Program Manager - Education

9 November 2010

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Level: C2 National
Gross salary: Tshs. 2,493,653 per month plus additional benefits
Contract Type: Open Ended

Oxfam GB is an International NGO working with others to find lasting solutions to poverty
and suffering in Tanzania and more than 80 other countries worldwide. Tanzania has made
significant shifts in policy towards building a democratic society over the past 20 years. As
the policy shifts, society at large are required to be active in keeping the government
accountable for delivering on their mandate and engage in future policy discussions on
development issues. Oxfam GB is working in Tanzania with national partners to mobilise
citizen action in demanding accountability by the state, ultimately resulting in better use of
public resources and delivery of quality public services.

We are currently looking for a dynamic and knowledgeable Programme Manager for
Education programme to enhance the impact of our work in Tanzania.

The role
Reporting to Governance Programme Coordinator, you will be responsible in leading the
development and management of the education programme with project officers and
strategic partners, including vision and programme development, implementation, monitoring
and evaluation, partner management, advocacy and campaigning, cost effectiveness,
strategic focus and overall impact, so that expected results and outcomes are achieved with
an emphasis at the primary level, working within the overall country programme, and
specifically Governance and Essentials Services programme plan for Tanzania, maintain
detailed analysis of the current situation with a particular focus on identifying best practices
and initiatives in education as a basis for long term improvements in education in Tanzania,
provide expert advice and support to programme teams to design creative and innovative
approaches for facilitating education projects that can have significant impact across the
country, promote use of consistent project management approaches and tools across
education project, where appropriate, to maximise programme efficiency and facilitate
effective management, lead Oxfam's lobbying and media engagement for the education
programme in line with the advocacy and communication framework, an understanding of
gender and diversity considerations within key areas of responsibility and commitment
addressing inequalities.

The person
A candidate envisaged for this role will have a proven ability to drive programmes and change
in challenging circumstances, experience of creating and communicating visions for
programmes that leads for change, strong knowledge, technical competence and experience
in creating and delivering complex development programmes, extensive experience in all
aspects of project management, experience in partnership and alliance building as well as
organizational development, capable of working at both a strategic and operational level,
excellent communication and influencing skills, excellent people management skills with a
track record in developing individuals and teams, mature understanding of the grassroots and
national development policy issues impacting Tanzania, good experience with community
participation, facilitation programmes and organizational networking.

If you believe you fit the job and person profile please apply online at using REF INT4176.

How to Apply: 

If you believe you fit the job and person profile please apply online at using REF INT4176.