Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Program Officer Job at ADD International - Tanzania

 Program Officer Job at ADD International - Tanzania

Job Title: Program Officer - Modeling Inclusive Preprimary Education (MIPE)

ADD International is a UK based disability rights organization. We work for independence, equality, and opportunity for disabled people living in poverty in Africa and Asia, by supporting disability activists to bring about social change. ADD International in Tanzania works in partnership with the Tanzania Federation of Disabled People’s Organizations (SHIVYAWATA), national disabled people’s organizations (DPOs), and with regional SHIVYAWATA branches in six regions, namely Mwanza, Shinyanga, Tabora, Coast, Lindi, and Mtwara.

Modeling Inclusive Preprimary Education
This project aims to provide an opportunity for young children with disabilities to access inclusive and appropriate pre-primary education across four district councils of Kibaha TC, Kibaha DC, Mkuranga and Kisarawe in Pwani Region, Tanzania. The project will be implemented in collaboration with SHIVYAWATA.

ADD Tanzania is seeking to recruit a qualified Program Officer Training and Education Support responsible for leading in the training and education component of the Modelling Inclusive Pre-primary Programme (MIPE) project in Tanzania and participate in programme processes, systems, and policy or strategy development. Specifically, the staff shall provide technical and pedagogical support to inclusive education support facilities and teams. To work with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology and Local Government Authorities in the project area and other stakeholders on the required changes at school, ward and district level to make education system inclusive. This involves building into project short term in-service teacher training and long-term development of best practice for inclusive teacher education.

Main Responsibility
Programme Officer will be responsible to support pre-primary teachers on how to inclusively apply appropriate teaching and learning methodologies and techniques and supporting them in developing inclusive teaching and learning aids which will enable teachers to make their lesson more inclusive hence ensuring that pupils with disabilities in pre-primary classes achieve their learning outcomes.

Duties and responsibilities

  • In consultation with and guidance from the Programme Manager, Training and Education Support Officer will:
  • Lead the implementation of Education and Training activities of MIPE programme
  • Advice the MIPE programme on suitable teaching and learning materials for children with disabilities based on their age
  • Support pre-primary teachers to prepare the teaching and learning aid
  • Advise MIPE staff and pre-primary teachers and other stakeholders including government officers on early child development care
  • Representation in education and training forums at national and provincial levels and build similar relationships
  • Providing specialist advice on Education and training and build similar relationships to ADD team and partners.
  • Preparing and producing clear and quality reports (narrative) that demonstrate accountability;
  • Support the identification, initial assessment, treatment/rehabilitation and enrolment of children with disabilities accordingly.
  • Support the establishment of learning groups/team
  • Organize teacher’s trainings and follow up coaching and mentoring in special needs such as sign language interpreter, braille, intellectual impairment teaching, etc.
  • In collaboration with the team, participate in the preparation of ECD materials, and messages communication messages, position statement and any other material relevant to the ongoing campaign;
  • Support on child safeguarding incident reports with the support of child protection focal point.
  • Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by the line Manager

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support the monitoring of the education and training activities to ensure effective project delivery
  • Assist in data collection and impact stories as a way of generating an evidence-based and MIE delivery
  • Work with the M&E Coordinator to monitor and share findings with schools, community and other key stakeholders.

Financial Management

  • Setting up and overseeing the component’s budgets;
  • Develop and submit activity budgets for MIPE education and training implementation
  • Submit activity (financial) reports to the finance department within the authorized time frame and donor requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, preferably in Early Child Development or Special Needs Education
  • Knowledge and experience in working with people with disabilities and related networks
  • Experience in planning and implementing education and training activities/ projects targeting different stakeholders at different levels (including teachers and learners with disabilities)
  • Knowledge in child safeguarding policy
  • Excellent training, communication and public-speaking skills, with knowledge in computer application.
  • Knowledge and experience in the education system of Tanzania including how to impact skills and knowledge to target groups.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment; strong interpersonal skills; creative and flexible problem-solving skills

How to Apply
Interested candidates should send their application (consisting of Covering letter, CV) to; the following physical address:

The Country Director 
ADD International, Tanzania (Action on Disability and Development) Mikocheni Warioba; Plot 442, House # 59; Daima Street
OR submit through post office; P.0 Box 33659, Dar es Salaam. 

Closing date for receiving applications is 25th March 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

People with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: 25th March 2019.

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