Employer: Man Power Company
Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam
Application Deadline: 20th August 2013.
Purpose of job:
• To manage and provide logistical support to all ELT trainers
• To manage project media coverage
• Ensure smooth delivery of the project work plan and contribute to its outputs
Context and environment:
Tanzania has made remarkable efforts to improve access to education with 95% of children now starting primary school. Despite increased enrolment, the quality of education remains weak with almost half the students failing their primary school leaving exams (Basic Education Statistics Tanzania, 2011). The low pass rate at primary level reduces access to secondary education, particularly for girls, who both have a lower pass rate and are less likely to continue to secondary school due to socio-economic factors. One of the main reasons for poor performance is the unacceptably low level of knowledge and capacity of newly qualified primary and secondary school teachers to identify and meet students’ learning needs. Improving the performance of Teacher Trainers is critical to improve quality standards in education and also to adequately meet the increased demand for teachers that improved enrolment has created.
English plays a major role in the Tanzanian education system as it is the medium of instruction in secondary and higher education. In accordance with the Education and Training Policy (ETP) of 1995, Kiswahili is the medium of instruction in primary schools while English is taught as a subject with the exception of a few English-medium primary schools. The change of medium of instruction from Kiswahili to English when the primary school leavers join secondary school often creates a learning gap as students find themselves unable to communicate in the language of learning and so have difficulty coping with the secondary curriculum.
The British Council in Tanzania is hoping to lead a 5m GBP nationwide project funded by DFID to improve the English language proficiency and teaching knowledge and skills of pre-service trainers and student teachers in 34 training colleges across Tanzania. This is why we are recruiting suitably qualified project coordinators to work with us on this exciting large scale English project.
Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:
Project delivery: logistics:
• To be the main contact and support for project trainers in 34 locations all over Tanzania with house management, maintenance contractors, accommodation contracts, rent payments, health & safety, security and transport.
• Organise events to a high standard and within deadline.
• To make arrangements for visitors and beneficiaries including booking travel, accommodation, training participation and preparing programmes.
• To provide financial support to the project managers, including assisting in event budget planning, vendor creations, raising of purchase orders, getting quotes from suppliers, tracking payments and maintain proper documentation for audit purpose.
• Monitoring and Evaluation:
• To provide support to project managers in delivering high quality, timely and accurate monitoring and evaluation activities including, but not limited to, the British Council Scorecard tool. Collect and record all data within deadlines and according to corporate standards.
Marketing and Communications:
• To provide up to date project information to the Marcoms coordinator
• Other administrative work: As required.
Other key responsibilities:
• working on the understanding that you are part of a larger team who all have a collective responsibility to deliver BC programmes to the highest standard
• ensuring that all project activity reflects key child protection, equal opportunities and diversity issues
The post holder will be accountable to the British Council Tanzania Project Manager.
Other important features or requirements of the job
A willingness to develop and improve skills and experience through training, collaboration with colleagues and other initiatives.
Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas:
• Child protection
• Equal Opportunity and Diversity
• Health and Safety
• Information Knowledge Management
Operational project work requires regular work outside conditioned hours, especially in the evenings or at weekends. The work schedule will be flexible up to 37.5 hours a week maximum. TOIL should be agreed with the line manager in advance to maintain an adequate work-life balance. Post holder may be required to travel abroad on BC business and should therefore hold valid travel documents.
Relationship building is a core component of the work in developing strong, trusting relationships with teachers, school administrators, Ministry officers and British Council colleagues.
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