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Education Coordinator at International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tanzania

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Education Coordinator
Kasulu, Tanzania, United Republic of | req39953
Requisition ID: req39953
Job Title: Education Coordinator
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes
Location: Kasulu, Tanzania

Job Description
over half a century, Tanzania has been a country of asylum, hosting one
of the largest refugee populations in Africa. Currently, the country
hosts approximately 287,903 Burundian and Congolese refugees, many of
whom arrived in 2015 as the crisis in Burundi increased. To date,
refugees continue to co-exist with the host communities in Kigoma region
expressing multiple reasons and needs. Within this context, IRC
provides protection and basic assistance in the areas Safety (comprises
of Protection and Rule of Law, Women Protection and Empowerment, and
Child Protection), Health (mental health and psychosocial support
services and reproductive health) and Education.

Job Overview
Education Coordinator will be responsible for providing technical and
operational support and ensuring timely and quality implementation of
program activities and strategies in compliance with donor requirements.
They will ensure that the objectives of the programs are met in a
timely manner and are being monitored and evaluated effectively; ensure
that education staff receive appropriate mentorship and professional
development; and that a positive team spirit is fostered, encouraging
innovative and quality programming. Additionally, the Education
Coordinator will collaborate with other sectors to ensure that
protection and wellbeing of children is consistently mainstreamed across
IRC sectors. They will also work in coordination with key Education
stakeholders and partners, representing the IRC Education program in
Tanzania. The IRC currently has the UNHCR Operational Mandate for
Education in the two refugee camps in Kasulu and Kibondo with
responsibility for providing education services to thousands of refugee
children. In addition, the IRC is also implementing a regional education
project in the two camps that is also being implemented in Uganda and
Ethiopia and another project in partnership with Cambridge Education
that is being implemented in seven regions of Tanzania.

Major responsibilities
Sector Strategy, Design, and Fundraising

Provide leadership to the education team in developing and implementing
evidence-based, cost-effective funding applications and identifying
opportunities for sustainable program growth through the pursuit of new
programming initiatives and emphasizing the importance of securing
multi-year funding to support them.
• Ensure, with education staff
and Technical Advisor, that project design of projects reflects IRC
program quality standards and industry standard methodologies and
includes theory of change.
• Provide guidance, strategies, and tools
to ensure that programming choices are based on needs assessment
findings (primary & secondary data) and analysis, input from
communities, a thorough understanding of context, technical standard
methodologies, and operational viability.
• Formulate integrated
programming initiatives so that the education sector complements the
other IRC sectors and promotes mainstreaming of protection principles
and gender-responsive approaches.
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Project Management

Provide overall leadership and management of the education portfolio,
ensuring strategically coherent program direction, well-managed growth,
and compliance with IRC and donor regulations.
• Continually seek out ways to build the capacities of team members, individually and collectively.
• Ensure that detailed, realistic, and feasible project implementation plans are developed, and modified as needed.

Support education staff to collect, document and disseminate lessons
learned and standard methodologies, incorporating these into new project
• Work closely with M&E Coordinator to regularly review progress against indicators.

Contribute to accountability mechanisms for beneficiary feedback and
review sector M&E and accountability data with sector staff to
identify areas for operational improvement.
• In collaboration with
the M&E coordinator and sector staff, develop effective and
appropriate M&E plans, including methodologies and tools to
strengthen the quality of data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Coordinate with other Technical Coordinators on appropriate management,
compliance, and performance standards, as well as effective systems for
budget management, knowledge management and risk management.
• Regularly travel to the field to visit projects.

Financial Management

Work with finance, operations, and grants to ensure compliance with
donor requirements and develop periodic re-forecasting of the annual
operating budget.
• In collaboration with the field management, ensure that education staff are well trained to properly manage project budgets.
• Meet with sector, grants, and finance staff regularly to review budget comparison reports.

Mitigate risk by collaborating with the Finance Department to ensure
that sector staff fully understand financial and administrative
processes involved in project budget cycles.
• Ensure that risks limiting achievement of objectives are reported and rapidly addressed.



Staff Management and Development

Create a supervisory environment focused on the achievement of team and
individual results that emphasize the importance of learning,
productivity, accountability, and openness. Communicate regularly with
staff and promote positive conflict resolution among team members.

Provide guidance and supervision to all sector managers; guide
recruitments, discuss job expectations, set objectives, and provide
appropriate and timely feedback on performance of direct reports,
including timely implementation of performance management as per IRC’s
performance management system.
• Build capacities of sector staff in
key project management principles, tools and approaches and ensure that
these new skills are applied on the job.
• Provide leadership for the successful implementation of and adherence to the IRC HR Operating Policies and Procedures.
• Lead with commitment, integrity, and accountability to the “IRC Way Standards”.
• Promote constructive, collegial collaboration between sector staff, other IRC program staff and operational support staff.

Representation and Communication

Enhance IRC Tanzania’s education Sector profile among relevant
stakeholders – donors, national and local government partners,
international and national NGOs, etc.
• Represent the IRC education Sector at NGO, interagency and governmental meetings.

As the focal point for program-related communication between IRC
country programs in the region and the global level, the role includes
overseeing education sector inputs to advocacy efforts both locally and

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Job Requirements
• Education: Advanced degree in education, training, or relevant field
• Must have at least six years of progressive experience in international management, including technical staff supervision.
• Proven ability to develop winning proposals to public and private sector donors.

Previous experience in managing programs financed by US government
agencies, DFID, EU, UN, foundations, and private donors is a must, with
previous experience in competitive RFA/P environments a plus.
• Proven ability to manage projects to completion on time, within budget, and with the anticipated results.

Demonstrated successful leadership experience with a multi-disciplinary
team in a cross-cultural setting, including active mentoring and
• Extensive experience with monitoring and evaluation tools and systems for complex programs.
• Ability to respond to multiple priorities in a timely manner, producing high-quality outcomes.
• Ability to work and live in a sometimes-insecure environment while maintaining a positive attitude.
• Excellent in English, with Kiswahili a strong advantage

Working Environment:
Security level yellow – The situation in most of the country is calm.
Some parts of Kigoma region experience insecurity-highway banditry.

Professional Standards
staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service,
and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse,
Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:
is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of
inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can
demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
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are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our
organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual
orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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associated with the IRC. Beware that The IRC does not charge a fee at
any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview meeting,
processing, training, or any other fee). IRC does not request any
information related to bank accounts. If asked for any payment, please
contact TZ-Recruitement@Rescue.Org.


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