New International Job Opportunity at Tanzania Education Corp (TEC), Program Director | March, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Job Vacancy at Tanzania Education Corp (TEC), Program Director | March, 2019
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. 

Position: TSSS Program Director
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, 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 elementary school to ensure cohesion and cooperation between the two libraries. Help at the primary school library 1 or 2 days per week.

  • 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
  • Excellent English writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • 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 library management is desirable but not required
  • Knowledge of kiswahili desirable but not required
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Minimum one-year commitment with an arrival date in Karatu, Tanzania Mid-April 2019.

  • $500 a month stipend deposited into a US bank account on the last day of every month. TEC views you as an independent contractor and, as a result, you are responsible for all taxes owed (including Social Security, Medicare, federal and state income taxes).
  • Work visa fees paid by TEC.
  • Reimbursement for all out-of-pocket expenses related to TEC, paid monthly.
  • Rent, utilities (includes internet and a local phone) and housekeeper for a two bedroom house with Western toilet and shower to be shared. 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