Friday, May 20, 2011


Plan is an international child-centered Development Organization whose mission is to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children through a process that unites people across cultures to add meaning to their lives.

Plan has been working in Tanzania since 1991; It operates in 6 areas, Mwanza, Geita, Ifakara, Kibaha Kisarawe and Dar es Salaam. Plan Tanzania works with 30,000 sponsored children their families and their communities implementing programmes at grassroots level in health, education, water and sanitation, income generation and building relationship across cultures.

Plan Tanzania now invites applications from suitable, qualified and experienced persons to fill the following available Vacancies.


Job Education Specialist is a member of Plan Tanzania Program Team and of the Extended Country Management Team (ECMT). She/ he reports to and works under the direct supervision of the Program Support Manager. The Education Specialist assumes leadership in technically supporting the implementation of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and in particular the Country Program (CP) related to education/ Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD). Further, the Education Specialist is:

 Responsible for developing a technically sound concepts, proposals, training materials related with education interventions with synergy to other Cps;

 The key resource person for developing Education/ ECCD program interventions, designing Education/ECCD materials and developing monitoring tools for the project.

 Responsible for supporting the developing technical capacity of staff and partner organizations on various educational programs including ECCD.

Qualifications, experience and traits;

 A Bachelors Degree in Education A Masters Degree is an advantage

 At least 5 years technical advisory experience in the design, implementation, evaluation and research of major educational programs.

 Knowledge of and skills in ECCD with proven record of substantial experience in this area, Specialized training in ECCD is advantage.

 At least 3 years experience working INGOs preferably child centered development organizations

 Familiarity with policies and education program in Tanzania
 Abilities in planning, budgeting and management

 Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people and to work in teams.

 Willingness to undertake substantial travel and mission throughout Tanzania, regionally and globally (at least 25% time).

Skills specific to the post

 Strong management, analytical, communication and problem solving, and excellent lead and motivate people and to work in teams.

 Willingness to undertake substantial travel and mission throughout Tanzania, regionally and globally (at least 25% time)

 Good communication, interpersonal and computer skills

 Class C drivers license and a certificate from National Institute Of Transport (a must

 Advanced or Ordinary level certificate

 A minimum of 3 years of experience in vehicle maintenance and driving.


Plan Tanzania is a child centered organization. Protecting the rights of the children is of paramount interest to us. Subsequently, all short listed candidates will undergo a police vetting check for criminal offences particularly relating to any type of child abuse. The successful candidate

will be required to sign and adhere to the Plan Tanzania child protection policy.


The above positions carry attractive remuneration as per Plan Tanzania salary structure and incentive package.


Plan Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer. Interested and qualified Tanzanians are invited to send their applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, certificate copies of relevant education and professional qualifications together with names of three referees, and their contact. The applications should reach the undersigned not latter than 20th May, 2011.


P.O. BOX 3517