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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at International
Rescue Committee (IRC), 2022
AJIRA MPYA TANZANIA 2022 | NAFASI MPYA ZA KAZI 2022
PlayMatters Technical Project Coordinator (National Hires Only)
3 Locations Available | req23601
Job available in these locations:
- Kampala, Uganda
- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Requisition ID: req23601
Job Title: PlayMatters Technical Project Coordinator (National Hires Only)
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
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PlayMatters reimagines childhood for refugees. It will bring play-based learning to 800,000 children
across Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania. It will redefine education and
cultivate a generation of lifelong builders. PlayMatters is inspired by
LEGO Foundation’s call to challenge the status quo, to offer children
the quality education they dream of. Children are not gaining the skills
they need, teachers are under-supported, and parents are overwhelmed.
The systems built to serve them are failing them. PlayMatters proudly
offers something different. It is being delivered by a coalition with a
track record of thinking and delivering differently.
We bring three distinct characteristics:
OUTCOMES. Everything we do is fueled by the social, emotional,
cognitive, physical, creative and resilience outcomes we seek. We know
learning happens when children are at the center and teachers, parents
and the system surrounding them embrace children’s agency and have not
only skills and resources, but the motivation to drive change.
RESEARCH AND LEARNING. Effective delivery requires both rigor and a big
heart. With LEGO Foundation, PlayMatters will generate scientific
evidence that can transform our understanding of play and learning for
refugees in East Africa and around the world.
3. THOUGHT LEADERSHIP.
The LEGO Foundation Humanitarian Initiative offers an opportunity to
deliver and comes with the responsibility to lead. Our consortium’s
members have a record mobilizing others.
IRC is seeking a Technical Project Coordinator who will closely work
with the PlayMatters Regional Technical Advisor and other technical
staff as well as the PMC leadership to ensure that the implementation of
PlayMatters both adheres to our approved work plan and responds to
contextual factors. The Technical Project Coordinator will assist in
technical aspects of project management and the coordination of the
content development process and piloting including the planning and
oversight of translation, printing, pilot roll-out, ToTs and
coordination with MEL teams. As PlayMatters launches into its year of
iterative content development and testing, the Technical Project
Coordinator will closely work and support the technical advisor on
building the capacity of PMCs in the planning and roll out of the pilots
and enhancing the coordination among the CDCs, the piloting and MEL
teams for smooth project implementation. The Technical Project
Coordinator will be responsible for closely collaborating with the
PlayMatters’ regional workstream leads, as well as the content
development teams and PMCs in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Track the content development process including the drafting,
review/revision and approvals and link that process with concrete plans
• Assist PMCs to set-up processes and requests for
translation and printing of materials; work with the piloting leads to
guide and support implementation on the ground adhering to roll-out
• Provide hands on support with pilot rollouts including ToT planning and preparations across PMCs as per the work plan;
Assist PMCs with planning and implementation of the Teacher
professional Development (TPD) strategy aligning with TPD approaches in
• In coordination with the MEL team, assist the PMCs in
tracking progress against the work plan, documenting challenges and
• Assist the PMC leadership to manage the project work
plan including needed revisions and to use other project documents,
tools, and resources;
• Support PMC Leads to use project
documentation (including, but not limited to, the Gantt and budget) to
guide their daily work;
• Assist in capacity building of the PMCs to collaborate and coordinate with each other throughout project implementation;
• Support harmonization of PlayMatters work approaches and best practices across the PMCs to achieve project outcomes;
• Conduct regular visits to field sites to support teams across the PMCs;
Key Working Relationships:
• Position Reports to: Regional Technical Advisor, PlayMatters
• Position supervises: TBD
Indirect Reporting: Snr. Technical Advisor, Project Director,
PlayMatters; Deputy Project Director for Operations, PlayMatters.
• Other Internal and/or external contacts:
IRC country program staff; Regional staff such as Content Advisor,
Policy Advisor, RMEL Advisor, DD for Research, Communications; other
technical units within IRC (Education, Health, Violence Prevention and
Response, Economic Recovery and Development, Governance, Gender
External: IRC Research & Innovations leadership, War
Child Holland; Innovations for Poverty Action; Behavioral Insights Team;
host government officials; other consortium partner organizations;
• Advanced degree (MA) from an accredited university in education, development, social work
Minimum of ten years of experience in leadership of Education
programming, experience with education programming for refugees and
displaced populations preferred.
• Significant previous experience implementing education activities in conflict or crisis situations.
• Experience working in East Africa and/or Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda on Education programming.
Strong communication skills and the ability to develop relations with
diverse teams, local counterparts, donors, and other partners.
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
Proficiency in English required. Proficiency in languages of the region
preferred (Amharic, Tigrigna, Arabic, Somali, Nuer, Kiswahili, French,
• Standard office work environment
• Travel required 25-50% (COVID and security situations permitting)
Position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Kampala, Uganda; or Dar Es
Salaam, Tanzania (according to nationality of successful candidate)
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