Job: Senior Programme Officer, Education (Tanzania)

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 24 Mar 2017

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. AKF-Tanzania is part of the AKF-East Africa regional structure that supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in education, early childhood development, health, nutrition, rural economic development, and civil society strengthening. In the education sector, AKF’s portfolio in Tanzania includes projects on education system strengthening with a strong focus on pre-primary and primary education.

AKF Tanzania invites applications from qualified and dynamic candidates for the position of Senior Programme Officer (Education). Based in Dar-es-Salaam and reporting to the Director of Programmes, this position is part of AKF Tanzania’s core team. This position provides the opportunity to oversee and shape the education programming portfolio of AKF in Tanzania and contribute to the wider East African portfolio. The successful candidate is expected to lead in the education sector and contribute to AKF-T’s strategic directions, programme development, grant management, and learning and policy engagement in the sector. Key responsibilities include leading the technical and quality assurance of all existing education projects in Tanzania and supporting the Madrasa Early Childhood Programme (MECP) implement high quality pre-primary education projects in Zanzibar and the mainland.

Specific responsibilities of the SPO include:
  • Provide technical oversight and quality assurance of all AKF and MECP education projects in Tanzania, identify implementation challenges and recommend solutions
  • Fulfil all grant management responsibilities for on-going grants/projects including:
  • Coordinate the development of high quality annual workplans
  • Coordinate and ensure excellent cooperative relationships with partners
  • Ensure the timely submission of donor reports
  • Track financial utilisation of projects
  • Manage donor relationships
  • Lead program development and resource mobilisation for AKF’s education and early childhood development portfolio in Tanzania;
  • Implement a robust learning system for the education sector that enables learning to inform government, NGO, and development partner policy, programs and practice
  • Represent AKF at national education technical working groups and foster productive relationship with principle education and early childhood development stakeholders including government ministries and authorities, education networks, policy forums, development partners, donor agencies, and civil society organizations
The ideal candidate will have:

Hold a Master’s degree in education or related field;
  1. A minimum of six years of solid relevant experience working with education systems, government and NGO partners, and education project management;
  2. Proven experience in managing multiple grants and projects;
  3. Evidence of providing quality assurance and technical support to project implementation teams and support the education team to develop their technical capacity with respect to education and donor compliance
  4. Demonstrated capacity to write high quality reports for donor projects and analytical briefs;
  5. Programme development and resource mobilisation experience with ability to write strong proposals and responsive bids for new programming;
  6. Proven experience of budget planning processes (including financial compliance), performance management frameworks, log frames, M&E plans; and fund management;
  7. Management, leadership and communication skills;
  8. Ability to communicate and represent organisations at a national and local level
  9. Evidence of managing relationships with multiple partners and high level organisational partnerships;
  10. In-depth understanding of global and local education theory and practice
  11. Exceptional written and verbal skills in English. Knowledge of Kiswahili an advantage;
  12. Experience of working in Tanzania or East Africa will be an advantage
How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV (not exceeding four pages), and the contact information of three referees to the Country Director, Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania or by e-mail to [email protected] before the close of business on 24th March 2017. If applying by email, please write the title of this position in the subject line and in your email. Do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator, Tanzania - UN Coordination Specialist

The above position is open in the context of the Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator (SARC) scheme sponsored by the Government of Finland and is addressed exclusively to applicants with Finnish citizenship. 

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2017. 

The selected candidate will expected to participate in the training course on Finland’s Development Policy and Development Cooperation in 2017 organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, from 7-9 June, 2017, in Helsinki.

Job at SUA: SACIDS Centre Administrator/Executive Assistant

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the following vacant position under The Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance, African Centre of Excellence (SACIDS-ACE) for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals in Southern and Eastern Africa, based at Sokoine University Of Agriculture (SUA), College Of Veterinary And Medical Sciences, Morogoro, Tanzania. 

Job at SUA: Research Assistant in Veterinary Epidemiology



Applications are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill a vacant position in the Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine project funded by Wellcome Trust, UK, based at Sokoine University of Agriculture. Application letter accompanied with CV, Birth, Academic and Professional Certificates and recommendation letters from at least two referees be addressed to the DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE), P.O BOX 3000, CHUO KIKUU, MOROGORO, to reach him not later than THREE weeks from the date of this advertisement.
Job position: Research Assistant in Veterinary Epidemiology (One Post) 

The Job opportunity in the Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (IFPHTM) - Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Project titled “Full-genome is sequencing to identify determinants that impact upon foot and-mouth disease virus strains with potential for enhanced transmission in endemic settings in Africa 

Qualifications: Holder of a BVM/BVSc from Government recognized University. 

MSc degree in Epidemiology or related area with very good results from a recognized institution will be an added advantage. 

  • Collection of samples and field epidemiological data during FMD outbreak investigation and targeted epidemiological studies in selected research sites. 
  • Working with the Principal Investigator (PI) in carrying out selected analyses of data for modelling of FMD outbreaks.
  • Participation in the writing of results of the analyses for publication in peer reviewed journals and in any other form of dissemination of research findings, such as research seminars. 
  • Identify, obtain and maintain relevant research papers and farmers correspondence.
  • Undertake data extraction and initial data management of electronic health record data for FMD studies. 
  • Merging, cleaning and categorising the data, and (under the supervision of the PI) developing and applying code lists for the variables of interest. 
Experience: At least (i) two years of working experience in the area of epidemiology of infectious disease, and (ii) six month experience on FMD outbreaks investigation are required. Demonstrable know-how on molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases is an added advantage. 

Remuneration: As per Treasury Registrars Salaries Circular No.2 of 2015. 

Terms of Service: The appointment will be on contract basis renewable after two years until 31st July, 2020. 

Duty Station: Morogoro Region.

Call for applications for the 2018 Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

Softcopies of the following supporting documents must be uploaded during your online application:

Identity card or Passport
  • A recent passport-sized photo in JPEG/PNG format
  • Bachelor’s Academic Transcripts (in English translation)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate / Scroll (in English translation) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree certificate / scroll has not yet been conferred
  • Master’s Academic Transcripts, if any (in English translation)
  • Master’s Degree Certificate / Scroll, if any (in English translation) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree certificate / scroll has not yet been conferred
  • 2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees)
Not compulsory but good to include (if available):
  • GRE / IELTS / TOEFL / SAT I & II / GATE results
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Please note that the application deadline for January 2018 intake is 1 June 2017.