provide opportunities for IST students and faculty to connect with local and global experts
    • Develop partnerships within the local community to improve student experiences
    • Improve processes and systems to improve communication within the IST community
    • Build reciprocal structures to connect alumni with current student
    • Establish sustainable and supportive relationships with government ministries
    • Promote positive school spirit within and across campuses
  3. Ensured Sustainability:
    • Review the master site plan to ensure school facilities support learning experiences
    • Maintain fiscal discipline and transparency within IST community
    • Develop the school’s capacity to recruit/retain excellent employees
    • Lessen IST’s environmental footprint
    • Align governing models with best practice

Summary of the Role
The objective of Administrative Officer at Secondary School is to assist the principal in the administration of assigned school site by performing a variety of complex and responsible secretarial and routine administrative support functions and to direct and coordinate the work flow and activities processed through the school’s central office. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a broad framework of policies and procedures. Employees in this classification may direct and coordinate the work of others. This job class requires in depth knowledge of school site operations and administrative procedures as well as a high level of secretarial skills, and functions in a highly independent manner.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience: 10+ years’ experience as Administrative Officer;
  • A minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related’;l field;

Professional Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work without supervision
  • Knowledge of child protection and health and safety
  • Strong customer service and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Experience in public facility management
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
  • Highly effective relationship developer with a variety of stakeholders (i) Strong literacy in G Suite

Professional Attributes and Skills:

  • Ability to analyse situations and take appropriate action in a variety of procedural matters independently without immediate supervision;
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate work flow and timeliness for self and others;
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment and tools such as, copy machine, scanner, databases, Google Sheets, Forms, Docs, and Presentation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in both oral and written forms;
  • Ability to establish and maintain a variety of recordkeeping, reference, and data collection systems;
  • Ability to understand and apply successfully a variety of complex directions to specific situations;
  • Ability to lead and exhibit leadership for a team;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and learning experiences for secondary support staff team members;
  • Knowledge of financial record keeping methods and practices;
  • Knowledge of proper office systems that promote customer service and efficiency.

The primary responsibilities for Administrative Officer will be:

  • Acts as secretary to assigned school site principal performing a wide variety of complex and responsible clerical and secretarial support duties as well as relieving the school principal of routine administrative functions not requiring his/her immediate attention;
  • Acts as a resource person to teachers, students, parents, and the general public regarding general and specific information on the policies, procedures, and activities of assigned school site;
  • Directs and coordinates the work of office personnel to meet established timelines; assists in the performance of a wide variety of the more difficult clerical assignments;
  • Maintains the organization of confidential files and systems to distribute this information to respective parties;
  • Collects necessary information and maintains a variety of logs and records related to certificated and classified employees, personnel transactions, timesheets, absences, etc.as well as substitute logs and records;
  • Orders materials, supplies, and equipment; maintains records of purchase orders, invoices, and expenses to date; and inventories and logs same upon arrival;
  • Maintains, monitors and liaises with the business office to record expenditures; reconcile ledger printouts and posts expenditures to budget sheets;
  • Composes and types correspondence, memos, and/or reports on own initiative from marginal notes, or from oral and written directions;
  • Collects data/information and compiles reports and other materials requiring the use of independent judgment and knowledge in assembling and categorizing data;
  • Maintains routine bookkeeping records; transferring and depositing monies as necessary;
  • Attends various meetings; taking notes and preparing minutes;
  • Assists principal with gathering/calculating budget requests and preparing reports;
  • Distributes materials and information to teachers, students, and other staff members and ensures timely responses;

Perform any other duties as designated by the Principal
Prospective applicants should be based in Tanzania and need to formally apply. Applicants should submit a letter (in English) describing her/his fit and interest in the position along with an up-to-date curriculum vitae which includes the names, addresses and contact details of three (3) referees.

Applications and enquiries should be directed to staffrecruitment@istafrica.com before close of business on Friday, 6th September 2019.

Job Opportunity at International School of Tanganyika, Teacher Assistant

Teacher Assistant

IST Mission

Challenging, inspiring and supporting all our students to fulfil their potential and improve the world

IST Vision
IST will be a global leader in the education of internationally-mobile young people.

All students, regardless of their starting point, will think critically, achieve academically and develop the wisdom to make good choices. They will show curiosity and creativity in addressing authentic problems, local and global.

They will pursue their varied passions with enthusiasm, developing resilience, perseverance, and confidence. Understanding the diversity of people and cultures, they will act kindly, fairly, and responsibly.

All members of the IST community will work together to fulfil this vision.

Statement of Values
All members of the IST community are:

  • Responsible – We act responsibly, positively and constructively towards ourselves and other people. We learn from our mistakes and accept the consequences of our actions.
  • Inquiring – We show curiosity, perseverance and open-mindedness in seeking to understand and solve problems. We persevere in the face of difficulties and we embrace the learning that comes through failure as well as the joy of success.
  • Compassionate – We empathise with others and act with care, kindness and courage. In our interactions, we behave with patience, generosity and integrity.
  • Balanced – We believe in a broad education for our students, seeing the value of participation in a varied curriculum.
  • Diverse – We treasure the diversity within the IST community, using the rich opportunities for deeper understanding that come from our differences.
  • IST Strategic Plan
  • Our Strategic Plan is in place to help our community align efforts to better reach our school’s mission, vision and values. This plan is focused on three aims.

Personalized Learning:

  • Ensure alignment between the written, taught and assessed curriculum
  • Implement a strong, multi-tiered system of support to students, consistent with IST’s common understanding of inclusion
  • Improve our ability to offer a balanced program with opportunities for excellence in academics, the arts and athletics
  • Provide exemplary transition programs between campuses and other institutions of learning
  • Ensure reporting models support effective partnerships with parents and their child’s learning
  • Develop a strong internal professional learning community to embed successful professional learning experiences
  • Ensure IST students’ appropriate use of technology supports their learning

Engaged Community:

  • Improve IST’s local, global and international reputation
  • Provide opportunities for IST students and faculty to connect with local and global experts
  • Develop partnerships within the local community to improve student experiences
  • Improve processes and systems to improve communication within the IST community
  • Build reciprocal structures to connect alumni with current student
  • Establish sustainable and supportive relationships with government ministries
  • Promote positive school spirit within and across campuses

Ensured Sustainability:

  • Review the master site plan to ensure school facilities support learning experiences
  • Maintain fiscal discipline and transparency within IST community
  • Develop the school’s capacity to recruit/retain excellent employees
  • Lessen IST’s environmental footprint
  • Align governing models with best practice

Summary of the Role
Teacher Assistant duty will be to supervise the students and provide learning support and guidance. The successful applicant should be ready to assist the lead licensed teacher with the development and implementation of education plans as well as identify and solve issues with the educational, social and emotional development of students. The Assistant Teacher should be committed to developing meaningful relationships with pupils and giving constructive feedback to help them grow and improve. S/He must have strong communication skills, as they will be expected to interact with colleagues, parents, students and educational authorities. The ideal candidate will be understanding and attentive to student needs, and have a passion for the education field.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Experience: 2+ years’ teaching experience
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and relevant teaching certification. Masters degrees are preferred. (c) PYP training/experience

Professional Competencies:
Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
Educational leader and outstanding teacher
Sound decision making, solutions focused, knowledge of child protection and health and safety
Experience in developing and/or sustaining high performance teams (e) Highly effective relationship developer with a variety of stakeholders (f) Expert knowledge of IB Standards and Practices.

Personal Attributes:
Collaborative team player, empathetic listener
Integrity and confidentiality
Strategic thinker, able to convert vision into action
Internationally minded, emotional intelligence
Intercultural awareness, creative, persuasive
Flexible and capable of managing growth and instilling high standards
Adept in multilingual settings, spirited, pioneering, professional and nurturing

Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities for Teacher Assistant at Elementary School will be:

Applications and enquiries should be directed to staffrecruitment@istafrica.com before close of business on Friday, 6th September 2019

New International Jobs at Ubongo Kids

POSITION: ​Graphics and Video Producer
REPORTS TO: ​Marketing Manager & Chief Business Officer
LOCATION: Johannesburg, South Africa (preferable) or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Overview
Ubongo Learning is Africa’s leading producer of kids’ edutainment. As a non-profit social enterprise, we create fun, localised and multi-platform educational content that helps kids learn, and leverage their learning to change their lives. Ubongo reaches millions of families across Africa through
accessible technologies like TV, radio and mobile phones. Our show’s ​Ubongo Kids and ​Akili and Me currently air in 31 countries across Africa, in Swahili, English, French, and Kinyarwanda. We are currently adapting the shows to even more languages including Kikuyu, Luo, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, and Twi. This is a great time to join an organisation that’s rapidly growing across the continent, and work with a creative and impact-driven team committed to reaching as many families in Africa with life-changing edutainment.
We are looking for an experienced graphics designer with excellent video production and editing skills to join our multi-country Business Team. You will ​work collaboratively with our teams in Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and the US to create content pieces that help build awareness and generate demand for Ubongo’s products and services across Africa and globally. The ideal candidate must be an excellent visual storyteller with the ability to embody our brand’s mission and vision, and tell our story to multiple audiences in captivating ways.
You must be willing to be challenged, think critically and creatively about the role that visual storytelling can have in Ubongo’s journey to sustainability and continued expansion across the African continent and globally. People who work at Ubongo are passionate about education, kids, and making a difference. Whether you are an intern or a full-time employee we provide a work environment that is friendly, approachable and driven. Working here won’t be easy, but it will challenge and excite you, with lots of responsibility, plenty of fun, and the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of kids every day.
Note: This is a full-time position, and we are looking for someone to join our offices in Tanzania or South Africa, however, we would prefer someone based in Johannesburg.
You are a good candidate if you have:
  • Broad knowledge of design principles and ​experience as a graphic designer with evidence of work.
  • Excellent photography, video producing and editing skills, with the ability to take great raw footage of children and families in accordance with our brand.
  • Ability to design, storyboard and animate videos isn’t a requirement but definitely a BONUS.
  • Great time management and are a skilled task juggler. There is a LOT going on at Ubongo, and your job is to keep up with the demands!
  • Great written and oral communication skills in English and preferably one other African language.
  • Tech-savvy and able to quickly figure out new software and systems. We use a huge range of different cloud-based programs to collaborate and streamline our work, including Slack, G Suite, Creative Cloud, Asana and others.
  • Good listening skills and can deal with ambiguity and are able to figure things out for yourself.
  • The ability to work independently and to think on your feet.
  • Experience creating content for a non-profit company and/or social cause is a plus!
  • A love for kids! ​They’re why we do what we do. Our kids’ music and videos will become part of your life (and constantly stuck in your head).
  • Persistence​! We have a big goal and have to get things done with limited resources.
  • Courage, and are willing to speak up for what’s right, when you see wrong, or when you think there might be a better way.
  • ‘UTU’ (a Swahili word for humanity). This implies that you are honest, trustworthy, transparent and conscientious.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a strategic and creative design partner and ​communicate Ubongo’s story to different audiences including development partners, corporates, funders, educators, children, and caregivers.
  • Support the Business team with creative video and design solutions for digital channels, ​campaigns, events, presentations, product launches, partner stories ​, and market positioning initiatives.
  • Work directly with Marketing Manager to develop visual concepts
  • Create graphics and videos with brand consistency
  • Work together with the Business and Research teams to design and run user testing workshops for content pieces.
  • Create and populate a database of photos and video reels of happy children and families in different contexts
  • Stay up to date with video marketing trends, especially on key social platforms like Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube
REQUIREMENTS
  • You love what we do, and are driven by our mission and values
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a graphic designer, videographer and/or visual content producer
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in design or a related field
  • Experience with After Effects, Premiere, and Photoshop
  • Experience with Illustrator and Sketch
  • Willing to adapt to simple design tools like Canva for more collaborative projects
  • Experience with motion design and animation (not required but preferred)
  • Experience with the social networking space, and digital and mobile formats
  • Experience with concept creation, style frame creation and storyboarding
  • Experience with sound editing or mixing for video
  • Passionate about education, storytelling, and being a changemaker

SUMAIT University Tanzania Jobs (5 Posts)

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The Abdulrahman Al-Sumait Memorial University (SUMAIT University) was built on the foundation of the former University College of Education Zanzibar (UCEZ) established in 1998 by a charity organization, Kuwait based Africa Muslims Agency (AMA/Direct Aid) founded in 1981.
Thus, the University is the product of its founder, Dr. Abdulrahman Hamoud Al-Sumait (1947-2013), an accomplished physician, philanthropist, educator, researcher, author, pioneer and AMA founding member from whom the university bears its name.

The University is located at Chukwani, on the Island of Zanzibar in the United Republic of Tanzania about 5.5 kilometres from the seaport of the old Stone Town, 2.5 kilometres from Abeid Karume International Airport and just 150 metres away from the west coast of the Indian Ocean.
The University occupies an area of 120,000 square metres granted by the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar. It is charmed by beautiful green scenery of exotic trees and fragrance of blooming flowers. SUMAIT University was approved as a private University by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) on 14th May 2014 at its 63rd Meeting held on 27th March, 2014.

According to the TCU rules, all registered students prior to the award of university upgrading status continued to graduate at the Khartoum based International University of Africa. Students who registered during the 2014/2015 academic year will graduate from SUMAIT University beginning 2017.

SUMAIT University is a moderate progressive Higher Learning Institution which promotes morality, modesty, gender equality and Islamic Culture in shaping the individual life and developing the human resources for nation building. It advances knowledge, education, learning, research and community participation.

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The University is proud of its national and internationally recruited academic staff with student population a mixture of international breeding from Tanzania and Africa at large. It is indeed conspicuous that the University vision, mission and objectives are towards global competitiveness; thus placing itself in optimistic horizon and propels towards academic excellence. We welcome all students from Tanzania and abroad to SUMAIT University to develop professional carrier and enjoy the peaceful value based environment.

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PCI Musoma Tanzania Jobs (3 Posts)

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PCI is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing diseases, improving community health, and promoting sustainable development worldwide. With support from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PCI Tanzania will be implementing the final phase of Food for Education (FFE) programming in the Mara region (2017-2021). The goal of the program is to improve literacy among primary school students, and increased use of health and dietary practices, empower women etc.

In line with programmes objectives, growth and sustainability, PCI wishes to attract talents and professionals to help run the programme.

The Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Manager is responsible for providing leadership, management, and technical assistance in the development and implementation of the MLE systems supporting PCI Tanzania programs. This includes developing and updating the MLE strategy and framework for excellent program monitoring and evaluation, policies, guidelines and standard procedures. The MLE Manager will be responsible for effective program data management that includes collection, cleaning, archiving, analyzing and reporting to program teams, the International Office, Government of Tanzania and donors. S/he will incorporate best practices of ML & E in developing and overseeing data management processes and tools to ensure effective program management during implementation.

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New Opportunities at RTI International


Vacancy title: Education Research Consultant Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO, Category: Social Services & Nonprofit
Jobs at: RTI International
Deadline of this Job: 28th August 2019
Project: Learning at Scale
Reports to: Education Research Officer Potential Work
Locations: Kenya/India/Tanzania/Ghana/Pakistan/Nepal/TBD.

SCOPE OF WORK
RTI is an independent international organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.
RTI International has received funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Center for Global Development to conduct the Learning at Scale research study. Learning at Scale examines successful. large-scale education programs in low- and middle-income counties to establish the ingredients for improving learning at scale. The research study will look most closely at the instructional characteristics of effective programs as well as how the programs worked with the system. It will involve collecting data through classroom observations and interviews with teachers, headteachers, district and central ministry officials and project staff. .
• To support the Learning at Scale research study, we seek a qualified Education Research Consultant. This research consultant will facilitate and coordinate the research study by engaging with the Ministry of Education, the organization being researched, and the data collection fims in each country. The Education Research consultant will be expected to perform the following duties:
• Provide access to key government education officers in the country
• Guide the process of getting research approval in the country
• Support the relationships with the organization being researched as well as the data collection firm hired.
• Assist in identifying potential data collection firms and communications
• Manage logistics related to meetings and workshops
• Train assessors in the research study
• Support the data collection process in the schools and government offices in the sampled sites..
• Supervise assessors during data collection.
• Create and maintain cordial relations with the government officials and respondents in the field.
• Maintain regular communication with the Education Research Officer and the Principal Investigator.
• Other duties as assigned by the Education Research Officer or the Principal Investigator

This is a short-term consultancy for a period not exceeding 15 days to carry out the tasks as outlined above. Future consultancy arrangements may be discussed upon successful completion of these tasks
• Minimum of a Master’s degree in education or a research related field
• Good communication and report writing skills .
• At least 8 years experience in the education sector in the stated country
• Significant experience in educational research and the research process,
• Close relationships with key education officials in the government. .
• Strong analytical and planning skills;

• Excellent managerial, supervisory, and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and demanding timeframes:
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Fluency in the official and national languages of the country of interest.
• Ability to communicate at a professional level in English.
• Must be currently based in the country of interest.

Job application procedure
If you meet the above qualifications, please send a cover letter and CV, with a list of three references and contact information. In the subject line of your email, please include Research Consultant and the country name which you’re applying to support. Applications should be submitted by email to LAS-research-consultant@rti.org , and must be received before August 28, 2019.
Remuneration will be based on experience and qualifications.

Employment Opportunities at Save the Children Tanzania

SOCIAL WORKER FOR NDUTA AND NYARUGUSU
JOB TITLE: Social Worker – 2 Position
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Humanitarian emergency response for Burundiani and Congolese refugees Kigoma Tanzania
LOCATION: Nduta and Nyarugusu
GRADE: 3

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: The responsibilities of the post requires the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
Background
Due to political unrest in Burundi and Congo high numbers of refugees escaping into neighbouring countries of Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania. The current Burundian and Congolese refugee population in Tanzania is over 265,831 as of June 2019 of which over 55% are children. SCI is implementing a child protection and education programme in refugee camps and wishes to scale up the response in refugee camps.

ROLE PURPOSE:
Work closely with local implementing partners, SC Education staff, and members of the child protection sector working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to ensure that the programme goals are achieved. Specific areas of concern are the provision of Psychosocial support (PSS) and case management services within Child friendly spaces (CFS), Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), schools and communities in refugee camps. At programme level, he/she ensures that SC vision and overall program goals related to the sector are met. He/she is responsible for implementation of project activities and administrative support to other partner staff during the implementation of an integrated program. For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration between SC’s response and other actors in refugee education/protection, the social worker will actively participate in child protection-related activities and meetings in designated refugee camps.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: CP Officer
Dotted Line: CP Coordinator
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
• Supervise child protection and PSS activities in CFS ensuring activities are implemented in a timely manner to meet program goals.
• Organise and facilitate Capacity building and supervision of community structures in all their duties within the community
• Assist in the facilitation of parents and community meetings for Child Protection Committees (CPC) and Centre Management Committees (CMC)
• Screen for and monitor protection needs and gaps in and around the CFS and Schools.
• Ensure the participation of all groups of children, especially children living with disabilities
• Conducting interviews with children and their families to assess and review their protection concerns
• Undertaking and writing up assessments in collaboration with other staff, which meet specified standards and timescales.
• Conduct outreach and awareness activities to identify and facilitate assistance to vulnerable children persons at zone level to ensure case management, referral procedures and standards are met.
• Assist facilitators in solving problems arising in CFS and schools
• Assist facilitators in working with children and develop new creative activities as appropriate
• Facilitate inter-agency referrals for vulnerable children and families and carry out follow ups and provide prompt feed backs on referred cases to responsible agencies
• Establish and maintain a database of children identified, assessed and supported with services within the camp
• Collaborate with other team members in implementation of project activities
• Participate in report writing, developing concept notes and proposal development.
• Conduct any other related activities as deemed necessary by the Child Protection sector that may arise from time to time
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (SCI Values in Practice)
Accountability:

• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• Holds self-accountable to information confidentiality of children reported with concerns

Ambition:

• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
• Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

Collaboration:
• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and with relevant external partners.
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to during the course of work.

Creativity:
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential

• University Degree in Social Sciences or related technical field.
• Knowledge in Child Protection, Child´s rights, Child Friendly Space, programming and mainstreaming
• At least 1 year work experience within a similar context.
• Commitment to and understanding of child rights, Save the Children’s aims, values and principles and humanitarian standards as Sphere Charter and Code of Conduct
• Ability and skills to conduct child friendly interviews, communication skills and child protection needs assessments.
• Demonstrate ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge in animating/organizing play activities with children in the centre and out of the centre
• Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
• Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection through Child friendly spaces.
• Self-awareness and proven ability to operate successfully in different cultural environments
• Ability to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstance.
• Have undertaken approved Safety and Security Training in accordance with member and Save the Children required minimum standard.
• Understanding of Kirundi language will be an asset

Date advertised: 13 Aug 2019
Closing date: 25 Aug 2019 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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Job Title: Accountability Assistant
TEAM/PROGRAM: Programme Development and Quality LOCATION: Kibondo, Kigoma
GRADE: TBC POST TYPE: National

Child Safeguarding:
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
ROLE PURPOSE:
The Accountability Assistant will be a part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team, supporting implementation of the overall emergency response MEAL system. He/she will assist the MEAL team with activities and being one of focal point for accountability and feedback mechanism. The Accountability will support all efforts for promoting a high level of beneficiary accountability and will manage the feedback mechanism. Working closely with the MEAL Officer to support data entry and data management as needed. Generally support the MEAL team and programme team to ensure learning and accountability systems are working effectively in emergency response.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Implementing Accountability mechanisms
• Conduct community visits, focus group discussions with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries to receive feedback on SC programmes via available channels i.e. Toll Free Number, suggestion Box, meeting and Focus Group Discussions (FGD)
• Manage feedback received and ensuring a timely and appropriate follow-up if needed
• Documenting feedback and follow-up actions taken
• Support programming and field staff to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all affected communities (including children) and that information is shared with affected communities.
• Conduct field monitoring visits as appropriate
• Work closely with field staff to collect data and implement activities to support beneficiary accountability
• Ensure that accountability mechanisms is maintained in accordance with SCI Accountability Framework, Core Humanitarian Charter and Humanitarian Accountability partnership standards
• Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures
Child Safeguarding
• All staff have an obligation to ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and related policies. They must conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
• All staff must ensure the way they are carrying out their work is not putting children and community at risk (or further risk).
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• Holds self-accountable and have confidentiality for the feedback received from beneficiaries and community at large
Ambition:
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
• widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Collaboration:
• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and with relevant external stakeholders
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Integrity:
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential:
• University or College qualification and minimum of three years professional experience with education work and child protection work
• Good knowledge and understanding of Accountability Mechanisms.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Strong verbal and written English, Kirundi and Kiswahili skills
• Strong interpersonal skills the ability to work collaboratively with others
• Strong reporting skills
• Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email)
• Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

Desired:
• Background in Emergency/Refugee programming is an asset.
• Fluent Kirundi, both spoken and written

Date advertised: 13 Aug 2019
Closing date: 24 Aug 2019 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist
Date advertised: 15 Aug 2019
Closing date: 18 Aug 2019 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development and Quality
LOCATION: Dar-es-Salaam with frequent travel to the field
Child Safeguarding:
Level 2 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
ROLE PURPOSE:
The MEAL Specialist represents a crucial aspect of programme quality management within Save the Children. He/she oversees the MEAL system, manages MEAL staff, feeds into country office strategy & planning, participates in proposal development & leads on reporting to donors and Save the Children’s annual report. He/she rolls out a system for monitoring organisational progress against the Programme Quality Standards, and develops and implements a realistic MEAL dashboard of indicators to regularly feedback on quality, ensuring that such systems are institutionalised within the existing thematic programme cycle framework and country strategic plan, and that staff have the capacity to implement the systems. The MEAL Specialist also designs accountability systems for all field offices and specific programme components, ensuring that child’s participation in all feedback mechanisms is relevant and meaningful. Critical to this role is an ability to coordinate inputs (e.g. Total Reach and reporting to Save the Children) from other large projects operated independently within the country office, such as Global Fund.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Director of Programme Development & Quality
Dimensions: The MEAL Specialist is responsible for ensuring the country programme’s MEAL system encompasses the following key components required of Save the Children globally: culture and function; design/programming support; monitoring; evaluation and research; accountability; and, knowledge management and learning.
Staff directly reporting to this post: None.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
System Design and Promoting MEAL
  • Lead on the development and oversee the roll-out of an organisational MEAL strategy (including M&E systems for Humanitarian Emergencies) in line with Save the Children’s quality standards and ensuring accountability to donors and beneficiaries.
  • Ensures establishment of key indicators for each project and tracking of data across projects to establish the broader impact on children from all interventions, using a regular dashboard approach for Senior Management monitoring.
  • Promote all aspects of MEAL to support the creation of an organisational culture which prioritises quality programming, including alignment with Save the Children’s Programme Quality Framework.
  • Build strong relationships with colleagues and provide support as required to ensure MEAL system is understood and supported at country office level.
  • Work closely with the field office teams to ensure that MEAL becomes an integral element of project implementation leading to enhanced quality, accountability, management and impact, including feeding into new proposal development and sharing lessons learned.
  • Designs and implements systems for sampling and verifying data quality across projects and thematic programmes.
  • Ensure that Technical Specialists develop thematically appropriate checklists and verification tools for standard programme activities (e.g. trainings, Children’s Council meetings, nutrition sessions).
Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development
  • Provide management and leadership to the MEAL team in the Tanzania country programme, forming a solid team with clear objectives around data quality, evaluation standards, accountability and learning. This requires creating cohesion with the field MEAL staff working in different geographic areas who have dotted line management by Field Managers on a day-to-day basis.
  • Oversee the recruitment of appropriate MEAL staff in the Tanzania Country Office.
  • Manage the MEAL team to ensure that the MEAL system operates effectively with the support and resources required and that there are clear links and reporting lines between field and Dar-es-Salaam level and between PDQ and other country office departments.
  • Support the MEAL team progress on specific projects, providing management oversight on progress and problem-solving in case of challenges, particularly for baseline/endline research, assessments and operational research.
  • Manage the performance of direct reports in the MEAL unit through performance management, coaching, mentoring, training and development.
  • At the organisational level, devise and manage a MEAL training programme with the goal of increasing capacity and awareness of MEAL for all staff aligned to the MEAL strategy. Assess training needs and engage MEAL team staff to roll-out the training programme, especially to orient new project staff and managers.
Internal Reporting
  • Responsible to ensure that the organisation delivers on all internal M&E requirements (including any Humanitarian Response reporting) in a timely manner and with high quality information.
  • Develop systems for monitoring and reporting on Save the Children global indicators and quarterly reports, total direct and indirect reach data. Develop systems for ensure monitoring of child participation and advocacy.
  • Receive regular field monitoring and accountability reports from MEAL staff through the dashboard approach (and other forums for data review) and circulate to the country office teams, ensuring that action plans are included and followed up and that SMT reviews reports regularly.
  • Ensure that the field offices manage a clear system of feedback and response from key stakeholders, particularly children, and presents the information to SMT for decision making purposes.
Promoting Learning for Strategy Development and Decision Making
  • Ensure that data is brought together and findings from across thematic and operational regions (through evaluations and project reviews) is consolidated and shared to allow analysis of impact and promotion of learning and strategy development for the whole organisation.
  • Lead on technical support, including formation of TOR and selection of consultants, for evaluations and provide technical review of progress and final reports. Synthesise this information to improve organisatonal performance and impact for children.
  • Communicate top level learning / analysis reports and monitoring data to ensure that management is able to make informed decisions on a timely basis to scale up and face operational challenges.
  • Organise all project evaluation and review in-brief and debrief sessions, with lessons learned shared, in collaboration with the respective project manager.
  • Support the Director of PDQ to analyse progress against organisational objectives and strategies.
External Reporting and Representation
  • Ensure external accountability to donors through the implementation of timely and quality MEAL activities leading to timely and accurate reporting
  • Ensure that high quality analysis reports demonstrating Save the Children’s impact and assessment findings are produced, including evidence of good practice and replicable programmes, and that they are communicated at appropriate events.
  • Ensure that Save the Children is represented at relevant inter-NGO and government level meetings (related to MEAL) to enhance inter-agency best practices sharing and learning.
Programme Design and MEAL Resources
  • Ensure that MEAL is an integral part of the programme design stage and features in all proposal development.
  • Reviews and approves all questionnaires and sampling plans for baseline/endline with consultants and relevant staff.
  • Maintains databases and data analysis software usage and storage with ICT.
  • Ensure that MEAL resources are included in proposal development and work creatively to secure funding from diverse sources, to ensure that MEAL is integrated in emergency and development programmes in a sustainable way.
Other
  • Initiate operations research to test new innovations, identifying better opportunities and approaches and roll out into Country Office programmes.
  • Test and integrated Save the Children Programme Quality Framework elements into programme design, delivery and evaluation.
  • Ensure that child participation and child safeguarding is integrated into solid design and delivery.
  • Participate in PDQ meetings, quarterly review meetings, planning and other country office forums, as requested.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Holds the organisation accountable to children through the development of effective accountability and feedback systems

Ambition:
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks
Demonstrates flexibility and new thinking in the MEAL activities and planning

Integrity:
Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Ensures quality of data and methods through recommended practices and policies

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Masters degree in an area of social development or equivalent.
  • Recommended a minimum of five years experience working in MEAL roles including in a senior management position, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, child rights governance, health and nutrition.
  • Experience of working on all elements of MEAL including designing, rolling out and managing systems.
  • Experience of securing resources from donors for MEAL activities/staffing and budget management.
  • Proven experience in designing Terms of Reference and managing large-scale evaluations. Ability to design and review evaluation tools and approaches, including operations research.
  • Awareness of international quality standards (Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE Standard, HAP Standard) and proven experience of using these standards in practical ways to promote quality and accountable programming.
  • Direct experience of working with communities in participatory activities, including confidence in working with children and an understanding of child-friendly participatory methodologies.
  • Proven success in managing a team and dedication to staff development.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability to travel to the field approximately 20-25% as well as travel to participate in regional meetings and learning events
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required. Swahili preferred.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.