Friday, March 29, 2019

Job Vacancy at Tanzania Education Corp (TEC), Program Director

New Job Vacancy at Tanzania Education Corp (TEC), Program Director | Deadline: 17th April, 2019

Job Title: Program Director, Tumaini Senior Secondary School, Tanzania | Karatu, Tanzania
Application Deadline April 17, 2019

About this organization
Tanzania Education Corp (TEC), a Boston-based NGO, has supported the Tumaini Schools in northern Tanzania since 2008. Tumaini Schools operate three private, English-language, non-profit schools with a combined enrollment of 1,100 students. The preschool and primary school are located in Karatu, two and a half hours from Arusha. The secondary school (TSSS) is located in Makuyuni, an hour west of Arusha. The oldest of the schools, Tumaini Junior, is a K-7 school, opened in 2004, and its graduates consistently rank in the top 1% among Tanzania’s over 15,000 schools primary schools. All the schools recruit primarily from families residing in the local area. TEC raises funds for major school construction projects at all three campuses and provides financial aid to Tumaini students through its Sponsorship Program. TEC has also supported the development of libraries, computer labs and special courses.

TEC is looking for a full-time TSSS Program Director to join our team based in Karatu. Main responsibilities include overseeing our secondary school library and managing a reading program at our secondary school. In addition, the Program Director will assist the Sponsorship Director with coordinating and conducting visitor tours, including student groups. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to work across all levels of the organization.

• Oversee library at Tumaini Senior Secondary School. Train older students and teachers to help with monitoring of library during open hours.
• Design and implement reading programs that support slower readers, encourage students to read more challenging books, and generally promote a reading culture at the school.
• Help teach a graphic novel class and English grammar classes.
• Assist with a variety of digital platforms that include the TEC website, social media, and email newsletters with goal to increase TEC brand awareness.

Work collaboratively with our librarian at the primary school to ensure cohesion and cooperation between the two libraries. Help at the primary school library 1 or 2 days per week.
• Support secondary school tablet supervisor in renewing tablet standard operating procedures and assisting when necessary.

• Bachelor’s degree
• 1-3 years of experience, ideally in an international nonprofit setting. Experience in East Africa is a plus.
• Highly collaborative style; ability to create relationships with staff, volunteers, and people from diverse backgrounds
• Experience working in a library is desirable but not required
• Must be willing and able to adapt to Tanzania’s culture
• Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
• Knowledge of Filemaker Pro software is desirable but not required
• Sincere commitment to TEC mission

Details at a glance
• On-site Location
• Full Time Schedule
• Contract
• 4-Year Degree Required
• Entry level

• Work visa fees paid by TEC.
• Reimbursement for all out-of-pocket expenses related to TEC, paid monthly.
• Rent, utilities, internet and housekeeper for a shared house with other staff members. Own bedroom. Food is not included.
• Two one way tickets from your home to Kilimanjaro Airport in Arusha, not to exceed a total of $2,000
• Shared Apple laptop for TEC business; we encourage you to bring your own for personal use.
• Three weeks of paid vacation excluding June-September
• Does not include costs of immunizations

Level of Language Proficiency
Fluency in English required
knowledge of kiswahili desirable but not required

How To Apply 
If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Frank Lee at