Chemonics

Regional Leads

Chemonics

Job Description

Chemonics seeks regional leads for an anticipated six-year, DFID-funded education programme in Tanzania, Shule Bora. The programme seeks to improve the quality, inclusiveness, and safety of learning for all 11.5 million girls and boys in government pre-primary and primary schools in Tanzania. In addition to providing support to government systems at the national level, Shule Bora will provide additional focused support to an estimated 4.4 million children in the 9 regions where interventions will be piloted, scaled, adapted and made more efficient and effective in delivering learning outcomes. The nine regional leads will be based in Singida, Katavi, Tanga, Kigoma, Rukwa, Mara, Simiyu, Mtwara, and Pwani, and will work closely with representatives of the government of Tanzania, regional government, ward education officers, local communities, and other key stakeholders to collaboratively achieve programme objectives in their region of focus through joint planning and delivery. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include:
  • Work with the Tanzanian government to enable the successful delivery of quality, gender-transformative, disability-inclusive, and safe-to-learn educational interventions covering pre-primary to the transition between primary and lower secondary school (Pre-primary-Std VII).

  • Generate lessons and evidence for the government about how to achieve successful outcomes affordably and at scale.

  • Oversee the successful delivery and monitoring of education-focused interventions

  • Align interventions with Tanzanian government systems and structures.

  • Support the regional government with planning and budgeting processes and managing fiduciary risk.

Qualifications: Technical:
  • Experience delivering educational interventions in their respective region that achieve results related to the four outcome areas: learning (reading and mathematics), girls’ education, disability inclusion, and school safety

  • Ability to coordinate with Shule Bora outcome leads and contribute to the technical design interventions

  • Record of overseeing the successful implementation of monitoring and evaluation and/or learning and adaptation plans; ensuring data quality throughout

  • Experience designing learning and adaptation plans preferred

Planning and budgeting:
  • Extensive experience with government planning and budgeting processes with the respective regional government

  • Ability to work with regional government counterparts to manage fiduciary risk to ensure that funds are used for intended purposes, achieve value for money, and are properly accounted. Experience identifying and addressing capacity gaps related to fiduciary risk preferred

Stakeholder engagement and regional analysis:
  • Demonstrated strength with stakeholder engagement and building and maintaining relationships

  • Existing strong relationships with key stakeholders in the region preferred (e.g., regional government, ward education officers, local communities, and school leadership)

  • Provide regional contextual/political economy analysis and suggestions for programme/intervention adaptation based on this insight

General and financial/operational management:
  • Experience overseeing regional operations general office management for a small- to medium-sized team

  • Proven ability to oversee finance staff and ensure the highest standards of compliance and transparency

  • Understanding of Tanzanian government and local government funding and budgeting processes preferred.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social science, international development, or a related discipline is required. Advanced degree in education or relevant discipline is preferred

  • Minimum eight years of professional experience across the areas of expertise listed above, with a combination of strong technical education and demonstrated experience in government planning and budgeting

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and develop partnerships with governments and local organisations

  • Experience working with DFID or other donor-funded education projects

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Knowledge of the Tanzanian education sector and key national stakeholders is preferred, particularly in the region that the applicant is interested in serving within

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English required

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