Apply: Plan International Head of Education

Deadline: 07 June, 2020

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Plan International (PI) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Head of Education.

PI is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


The Head of Education will perform the following functions:

  • Lead programme design, planning and implementation to ensure the education programme is of high quality, gender transformative, inclusive of children with disabilities and aligned with the Areas of Global Distinctiveness
  • Report to the Director of Programmes, oversee education programming and technical support to the Covid-19 response team
  • Lead in the close out of the Tusome Pamoja Project
  • Represent PI Tanzania in all education sector forums and meetings, both external and internal, within PI and globally
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews and follow-up on annual performance objectives and plans
  • Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance, look for ways to innovate, and reach objectives
  • Ensure that PI’s global policies for safeguarding children and young people and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy, including relevant implementation standards and guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility


  • Graduate degree in Education
  • Eight years of demonstrated experience in the education sector
  • Demonstrated experience in teacher training, professional development or training with other stakeholders in the education sector (volunteers, civil society organisations, parents or others)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Tanzanian education system, key policies and strategies
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and practice of inclusive education and gender equality in education
  • Experience working with children and understanding their special needs
  • Experience with rights based approaches
  • Experience in civil society strengthening
  • Experience in managing staff, including demonstrated experience in staff training, coaching and mentoring
  • Five years of project management experience, including management of multiple donor projects with sound results, project monitoring and evaluation, and donor reporting in English
  • Experience in writing and designing successful grant proposals
  • Skill in representation at senior levels in the field of education

To apply and for more information, click here.

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