About the APCD Position
The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing and administering Peace Corps Tanzania’s Secondary Education project, working in partnership with one other APCD and supported by a Programming and Training Specialist. Travel throughout Tanzania will be required. The position reports to the Director of Programming and
Training, and is based in Dar es salaam. Normal working days are Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm, and Friday 7:30am to 11 :30am. Additional hours are expected during travel and training periods. The position requires serving as Peace Corps Tanzania duty officer approximately once every three months, carrying and responding to an emergency phone for one week.
The Incumbent will have primary responsibility to collaborate with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in providing Volunteer teachers to secondary schools, by identifying and preparing sites at secondary schools for volunteer teachers in math, science, and English; training Volunteers to serve; providing professional orientation for host Heads of School and District officials; and providing emotional and technical support to Volunteers during service. Sites are located in many regions of the Tanzania mainland as well as Zanzibar. This position involves a three-month probationary period after which a Personal Services Contract will be considered.
• Bachelor’s degree in Education (specialization any math, science or English language field, or field related to education policy and administration). Masters degree preferred.
• Four years progressively responsible experience, including supervisory experience, in the field of education; and/or four years teaching/training adults in education or related area.
• Experience with program management, including strategic planning financial and budget management.
• Experience developing and monitoring, reporting and evaluating education activities.
• Experience in design and facilitation’ of training events and developing materials, with emphasis on training teachers.
• A thorough and up-to-date knowledge of Tanzanian education system, relevant ministries, programs, policies, and resources both in mainland Tanzania as well as Zanzibar.
• Knowledge of adult education techniques, gender analysis, community analysis and project management.
• Demonstrated skills in coaching, including the ability to positively motivate adults. Must have well developed listening ability and a sensitive yet pragmatic and realistic manner.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and appreciation for community-based training, design and implementation.
• Language: Level IV (Fluent) spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
• Ability to work on a team and maintain good working relationships with Peace Corps staff (U.S. and Tanzanian) and Volunteers.
• Ability to develop and maintain high level contacts within the host government, international aid agencies, and private sector,
• Ability to use Microsoft Office.(including MSWord, Excel and Powerpoint) required.
• Ability to pass US Embassy background security check
Applications must be received no later than April 13, 2015 Please email a cover letter, CV personal address and contact information and the names and contacts of references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “PTS-Ed Application” in the subject line.
If necessary applications can be posted to the attention of:
Administrative Officer, PTS-Ed Application, U.S Peace Corps Tanzania, and P.O. Box 9123, Dar es Salaam.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for skills testing and interviews