Saturday, June 9, 2018

Employment vacancies at Room to Read Pwani

  Xpresstz       Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Room to read is a global organisation transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that the world change starts with educated children,  our innovated model focuses on deep, Systemic transformation within schools in low income countries during two time periods which are most critical in a child's schooling; early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organisations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary schools with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localised and sustained by governments. Room to Read has benefited 10 million children across 17000 communities in bangladesh, cambodia, vietnam, nepal, south africa, india, Laos, Sri Lanka and Tanzania and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020.

Position: Life Skills Club Facilitators(2 positions)
Location - Pwani Region
Specific Task Contract
Position Overview
The life skills club facilitator will be responsible for organising and implementing the life skills club sessions and activities that are part of Room to Read’s larger girls education program(GEP) in Bagamoyo, Chalinze and Kibaha Districts. The life skills clubs have a primary focus on increasing girls financial literacy knowledge and skills. In collaboration with GEP staff and school focal teachers, the Club facilitator works with parents and to educate them about the importance of girls education by facilitating community events and parents meetings. The majority of her time is spent with the girls at their schools. This position reports to the girls education program officer - Technical. The life skills clubs facilitator has no direct reports.
This position is project specific, and thus employment terms are anticipated to last duration of six months. This role is a great fit for an enthusiastic and driven graduate who is looking to build solid work experience in the NGO sector.
Duties & Responsibilities
Program Implementation, Training, and Monitoring
  • Organise and facilitate Room to Read’s life skills club activities with girsl and support them to use such skills in their lives. This includes delivering sessions using a standard financial literacy curriculum, and coordinating related project activities with girls.
  • In collaboration with authorities at the school level organise and facilitates after school hours and holidays life skills club activities
  • Serves as a positive role model to girls and engaging in other support activities as needed
  • Participate in regular training and meetings with Room to Read staff, as planned
  • Participate in donor site visits and provide information to donors about life skills club components of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program as needed.
  • Work with teachers/schools authorities to provide additional support to girls
  • Participate in regular review meetings and any other activities that may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organisation.
Planning, Reporting and Documentation
  • Monitor and keep written records of girls including clubs and community events attendance, and participation in other program activities. Provide this data to program officers when requested
  • Plan, conduct, and document and report results of club activities in schools of work
  • Document best practices, case studies, and lessons learnt and share with the girls education program team
Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma(tertiary experience or degree, preferred)
  • 0-1 years of relevant work experience
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Organizational and planning skills including the ability to monitor progress of program implementation.
  • Prior success working closely with children and /youth is preferable. Experience of familiarity with gender rights, girls’ education, youth development, and/or financial literacy is an advantage
  • Strong interest and/or passion in furthering girls’ education
  • Desire and ability to spend the majority of time providing direct support to girls at the school, or community
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Swahili Language.
Application Procedure:
Please send a cover letter and resume by email, with Life Skills Club Facilitators in the  subject line, to or send by post to the Human Resources Manager, Room to Read Tanzania, House no. 14,  Senga Street, Mikocheni A, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
If you do not hear from Room to Read within one month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Please note that late applications will not be considered and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.
Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and talent from diverse backgrounds.
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