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Job opportunities at Twaweza in 2017


Twaweza is hiring for 13 positions in January 2017, across Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Kampala. Includes positions for those with experience of open government policy and practice, research on basic education, monitoring and evaluation, data management, communications, finance and administration.
  • Job Title: Program Officer - Data Management
    Cluster: Data and Voice
    Salary Grade: 5
    Reports to: Senior Data Analyst
    Supervises: Consultants, Interns
    Location: Nairobi/Dar es Salaam or Kampala

    Overall Responsibility:
    You will support the management of all the data in Twaweza, in the Data and Voice Directorate. You will support the Senior Data Analyst to ensure that all survey designs, data collection, data quality assurance and analysis are carried out according to high academic standards to protect Twaweza’s reputation for rigor and impartiality. You will support the Senior Data Analyst on quantitative research design, methods and analysis throughout the Directorate of Data and Voice, as well as in relation to the research undertaken in the LME Directorate, and Twaweza overall.


    Specific Responsibilities:
    You will support the Senior Data Analyst and the Director of Data and Voice to:
    1. Improve quality and efficiency of Twaweza’s survey design activities, including questionnaire development and design, pilot activities and pre-field quality checks.
    2. Clean Uwezo and Sauti za Wananchi data, and other data produced by Twaweza, including documentation of the data cleaning decisions and processes
    3. Maintain and assure data quality, and guarantee data integrity during design, collection, entry and processing. Support full adherence to Uwezo’s and Sauti’s data standards.
    4. Respond to data requests through running basic analyses and completing data summaries, while improving Twaweza’s data presentation and visualization
    5. Perform exploratory and advanced statistical analyses using Uwezo and Sauti za Wananchi data, and present and discuss these with the respective program teams
    6. Support the LME team in planning and implementation of Data Quality Assessments.
    7. Initiate the development of policy briefs, reports, articles and publications, and coauthor with team members in the Directorate.
    8. Strengthen the analytical capacities of Twaweza colleagues, through data analysis trainings, and through collaborative analyses with non-statisticians within Twaweza.
    9. Conduct other duties as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

    General Responsibilities:
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Uwezo’s/Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (SalesForce), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor and/or Director of Data and Voice.

    Core Qualifications:
    1. Masters in Statistics/Economics, with at least 3 years of work experience in data management and analysis, preferably in a developing country setting.
    2. Experience in large scale survey and data management, including experience in managing data entry processes; highly skilled in Stata; with indepth skill in descriptive and inferential statistics.
    3. Strong conceptual and analytical skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), such as multivariate and longitudinal analyses (preferably using SPSS, STATA and R).
    4. Ability to present a complicated argument in understandable, accessible and compelling language, using accessible graphics to support the argument.
    5. Able to write well in English, and preferably also in Kiswahili, proven through publications in refereed journals and/or books.
    6. Good understanding of East African context, including ongoing policy debates, especially in education and open government
    7. Ability to respond to emerging opportunities by designing new information products.
    8. Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines, while working independently with minimum supervision.

    Changes and Amendments:
    This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

    Application process:
    To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to jobs@twaweza.org, including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. In the subject of your email write your name, the position you are applying for and country

    Deadline for the submission is 15th January 2017.
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    Job Title: Manager, What Works Open Government
    Unit: What Works in Open Government (WWOG)
    Cluster: Programs
    Salary Grade: 8
    Reports to: Director, Programs and Services
    Supervises: Usually none, except as assigned by the supervisor
    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Overall Role
    You will develop and manage Twaweza’s What Works in Open Government (WWOG) work across East Africa. You will ensure that the WWOG program will a) systematically collect evidence, ideas, data and stories of effective interventions through reference to global and local experience (doing our homework), b) systematically identify, analyze and document the factors behind the outliers who have made a difference despite the odds (positive deviance), and c) undertake small experiments to test hypotheses and ideas to foster greater confidence and engagement of citizens and more open and responsive government.

    Specific Responsibilities
    1. Develop and implement the WWOG program in Tanzania.
    2. Together with team members, gather and organize knowledge of rigorous, locally relevant and credible evidence of what works in improving governments to be open, accountable and responsive and citizens to be active and engage with government.
    3. Create a knowledge database consisting of an accessible and well referenced system of experiences, studies and literature reviews.
    4. Track progress on and engage with the Open Government Partnership in the region and Africa overall, include enabling data to be made more open, accessible and meaningful through better curation and support for ‘infomediaries’.
    5. In collaboration with Public and Policy Engagement unit create a forum for interveners, researchers and policy makers, where crucial evidence can be presented and discussed.
    6. Drawing on the academic as well as a practical body of work, implement Twaweza’s Positive Deviance program in Tanzania related to open and responsive governance: systematically searching, validating and testing successful locally led solutions that deviate from the norm.
    7. Lead small scale research projects in Tanzania that are informed by our learning from existing knowledge. Aim is to find potential solutions that are articulate and simple in design and are in principle scalable.
    8. Collaborate with the What Works in Education program on governance aspects of education and explore other synergies and joint work as appropriate.
    9. Support the Public and Policy Engagement unit in specific campaign style activities to promote open and responsive governance, for instance related to national or local elections.
    10. Manage the production of compelling written products on a regular basis, including high quality policy briefs, analyses, research papers, blogs and other social media for local and global audiences; Present findings at various events, locally, regionally and globally.
    11. Document lessons in a structured fashion on all aspects of WWOG. Continually monitor and reflect on quality and effectiveness of the What Works program, and propose adaptations and improvements.

    General Responsibilities
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Uwezo’s/Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (SalesForce), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor and/or Executive Director.

    Core Qualifications
    1. Masters’ degree or PhD in social sciences, public policy or related area.
    2. At least seven years of relevant work experience in governance, accountability, transparency research and analysis.
    3. Excellent contextual understanding of East Africa, and governance thinking and analysis globally and in the region.
    4. Good knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research, able to use and analyze data, strong analytical skills.
    5. Excellent communication and writing skills in English and Swahili with keen attention to detail, ability to articulate organizational positions in writing and with key audiences.
    6. Demonstrable computer proficiency including web based applications and social media.
    7. Good management skills and ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
    8. Ability to deliver quality on time with minimum supervision.

    Changes and Amendments:
    This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

    Application process:
    To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to jobs@twaweza.org, including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. In the subject of your email write your name, position you are applying for and country.

    Deadline for the submission is 15th January 2017.
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    Job Title: Manager
    Unit: What Works in Education (WWE)
    Cluster: Programs
    Mandate: Regional
    Salary Grade: 8
    Reports to: Director Programs and Services
    Supervises: Program Officer, consultants, interns
    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Overall Role
    You will manage the What Works in Education unit at the regional level within Twaweza East Africa. You will be responsible to lead the team that generates evidence, ideas, data and stories of effective interventions through reference to global and local experience, experimentation and analysis. You will establish and coordinate a dynamic and effective team is in place that seeks collaboration with particularly the Data and Voice and Public and Policy Engagement units.

    Specific Responsibilities
    1. Implement the WWE program in Tanzania and supervise and support the Program Officer, WWE Kenya and Program Officer, WWE Uganda.

    2. Together with team members, gather and organize knowledge of rigorous, locally relevant and credible evidence of what works in improving learning outcomes.
    3. Create a knowledge database consisting of an accessible and well referenced system of experiences, studies and literature reviews.
    4. In collaboration with Public and Policy Engagement, create a forum for interveners, researchers and policy makers, where crucial evidence can be presented and discussed.
    5. Drawing on the academic as well as a practical body of work, set up Twaweza’s Positive Deviance program in education: systematically searching, validating and testing successful locally led solutions that deviate from the norm.
    6. Oversee the Kiufunza research implemented by third party; a large scale RCT on teacher motivation. Contribution will be programmatic and intellectual, contributing to program design and partnering with the local and global research community.
    7. Lead small scale research projects that are informed by our learning from existing knowledge. Aim is to find potential solutions that are articulate and simple in design and are in principle scalable
    8. Document lessons in a structured fashion on all aspects of WWE.
    9. Manage the production of compelling written products on a regular basis, including high quality policy briefs, analyses, research papers, blogs and other social media for local and global audiences.
    10. Present findings at various events, locally, regionally and globally.
    11. Continually monitor and reflect on quality and effectiveness of the What Works program, and propose adaptations and improvements.

    General Responsibilities
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Uwezo’s/Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (SalesForce), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor and/or Executive Director.

    Core Qualifications
    1. Masters or PhD of Arts/Science qualification in education, other social sciences, public policy or related area.
    2. At least seven years of relevant work experience in education, research and analysis.
    3. Good knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research.
    4. Excellent communication and writing skills in English and Swahili with demonstrable attention to detail.
    5. Demonstrable computer proficiency including web based applications.
    6. Good management skills and ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
    7. Ability to deliver on short notice where necessary and with minimum supervision.

    Changes and Amendments:
    This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

    Application process:
    To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to jobs@twaweza.org, including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. In the subject of your email write your name, position you are applying for and country.


    Deadline for the submission is 15th January 2017.
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    Job Title: Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Officer
    Unit: Monitoring
    Cluster: Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Mandate: Country
    Salary Level: 6
    Reports to: Feedback and Monitoring Coordinator
    Supervises: Usually none, except as assigned by the Supervisor
    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Overall Responsibility:
    Under the guidance of the Monitoring and Feedback Coordinator, and as relevant of the LME Director, the LME Officer is responsible for overseeing and implementing the monitoring activities as articulated in the Twaweza monitoring plan, documenting lessons learned and communicating those within Twaweza, and in close consultation with the Monitoring and Feedback Coordinator at times outside Twaweza.

    Specific Responsibilities
    1. Oversee the implementation of the various monitoring studies commissioned as part of the Twaweza monitoring portfolio, working closely with the relevant implementing units and the Monitoring and Feedback Coordinator, and as relevant with LME Director
    2. Significantly contribute to developing and improving methods for monitoring that will produce (quantitative and qualitative) data relevant to Twaweza’s Theory of Change
    3. Analyze monitoring data and translate creatively into well documented lessons, working closely with the Program Officers and Monitoring and Feedback Coordinator.
    4. Promote learning from the monitoring work through active communication for both internal use, as well as an external audience (e.g., writing first drafts of Monitoring Briefs, writing blogs, etc.)
    5. On a continuous basis liaise and collaborate with LME Director, particularly to provide monitoring data, reports, assessments, lessons, and other monitoring and feedback documentation as relevant to the evaluation portfolio.
    6. Organize and oversee the implementation of the internal learning agenda in a creative and effective manner, including taking leadership in and management of the country-based learning sessions.

    General Responsibilities
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (SalesForce), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor and/or Executive Director

    Core Qualifications & Competences
    1. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; a Master’s degree preferred;
    2. At least five (5) years of relevant work experience;
    3. Keen understanding of Tanzania’s political and social dynamics;
    4. Demonstrated knowledge and practical application of monitoring approaches and methods (mixed methods preferable);
    5. Demonstrated strong analytical and conceptual skills; proven data analysis skills (both quantitative and qualitative) a strong plus;
    6. Excellent verbal, writing and communication skills in English;
    7. Strong affinity with the thinking behind the Twaweza concepts;
    8. Demonstrated team working qualities, and ability to deliver quality results;
    9. Curiosity and passion to learn, push the envelope, innovate, take thoughtful risks and get things done.

    Changes and Amendments:
    This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee andnthe supervisor.

    Application process:
    To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to jobs@twaweza.org, including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. In the subject of your email write your name, the position you are applying for and country

    Deadline for the submission is 15th January 2017.
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    About Twaweza
    Twaweza East Africa | RISE Program Associate
    Twaweza is an ambitious initiative, started in 2009, working on enabling citizens to exercise agency, promoting governments to be more open and responsive, and improving basic learning for children in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. 
    Twaweza is hiring immediately for a Dar es Salaam-based Program Associate on the RISE Tanzania Research Project.

    RISE (Research on Improving Systems of Education) is an ambitious multi-country research program that seeks to answer the question, “What works to improve education systems to deliver better learning at scale in developing countries?” RISE aims to broaden the evidence base on education systems, with the ultimate goal of improving learning outcomes. The Programme is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

    RISE’s work in Tanzania is led by the Tanzania Country Research Team (CRT), a group of 12 expert researchers from Georgetown University, the University of Dar es Salaam, Twaweza, Amsterdam Institute for International Development, The University of Virginia, and the World Bank.
    In Tanzania, the CRT will conduct research to document the process and impact of recent and emerging education reforms.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    The RISE Tanzania Program Associate is responsible for coordinating and implementing the CRT’s research and engagement activities in Tanzania. 
    The Program Associate will work closely with the CRT and Program Coordinator to execute a variety of tasks related to research management, policy outreach and stakeholder engagement. Although a Twaweza staff member, the Program Associate will receive direction from and collaborate closely with all members of the Country Research Team. The Program Associate will report to the CRT Team Lead, James Habyarimana at Georgetown University.
    The PM’s duties include but are not limited to:
     Manage, supervise and oversee data collection activities;
     Develop survey instruments and lead study piloting;
     Conduct preliminary data analysis using a statistical software package (STATA, R);
     Ensure data quality through high-frequency checks;
     Manage relations with government, stakeholders and research partners;
     Compile and identify list of suitable survey firms to conduct different types of field research;
     Conduct supervisory and/or training travel to research project sites;
     Organize bi-annual stakeholder meetings and conferences; draft meeting summary reports
     Coordinate logistics for CRT visits and regular team conference calls
     Draft knowledge products such as policy briefs and research notes that will be shared with the RISE and Twaweza communications teams
     Report on any new developments in the education policy or implementation spaces
     Attend key policy and partner engagement events on behalf of the CRT

    Other responsibilities:
     Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Georgetown and Twaweza Policies.
     Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Twaweza’s work
     Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done
     Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (SalesForce), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements,
     Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.
     Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
     Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor and/or Executive Director.

    Requirements
     Master’s or Doctoral degree in Economics, Public Policy, Political Science, Education or similar
     Familiarity with social science research, particularly impact evaluation methods.
     Minimum of three to five years of project management experience; preferably at an international development organization
     Excellent analytical, team management, and communications (verbal, written and interpersonal)skills;
     Ability to effectively interact with public, private, and civil society leaders;
     Ability to work independently
     Proficiency in spoken and written Kiswahili (preferred)
     Prior experience working in Tanzania (preferred)
     Knowledge of STATA or similar statistical software package Applying
     Interested applicants should send a CV and statement of interest to Shardul Oza and Varja Lipovsek at
    shardul.oza@georgetown.edu and vlipovsek@twaweza.org cc. to jobs@twaweza.org by 15th January 2017.

     Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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    Job Title: Digital CommunicationsOfficer
    Unit: Communications
    Cluster: Public and Policy Engagement
    Mandate: Regional
    Salary Grade: 5
    Reports to: Senior Advisor, Communications
    Supervises: Usually none, except as assigned by the Supervisor
    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    OverallResponsibility
    You will be primarily responsible for the effective management of the Twaweza website for East Africa and of all Twaweza social media channels. You will be responsible for ensuring all units submit details of all their activities and that these are published and publicized on Twaweza’s website and social media channels in a timely manner. You will be responsible for editing and uploading content in English and Swahili and ensuring that it meets Twaweza standards, and is consistent with Twaweza values and vision. You will also have a view of the entire website and ensures it reflects the breadth and diversity of Twaweza’s work, proposing and overseeing new developments,sections and features as well as removing those that are no longer relevant.

    Specific Responsibilities
    1. Update the Twaweza website at least three times each week with creative content including images and videos
    2. Update all Twaweza social media channels, including a blog when available, at least five times each week
    3. Ensure that all Twaweza outputs, including publications, audio, video and press releases, are available on the Twaweza website a maximum of two days after public release
    4. Ensure that every unit contributes regularly to website and social media updates
    5. Take the lead in conceptualizing and creating online data portals for Twaweza and other data including working with externalsuppliers, generating internal buy in and leading production of the portalsin conjunction with the relevant thematic unit
    6. Work with developers and designers to conduct major updates to the website, as required
    7. Ensure the website conforms to user‐centred design principles and is driven by audience needs and interests
    8. Ensure synergy between the Twaweza website and our social media channels
    9. Contribute regularly to popular yet substantive social media debates
    10. Respond to comments from users on social media channels as relevant
    11. Regularly review who Twaweza follows on social media
    12. Report on monthly on website and social media analytics and provide suggestions on how to improve these
    13. Develop and maintain an online database of registered website users and ensure that we
     engage with these followers regularly
    14. Manage Twaweza PPE databases including ensuring these are regularly updated
    15. Create templates for and manage the dissemination of regular Twaweza email bulletins including to media and otherstakeholders
    16. Foster and communicate high quality standards and guidelines for Twaweza's web an social media content and promote these standardsto allstaff
    17. Ensure that all Twaweza website and social media content adheres to the required work flows including sign off or buy in from the relevant thematic unit and sign off by Senior Communications Advisor and the Executive Director
    18. Communicate clearly and in a timely fashion with external audiences, face‐to‐face, through email and telephone; conferences where appropriate, and other forms;
    19. Liaise and work with external suppliers and partners including, but not limited to designers, printers and production companies; and
    20. Support management in communication and representation needs as needed.

    General Responsibilities
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring,reporting and information dissemination of Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (Sales Force), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat(Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization‐wide learning and other joint activities.
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies,regulations, guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor and/or Executive Director.
    Core Qualifications
    1. A university degree in a relevant field;
    2. Minimum three years' relevant working experience,specifically in online communications;
    3. Keen understanding of traditional media,social media and uses of new technologies for communication in the East African context;
    4. Excellent writing and communication skills in Kiswahili and English; an eye for detail;
    5. Ability to work with source code and proficiency in HTML5 is desirable;
    6. Strong analytical and organizational skills;
    7. Computer proficiency including web‐based applications;
    8. Flair for working with visual materials; a powerful creative eye; design skills are desirable;
    9. Experience in development and communications work;
    10. Ability to be on top of issues and deliver quality on time.

    Changes and Amendments:
    This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

    Application process:
    To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to jobs@twaweza.org, including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. In the subject of your email write your name, the position you are applying for and country

    Deadline for the submission is 15th January 2017.
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    Job Title: Program Officer
    Unit: Uwezo Tanzania
    Cluster: Data and Voice
    Mandate: Country
    Salary Grade: 5
    Reports to: Manager, Uwezo Tanzania
    Supervises: Usually none, except as assigned by the Supervisor
    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Overall Responsibility:
    You will assist the Manager, Uwezo Tanzania in overall planning and implementation of the annual national learning assessment and related monitoring. You will assist the Manager in recruiting credible partners and engaging them to coordinate the assessment in all districts. You will assist the manager in preparing all assessment materials, including development, production and the transfer logistics to and from the districts. You will assist the Manager to manage all activities linked to the district partners, including the pre-assessment activities, fund requests and disbursement to partners, and ensure in district reports on assessment and financial expenditure reports are reviewed and well documented to guide for decision on final payment to the respective partners.

    Specific Responsibilities
    1. Assist the Manager in identifying credible organisations for partnership to implement Uwezo annual learning assessment in respective districts, conduct all recruitment and due diligence process ahead of contracting including preparation of partner assessment tools/checklist, engaging external assessors to carryout partner recruitment in selected districts, analyze the list of proposed partners by external assessors and advise the manager on potential partners. Also support in drafting and presentation of Ideas and Decision Memos related to partner recruitment and related assessment activities;
    2. Assist the Manager in contracting all district partners, creating and managing data base for district partners, village coordinators and volunteers, initiating all payments to partners and in ensuring that the contracts are well managed up to the reporting (including financial expenditure reports) and final payment stages.
    3. Assist the Manager to ensure District partners/ Heads of organisations are well oriented on
    Uwezo assessment processes, contractual obligations including adhering to Twaweza financial standards, fund disbursement processes and related tools, and financial retirement procedures;
    4. Assist the Manager in ensuring that all assessment materials, including assessment tools, call for volunteers, volunteer selection and household listing forms, volunteers’ bags, identification badges and certificates are dispatched to partners in a timely manner and in adherence to standards. This will be done in collaboration with Program Assistant and Assistant Program

    Officer for Communications;
    5. Assist the Manager in coordinating receipt of assessment materials back from the districts after the assessment and ensure that they are verified by the Regional coordinators, and respective District partners/ Coordinators.
    6. Assist the Manager in ensuring that funds are disbursed to partners on time, all partners submit well documented financial expenditure reports with genuine supporting documents on time, and review them for disbursement of final payments to allow timely closing of contracts.
    7. Assist the Manager in maintaining close contact with district partners during the assessment period and address any issues arising;
    8. Assist the Manager in initiating all requisitions and payments within the budget lines linked to the above activities.
    9. Conduct occasional research and writing assignments on Uwezo in diverse ways supportive to program goals, including internal learning, policy debates, opinion articles:
    10. Participate in other Uwezo processes for dissemination of assessment findings at national and sub national levels e.g. support preparing partner list for invitations to attend National report launches.

    General Responsibilities
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Uwezo’s/Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (Sales Force), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor, respective Director and/or Executive Director.

    Core Qualifications
    1. A university degree in education, or any other social sciences, preferably a master’s degree.
    2. At least four years’ experience related to your responsibilities.
    3. Sufficient knowledge in research and analysis.
    4. Passion for education work, creative and ability to think outside the box.
    5. Team player, able to coordinate and motivate a small team of staff to perform.
    6. Very good writing skills in English and Kiswahili, with keen attention to detail.
    7. Good basic knowledge of development and education issues.
    8. Strong computer skills and use of database and internet.
    9. Excellent organizational, reporting and management skills.
    10. Very good time management skills.
    11. Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.

    Changes and Amendments:
    This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

    Application process:
    To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to jobs@twaweza.org, including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. In the subject of your email write your name, position you are applying for and country.

    Deadline for the submission is 15th January 2017.
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    Job Title: Assistant Program Officer- Research
    Unit: Uwezo Tanzania
    Cluster: Data and Voice
    Mandate: Country
    Salary Grade: 4
    Reports to: Manager, Uwezo Tanzania
    Supervises: Consultants, Interns
    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Overall Responsibility:
    You will support the planning and conducting of the Uwezo annual learning assessment and related monitoring. You will ensure proper preparations of training logistics (Contracting host NGO, venue, funds, invitations, trainers, etc) are well organized in a timely manner, and all training sessions are conducted on time for the Master Trainers/TOTs, Regional Trainings, National Training/Conference and the District Training of volunteers. You will support the manager to review training manuals with support from the Senior Program Officer Research and the data and Voice Directorate. You will support revision of the survey tool is well managed, including the systematic review and inclusion of additional components to the survey through Uwezo+ (e.g. SDG integration)

    Specific Responsibilities
    1. Assist the Manager to establish and manage updated inventory/ data base of sampled Enumeration areas ( EAs), volunteers and household lists from the districts for annual learning assessment,
    2. Assist the Manager to plan and implement all relevant trainings and related logistics including: to conduct induction training for Regional and District Coordinators, manage logistical arrangements for the Training of Trainers workshop, zonal/regional trainings and the national training/conference, ( e.g. producing copies of training materials, prepare fund requests, prepare contracts for trainers/facilitators, consultants, manage invitations, and communications to partners etc); follow up training report writing process.
    3. Assist the Manager to receive and review all training reports, ensure they are properly documented, document lessons and recommendations, ensure all reports are approved by the manager and well filed in the shared folder for easy access and sharing.
    4. Assist the Manager to schedule and plan for all district trainings of volunteers, including a schedule for engaging trainers (including contracting, fund disbursement etc) to support the trainings, and relevant dates, and manage all related reports.
    5. Assist the Manager to ensure timely and efficient revision of training workbooks and manuals, including the training programs and reports;
    6. Assist the Manager to ensure timely revision of the survey tool, including the systematic review of items,
    7. Manage consultation and engagement process of experts in Uwezo+/SDG integration by preparing TOR and contracts for relevant technical experts/consultants to support and determine any additional elements to the annual survey (e.g. Uwezo+/ SDG integration)
    8. Assist the Manager on data quality assurance and management processes including supporting collection of data books from partners, recheck of data books, supporting data entry process and related logistics, and transportation of data books to data center in a timely manner in collaboration with the Program Assistant and Senior Program Officer-research. 
    9. Assist the Manager to initiate and present idea memos, decision memos, contracts, TORs, related to trainings, and all related requisitions and payments within the budget lines linked to the above activities.
    10. Contribute to the writing of annual plans, quarterly implementation schedules/plans, and progress reports quarterly, semiannually and annually of the research unit as per Twaweza guidelines.
    11. Participate in other Uwezo processes related to implementation and monitoring of annual learning assessment survey and dissemination of findings such as partner recruitment, pre-assessment activities, assessment and post assessment monitoring of activities, and launching of findings at national and sub national level.

    General Responsibilities
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Uwezo’s/Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (SalesForce), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor, respective Director and/or Executive Director.

    Core Qualifications
    1. At least a Bachelor’s degree in Education or Social Sciences. Master’s degree an advantage.
    2. Experience in carrying out large surveys.
    3. At least three years’ relevant working experience, specifically in research.
    4. Very good writing skills in English and Kiswahili, with keen attention to detail.
    5. Good basic knowledge of development and education issues.
    6. Strong computer skills and use of database and internet.
    7. Excellent organizational, reporting and management skills.
    8. Very good time management skills.
    9. Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.

    Changes and Amendments:
    This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

    Application process:
    To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to jobs@twaweza.org, including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. In the subject of your email write your name, position you are applying for and country.

    Deadline for the submission is 15th January 2017.
    ==========

    Job Title: Assistant Programme Officer-Communications
    Unit: Uwezo Tanzania
    Cluster: Data and Voice
    Mandate: Country
    Salary Grade: 4
    Reports to: Manager, Uwezo Tanzania
    Supervises: Usually none, except as assigned by the Supervisor
    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Overall Responsibility:
    You will be responsible for effective community level communication with partners in Tanzania, in accordance with Twaweza communication standards. You will support the Manager in designing, production and distribution of communication materials to district partners. You will ensure that effective communication flows to and with the different partners throughout the year. You will assist in the development of the annual communication plans and calendar for Uwezo; and assist in internal monitoring of Uwezo communication. You will adhere to and uphold Twaweza communication standards and brand guidelines.

    Specific Responsibilities
    1. Assist Manager to ensure effective communications across different media and formats in adherence to the Uwezo Communication strategy consistent with Twaweza Communication Standards.
    2. Assist Manager in annual planning, development of detailed planners and calendars and internal monitoring of Uwezo communication, including drafting of Ideas and Decision Memos on the Communication budget lines.
    3. Assist to collect information from partners and generating good contents for social media and the website.
    4. Assist Manager in the internal monitoring of communications in accordance with LME Standards. Analyze emerging trends to learn, inform planning.
    5. Communicate clearly and in a timely fashion with the Uwezo partners, face-to-face, through email and telephone; conferences where appropriate, and other forms.
    6. Assist to managing the communication of the Country office; ensure that set targets are met as per the approved plans and budgets.
    7. Conduct writing assignments on Uwezo in diverse ways supportive to program goals, including internal learning, policy debates and opinion articles.
    8. Participate in the Uwezo processes (training, assessment).

    General Responsibilities
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Uwezo’s/Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (Sales Force), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities. 
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor, respective Director and/or Executive Director.

    Core Qualifications
    1. Experience in development and/or communications work.
    2. A university degree in a relevant field.
    3. Good understanding of educational trends in your country.
    4. At least three years relevant working experience, specifically in learning/communications.
    5. Excellent writing and communication skills in both English and Kiswahili; an eye for detail.
    6. Keen understanding of traditional media, social media and uses of new technologies for communication in East African context.
    7. Ability to be on top of issues and deliver quality on time.

    Changes and Amendments:
    This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

    Application process:
    To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to jobs@twaweza.org, including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. In the subject of your email write your name, position you are applying for and country.

    Deadline for the submission is 15th January 2017.
    =========

    Job Title: Assistant to the Operations Manager
    Unit: Operations
    Cluster: Services
    Mandate: Regional
    Salary Grade: 3
    Reports to: Manager, Operations
    Supervises: Usually none, except as assigned by the Supervisor
    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Overall Responsibility
    You will support Operations Manager to effectively undertake his/her responsibilities and tasks Specific Responsibilities
    1. Work with HR Association to support Operations Manager on all HR matters.
    2. Support Admin Officers on procurement and Asset when on leave and on other times as guided by the Operations Manager.
    3. Support Operations Manager to ensure Operations unit functions and communicates effectively, including monthly bilaterals, progress dashboards and taking crisp, readable notes and minutes
    4. Manage the Operations Manager schedule and workload; support the Operations Manager to be 'on top of' his/her tasks and provide effective support to respective unit staff and beyond as necessary
    5. Manage information and communication flow between Operations Manager and staff and external parties, including correspondence, telephone and visitors.
    6. Support Operations Manager to prepare for relevant unit and bilateral meetings, as well as other meetings involving Operations Manager. To ensure all meetings are well organized and related documents finalized and sent on time.
    7. Review and scrutinize key documents, contracts and unit reports reaching Operations Manager for quality, accuracy and compliance with policies and systems, and advise accordingly.
    8. Draft letters and undertake basic correspondence on behalf of Operations Manager.
    9. Systematically review compliance to policy and procedures at Twaweza and advise the Operations Manager.
    10. Ensure files and documentation (physical and electronic) for Operations unit is well organized and completed.
    11. Cooperate and coordinate with Operations unit to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, responsiveness and good humor in Operation’s team.
    12. Advise and support Operations Manager on any other work related issues as needed.

    General Responsibilities
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring,reporting and information dissemination of Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (Sales Force), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat(Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization‐wide learning and othe rjoint activities.
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies,regulations, Twaweza  guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor and/or Executive Director.

    Core Qualifications
    1. Advance Diploma/Bachelor degree in Human Resources or any related social sciences.
    2. Three years' experience related to Human Resources Management or Administration.
    3. Strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated team working qualities
    4. Must be trustworthy, reliable and with corruption‐free reputation
    5. Very good writing and communication skills in English and Kiswahili with keen attention to detail.
    6. Good basic knowledge of HRM and Administration.
    7. Strong computer and typing skills and use of database and internet.
    8. Excellent organizational, reporting and management skills.
    9. Ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    10. Very good time management skills.

    Changes and Amendments:
    This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

    Application process:
    To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to jobs@twaweza.org, including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. In the subject of your email write your name, the position you are applying for and country 
    Deadline for the submission is 15 th January 2017.
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