Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Job Opportunity at Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF), Education Officer

Job Opportunity at Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF), Education Officer
Kinondoni, Msasani Dar Es Salaam
The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF) is a Swiss non-profit organisation which promotes peaceful cohabitation worldwide by empowering the most marginalised children and adolescents. The Foundation seeks to provide children and youth with access to holistic quality education and to strengthen their intercultural competencies. The Pestalozzi Children’s Village in Trogen (Appenzell Outer-Rhodes) is at the heart of the Foundation and its activities in Switzerland and in twelve countries. Abroad, PCF works with local partner organisations to enable children to access quality education in primary schools, particularly vulnerable children. For more information, please visit

PCF Tanzania is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of
Education Officer (100%)
The post is based in Dar Es Salaam and opened to Tanzania Nationals only.
This position will report to the Country Representative and will be responsible for educational analyses, capacity development and strategic support to the country programme. The successful candidate will play a technical role in supporting partners in planning, implementing and monitor education projects in collaboration with schools communities as well as identifying new projects and conduct partners assessment .

We are looking for a motivated, reliable and result-oriented individual, committed to learn from peers, willing to travel in the field (50%) and with excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit.

Starting date: February 2018 or as per agreement
Main Responsibilities
Analyses of the education sector and support to the strategic development of the Country Programme.
Knowledge sharing and trainings to Operational Partners and other stakeholders on educational contents and processes.
Monitoring and reporting on the results of the Operational Partners and the Country Programme.
Full job description is available on our website at the following link;

Required Qualifications
Professional qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Education or related fields with a minimum of five years of experiences in project management across a range of project types in education and child’s right;
• Extensive knowledge of the country’s education system, policies and strategies;
• Extensive experience in Training of Trainers in child-centered approach and curriculum development;
• Experience in providing technical guidance on education and undertaking in-depth monitoring and evaluation analysis;
• Knowledge in Child Rights, Child Protection Policies and Intercultural Education is an asset;
• Proven track record of coordinating projects involving different stakeholders, such as government officials, NGOs and international organisations;
• Demonstrated understanding of programme development with practical experiences in Project Cycle Management and Result Based Management;
• Results-oriented team player with very good analytical skills and problem-solving attitude;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and local languages;
• Very good knowledge in PC Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Personal qualifications
• Reliable, accurate and systematic;
• Goal-oriented, independent, committed, innovative and motivated;
• Able and willing to learn and acquire new knowledge relevant to the function;
• Excellent social and interpersonal communication skills and team spirit.
• Creative and flexible with problem solving skills

How to Apply
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application in pdf per e-mail, including a motivation letter in English (max.1 page), a recent CV (max. 3 pages), two recent references, work certificates, copy of diplomas and the salary expectations, no later than 27 October 2017 to the following contact person:

Isabelle Wippermann, Finance and Administration Manager, Email: Please state in the subject line “Application for Education Programe Officer Tanzania”.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Applications received after the deadline and through means other than the address given above will not be considered. All applications will be treated confidentially

First round interviews will take place in Dar Es Salaam as of week 20 November 2017 
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