ADD International is a UK based disability rights organisation. We work for independence, equality and opportunity for disabled people living in poverty in Africa and Asia, by supporting disability activists to bring about social change. ADD International in Tanzania works in partnership with the Tanzania Federation of Disabled People’s Organizations (SHIVYAWATA), national disabled people’s organisations (DPOs), and with regional SHIVYAWATA branches in six regions, namely Mwanza, Shinyanga, Tabora, Coast, Lindi and Mtwara.
Modeling Inclusive Preprimary Education
This project aims to provide an opportunity for young children with disabilities to access inclusive and appropriate pre-primary education across four district councils of Kibaha TC, Kibaha DC, Mkuranga and Kisarawe in Pwani Region, Tanzania. The project will be implemented in collaboration with SHIVYAWATA.
ADD Tanzania is seeking to recruit a qualified Program Officer Training and Education Support responsible for leading in the training and education component of the Modelling Inclusive Pre-primary Programme (MIPE) project in Tanzania and participate in programme processes, systems, and policy or strategy development. Specifically, the staff shall provide technical and pedagogical support to inclusive education support facilities and teams. To work with Ministry of Education Science and Technology and Local Government Authorities in the project area and other stakeholders on the required changes at school, ward and district level to make education system inclusive. This involves building into project short term in-service teacher training and long-term development of best practice for inclusive teacher education.
Programme Officer will be responsible to support pre-primary teachers on how to inclusively apply appropriate teaching and learning methodologies and techniques and supporting them in developing inclusive teaching and learning aids which will enable teachers to make their lesson more inclusive hence ensuring that pupils with disabilities in pre-primary classes achieve their learning outcomes.
Duties and responsibilities
In consultation with and guidance from the Programme Manager, Training and Education Support Officer will:
Lead the implementation of Education and Training activities of MIPE programme
Advice the MIPE programme on the suitable teaching and learning materials for children with disabilities based on their age
Support pre-primary teachers to prepare the teaching and learning aid
Advise MIPE staff and pre-primary teachers and other stakeholders including government officers on early child development care
Representation in education and training forums at national and provincial levels and build similar relationships
Providing specialist advice on Education and training and build similar relationships to ADD team and partners.
Preparing and producing clear and quality reports (narrative) that demonstrates accountability;
Support the identification, initial assessment, treatment/rehabilitation and enrolment of children with disabilities accordingly.
Support the establishment of learning groups/team
Organise teacher’s trainings and follow up coaching and mentoring in special needs such as sign language interpreter, braille, intellectual impairment teaching, etc.
In collaboration with the team, participate in the preparation of ECD materials, and messages communication massages, position statement and any other material relevant to the on going campaign;
Support on child safeguarding incident reports with the support of child protection focal point.
Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by the line Manager
Monitoring and Evaluation
Support the monitoring of the education and training activities to ensure effective project delivery
Assist in data collection and impact stories as a way of generating an evidence-based and MIE delivery
Work with the M&E Coordinator to monitor and share findings with schools, community and other key stakeholders.
Setting up and overseeing component’s budgets;
Develop and submit activity budgets for MIPE education and training implementation
Submit activity (financial) reports to the finance department within the authorised time frame and donor requirements.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in education, preferably in Early Child Development or special Needs Education
Knowledge and experience in working with people with disabilities and related networks
Experience in planning and implementing education and training activities/ projects targeting different stakeholders at different levels (including teachers and learners with disability)
Knowledge in child safeguarding policy
Excellent training, communication and public-speaking skills, with knowledge in computer application.
Knowledge and experience in education system of Tanzania including how to impact skills and knowledge to target groups.
Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment; strong interpersonal skills; creative and flexible problem-solving skills
Interested candidates should send their application (consisting of Covering letter, CV) to; the following physical address
The Country Director
ADD International, Tanzania (Action on Disability and Development)
Mikocheni Warioba; Plot 442, House # 59; Daima Street
OR submit through post office; P.0 Box 33659, Dar es Salaam. Closing date for receiving applications is 25th March 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
People with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: 25th March 2019