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Program Officer - Room to Read Tanzania


Program Officer

Room to Read


Position Overview

The Program Officer is a key technical team member who supports the successful implementation of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program (GEP) in Bagamoyo and Kibaha Districts. The Program Officer will primarily be responsible for managing the implementation of Girls Education Program Life Skills Clubs program, which focuses on increasing girls’ financial literacy knowledge and skills. This position also provides technical support for other Girls Education Program components and activities, including contributing to overall program development and contextualization of global program materials, as well as guiding program implementation, training, monitoring & evaluation, program data collection and entry, general planning, and project reporting. Regular interaction is required with other Room to Read staffs, education officials, partners, school administrators, teachers, parents, and students. This position reports to the Girls’ Education Program Manager and supervises all Life Skills Clubs Facilitators in both Bagamoyo Chalinze and Kibaha.


Duties & Responsibilities,

· Organize and oversee the complete process of setting up Room to Read Life Skills Clubs for Girls Education Program (GEP) in Bagamoyo and Kibaha Districts.

· Collaborate with other Room to Read Tanzania -Girls Education Program staff to design and contextualize Life Skills Clubs Curriculum.

· Identify, engage and assess schools which implement Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program and formulate strategies for Life Skills Clubs implementation

· Schedule and conduct regular meetings with key stakeholders to monitor the girls’ progress in Life Skills clubs and address issues as they arise.

· Train and supervise Girls Education Program School focal teachers/other teachers and Life Skills Clubs Facilitators to ensure that they are able to support the girls and complete their roles effectively.

· Visit project schools as needed to supervise clubs activities at the sites and organize discussions with school key stakeholders and Gather feedback to ensure that schools and communities understand and support clubs activities in their districts.

· Complete detailed and accurate written reports in a timely manner to Girls Education Program Manager and Country Offices as required.

· Participate in any other activities, which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization.

· Collaborate with fellow Girls Education Program Officers to manage relationships with other NGOs, ajira government officials arid local educational facilities/authorities; schedule and attend meetings with them to coordinate planning and implementation of projects.

· Develop and facilitate capacity building training for Life Skills Club Facilitators, School focal teachers and Social Mobilizers, NGOs, Partners representatives, team members, girls, parents and the community at large as may be required.

· Represent Room to Read at relevant meetings.

· Provide regular updates on program activities and plans at regular meetings with Tanzania Country Office management staff

· Document best practices and lessons learned during fieldwork and share with other project sites, relevant local staff, the Country Director and appropriate Regional and US-based Global Program Officers.

· Collect data and conduct data entry into the system as required

· Participate in developing Quarter and Annual report on timely basis

· Develop and submit Monthly/Quarterly Cash forecast on timely basis

· On monthly basis, develop Field staff fund request and submit expense reports on their behalf

· Support Girls Education Program Manager on development! review of new content modules – contextualization as needed


Qualifications and Experience:

· University degree in a related field (Sociology, education, gender, social work, community development).

· 3 – 5 years-of relevant work experience

· Prior experience in planning and facilitating training.

· Prior experience coaching or supervising others.

· Good interpersonal skills and a team player.

· Prior experience working with and or counseling adolescent girls. Familiarity with life skills and/or financial literacy skills is preferable.

· Strong organizational and planning skills, including the ability to monitor progress of program implementation.

· Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative.

· Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people.

· Desire and ability to spend a quarter or more time traveling and providing direct support to Life Skills Club Facilitators and Focal Teachers in the schools and communities in which they work.

· Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook.

· Fluency in Swahili and English Language.


Application Procedure:

Please send a cover letter and resume by email, with Program Officer Technical- Girls Education Program in the subject line, to or send by post to the Human Resources Manager, Room to Read Tanzania, House no.14, Senga Street, Mikocheni A, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

If you do not hear from Room to Read within one month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Please ‘note that late applications will not be considered and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and talent from diverse backgrounds.

CLOSING DATE 09th February 2018

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  • Location: Dar es Salaam
  • Job Title: Program Officer
  • Application Deadline: 2018-02-09
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