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Inclusive and Safe Schools Lead – Shule Bora (Quality School) at Mott MacDonald May 2024

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Inclusive and Safe Schools Lead – Shule Bora (Quality School)
Inclusive and Safe Schools Lead – Shule Bora (Quality School) at Mott MacDonald May 2024
Country: Tanzania, United Republic of
Position Location: Dar es Salaam or Dodoma, Tanzania
Contract Type: Permanent
Work Pattern: Full Time
Sector: International Development
Discipline: Education
Job Ref: 2448
Recruiter Contact: Suzanne Angus

The Inclusive and Safe Schools Lead will
  • Work closely with Team Leader (TL) and Deputy Team Leader (DTL) in reviewing and adjusting strategy when needed and update roadmaps in coordination with the Shule Bora coordinators.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation and review of all interventions under the inclusion and climate and environment plans in conjunction with the Shule Bora Coordinators at MoEST and PO-RALG.
  • Provide technical assistance within government on inclusion, safety, and climate and environmental issues.
  • Lead on supporting the government to implement its safe schools programme.
  • Support technical leads to help programme regional coordinators and interventions specialists to support regions and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) to implement inclusion, safety and climate and environment-related interventions.
  • Ensure collaboration with other technical leads and partner organisations to ensure a coherent approach to implementation.
  • Oversee technical support and oversight on construction activities across the LGAs.
  • Quality assure Terms of Reference, concept notes and short term technical assistance (STTA) inputs under the inclusion and safety and climate and environment workstreams.
  • network and build partnerships with other actors working on education, inclusion, safety, climate and environment to ensure effective collaboration and prevent duplication.
  • document and disseminate stories of change for lesson learning and influencing purposes.
  • contribute to the development of the quarterly progress report, annual report and any other reports as required.
  • Provide training and mentorship internally as required in areas of expertise.
  • Identify short term technical assistance needs and ensure technical assistance related to inclusion and climate management is relevant and being brought to each level of the system as agreed with the government.
  • Work closely with the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and disbursement linked indicator (DLIs) teams to ensure harmonisation across the programme.
  • Coordinate with the MEL team to ensure data related to climate management and inclusion are made available on time and can be used for reporting.
  • Coordinate with DTL and Project Regional Coordinators to ensure grass roots qualitative results are being collected and used as evidence both in reports and influencing communication pieces.
  • Provide inputon design, approach and content of materials and provide quality assurance.
  • Support the institutionalisation programme activities within PO-RALG, LGAs and Regions.
  • Identify development needs and build capacity of programme staff and counterparts.
  • Coordinate staff input for technical assistance and capacity building at national and regional levels.
  • Review and approve budgets for activities related to this technical area and monitor activity and STTA budgets to ensure they are managed effectively.
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Skills And Knowledge
  • Good understanding of inclusion and safe schools strategies, stakeholders, policies and interventions in Tanzania.
  • Able to work with senior stakeholders and influence change.
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting.
  • Ability to work with government and adjust to changes.
  • Proficient in using MS packages, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong organisational skills, reliability, and adherence to ethical standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili required.
  • Passionate about making a difference, willing to travel in country and dynamic.

  • Experience of developing and implementing inclusion and safety programmes in education.
  • Experience of working in Tanzania essential.
  • Desired to have experience of climate and environment programmes in the education sector.
  • Experience of working on programmes supporting school infrastructure.
  • Experience of working on donor-funded construction programmes.
  • Experience of working with senior government technical staff.
  • Managing and leading teams of technical specialists.
  • Extensive experience with stakeholder engagement, including international donors and local government, and the ability to develop partnerships with local government, private sector, and the wider international community.

  • MSc in education, social development, inclusion or similar
  • Project management

Job Profile
The Inclusive and Safe Schools Lead is part of the Core Team. S/he will manage the disability inclusion, gender, community engagement and climate and environment specialists on the team. S/he will provide strategic leadership, quality assurance and coordination across inclusion, safety and climate and environment working closely with other technical leads as well as Team Leader (TL) and Deputy Team Leader (DTL) and government stakeholders to ensure a coherent, coordinated approach and strong ownership. S/he will ensure the inclusion and climate and environment plans and all interventions follow the Shule Bora operating principles, support government-led education sector reform, and are focused on sustainable strengthening of the education system. The post-holder will be based in Dar es Salaam or Dodoma. The role is initially for 2 years with the option to extend for an additional year.

Project Description
The UKAid-funded Shule Bora programme delivers technical assistance to government-led work in education. It aims to improve the quality of pre-primary and primary schools in Tanzania.

The Programme Will
  • Work with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) and the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) to test, adapt and implement at scale quality, gender-transformative, disability-inclusive and safe to learn education approaches in 9 regions, generating learning and evidence on how to achieve these outcomes affordably and at scale.
  • Support the Government of Tanzania with the timely and effective implementation of the Payment for Results (PforR) mechanism through technical assistance and capacity building, with a strong focus on data verification, financial management and risk management. Support lesson learning processes from PforR so that these can be embedded into government processes and shared with development partners and other key stakeholders. Ensure that lessons and best practice from (1) are used to inform PforR mechanism. The Disbursement Linked Indicator (DLI) 1.5: Enabling Schools to become more Inclusive underpins all Shule Bora Inclusion and Safety work.
  • Manage and coordinate programme activities, with a strong focus on (i) ensuring a high quality programme, financial and risk management oversight, (ii) working with an independent Learning and Evidence (L&E) provider on establishing regular, rigorous and community-driven monitoring and evaluation activities, and (iii) developing and implementing a strategy for effective communication of Shule Bora objectives, results, and lessons learned to a range of target audiences.

We Can Offer (subject To Company’s Policy)
  • Agile and safe working environment
  • Competitive annual leave and sick leaves
  • Group incentive scheme
  • Group term life insurance, Workmen’s compensation and Group medical insurance coverage
  • Short and Long-term Global employment opportunities
  • Global collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Digital Innovation and Transformation

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